Friday, July 01, 2011

Clay Aiken Fans Commemorate Canada Day

Clay Aiken sings 'O Canada' in Toronto Concert.
View montage by Ashes full screen at YouTube.

'O Canada' a Fond Memory

Fans Embrace Canadian Festivities

As Canadians celebrate the anniversary of their country's confederation, Clay Aiken fans recall fondly the night the singer -- and 18,000 fans -- spontaneously sang their anthem A capella during the Toronto Concert of the Jukebox Tour.

Officially, the federal holiday celebrates the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act. The Constitution Act of 1867 united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country.

Formerly known as Dominion Day and Confederation Day, the July 1 holiday officially became Canada Day in 1982. The weekend will be celebrated with fireworks, festivals, cookouts, and concerts.

In the opening montage, video footage by canfly172 rewinds Clay's Aug. 25, 2005, Jukebox performance at Toronto's Molson Amphitheater. Lyrics are provided in the expandable graphic by Ashes from her last Canada Day blog.

The singer's impromptu rendition of "O Canada" came during the "Stump the Band" request segment by the audience. As you can hear, the chorus of Canadians joined him.

Below, Clay Nation graphic artists spiff up the Carolina blog's Canada Day festivities with designs commemorating the occasion and recalling the Toronto Concert. Featured are expandable graphics by
AmazingCA, 1, 2, 4 and Fountaindawg, 3, 5.

Happy Canada Day, Canadian friends! Happy Weekend, all!



cathie - fb ClayNation group - a.k.a. scootieboots said...

~<3~how wonderful to see ashes' name again. i forgot that she was from canada. i miss her so much. thank you, caro, for another great blog.

claynation cathie~<3~

IamMesmerized said...

Thank you Caro for the lovely Canada Day blog.

Much appreciated.

Carole (IamMesmerized)

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th !!!! Hope everyone can have fun celebrating! :) Nice blog, Caro, God bless for all U do ! D. in Wi.

T said...

Thanks so much Caro for remembering us during Canada Day. I will never forget that video when Clay sang "Oh Canada" because I was there & singing it. That was awesome! One unforgettable moment.

The graphics brought back so much memories and appreciate you featuring them in your blog. I miss Ashes so much and it's so nice seeing that graphic.

Many thanks again and Happy 4th!

Enjoy your weekend and take care.


Hope/Wowzers4Clay said...

Thanks for all as always.

Wasn't there but JBT Toronto is one of my favorite JBT concerts to watch.

Wonderful Canada Day blog.

Happy 4th of July, Caro.

Sandy said...

Thanks Caro for your Canada Day tribute. I was also there in Toronto for the JBT concert and will never forget Clay singing "Oh Canada". Will never forget also that he passed right in front of me on his way to introduce Jaymes that night!

Ashes will never be forgotten as her wonderful work will always remind us of what a beautiful person and great fan she was!

As I was very tired, I spent a quiet day at home but would have really loved to have gone downtown to see William and Kate. Connor went with his mom and I am anxious to hear all about his day and if he got close enough to get a view of Kate! I think he is in love..LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

I remember that day so well when he sang O Canada in Toronto..I believe on the first show of the JBT. I love all the Graphics also. Hope everyone had a great Canada Day..and have a happy 4th of July.

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

What a great blog to celebrate "Canada Day".....and even more awesome to see Ashes graphica again in a blog, although I have many in my computer.....oh how I miss her!

How exciting that William and Kate were in Ottawa, I would have loved to be there.