WE'RE MAKING A VIDEO FOR "WINNIPEG"! WANNA HELP?

Friends, we miss you!  We miss singing & sharing stories with you in person.  We miss having audiences sing along with us.  One of our favourite songs to share when we perform live is the love song we wrote for our adopted hometown -- "WINNIPEG!" 

We've been brainstorming ideas of ways to connect with you all, and we think this video is just the ticket! :) We'd love your help in collecting footage.  See all the info below for what we're looking for, where to send it, lyric sheet etc.  

In the meantime, listen to the track (link below), let yourself get lost in the images & the joy.  And wherever you are, sing along!  We can't wait to see your footage and smiling faces! 

What we need from YOU!

  • Video footage of Winnipeg (and surrounding area) from any time of year -- landscapes, you and your family doing something uniquely Winnipegian, etc.  If it's outdoors and sunny (any season), even better!  
  • Video of you singing along with the choruses (in selfie mode or landscape). Have fun with this!  Outside, inside...  IT'S THE SUN! ps you don't need to be a Winnipegger or in Winnipeg to do this...  :)
  • Video footage of the references in the lyrics.  ie "It's the snowplows at night", if you can go out & capture this (safely!), or already have footage of the snowplows in action at night, we’d love to have that!  Other examples:  "It's the Socials at the hall" -- "It’s the Sunday night cruise down Portage Avenue”  -- "It's the Jets' winning goal" -- "It’s mosquitoes and canoes"...

Video specs: 

  • Try to shoot new footage in landscape (horizontal) but we will accept older footage that is in portrait (vertical) 
  • When recording yourself singing the choruses, make sure you are in a well-lit area 

Upload all footage to Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc, and share it/send it to TSGwinnipeg@gmail.com 

*Deadline to submit video is March 12, 2021. Everyone who submits will be entered to win a merchandise bundle from The Small Glories! 

And here are the lyrics...

"Winnipeg" - Cara Luft, JD Edwards & Andrina Turenne (SOCAN)

In the heart of the Continent 
An ancient rhythm flows through the land 
Carved the trails that led me here 
All the songs that called us out 
Old traditions, word of mouth 
Heard it calling from the East to the West 
Took my roots on the old highway 
Travelled for about two or three days 
Wrote a song with a new sound 
Look at me now, I’m Winnipeg bound! 

It’s the socials at the hall, 
Watching Bombers playing ball 
It’s the Sunday night cruise 
Down Portage Avenue 
It’s the Northern Lights 
It’s the snowplows at night 
It’s your parka and your toque 
It’s the way you wear your boots 

And it’s the sun! 
It’s the sun! 

It’s the rivers of life 
From the north end of town 
It’s the gathering place, 
This is Treaty One ground 
It’s remembering Riel, 
It’s that tasty Crown Royal 
It’s the Gateway to the West, 
It’s Métis, English and French 

And it’s the sun! 
Le soleil qui brille à l'horizon 
Qui nous prend par la main quand l'hiver est long 

It’s the sun! 
Le soleil et toute sa lumière 
Tous les mois de l'année dans un ciel ouvert 

Une terre qui nourrit 
On voit les traces de nos ancêtres dans la prairie 

It’s Mr. Young and The Guess Who 
It’s mosquitoes and canoes 
It’s the harvest in the field 
It’s another record year 
It’s the Jets winning goal 
It’s always -35 below 
It’s the music and the vibe 
Where our spirits come alive 

It’s the sun! 
It's the sun on the prairie lifting up my soul 
I was lost on the land but now I know 

It’s the sun! 
Le soleil qui brille à l'horizon 
Qui nous prend par la main quand l'hiver est long 

It’s the sun! 
It's the sun on the prairie lifting up my soul 
I was lost on the land but now I know 

It’s the sun! 
Le soleil et toute sa lumière 
Tous les mois de l'année dans un ciel ouvert 

In the heart of the Continent 
An ancient rhythm flows through the land 
Carved the trails that led me here 
All the songs that called us out 
Old traditions, word of mouth 
Heard it calling from the East to the West