Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the 1 July 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, which united Canada as a single country of four provinces. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.

The below song is quintessentially Canadian. Its by a band that is wildly successful in Canada, but never really made much of a dent in the US music scene (asides from border cities and ex-pats attending their shows). Its an upbeat, poppy, love song, but it name drops Bobby Orr. And, surprise, they often play it at the end of outdoors shows so that fireworks can blast in the background! I saw them perform at Edgefest in 2003 at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario. Great rock band.

The Tragically Hip - Fireworks.mp3
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1 comment:

hippie said...

Wow. Hadn't been by in a couple days, (ok, more than a couple) but I absolutely LOVE Fireworks by the Hip. Used to play it all the time....oh the memories.