Watch: Mimi O’Bonsawin [Beautiful Place]

Whether or not you’re celebrating Canada 150 this summer, the natural beauty of our land is something we should all take pride in — not just once a year, but every day. With her new song, Beautiful Place, Ontario’s Mimi O’Bonsawin reminds us to do just that. As her lyrics state: Close your eyes, escape for a minute. The earth will breathe, Can you feel it?

“It was written about my favourite place in the world, Manitoulin Island. But it quickly became an ode to the earth. I think it’s important to appreciate the land we share, to be open to the gifts she gives us and to find our place in this world. We are rooted in the earth, and in times of trouble, I find it helpful to return to the earth for a refreshed perspective.

“I hope this song encourages people to get in touch with the land and to celebrate it!”

– Mimi O’Bonsawin



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