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About the Song

The day after the 2010 Olympic Games ended, I was bursting with a sense of national pride that I had never felt before. I wanted to hold on to this feeling and ensure that all Canadians could continue to experience this “new found” pride. The idea of a song came to me as the perfect way to communicate this message. Three months later, “Keep the Pride Alive/Une Fierté à Conserver” was recorded and ready to be shared. On July 1, 2010, the song and dance was debuted at the Langley Canada Day Celebrations.

 

Watch it! Sing it! Share it!

 

- Maria Martini

maria@keepthepridealive.ca

 

 

Keep the Pride Alive/Une fierté à conserver

Maria Martini, Brian Hoot Gibson & Bob Buckley

 

 

The seed was planted long ago

Through the years we watched it grow

The maple leaf its branches go

From sea to sea to sea

 

We’ve shown a quiet pride within

It made us real, it made us friends

We’re dancing to that beat again

The heart of you and me

 

Canada, my Canada

Feel it deep inside

Canada, my Canada

Now’s the time – our time to shine and

Keep the Pride Alive

 

Une graine semée il y a longtemps

Traverse les années grandissant

Une feuille d'érable s'accroche au vent

S'envole de mer en mer

 

En nous se berce une fierté

Nous la vivant dans l'amitié

À l’unisson nos voix nous mènent

Au cœur de ce pays  

 

Canada mon Canada

Un rêve à partager

Canada mon Canada

Venez chanter

A nous de célébrer

Une fierté à conserver

 

Celebrate Canada

Célèbrez Canada

Celebrate Canada – keep the pride alive

Célèbrez Canada – montrer vos couleur

 

Put your hand on your heart and feel the pride

You can feel it beating down deep inside

Stomp your feet clap your hands

Wave the flag for Canada

 

Ouvrons nos bras, ouvrons nos coeurs

Allons danser dans la joie

Tapez du pied haut dans les mains

Le drapeau canadien

 

Put your hand on your heart and feel the pride

You can feel it beating down deep inside

Stomp your feet clap your hands

Wave the flag for Canada

 

Ouvrons nos bras, ouvrons nos coeurs

Allons danser dans la joie

Tapez du pied haut dans les mains

Le drapeau canadien

 

Celebrate Canada

Célèbrez Canada

 

Une étincelle un bout de flamme

Un flambeau alimente l'âme

Nous traversons villes et campagnes

Dans l'esprit d'une nation

 

From a tiny spark it all began

The flame was passed from hand to hand

All across this mighty land

The spirit came alive

 

Canada mon Canada

Un rêve à partager

Canada mon Canada

Venez chanter

À nous de célébrer

Une fierté à conserver

 

Canada, my Canada

Feel it deep inside

Canada, my Canada

Now’s the time – our time to shine

And keep the pride

Fierté

Keep the Pride Alive