Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy Canada Day

In searching for a video of O Canada to celebrate the day I came across this version from the opening of the Vancouver Paralympics in 2010. I found it one of the more moving versions of our National Anthem. Unfortunately I wasn't able to convert it and trim out the commercials at the end - despite a morning spent attempting to eliminate everything after 04:41 - so I'll leave that up to you.

This remarkable performance of our National Anthem was a duet of sorts - it was sung by blind vocalist Terry Kelly from Newfoundland and - though it is not obvious from the video - signed by Mari Klassen from B.C.  Truly from Sea to Sea.

We celebrated yesterday at the Embassy with a gathering of Canadians and friends from Rome and today we'll be celebrating with our good friends Marija, Daryl and their boys Tyler Vuk and Devin Ogi.

Happy Canada Day to all our friends everywhere! Bonne fête Canada!

01 lulgio - La Giornata Nazionale del Canada
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1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And how fitting is it that the kids are dancing beneath what appears to be a ginormous Tim Horton's donut? Nice to see the then-GG among them too.

Enjoy your Canada Day with family and friends, Willym! Thank you for your lovely greeting in Italian on my blog today, too!