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Author Topic: Oh Canada!  (Read 1712 times)

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Offline kypozguy

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Oh Canada!
« on: August 09, 2006, 09:21:13 AM »
Hey,

I thought we might want to touch up on some Canadian info.  How about the national anthem "Oh Canada."

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

"O Canada" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée, a well-known composer; French lyrics to accompany the music were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The song gained steadily in popularity. Many English versions have appeared over the years. The version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir. The official English version includes changes recommended in 1968 by a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons. The French lyrics remain unaltered.

Have a great day folks!

Marc
See you at AMG 06--Montreal Quebec Canada--August 17 - 21, 2006

Diagnosed Oct 05, 1985

Organizer and Moderator of the Louisville Poz Buddies Social group in Louisville Kentucky USA.

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Oh Canada!
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 09:37:58 AM »
Hey Marc....


                   We don't have to memorize this and sing it at various functions....DO WE?
I can hardly remember and sing our own.  Should we get Rosanne to sing it for us? :P (Teehee) ;D
In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........

Offline kypozguy

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Re: Oh Canada!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 11:30:41 AM »
Hmm.... i don't think so, no tests this weekend.  But I thought it would be fun to familiarize ourself with some Canadian/ Montreal trivia!  Something fun.


Marc
See you at AMG 06--Montreal Quebec Canada--August 17 - 21, 2006

Diagnosed Oct 05, 1985

Organizer and Moderator of the Louisville Poz Buddies Social group in Louisville Kentucky USA.

 


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