Dennis LeClair, To Our Canadian Troops

Over the past 17 year Dennis LeClair has maintained a private practice which provides counseling services to our Canadian Forces and their families through rough times. The idea of the song and compilation came to LeClair after watching a television special regarding The Canadian Military. As the T.V. showed the faces of fallen heroes in Afghanistan it prompted him to write the song “To Our Canadian Troops”.

Commanding Officer & Director of Music, Heather Davis, arranged the music so that it could be used across the nation from school bands to professional groups. “To Our Canadian Troops” is a simple arrangement with bare lyrics – no poetry here – just the raw truth of how families across the country feel.

The commemorative album, To Our Canadian Troops, contains three different versions of the song; The instrumental and Anne McClymont Elementary School Choir being the most enjoyable while LeClair taking centre stage as lead vocalist on the official version should have been thought through. If there was any hope for the public to embrace this as a national song of remembrance to our troops, at least get someone with a competent voice (or even some recognition) to make this bitter-sweet song soar. The album also feature some personal messages from LeClair, Davis, General Walt Natynczyk and Wilf Edmond. I didn’t even know that Canada had a military band and that would be another selling point that they missed here, there should be more music!

It doesn’t matter if you don’t support why the troops are in Afghanistan; as Davis puts it, “the fact is that we want them home safe and sound.” All proceeds from downloads, CD’s and band sheets go to the Military Families, Soldier On and Hospital Comfort Funds to assist Canadian Forces family members in their times of significant need.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

To Our Canadian Troops Official Site

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Posted on November 5, 2010, in Album Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hello Stage Door Music Reviewer

    Thank you for taking your time to listen to our “To Our Canadian Troops” commemorative CD. I appreciate your comments on our project and I hope that this exposure will increase public awareness of this very special cause.

    Regards,

    Dennis Leclair
    Kelowna BC

  2. I LOVE YOUR MUSIC TO OUR CANADIAN TROOPS AND I THINK THAT YOU ARE A PURE INSPIRATION IN LOVE FROM YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR PEOPLE AND TELL YOU WHAT A GREAT THING YOU ARE…GOD BLESS. I TO ADMIRER YOUR CHARACTER , NATURE AND YOUR ART !

    WITH BEST REGARDS.

    YOUR FRIEND NILZA DE SOUZA THIEL IN BURGHAUSEN – GERMANY.

    THANK YOU .

  3. I TO THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE HONOU TO OUR DEAR HEROES CORAGEOUS SOLDIERS AND VETERANS BECAUSE YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM AND THE PEACE IN WORLD AND GREAT WORK OF LOVE FROM DENNIS LECLAIR TO YOUR CANADIAN TROOPS WITH WONDERFUL SONG AND I TO BELIEVE THAT THE ANGELS LIVES BETWEEN THE SKY AND THE EARTH AND GOD SEND ANGELS IN THE WAR TO KEEP OUR HEROES COURAGEOUS CANADIAN SOLDIERS AND UNTIL RETURM HOME .

    WITH BEST REGARDS .

    YOUR FRIEND NILZA DE SOUZA THIEL IN GERMANY .
    THANK YOU .

  4. HELLO DENNIS LECLAIR !

    I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY GREAT FESTIVAL FOR GREAT HEROES VETERANS AND GREAT CONCERTS FROM DENNIS LECLAIR , GLASS TIGER , JULIAN AUSTIN , GEORGE LEACH , LADIES FOR LIBERTY AND GREAT UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HONOR GUARD PRECISION DRILL TEAM IN GREAT CITY SASKATOON – CANADA ! THIS IS WONDERFUL TRIBUTE FOR HEROES CANADIAN VETERANS !

    WITH BEST REGARDS .

    YOUR FRIEND NILZA DE SOUZA THIEL .

    THANK YOU .

  5. You’re completely right with this writing!!!

  6. I THINK THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HELP REBUILD PEOPLE ‘S LIVES BY JOINING , MUSIC OR SUPPORTING ( A GOOD CAUSE ) PLAYED THE CANADA’S AIR FORCE ROLE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT DOMINATE THE PERIDO OF CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY INVENTION AND IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION AROUND THE WORLD AND I JUST WANTED TO WRITE AND TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOUR MUSIC TO OUR CANADIAN TROOPS ( AS DOES MY DEAR OLD FRIEND DEAN ROBSON AND GREAT CANADIAN SOLDIER IN AIR FORCE CRAFT OF CANADA . GOD BLESS THE CANADIAN TROOPS AND ALL YOUR FAMILIES . THANK YOU .

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