First District Anthem Contest for International Convention


The IBEW 40th International Convention will be taking place in Chicago, IL, in May 9-13, 2022. As part of the opening ceremonies, we traditionally have a Canadian present to sing our National Anthem. Due to the success in 2016, we will once again be opening up this opportunity to any interested IBEW Canada members, by way of a contest.

Interested applicants can send a video of themselves singing our bilingual national anthem by March 4, 2022. Entries submitted after this date will not be accepted. The chosen member will be flown to Chicago on Friday, May 6, 2022, to participate in the pre-convention festivities and the opening ceremonies, and leaving on Tuesday, May 10.

Videos can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or whatever is their preferred method, and then submit the link, along with their name, Local Union and Membership Number to the First District office at

The full lyrics of the bilingual national anthem can be found here:

Once the winner is selected, notification will be sent out to all Local Unions, along with an announcement on our IBEW Canada website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the First District Office.

In solidarity,

Tom Reid

International Vice President