The Petawawa Chapter of the Canadian Military Wives Choir had the unparalleled opportunity to sing in a Parks Canada and Canadian Heritage Rivers video to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
“We were very excited to participate in this video for Canada’s 150th, it was a first for the military wives choir in Petawawa! The sound tech and producer travelled across the country to capture these clips at various rivers, they put us at ease and made it a great fun experience,” said Henrietta Biddiscombe, President Canadian Military Wives Choir Petawawa.
The video, entitled “Eau Canada,” invited 14 groups from across Canada to sing a line from the anthem at 14 rivers across the country. The Canadian Military Wives Choir Petawawa was chosen to sing at the Ottawa River.
The video was aimed at showcasing the beauty of Canada and the rivers that connect all of its citizens. It was released on June 11, Canadian Rivers Day.
“I would like to thank the Canada 150 Fund and Parks Canada for their financial contribution towards the making of the video, as well as Terry Kelly Productions and our partners who filmed on 14 rivers in 14 days. We hope this video will remind Canadians that rivers connect us all and they are central to our nation’s past, present, and future,” said Molly Demma, Project Director and Executive Director, The St. John River Society (New Brunswick), in a statement.
The video will be shared with Canadians across the country and will be showcased at Parliament Hill every night this summer prior to the Northern Lights sound and light show.