WATCH: Canadian music icon Shania Twain stopped by CFB Esquimalt to thank members of the Canadian Forces for their service. Isabelle Raghem was there.
The sounds of Shania Twain were everywhere at CFB Esquimalt Thursday.
Many fans of the Canadian pop-country icon belted out her songs on the deck of HMCS Ottawa awaiting her arrival.
“She’s been in my CD player in my disc player since I was a young girl in elementary school. It’s great that she’s able to take the time and remember her roots,” said Amanda Hirth-Pothier of Joint Task Force Pacific.
“It’s just great she would take time out of her busy schedule to come over here and meet with us get to know some of the great men and women that serves in the Canadian Forces and spend that time with us,” said John Nethercott of Maritime Forces Pacific (Royal Canadian Navy).
Twain was brought in by a boat before boarding the ship.
The visit has been in the works since Christmas when Twain reached out to CFB Esquimalt asking if she could stop by to thank them for their work. She played the recording of her song “Soldier” in front of the crowd.
“I hope that it inspires you to know that you are loved and appreciated,” Twain said, “thank you for your service”
The short trip comes two weeks before her world tour kicks off May 3. Twain will be back in B.C. May 6 and 7 when she performs in Vancouver.
For a full list of tour dates, visit http://www.shaniatwain.com/tour.