He's been living quietly in the Surrey/White Rock area for more than a decade now--and more recently bought another place in the Okanagan--but rock legend Paul Rodgers has finally made an honest Canuck of himself.
The bluesy crooner--whose career includes huge hits with British rock acts such as Free ("All Right Now") and Bad Company ("Can't Get Enough"), and a gig fronting Queen a few years back--was sworn in as a Canadian citizen at a public ceremony in Surrey last Friday.
In a press statement the 61-year-old vocalist and songwriter paid his respects to the Great White North and gave a shout-out to his wife.
"It may not be my native land," he said, "but Canada is surely now my home. While I'll always be an Englishman, Canada has given me so much for which I am grateful. My wife, your former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk, a new and extended family, and the chance to be truly free in a country that, with its quiet strength, combines the best of so many worlds. I'm proud to be a Canuck. Thank you, merci."
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