Today’s song is dedicated to all my Canadian friends and family as they celebrate Canada Day. The Maple Leaf Forever was written in 1867 by Alexander Muir. Inspired by a maple tree which stood opposite his house, Maple Cottage in Memory Lane and Laing Street in Toronto, this song became an unofficial anthem for English-speaking Canadians. There is still some controversy associated with the song apparently, since its original version was not popular among French Canadians. However it has been rewritten a number of times to incorporate words appropriate to both English and French-speaking communities in Canada, and I hope my choice of this song today is appropriate for everyone!