Dennis' Song To Be In Tony Towstego's "Canada Remembers" Television Documentary 

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 will be aired across Canada on the Vision Network, November 11, 2011 at 7:00 PT and 10:00 ET. Dennis is honoured to be included in this historical documentary.

Dennis Performs Song At National Festival For Heroes Concert August 2011 (Barry Gerting Kelowna Capital News) 

The inspiration to write a song can come to a songwriter in a variety of ways Dennis Leclair’s inspiration to write a song that commemorates Canadian troops came while watching a news report three years ago about the 100th soldier being killed in Afghanistan “Just watching the display of the faces of our fallen heroes over there, with a mundane elevator music in the background…I just felt we should have a song that is supportive and wishing our troops to come home safe,” Leclair recalled. He is no…

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Beginning and Intermediate Band Arrangements and Piano and Choir Arrangements Available 

The Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band arrangements and the piano and choir arrangements of "To Our Canadian Troops" are now available to purchase on this site in both a download or presentation/sheet music format. The sheet music can also be purchased through St. John's Music stores across Canada. Six CANEX stores are retailing the commemorative CD including Canadian Forces Bases Borden, Victoria, Petawawa, Trenton, Edmonton and Gagetown.

Canadian Forces Network Europe Interviews Dennis 

Gary Barnes of the Canadian Forces Network Europe in Germany completed an extended interview with Dennis on April 21, 2010 related to the "To Our Canadian Troops" commemorative CD and band music project. The three radio programs can be heard on the Media/Video page.

Troop Song Performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa 

(Okanagan Sunday Staff - Kelowna Daily Courier May 2, 2010) Kelowna musician Dennis Leclair will perform his tribute song, To Our Canadian Troops, in Ottawa with the Central Band of the Canadian Forces at the National Arts Centre for MusicFest May 18th. The performance in the Southem Hall is for 2500 music educators and band performers. MusicFest involves more than 10,000 musicians from across Canada. "This is truly an honour and a privilege to be granted this opportunity," said Leclair In addition, the…

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True Patriot Love Dinner 

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 2.5 million dollars for the Military Families Fund. Dignitaries attending included Prime Minister Harper, General Walt Natynczyk, and General Rick Hillier. Dennis sang the song with the assistance of the 7th Toronto Regiment Band and the Fern Hill Choir Click below for information on the True Patriot Love Dinner True

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Special Performance 

Dennis has been invited to perform the song "To Our Canadian Troops" for General Walt Natynczyk Chief of the Defence Staff. General Natynczyk will be giving a presentation to selected invited guests in Kelowna BC on August 14th.

Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific Records "To Our Canadian Troops" 

The Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacificunder the direction of Robert Byrne Lieutenant (Navy) Commanding Officer recorded the advanced instrumental version and an alternate vocal version of "To Our Canadian Troops". The advanced band arrangement was written by Captian (Ret) Heather Davis, former Commanding Officer and Director of Music.

(Press Release) Honourable Minister MacKay gets involved in grassroots project to honour our troops 

Canada Day will mark the official launch of a major initiative to raise awareness and funds for our Canadian soldiers and their families. B.C. resident, Dennis Leclair, is heading this unique project that involves the sale and distribution of a commemorative CD containing musical tributes and personal messages from prominent Canadians. All profits will go directly to the Military Families Fund Leclair recently welcomed the support of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Defence, who will record a…

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(Press Release) A Salute to our Canadian Troops …a timely interview for July 1 

Canada Day will mark the official launch of a major initiative to raise awareness and funds for our Canadian soldiers and their families. Dennis Leclair, a songwriter and recording artist, will be performing a special musical tribute – a song titled: “To Our Canadian Troops” - with the Kelowna City Band under the direction of Captain (Ret) Heather Davis Leclair wrote the song after he watched a deeply moving broadcast last November showing the faces and names of every person that had been killed in…

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