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Help us populate this map with tunes about Canada in time for the nation's 150th birthday

  • Feb 02, 2017
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It’s a map that will have you tapping your toes in no time flat — but we need your help creating it. Canadian Geographic’s interactive Great Canadian Song Map will plot tunes about the nation in time for Canada’s 150th birthday.

Staff at Canadian Geographic and The Royal Canadian Geographic Society have already started populating the map with their picks, a few of which appear below. Now it’s your turn. Send us your single favourite song via Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #CanadaSongs, or use the online form, and we’ll add it to the map.

“Runnin’ Back to Saskatoon” by The Guess Who

Chosen by: John Geiger, RCGS

 

“Summer Wages” by Ian Tyson

Chosen by: Nick Walker, Canadian Geographic

 

“The Last Saskatchewan Pirate” by The Arrogant Worms

Chosen by: Alexandra Pope, Canadian Geographic

 

“Helpless” by Neil Young

Chosen by: Michela Rosano, Canadian Geographic

 

“The Night Pat Murphy Died” by Great Big Sea    

Chosen by: Sara Black, RCGS

 

“Barrett’s Privateers” by Stan Rogers

Chosen by: Harry Wilson, Canadian Geographic

 

“Wheat Kings” by The Tragically Hip

Chosen by: Ellen Curtis, RCGS

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