Promoting music for Canada’s 150th birthday with singing songs

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted

  • Nov. 9, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted for the fourth season of Sing Me a Song, a music program to promote community spirit across the province.

Sing Me a Song is an opportunity for musical groups of all ages and genres to write and sing an original song in the lead up to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.

Groups are encouraged to write a song about what Canada’s sesquicentennial means to them or their community.

“As we approach Canada’s 150th birthday next year it is an opportunity to reflect on our values and our accomplishments as Canadians,” said Guichon.

Sing Me a Song is a chance not only to demonstrate community pride, but also to promote and profile some of the exceptional student and amateur musicians found throughout the province.”

Each entry will be reviewed by a panel of musicians from around the province and an award of $1,000 will be granted annually in each of three age categories.

Whether it is a school or community choir or other amateur musical group, all submissions must have a minimum of eight voices and musical accompaniment is welcome.

Each song must be original content, no longer than five minutes in length, and be based on the Canada 150 themes.

For younger age groups adults may assist in the creation of the musical content. Musicality, spirit, and originality are highly encouraged.