“We are Canada!” is an energetic, affirming, folk-rock anthem that celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary. Built on a base of Inuit throat singing and indigenous hand drumming, that represents both our history and our goal of reconciliation, the song speaks to our values, our trials, our will to overcome and our hope for the future.
“We are Canada!” features the talents of numerous artists, welcoming the contributions of indigenous artists (including students) and students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, celebrating diversity as a strength that enriches the future for us all.
“We are Canada!”… and we are all invited to this party!
Join us in celebrating the beauty of this land and its people. Sing with us, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and the values we hold dear.
You could be a part of the We are Canada Music Video!
Click above to download the song and the lyrics, so that you and your family/school/team/work mates can create a fun and patriotic video to be included in the We Are Canada compilation music video!
We hope you will join us in singing “We are Canada!”
Submit below to be part of the music video!
After you submit, you’ll receive an email with directions on how to upload your video
The deadline for submission is May 20th, 2017
The song is free but we’d love for you to donate to any of these wonderful charities
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Renowned for their work with the poorest of the poor in our communities, SSVP has initiated the “North of 60” project to collect and deliver much needed food and supplies for the people of remote northern communities.
The UN High Commission for Refugees
Supports refugees around the world (including those who have recently come to Canada from war torn Syria and Iraq). While continuing this work, they are now responding to an imminent food crisis in southern Sudan, where millions of people are at risk of starvation.
Conceived by: Terry Harris
Co-written, directed and produced by: Terry Harris and Justin “Dunna” McDonough
Lead vocalist: Paul Woida
Backup vocalist: Justin “Dunna” McDonough
Instrumental accompaniment: Justin “Dunna” McDonough
Inuit Throat Singer: Goota Desmarais
Native Hand Drums: Courtesy of Ben Calf Robe School, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Coordinator: Anne-Marie Paquin
Hand drum Group: Kihew Onikamowak.
Members: Dezmond Morningchild, Keith Smith, Lerrick Cardinal, DJ Lamouche-Beaudry, Harlem Frenchman, Nolan Stanley, Jaiden Dumont
Choir: Courtesy of Monsignor Fee Otterson School, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Director: Beth Pecson
Choral Arrangement by: Jessica Hatton and Beth Pecson
Choir: Monsignor Fee Otterson Junior High GLEE
Members: Francheska Aganan, Loureana Almario, Oluchi Anunobi, Jessica Bondoc, Sophia de Borja, Zhasheken de Guia, Patricia DeVera, Genesis Faith Dullavin, Bianca Gabinete, Lennard Garcia, Jerykah Geneblazo, Winter Gillespie, Kaitlyn Hodgins, Jane Joh, Gibson Joy, Brendan Kallis, Maria Karuvilath, Emily Koh, Isabel Lovato-Facey, Ruben McFadzen, Angel Ngo, Trish (Tran) Nguyen, Kirsten Olviga, Tessa Padilla, Emma Pecson, Noah Pecson, Lauren Proskurniak, Jenna Sampson, Hanna Sinchongco, Leilani Vertucio
Sound Engineering: Justin “Dunna” McDonough
Videography: Gary Mochoruk
With thanks to: Edmonton Catholic Schools: Joan Carr, Rena Methuen, Marie Whelan
Recorded and produced at Resonate Music Studio, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Resonatemusic.ca) 2017