With Canada getting ready to celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017–learn to use the word “sesquicentennial” in a sentence–the various initiatives are starting to be unveiled.
For example, if you grew up in Canada, you’ll be familiar with the old “Ontar–ri-ar-ri-o” earworm which first appeared in 1967 in time for the country’s centennial
The Ontario 150 crew commissioned a modern version from a Toronto indie band called Ginger Ale & the Monowhales. The French bit is sung by Samantha Martel, frontperson for Pin Up. The updated version was revealed this week in Ottawa.
— 2017ottawa (@2017ottawa) September 16, 2016
If you want to hear the full version, go here. Follow all plans for next year by searching for #Canada150 and #Ontario150.