Canadian Paralympic Committee debuts 2020 theme song
The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in association with CBC/Radio-Canada, has debuted an official theme song for the Tokyo 2020 Canadian Paralympic team. The song, called “Shine,” was written by Paul DeRosa and performed in English and French by Eva Avila. The song will be used during the games by the committee and by CBC/Radio-Canada as part of broadcasts and digital coverage. An online video for the song has also been released.
“We were looking for a new and unique way to highlight our superb athletes at the Paralympic Games, and the idea of a theme song was a perfect fit,” said Martin Richard, executive director of communications and brand at the Canadian Paralympic Committee. “We really wanted a song that would honour and complement our athletes and the emotion, drive, and spirit they display while competing. ‘Shine’ is an uplifting, celebratory song that not only helps tell the story of our athletes but spreads a positive message to all Canadians to lift each other up and that anything is possible.”