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People just sang Courage by The Tragically Hip all across Canada and it was magical

Canada spread "Courage" around the country this evening, with thousands of people belting the song by the The Tragically Hip on their balconies, doorsteps and living room sofas.

Montreal previously stepped out to sing "So Long, Marianne" by Leonard Cohen on March 22, but this time, the whole country got involved in the virtual sing-a-long.

Tragically Hip guitarist Paul Langlois kicked things off with a livestream of his own performance in Montreal. And it wasn't long before Canadians started joining in.

This Montreal talk show host gave his own epic balcony performance.

And this couple in the Yukon gave a very Canadian performance decked out in maple leaf gloves, a pom-pom toque, and a Roots sweater with a beaver on it.

While this Canadian showed off his Tragically Hip memorabilia — while singing in an epic metallic silver suit.

And even though we're all social distancing at the moment, Canadians were pretty thankful to be connected by music.

Especially because we all need some good news in our lives right now.

If you're looking for some courage in these difficult times, remember that Canadians are cheering for healthcare workers from their balconies and putting flags up around the country to show support for one another.

Canadians will continue to look out for one another, no matter what challenges come our way.

Lead photo by

Dan Potefract


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