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Canada is for Kids Volume 1

Canada is for Kids Volume 1

Michael Mitchell is a favourite school performer singing favourite folk songs and his own songs describing the history and culture of Canada. As a former writer and performer on Sesame Steet, he has quality music sure to be educational and loved by children and adults alike. Highly recommended!


1. Something to Sing About- A little Canadian flag-waving
Little Trees - written by Michael for the TV program Sesame Street
I'se the B'y - a Newfoundland favourite
The Island - now the official song of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Farewell Nova Scotia - WWI song of a man who lost three brothers at sea
V'la l'Bon Vent - French-Canadian Voyageur paddling song
Canada in My Pocket - significance of the symbols on our Canadian coins
8. This Land is Your Land - a true Canadian geography lesson
9. The Log Driver's Waltz - an Ottawa Valley song about the logging industry
10.Lady Franklin's Lament - Sir John Franklin's wife quest on the fate the Northwest Passage expedition
lberta Bound - A Toronto boy looses his heart to an Alberta girl
The Bluenose - the story of the country's most famous schooner
Fly High- tribute to the nation's aviators & theme song for Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame
Canada Is... almost an anthem for this country, and for Michael.




Michael Mitchell is a former songwriter and recording artist for Sesame Street and co-host of CTV's Storytime. Hespent 24 years as an Infantry Officer with The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and has also been a military intelligence officer and paratrooper. He has been awarded Officer of the Order Military Merit, an honour higher than the Order of Canada. He has earned a black belt in Karate and is a qualified sailboat skipper. Michael was born in Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Victoria, BC.

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My kids (ages 1-9) just loved this CD when I recently brought it home from a homeschool conference. Catchy tunes that are great to sing along with are a great addition to Canadian Social Studies and encourage patriotism.