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Marcel Aymar (born in Meteghan, Nova Scotia)[1] is a Canadian musician, composer, writer and actor.[2] He moved to Sudbury, Ontario in 1972 as a teen and was a founding member of the popular Franco-Ontarian group CANO, playing guitar.[2][3][4] During this time, he was also active in the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario.[5]

Aymar, with John Doerr and Marc Cholette, wrote the theme song for CBC Television's The National and SRC's Soirée du Hockey, the French equivalent to Hockey Night in Canada.[6][1] He also wrote the soundtrack for the film Jerome's Secret (Le secret de Jérôme),[7] and toured with Robert Paquette and Paul Demers as the performing group Paquette-Aymar-Demers.[8]

In 2003, he recorded his self-titled debut solo album, Aymar.[9] The album is diverse, featuring folk cajun styles, rock songs ("Dans un café américain à Paris"), and even ballads.

In 2009, Aymar was awarded the Prix Hommage by the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique at its fifth annual Gala des prix Trille Or.[2]

In 2021, two classic CANO songs from the band's first album, Aymar's "Baie Sainte-Marie" and André Paiement's "Dimanche après-midi," were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.[10][11][12][13]


  • Aymar, 2003


  1. ^ a b "Marcel Aymar". Les capsules acadiennes. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  2. ^ a b c Brazeau, Kristina (18 February 2009). "Marcel Aymar, lauréat du prix Hommage". L'Express Ottawa. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  3. ^ Marc André Joanisse (June 16, 2011). "Un dernier "gros show" pour CANO". La Droit. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  4. ^ Kuzyk, Jane. "That Band from Sudbury." The Globe and Mail, November 30, 1977.
  5. ^ "50 ans de théâtre!". Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  6. ^ P221, Fonds: John Doerr. Sudbury, Ontario: J.N. Desmarais Library and Archives, Laurentian University. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  7. ^ "CANO". JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia. 2012. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "Singer Paul Demers wrote anthem for Franco-Ontarians". The Globe and Mail, November 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Aymar, Marcel (2003). "Aymar". Discogs. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  10. ^ Aymar, Marcel (2021-06-21). "Le groupe franco-ontarien CANO honoré". Culture Club (Interview). Interviewed by René Homier-Roy. Radio-Canada. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  11. ^ "Dimanche après-midi / Baie Sainte-Marie: Two of Cano's classics inducted to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame" (Press release). Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. 2021. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  12. ^ Boulianne, Mario (2021-06-10). "La musique de CANO au Panthéon des auteurs et compositeurs canadiens". Francopresse, Le Droit. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  13. ^ D'Amours, Christelle (2021-06-10). "La musique franco-ontarienne de CANO intronisée au Panthéon". Radio-Canada. Retrieved 2022-02-19.

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