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Happy Birthday BC

Happy Birthday BC

As we celebrates 150 since British Columbia’s birth as a crown colony, I think it is important to remember the two men most responsible for it’s conception; James Douglas and Donald McLean.


On nineteenth of November,

On a rainy west coast morn,

Douglas read the royal proclamation,

 A new crown colony was born.

Beautiful British Columbia,

Best Place on Earth, you know,

Was the love child of the golden seed,

That James Douglas chose to sow.

We can argue about our conception,

But it was almost nine months to the day,

From when the Otter dropped her Anchor,

In San Francisco Bay...

 With McLean’s two pickle jars of gold,

Gathered from interior streams.

The the spark that gave first life,

To one hundred and fifty years of dreams.


Mike Puhallo

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