On (January 21, 1902) at the Casino Theatre in St. John’s the song, “Newfoundland” now known as the “Ode To Newfoundland” was sung for the very first time. The new song was greeted enthusiastically. A newspaper reporter who attended the show at the theatre knew that he had heard something very special; he speculated that the song that he had heard “may be chosen as the Colony’s own anthem.” He was right, in August 1979; Royal Assent was given to legislation adopting the Ode to Newfoundland as the official provincial anthem of the province. The words are etched in our collective memory. Read more: http://archivalmoments.ca/
How are you going to celebrate this significant anniversary?