Pinball (+ wife) now officially Canadian citizens!


[b]Toronto – He was born in the United States, but Michael “Pinball? Clemons is now officially a Canadian by choice.

Toronto Argonauts legend and Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games Volunteer Quarterback, MichaelClemons, alongside his wife, Diane, who have been Canadian residents since arriving in Toronto in 1989, officially became Canadian citizens on Tuesday.

Commented Toronto Argonauts Vice-Chair, Michael Clemons, “I didn’t mean to fall in love but I did. Almost 26 years ago I came to Canada to pursue my passion for football. That passion for football has never waned and is only exceeded by my love for this great country.
Not unlike my bride of 22 years it was love at first sight.

I fondly remember the day I landed at Terminal 1 in Pearson airport. The energy was palpable, the diversity was like nothing I had ever seen before and the hospitality formidable. What I did not know at that time was that the best was yet to come. Arriving in Toronto I had never been exposed to such a metropolitan city replete with opportunity, pulsating with culture, infinitely entertaining and teeming with kindness.

What does it mean to me to officially become a Canadian citizen? It is hard to describe the depth and breadth of my gratitude and joy, but what I can say is that everything I dreamed of as a kid growing up in Florida has come true in Canada.
In fact, as an adult, being a Canadian is almost all I know and I love it. On behalf of my family, thank you for loving us, embracing us and making us one of your own - a proud Canadian.?[/b]

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Congrats to the Pinner!

Congratulations Michael and to your wife Diane :smiley:

He and his wife are good people and an inspiration to all of us. :thup:

Sometimes it takes an "alien" to show us that we should appreciate what we take for granted.

Welcome to Canada Michael and Diane!

this man is the most likable individual on the face of the earth.
Hope he is involved with the Argos in some capacity for many years to come.

check out Pinball's enthusiasm on being an official Canadian..

Congrats to the only good Argo. Welcome to the party!

Congrats to pinball.

One of the classiest men in all sports.

Congrats to Mike and his wife. Nice to hear.