I remember Canada’s Centennial year – 1967. I remember it because I was in grade 3 and we were all taught “The Centennial Song“, I can still remember most of it!
- (One little two little three Canadians)
- We love thee
- (Now we are twenty million)
- (Four little five little six little Provinces)
- Proud and free
- (Now we are ten and the Territories sea to sea)
- North south east west
- There’ll be happy times,
- Church Bells will ring, ring, ring
- It’s the hundredth anniversary of
- Ev’rybody sing together!
It was also a year when we could earn badges for fitness. At school we did jumping, running, sit-ups and we could earn one of four badges up to Gold! I was Gold in all my competitions except jumping so I received Bronze. (sad face)
1967 – That was also the year
I stood in line with my Dad for hours to walk through the Centennial Train. Want a little more information about the train? Click here
It was raining nearly the whole time I think, and I stood with my parents and brother at the terminal station in Vancouver, BC located at Main Street for hours in line. It was dark when I finally walked through all the displays, and don’t ask me what did I see but it made an impression. I love history, and I love trains.
In 1967 Canada invited the world to Expo 1967 in Montreal, Quebec. – You can hear in the next video children singing the Canada song, sweetly I might add. Click here to hear the song and see some Expo 1967 – 53 years ago!
Canada Day – 2020 will stand out in our memories
because of the lack of crowd festivities. Normally there are parades, cakes, fireworks, and all the other events including the televised all day event from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada’s National Capital.
The video below shows the normal crowds on Parliament Hill for this huge event. The group sings O Canada in my favourite version of our national anthem.
– 1 minute 22 seconds long
This year events are still happening but they are virtual – still celebrating our home, and next year we will back with fireworks.
In my front yard, back yard and in front yards, back yards, porches and balconies across Canada – we as Canadians celebrate our home and show our pride in our country CANADA, NOT VIRTUALLY but TODAY and EVERY DAY.
Thanks for visiting Life and Random Thinking today, I appreciate it. – David
It was interesting for me to look back Just Three years to Canada Day July 2017 – Here