Happy #150th Birthday, Canada!!!!

Okay, so as you can see from this video (which features more than a few Utahns and got me very verklempt), this Saturday, July 1st is Canada Day… and not just any Canada Day but our 150th birthday! Can I get a woooohoooo!

We’re just a youngster by global standards but it’s a super big deal for us here in the Great White North (not without controversy, but hey, this is a David Archuleta fan blog, so I digress).

How big a deal is it?? We’re getting served free poutine in our office today, THAT is how big a deal it is.
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So in honour of this being a David Archuleta fan blog, I thought how best to celebrate our big b’day than by getting very emotional and discussing a subject close to my heart… footwear…the sock variety.

So, ladies and germs, here’s a careful scholarly comparison between our beloved Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and our beloved David Archuleta’s sock-wearing habits…

Who reigns supreme? You tell me….

Justin started off the non-existent competition by showing off his Star Wars socks… may the force be with him … and his hair.

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Not to be outdone… at anything… at the Seattle VIP, David practically pulled a leg muscle showing off his Zelda socks … (thanks to the lovely and amazing Sara (@inaughtiest) for capturing the moment!)


During Pride events this month, Justin covered two celebrations with one snappy pair of Eid socks…..

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David celebrated having his sister on tour by borrowing her socks… as one does….

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Justin had a powerful comeback by flashing his Nato socks to Germany’s leader Angela Merkel… I hear she ordered several pair… of socks, not Justins.



But David was holding his ace in the hole … the much-coveted Snorlax socks….



Justin, always one to meet a challenge, pulled out the big guns with maple leaf socks… perfect for celebrating our sesquicentennial (yes, that is a word)….

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Not to be outdone, David had his own celebration… at finding his favourite sandals … WHICH HE WEARS WITH SOCKS!!!!! *cue Psycho violin music*


I hope you enjoyed that slice of important Canadian history. Tune in next week to watch David eat a butter tart.*
EDIT: This just in from our news desk (aka @rhiminee)… speaking of footwear, David can now add BOWLING SHOES (the BEST thing about bowling, imo) to his repertoire… AND in honour of Canada’s 150th (although he may not even know that 🙂 ), he’s wearing the shirt Refnaf & I brought him from Canada! *sniff*
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And here are the shoes (and the shirt 🙂 ) in action!



The sensational Shelley’s Denver vids!
Say Me

He Lives in You… WOW, love what he does with it!


Higher Ground… 🔥🔥🔥



More here

*not really


So how about you guys??? How are you celebrating the 150th? (or July 4th, if that’s where you’re at?)

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16 Responses to Happy #150th Birthday, Canada!!!!

  1. tawna21 says:

    Thank you, Thank you for posting last night’s show! Looks to have been pretty awesome!

    The sock comparison! Oh my!! How can you go wrong with a national leader that shows his whimsical side like that!?! 🙂

    Off to get lost in some more videos!!!

  2. Happy birthday, Canada!!! ♥ Love my Canadian peeps!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    oh no they wore those…those are already smelly and lots of bad microorganisms. lol i wouldn’t do that …im sensitive to smell

  4. TaterZen says:

    Happy 150th Birthday, Canada. Sock it to me!
    I didn’t realize you were so young, but it does explain your energy and cheery outlook. Pleased to have me some Canadian friends. ❤

  5. tawna21 says:

    Canada!! Have a wonderful celebration tomorrow!!! It’s great to have you as a next door neighbor! ♥♥

  6. Pepper says:

    Love the socks tribute! Yes, have to give kudos to our PM and to David! A great tribute by David (without him knowing it) decked out for bowling wearing the Tshirt you and Ref gave him, love that.
    Actually would be great to see David eat a butter tart, haha…..and maybe some poutine and some maple cookies. He could instagram that. 🙂
    And a big “wooohooo” for Canada, Happy 150th !!!

    p.s. thanks for including the great videos and thanks to wonderful Shelley.

  7. missbianca says:

    WooooooooHoooooo Canada! Those maple leaf socks are wonderful.

    I would also like to see David eat a butter tart. Or me. I’ve never had a butter tart. A Nanaimo bar while actually in Nanaimo, yes, but I don’t know if I’ve even seen a butter tart.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Butter tarts for everyone!!!!
    Love this post…. and I must say I like comparing David to our PM!!!!

    Thanks for putting these vids together TOfan!! Gonna indulge in them once we have our Canada day celebrations done!
    ((((hug)))) all around!

    • refnaf says:

      Don’t know why I showed up as anonymous ^^
      But I also forgot to squeee about David wearing our Canadian shirt🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
      Feels good!!

  9. emmegirl14 says:

    Taterzen, lol – if you don’t mind I’d like to echo that 😊

    Still loving Say Me and Invincible, but I canNOT get over Higher Ground!
    The moves, the grooves, the soul, the runs, loooving the band solos, and the ending…..wow, just wow!
    (band looks like they enjoy that one too!)

  10. Pepper says:

    Yes, was able to catch some of the fan shares from the concert last night, another great show!
    That last post from David in St Louis is wonderful, what a great time for everyone and it looks like more dates will be added up ahead (probably more in the eastern states). Great memories and lots of videos, pics, etc. to enjoy, thanks to the terrific fans.
    Hope Cdn fans had a nice Canada 150th day yesterday. 🙂

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