CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge – featuring Tokyo 2020 official theme song – now open for entries

Canadian Paralympic Committee

September 16, 2019

Open for students across Canada


OTTAWA – CBC Music’s 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge, which features the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games official theme song “Shine”, is now open for students across Canada to display their musical talents to the world.




The CBC Music contest encourages classrooms throughout the country to record their own versions of pre-selected songs for the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in prizes for their school’s music program. The song “Shine”, released earlier this year as a partnership between the Canadian Paralympic Committee, CBC Sports, and CBC Music, is one of the song options for classes to perform. 

Schools that choose to produce their own version of “Shine” will also be entered into a CPC contest for the chance to receive a visit from a Paralympian, while the best submitted covers will be spotlighted during a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games broadcast. 



“Shine” will help showcase the performances of Canada’s Paralympians in Tokyo next summer and will be used throughout the Games by the CPC and CBC/Radio-Canada on the official broadcasts and digital coverage. Recorded in a CBC studio in Toronto, it was written by Paul DeRosa and is performed in English and French by Canadian singer Eva Avila.

For more information on the creation of “Shine” please CLICK HERE

Video submissions for the Canadian Music Class Challenge begin on October 1 with the deadline to submit being November 27. Winners will be announced in December. 

For more information and to register please CLICK HERE

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