Happy Canada Day! Bonne fête du Canada !

Parliament Hill fireworks over the Peace Tower in Ottawa. "ooo .... ahhhh"

On this day back in 1867, Canada was officially declared a country and Bloody Caesars were raised by all! For those of you not familiar with Canadian customs, here’s how we traditionally spend Canada Day:

Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Liz is on the left).

7:00 a.m. Hit snooze button.
7:10 a.m. Hit snooze button again.
7:20 a.m. Fling alarm out the window into a snow bank.
9:00 a.m. Pop Beaver Tails into the toaster.
10:00 a.m. Pull on toque and swing by Timmies for a double-double.
11:00 a.m. Join street hockey game in progress. Taking turns calling out “Car!!!” when a vehicle approaches.
12:00 p.m. Wait in Tim Hortons drive-through line with David Archuleta’s “Stomping the Roses” blasting from the stereo.
1:00 p.m. Buy fireworks by walking into an oven of a tractor-trailer and handing $50 to a greasy guy named Moe.
2:00 p.m. Take all your saved up Canadian Tire money to their store to buy a fire extinguisher … just in case.
3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Barbecue every food you can think of, including salad and pie.
8:00 p.m. Pour maple syrup over ice cream for second dessert.
9:00 p.m. Light sparklers and sign your name in the air till you can’t see straight.
9:30 p.m. Get a crick in your neck from watching sky rockets explode in the night sky.
10:00 p.m. Ski back to your igloo and count up the times you said “sorry” during the day.

Have a great day, everyone! I’m spending my Canada Day travelling to the U.S. to see this guy sing! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Watch this space for a full report!!!

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30 Responses to Happy Canada Day! Bonne fête du Canada !

  1. peppertara says:

    TOfan….loling and then some at your Canada Day post! Yep, that’s how we Canadians spend Canada day alright, haha. Your brilliance coupled with some Canadian humor is pretty epic. 🙂
    I will say this….Canadian maple syrup is always a part of my Canada day celebrations (actually it’s a part of a lot of my days, celebrations or not) as is..the last few years..David’s music!
    Gotta love Her Majesty and the Prime Minister, lol.

    Wow…how wonderful and exciting for you…….heading out to see David perform this weekend!
    You lucky fangirl you. Thrilled for you and yes please do report every detail for the rest of us to enjoy! Have a wonderful, awe filled, fan glory time!

    Have a very Happy Canada Day everyone, whatever you do….David’s music, fireworks, beaver tails, David’s music, Timmies, maple syrup, David’s music, barbecue, David’s music, etc. etc. etc. 🙂

  2. Kizzi says:

    Happy Canada Day SAz.

    Safe travels TOfan. I will watch for your full report. 😀

  3. abanana77 says:

    Love love love this!!! TOfan, you seriously crack me up! 🙂

    … but I actually am planning on eating a Beavertail today (at Magnetic Hill). lol 😛

    Have fun at SOF!!!!!

  4. bleubird19 says:

    Oh, TOfan, I LOVED this post! HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my Canadian friends 😀 Thanks for educating this peep from the U.S. on “Beaver Tails” (I have been meaning to ask y’all about them because someone is always tweeting about them). I’m not going to make them (too lazy), but sure would love to visit Canada and have one. Enjoyed learning about the “double-double” and “Canadian Tire money”, too. Have a great time at SOF. Scream a little for me!!!

  5. TOfan says:

    Happy Canada Day, everyone! Sitting here at Pearson with refnaf waiting to board our flight & just watched David on FOX 13 … he looks like 10 years older, wth??? And would love to duet w/Adele? *cartwheels* And thanking the fans????? I’m flying high already, who needs a plane! LOL

  6. canarchaudry says:

    Just got in from my errands…Happy Canada Day to you Deb and to all my fellow Canadians!!:))))
    Love this post too! hahaha!!…you made the spirit of Canada day so fun and truly a Canadian humour :))
    Wish you safe trip to Utah….have a blast at the Stadium of Fire and that goes to all David’s Canadian fans who are going there LOl!!!!….Give our love to David when you meet him,okie dokie? Looking forward to all the updates and pictures of this marvelous trip…..God Bless!!!!!

  7. Heidijoy says:

    Have a great Canada Day all and safe trip Tofan!! Can’t wait to hear your review! David is looking better than ever and all grown up. His interviews and rendition of Falling Stars were fantastic!!

  8. Kizzi says:

    The Dish, Interview:

    Falling Stars:

  9. Kizzi says:

    Fox 13 Utah:

  10. jackryan4DA says:

    Ms. VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE – are you here? Just saw your post @ TDC

    I replied to your sister weeks ago but she never replied back! So I thought everything is OK. A couple of days prior to receiving her email, I went to get 3 tickets for Archies who would be coming from HK. No VIP ticket available anymore but I managed to get them Patron seats.

    The 3 HK tickets are aside from 3 tickets for Malaysian Archies. Since they coordinated with me a whole lot earlier, they got included in the VIP reservation.

    Let me know how else I can help. I have not been able to go around the fan sites to post much so am sorry for missing your message over at TheVoiceDA which I found from Anna just this weekend.

  11. PandasMama says:

    OK. I posted a comment, went to dinner and came back to find that my computer had spazzed and my comments were no where to be found. If the original show up somewhere, sorry for the duplication of info.

    Happy Canada Day to my archufriends to the North from Deep in the Heart of Texas. Thanks for the very informative post. I thought we had weird names for stuff in Texas, but I think y’all win. Beaver Tails? Really?

