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To Our Canadian Troops Commemorative CD: HOME PAGE

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Wanda Fafard Troop Project Coodinator

Welcome to the "To Our Canadian Troops" Commemorative CD and Band Music Project, honouring our Canadian Forces members, their families and our Veterans world wide. Wanda Fafard, Canadian Troops Project Coordinator and Dennis Leclair, thank you for supporting our Canadian Forces members, their families and our Veterans world wide.

Above is a picture of Prime Minister Stephen Harper offering his support to the "To Our Canadian Troops" Commemorative CD Song Project. Dennis performed the song "To Our Canadian Troops" for Prime Minister Harper and 1800 dignitaries and guests at the True Patriot Love Dinner Gala held at the Toronto Convention Centre.

Dennis performed his song at the opening and closing ceremonies at Canada's National Heroes Concert in Saskatoon. Headliner performers included Glass Tiger, Julian Austin, George Leach, United States Honour Guard Drill Team and Ladies For Liberty.

Dennis was interviewed at the Festival For Heroes by Tony Towstego, a very well know TV documentary and film producer. Tony has produced many award winning programs including the series "Canada Remembers" that was aired across Canada on the Vision Network. Dennis is honoured to be included in this historical documentary.

Below is a video introduction by Dennis Leclair regarding the background for writing To Our Canadian Troops.

Below is the television ad for the "Canada Remembers" documentary. In this promo, the background music is the instrumental version of "To Our Canadian Troops”.

Click For Information On Tony Towstego's "Canada Remembers" Television Documentary

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Below is Dennis' performance of "To Our Canadian Troops" at the Festival For Heroes Concert. A special thanks to Brian Swidrovich for his support of this music project and his invitation to Dennis to perform at the festival.

The commemorative CD and the Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band arrangements are available on this site under the music section. All profits from the commemorative CD and band music project go the the Military Families, Soldier On and Hospital Comfort Funds.

Below is a picture of General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff offering his support to Dennis Leclair and the "To Our Canadian Troops" Project. General Natynczyk was visiting Kelowna BC to honour members and families of the BC Dragoons for exemplary service in Afghanistan. Den and Gen 10

Below is a video of Dennis' rehearsal performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Dennis performed "To Our Canadian Troops" with the Central Band of the Canadian Forces at Southam Hall for over 2500 musicians and music educators at MusicFest.

Below is a video of the backstage of the National Arts Centre, Southam Hall following Dennis' performance of "To Our Canadian Troops" with the Central Band of the Canadian Forces.

Below is a video of our song"To Our Canadian Troops" created and produced by Jay Kennedy and Erin Davis of CHFI radio in Toronto. This video includes pictures of the Highway of Heroes and is a stunning and outstanding tribute to our Canadian Forces, their families and our Veterans. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Jay and Erin and many others at CHFI for their support of our commemorative CD project.

Below is a picture of Ron Cannan, MP Kelowna-Lake Country offering his endorsement to Dennis and the commemorative CD song project. Mr. Cannan and his assistant Ms. Louise Levesque have been strong supporters of this cause.

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Below is a picture of the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade offering his support to Dennis and the "To Our Canadian Troops" song project. Minister Day and his assistant Doug Sharpe have been stong advocates for this commemorative CD cause.

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Dennis performed "To Our Canadian Troops" for 1800 guests at the True Patriot Love Dinner in Toronto on November 10th, 2009 at the Toronto Convention Centre. This Gala raised approximately two million dollars for the Military Families Fund. Dignitaries attending included Prime Minister Harper, General Walt Natynczyk, and General Rick Hillier. Dennis performed the song with the assistance of the 7th Toronto Regiment RCA Band and the Fern Hill Choir. Below is a video of Dennis' rehearsal prior to the Gala, followed by a video of the "live" performance and a picture of the Fern Hill Choir and teacher Natalie Spurrell.

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Below is a picture of Dennis presenting a commemorative CD to Major-General Rohmer. Major-General Rohmer and Dennis were appearing on the LeDrew Live television program on channel CP 24.

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The Canadian Tenors and Leahy also performed at the True Patriot Love Dinner and each received a commemorative CD from Dennis.

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Below is a picture of Dennis presenting Don Cherry with copies of the commemorative CD. Don attended the True Patriot Love Dinner and gave a heartfelt presentation regarding our Canadian Forces and the Military Families Fund.

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Below is a video of Dennis recording a "live" interview and performance of "To Our Canadian Troops" in Toronto at Dundas Square with CITY TV.

Below is a public performance of the tribute song "To Our Canadian Troops" for General Walt Natynczyk Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Forces members, their families and invited guests at the British Columbia Dragoons Brigadier Angle Armoury in Kelowna BC. The song provides support for our Canadian Forces members, the Highway of Heroes and was performed by Captain (Ret) Heather Davis, PO1 (Ret) Stu Dawson and Dennis Leclair.

 

Below is a picture of General Rick Hillier, founder of the Military Families Fund, offering his support to Dennis Leclair and the "To Our Canadian Troops" commemorative CD song project.

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Above is a picture of the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific under the direction of Commanding Officer, Lt(N) Robert Byrne. The Naden Band recorded both advanced instrumental and band/vocal versions of "To Our Canadian Troops" on September 23rd, 2009. This arrangement was written by Captain (Ret) Heather Davis and is available for purchase on the buy band arrangement page.

 

Above are videos of a view into the studio recording session by the Naden Navy Band on September 23rd, 2009 at the Canadian Forces Base in Esquimalt BC. This session involved the instrumental version of "To Our Canadian Troops", recorded by engineer Zak Cohen.

 

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Above is a picture of of Dennis Leclair and Lt(N) Robert Byrne the Commanding Officer of the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific. The Naden Band recorded both advanced instrumental and band/vocal versions of "To Our Canadian Troops" on September 23rd, 2009. 

Donations to the Military Families, Soldier On and Hospital Comfort Funds are graciously accepted on our Media/Video page. When making a donation, please list the "To Our Canadian Troops" song project as the name of the fundraising activity.

Sincerely,

Dennis Leclair

Wanda Fafard

dleclair@shawcable.com

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