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Bill- Most of us will sing that one because most of us would butcher the French lyrics. There is a version that's half and half- Jen is going to bring copies down for us.

Just a note- the French lyrics don't translate to the same as the English lyrics.

And one more piece of Canadian history for you- yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the adoption of the maple leaf as our official flag.

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Sounds like we are gonna have a fun morning. I am not gonna leg wrestle with you again this Jon. Lour legs are just too long. I am hoping to bring a few more Canuks this year too. Better get to the dollar store for more fun Canadfian items.
e usually just have a very relaxed run to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign then take a short stroll to where the marathon finish line will be so those new to the event can see it. Nothing official. just having some fun.


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Bill- Most of us will sing that one because most of us would butcher the French lyrics. There is a version that's half and half- Jen is going to bring copies down for us.

Just a note- the French lyrics don't translate to the same as the English lyrics.

And one more piece of Canadian history for you- yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the adoption of the maple leaf as our official flag.


Here are the French lyrics:

Français:

Ô Canada!
Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.



Here's the blended English/French version that we hear at hockey games:

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


This is a Youtube video with someone singing it that way as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXZhuZwy8I&feature=related

And I can't resist...here's a video of the crowd at an Edmonton Oilers' game singing the anthem, with so much heart and soul, you can tell it was during the Stanley Cup run from 2 years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLpuF9UMvk&feature=related
I suspect it would be difficult to find a crowd of 15000+ people in other nearby nations that could sing their anthem that loud and proud.  Go Edmonton (and Go Oilers)!


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So speaking of Canadian sports and the friendship run ... at the last home game of my beloved (but beleagured) Ticats, an older couple that sit behind us and I were chatting and I mentioned Vegas. They were also there recently and asked if I was going down for the marathon.

It turns out that their daughter is also going to Vegas for her first 1/2 marathon with a friend. They gave me their names and suggested I call when we get to the hotel. So I'm going to.

As an interesting tid-bit ... the friend of the couple's daughter is none other than ... Ron McLean's wife! :banana:



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hammergirl Wrote:

So speaking of Canadian sports and the friendship run ... at the last home game of my beloved (but beleagured) Ticats, an older couple that sit behind us and I were chatting and I mentioned Vegas.  They were also there recently and asked if I was going down for the marathon.

It turns out that their daughter is also going to Vegas for her first 1/2 marathon with a friend.  They gave me their names and suggested I call when we get to the hotel.  So I'm going to.  

As an interesting tid-bit ... the friend of the couple's daughter is none other than ... Ron McLean's wife!  :banana:


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Sounds like a fun run to me!! Canadian for the day - who knows maybe longer!!!

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Sounds like a fun run to me!! Canadian for the day - who knows maybe longer!!!

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James ... something you're not telling us???

IMHO Canada is an AWESOME (if somewhat chilly) country!



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Yikes Bryan, the next time you head up north, take a keyboard to practice your typing. Wholey Doodle!!!

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Sounds like we are gonna have a fun morning. I am not gonna leg wrestle with you again this Jon. Lour legs are just too long. I am hoping to bring a few more Canuks this year too. Better get to the dollar store for more fun Canadfian items.
e usually just have a very relaxed run to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign then take a short stroll to where the marathon finish line will be so those new to the event can see it. Nothing official. just having some fun.

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I just got back from the Remembrance Day ceremony at my son's ecole/school. The choir did O Canada in English and French, and during the English version there was a companion song going on called "My Canada". Hopefully our Edmonton teachers can bring the arrangements for that. I'm counting on Jon to bring the piano.


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Daniel M Wrote:

I just got back from the Remembrance Day ceremony at my son's ecole/school. The choir did O Canada in English and French, and during the English version there was a companion song going on called "My Canada". Hopefully our Edmonton teachers can bring the arrangements for that. I'm counting on Jon to bring the piano.


Not the piano but I can get my hands on a pianist.

Ba dum dum!

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