“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region

O Canada!

O Canada! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
1. O Canada! Marker
Inscription. English:
This glorious national anthem, verse by Sir Adolphe Routhier, music by Calixa Lavallée, was sung at the First Congrès Catholique des Canadiens-Français, on the Fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 24th June, 1880.

Célèbre hymne national, paroles de Sir Adolphe Routhier, musique de Calixa Lavallée, fut exécuté pour la première fois lors du premier Congrès Catholique des Canadiens-Français, le jour de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, le 24 juin 1880.

Location. 46° 48.232′ N, 71° 13.051′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Avenue George VI. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec, Quebec G1R 6C7, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Do You Know Joan of Arc? (here, next to this marker); A Golf Club on the Plains of Abraham (within shouting distance of this marker); Martello Towers in Quebec / Tours Martello de Québec (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Martello Towers / Tours Martello (about 150 meters away); Montcalm (about 150 meters away); Québec Martello Towers
O Canada! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
2. O Canada! Marker
(about 210 meters away); Frederick G. Todd (about 240 meters away); The / Le Royal Roussillon, (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Québec.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Québec City's National Battlefields Park near the statue of Joan of Arc.
Also see . . .  O Canada - Wikipedia. The lyrics were originally in French and translated into English in 1906. Robert Stanley Weir wrote in 1908 another English version, which is the official and most popular version, one that is not a literal translation of the French. Weir's lyrics have been revised twice, taking their present form in 1980, but the French lyrics remain unaltered. "O Canada" had served as a de facto national anthem since 1939, officially becoming Canada's national anthem in 1980 when the Act of Parliament making it so received Royal Assent and became effective on July 1 as part of that year's Dominion Day celebrations. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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