Justin Bieber has never been shy about his love for his native Canada, and his return to his hometown this week with Selena Gomez, sure proves he hasn’t forgetten his roots—and I think it’s great!
I mean, have we ever seen fellow Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne bring her beau Brody Jenner to her native Napanee, Ontario??
While in his hometown of Stratford this week, Justin took his sweetheart, Selena Gomez, to Swiss Chalet. “What’s that,” you ask? Well, it’s a chain of chicken restaurants that have become a 57-year-old Canadian institution, rivaling the infamous Tim Horton’s donut chain. Justin is demonstrating you can take the boy out of Stratford, Ontatio (about two hours west of Toronto), but you sure can’t take the Canada out of the boy!
In fact, when asked by Rolling Stone earlier this year what restaurant he would most like to fly to at a moment’s notice, he said, “I would fly to Canada and eat at Swiss Chalet and get their quarter chicken dinner. It’s so good.”
And it’s not just Justin’s fondness for Swiss Chalet, that lands him — in my book, at least — as one of Canada’s best ambassadors, it’s his close family ties to his hometown which truly cement his relationship with the country. He hung out with dad and siblings at a local park too this week.
Plus, Justin’s a huge supporter of the Canadian media, always eager to do interviews with the Canadian entertainment TV programs, like eTalk and others.
In fact, last June I was lucky enough to be invited to the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto, where he performed — and boy, was he a fan favorite. Katy Perry also performed, but the audience went wild for Justin! It’s no wonder he’s so loved — he often tweets his Canadian fans, thanking them for their support.
Way to take up public policy, Biebs!