    Wishing I could be jetting off to Utah for the weekend, but, alas, it can not be. Hope everyone attending Stadium of Fire has a blast. I will be waiting by my computer, anticipating the awesome videos that are sure to surface. David fans are, without a doubt, THE BEST!!!

    I have been preparing my brain for the onslaught of awesomeness by writing a new post for my blog. Fortunately, the Utah TV interviews were very stimulating today. http://www.cacophonyvsharmony.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend everyone. Margy

  12. SandyBeaches says:

    It was a great day here in Canada with fireworks scaring the dogs in the neighborhoods from one end of the country to the other, the vacation time has started. This year William and Kate (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) have made it more special than ever (the reception for them was great in Ottawa) and hey David is performing tomorrow night!! A smash of a weekend!

    Good night Canadians, and from the maritimes, ‘Long may your big Jib draw’!


  13. jackryan4DA says:

    Sorry this is a fly-by, my internet & YT weren’t cooperating since yesterday.

    DA @ The Daily Dish (HD)

    DA @ Good Things UT – FS + Interview (HD)

    I dunno why the 2 videos of Good Day UT are still processing – arghhhhhhhhh but am sure a lot of archies have posted those batch, right? 🙂

  14. emmegirl says:

    Hope everyone had a terrific Canada Day! Loling tofan, thanks for the great Canada Day itinerary! “Ski back to your igloo and count up the times you said “sorry” during the day”, LOL! I really have to get to Canada some day. My husband has been (fishing, go figure), but I have never had the pleasure.

    I have actually had beaver tails and didn’t know it, my grandma always called them ding-dongs. We also eat them just with butter and jelly…hot out of the fryer, mmm, so good.

    I am so excited you and ref are at SOF and will be somewhere in that sea of people watching David. You guys will be celebrating your Canada Day and then your neighbors Independence Day this year, very cool! Cannot wait for your crack reporting of each and every detail. Soooo exciting!

  15. jackryan4DA says:

    Happy Canada Day snowanglez! Anyone going to Provo?

    If not, take care & enjoy the day!

  16. TOfan says:

    Hope everyone’s having a great loooooong weekend!!! My laptop is also taking a holiday –won’t turn on– so I am using lovely refnaf’s. My camera is working however so I’ve been taking nonstop pictures of the aMAZingly beautiful Utah mountains … must be very inspiring for songwriting 😉 And will try to take lots of pics and maybe even vids tonight … need to catch up on those interviews from yesterday. Wow, David’s looking his age, I see! 😯 thanks, Kiz & JR for posting!!!!!!!!

    • Kizzi says:

      TOfan!!!! Am looking forward to your recap and review.

      This is how I see you tonight at SOF…. 😀

      • abanana77 says:

        LOL Kizzi! That is an amazing picture lol

      • TOfan says:

        hahahaha, kizzi, how on earth did you manage to get that picture of me! 😆

        I promise a full report with all details but the incredible SOF fireworks have blinded me & fried my brain, so let me just say that the whole extravaganza was incredible, David was incredible, the crowd cheered louder for him during the introductions than for Mr. Paisley and seeing David sing STR accompanied by those interpretative backup dancers clutching roses still has me howling and made the whole trip worth it. EPIC to infinity. Oh, and after David sang ALTNOY, the 20something woman sitting next to me (a diehard Brad Paisley fan), yelled out “HIS VOICE IS IN-CRED-IBLE!!!!!” and leapt to her feet for the next song. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  17. Kizzi says:

    TOfan – can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Star Spangled Banner – then and now 😀

  18. Kizzi says:

    Stomping the Roses

    The Other Side of Down

  19. Kizzi says:


    Patriotic Medley

  20. Kizzi says:

    Patriotic Medley – Great audio/video


  21. silverfox says:

    TOfan, refnaf,
    So looking forward to your “David On Fire” …oops, “Stadium Of Fire” recaps!

    The videos so far are so fantastic, it’s hard to describe his magic but I’m sure you will come up with just the right words.

    I was thinking as I watched the videos how proud David’s folks must be, especially after seeing the video of him singing the NA at the SOF a few short years ago before he lost his voice…and to see him now as an adult, singing at the same event with vocals pure, strong and sublime. He makes us so very proud to be fans, how much more so must his own family be?

    Have a safe trip home!

  22. emmegirl says:

    SF, lol!

    tofan, epic indeed! Anxiously awaiting your recap!

    As for the gal sitting beside you, THAT didn’t take long, lol!

  23. peppertara says:

    Have to say a big thank you to everyone for these wonderful videos. Wow….David….simply amazing. His patriotic songs were so beautiful, I can imagine a lot of tears and chills around the world. So moving and incredibly heartfelt. Once again, no one sings those songs the way that David does, simply stunning. Have to watch them again…and again with the rest his awesome concert! Yes, David’s folks must be very proud of him. Think we all are.
    Can’t wait for a great recap from you TOfan and Refnaf, what an epic day indeed!

    Gotta love the photo Kizzi posted…Canadian headgear not unlike some that I saw on Canada Day.

  24. sweetonda says:

    Deb, it was wonderful to see you and Nancy again. I’m lolling at you taking pics of the mountains, but I was so glad to see them myself, and that they still had snow on their peaks. David is right when he says they are beautiful. I also love the Utah mountains.

    Loved the concert but I know what you mean when you say, “the incredible SOF fireworks have blinded me & fried my brain.” I’ve never seen a display like that. It was fantastic!

    Even so, there was another lttle firecracker that brightened up the night and made the trip so worthwhile. He never ceases to amaze me! We are in big trouble come the Asian tour!!!

  25. TOfan says:

    New post/thread … SOF recap!


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