This song was written and performed by a B.C. artist with the hopes of making a positive contribution to the people and province of British Columbia:
• To help foster patriotism
and pride in our homeland.
• To assist in the promotion of tourism for all areas of B.C. by heightening awareness of the beauty, splendor and scope of this province. The song proclaims B.C. as an idyllic holiday destination and invites the out-of-province traveler to visit and have fun here. “B.C. Joyride” encourages residents as well, to consider “staying home” for a first class vacation. An important, positive message is passed on to the listener in a way that differs from typical commercial advertising.
• To aid the province in attracting new business and those people who are considering retirement here.
• To help gain genuine support for public events that represent B.C. such as professional sports, trade shows, musical festivals, cultural exhibitions, etc.
In Orlando’s words, ”This song was conceived while casually studying a United States map during a long drive from Canada to Mexico. While looking at the various cities, towns, states, and even geographical areas, I came to realize that an overwhelming number of songs have been written about places in the USA. And yet, on all of my trips abroad, or on any one of my visits to a US state, I have always been reminded of the beauty and splendor of B.C., and how fortunate we are to be living in this corner of the world. This majestic province is truly one of the most breathtaking places on earth and well deserving of a song or two. The people of B.C. deserve an anthem of their own, and now is the time.”
Musically, this upbeat song was created
with the aim of being particularly enjoyable while listening to it
while driving in a motor vehicle. It goes well with a free-flowing
vacation-style attitude. With the exception of the words “B.C.”
and “Vancouver”, it is hoped that any listener, residing
anywhere will be able to relate to the lyrics and find pleasure in
Words and music by Todd ORLANDO Perusini
To download a printable PDF of the BC Joyride page, CLICK HERE