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Clay Aiken - O Canada

This year, July 1, 2009, as we celebrate the 142nd anniversary of Confederation, we will also celebrate Canada's hosting of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Let's Celebrate Canada!


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Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act of 1867, which united Canada as a single country of four provinces. The occasion marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867.

Canada Day is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, which were born in the audacious vision and shared values of our ancestors, and which are voiced in nearly all of the languages of the world through the contribution of new Canadians. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.

Canadian Heritage


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When Clay Aiken was on his Jukebox Tour he had a segment called Stump the Band. The audience requested random songs. In Toronto one of the requests was for O Canada.
Clay sang it to the delight of his fans everywhere across the country.


O Canada





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A highlight of the Canada Day celebrations is the RCMP Musical Ride.

RCMP Musical Ride





See history and more information at
RCMP Musical Ride


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Right Here Waiting
Claynadians Love Clay!




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Now that Clay has strong family connections with Canada, I hope we'll see him again--soon!


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Canadian Trivia: Canada is the third largest producer of quality diamonds in the world. The mine was discovered in the Northwest Territories in 1991. The first of the Canadian diamond mines opened in 1998. Other discoveries have been found since in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.


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Fountaindawg

This awesome Claynadian graphic is by Fountaindawg--love it!


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16 comments:

Carolina Clay said...

Ashes,

Happy Canada Day -- which you are celebrating with a wonderful new blog!

Thnx for sharing your country's history, geography, the handsome graphics and beautiful music of Clay Aiken.

Enjoy the day!

Caro

SueReu said...

Happy Canada Day Ashes!!!!

How fun was that?? Loved Clay Aiken singing O Canada!! What a guy!!!

Wonderful blog as always - such a feast for the senses to visit.

Anonymous said...

Helloooo Ashes,
Happy Canada Day! Hope you are having a great time. Thank you for Clay's O Canada. So sweet of him to learn the song. I love your special blends, the Canadian Heritage, the montages and the Tee-shirts. They're so pretty. Oh yes! And the cute chick too. :)

Love,
Sally

bonniecarmen said...

Happy Canada Day to all! Especially us Claynadians!

May everyone appreciate the freedoms we enjoy and the prosperity of our country, even in the times of a recession. We are truly blessed, just as we are blessed to have a "friend" such as Clay, and a multitude of friends through knowing Clay. Have a super day. luv B

CCOL4HIM said...

Wow! I enjoyed your OFC blog, but this one is fabulous! Have a great day!

CLAYCOLOMBIA said...

Hello. I love your blog and tribute to Canada. Beautiful.
I had never listened Clay Singing this Song to canada.

Thanks ... so sweet

A hug.

Rossy

ImGranny said...

Happy Canada Day! Great blog with lots of neat information - plus the wonderful voice of Clay Aiken! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

What a great collection of Canadiana! That Toronto performance of 'O Canada' remains one of my most fondly remembered moments from the past years.

I'm flattered that you liked my map graphic enough to include it in your blog. It was fun to create. I happily recalled each of those few, but special, Canadian appearances as I worked on it.

F'dawg

musicfan said...

Ashes......I loved reading this blog about Canada. Thanks for all the information.

Oh Canada by Clay Aiken....oh, yes!!

Your blogs are always so artistic. Thank you for the time you put into it.

clayam said...

Happy Canada Day to all Claynadians.
Clay Aiken sure knew the words to O Canada, I loved it.

T said...

Happy Canada Day! Beautiful blog to commemorate this special day for all Canadians. Proud to be Canadian!

Love the graphics which is the highlight of your blog. The montage brings back so much great memories. I remember being in the Toronto concert and so excited when Clay sang "Oh Canada". That was a very memorable moment.

Hope you had a nice Canada Day! I really had a wonderful day celebrating it.

jbc4clay said...

I love Clay Aiken singing O Canada. I know that had to have been very special for everyone there.
Love all of the graphics and blends!

jeann11 said...

Happy Canada Day!

(Sorry I am a little late.)Love all the graphics and blends.I learned some Canadian History and Georgaphy too.I have traveled there,it's a beautiful Country!All that and Clay singing O Canada.Perfect!

ImGranny said...

I hope all our Claynadian friends had a Happy Canada Day! I loved Clay Aiken singing O Canada!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

Better Late Then Never, as they say.....I was here, but forgot to leave a comment!

GREAT BLOG!!! I loved hearing Clay sing "O'Canada"....and of course the graphics are AWESOME!!!

Hope you are having a Great Holiday Weekend.

Big Hugs,
Maryne

Anonymous said...

Fun blog as always!

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