For years I’ve wondered why we here in Canada didn’t have as much Patriotic paraphanelia as the US. Their country singers croon about it, the stores are full of USA apparel and of course it’s spouted on every tv show you see.
And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that I just wondered why we in Canada, also very patriotic and proud, weren’t afforded the same chance to express it.
A few years ago I started to see dribs and drabs of Canadian apparel in stores then came the Vancouver Winter Olympics and FINALLY we got our patriotism on! The theme song for the Olympics was I Believe sung by Nikki Yanofsky.
It seemed to rouse something in our national physche.
Today while listening to Country FX 101.9 I heard Canadian Girl by Dean Brody
Now despite the fact that I do not watch hockey, shocking to some I know that a Canadian doesn’t watch hockey but take a deep breath and relax, the world is still spinning. I consider myself to be a very proud Canadian Girl. I am even more proud that we now have so many ways to express it.
From Terri Clark’s Northern Girl
to Classified’s Oh…. Canada
we can sing it loud and proud.
Now if we could stop selling off some of our greatest assets to the States (se Zellers and Molson just to name two) we could still be ranting I Am Canadian!