Great Big Sea’s Sean McCann watched the Fort McMurray wildfire from afar, but his emotions were running high — so he decided to write a song.
Amid destruction in the northern Alberta city, McCann says he was inspired by the way Canadians united to help their fellow citizens.
His upbeat folk song, “Proud (To Be a Canadian),” has been released for free in partnership with the Red Cross. It pays tribute to those who responded with open arms in a time of crisis.
The wildfires wiped out thousands of homes in May and forced a citywide evacuation that lasted a month.
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