Edmonton students sing to celebrate Canada’s flag

October 18, 2015 by  

Elementary students from Edmonton recently had an opportunity to take part in a project designed to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the current Canadian Flag.

Dunluce and Lago Lindo were just two of 82 schools that were involved in the production of what its organizers hope will be the largest ever multitrack recording of “ O Canada” ever made. This was all part of the Flag of Canada-Hometown Proud program, which includes the song, an online 50th Anniversary Digital Yearbook and a documentary that follows the progression of the project.

Acceding to Bryan Evans, who is Dunluce’s principal, his students have been practicing for some time, and they also decorated the school’s gymnasium with art that was inspired by the flag. While they raise their voices in song, the students will all be dressed in red and white. A printer can create special certificates that can be given to each pupil who takes part in this historic event.

A grant was awarded by the Hometown Music Council to undertake the project, which has been set up to help promote a sense of music appreciation in Canada.

The effort to produce the recording is part of a the larger celebration that is in the works for the year 2017, which marks the 150th anniversary of the date of Canada’s Confederation.