TRY YOUR LUCK: Star Wars Celebrates Dads with an I Am Your Father’s Day Greeting

“Your father? I am your father.”

Darth Vader’s classic line from The Empire Strikes Back has been quoted, misquoted, and referenced every which way since its first utterance in 1980.

But you’ve never seen a take on it quite like this—taking a fatherhood reveal that makes Maury Povich’s look like Page 6 news and turning it into something more… symbolic.

Star Wars Celebrates Dads with an I Am Your Father's Day Greeting — Chasing in the Woods

Any Dad who was still young enough to know how to have fun in the ’70s and ’80s grew up knowing how awesome Star Wars is. We used broomsticks as toy lightsabers. We treated the Force as a power we expected to wield in play—not something of imagination alone. And now that we’re Dads ourselves, it’s our turn to pass something down to our kids from our childhoods… and that’s why the folks at Disney and Star Wars want to wish you a Happy “I Am Your Father”‘s Day!

It’s a sentiment we often overlook—that our children want to join in our lives and discover the things that make us who we are. They fight with us and laugh with us—learn with us and cry with us. And the Star Wars universe is a potent example of something we can share with our children—how else do you explain the sheer number of videos of children reacting to Vader’s reveal as Luke’s father?

And we’ll even see one lucky Canadian do more than that—I’m celebrating Father’s Day by giving away a Star Wars Prize Pack with more than $150 worth of swag from your favourite intergalactic saga, like:

As with all contests on Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad it takes little but a click and a valid email address to enter, but your chances improve astronomically if you explore the additional entry options! Many will enter, but there can be only one winner—why not do what you can to make sure that “one” is you? Good luck! (Contest open to Canadian aged 18+ living outside of Quebec. Contest closes 7/9 @ 11:59 PM ET.)

A Star Wars Prize Pack Giveaway!

“I Am Your Father” — Even Star Wars Can Give Us… a Hand in Showing Love to Our Kids! (#DadJoke)

Star Wars Celebrates Dads with an I Am Your Father's Day Greeting — Kid With Force GripSome great stories start a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Some start once upon a time. Maybe it’s time for the story with your kids, introducing them to the world that’s already captured the hearts of millions.

A very happy I Am Your Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and good luck to those who enter!

Until the next,

–case p.

Disclaimer: Disney’s Star Wars compensated for this post, but all opinions remain my own.

29 Replies to “TRY YOUR LUCK: Star Wars Celebrates Dads with an I Am Your Father’s Day Greeting”

  1. I remember watching these movies with my family and having a family movie night with popcorn! These movies are awesome!

  2. Watching episode 1 in the movie theater with my friends without knowing what I’m getting myself into. I had no idea what Star Wars are and I didn’t like it 🙂 And that put me off for a long time. It’s only relatively recently that I watched all 6 in 2 settings and loved it.

  3. Enjoyed watching the movies over the years with my famlly. The Star Wars Rogue One was exciting as we took the grandchildren and they loved it.

  4. I remember going to the theatre to see Return of the Jedi with my older brother. I was so young and didn’t really understand what was going on but I loved R2D2 and C3PO. What I remeber most was I felt so grown up and special becasue my older brother thought I was cool enough to bring to the movies!

  5. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: to Luke You must learn the ways of the Force, if you’re to come with me to Alderaan. ….. I don’t know what all this trouble is about, but I’m sure it must be your fault. from Star Wars: Episode IV

    I dont know how the movie or this saying has impacted my life It is a good series and I enjoyed watching them

  6. I remember watching the first Star Wars when my son was small and I have always loved it ever since…my favorite was R2D2… Sorry to say I never kept up with the other latest episodes but may just have to get with the program!! 🙂

  7. My number one Star Wars memory was when the marriage of Princess Leia and Han fell apart after their son, Ben, fell to the dark side. Leia believes Ben can still be brought back to the light side.
    The impact on my life is to never give up.

  8. The idea that good will always overcome evil…loved the original films and the more recent ones are pretty good too!

  9. When I was 8 months pregnant with twins when Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was in theaters and my boys father insisted on watching in the theater so I reluctantly went….I loved it but he slept through the entire movie!!

  10. I remember watching Empire Strikes Back in the the theatre as a little girl and being so upset with the ending . LOL

  11. My favourite memory is still the very first time I saw Star Wars. It was episode IV A New Hope. It was the first movies I ever went to see without my parents and saw it with my older sister.

  12. I remember the excitement of seeing the original Star Wars. it may seem corny now, but then it was so exciting and novel. I loved it.

  13. I remember watching this with my Dad when i was younger we really enjoyed , and i always loved to spend quality time with my Dad 🙂 we will get together from time to time to watch it 🙂

  14. I remember as a child taking a big public transportation voyage across Montreal with my dad and brother to get to this theatre that was playing a double feature of Empire and Return. I don’t remember how long we were sitting in the theatre but I do remember how long it took us to get there and back :). It was worth it, mind you.

  15. I remember as a child going to the movie with my older sister to see Star Wars and her telling my good always outweighs evil and she was right!

  16. I remember watching the movies with my brother when I was little and now with his kids. The Stars Wars movies definitely span generations.

  17. My most vivid memory was when my oldest son used the whole weekend for us all to watch as many of the movies as we possibly could. There was only a break to eat and when he fell asleep. Since his son was an early riser he was pretty much beat after that weekend. 🙂

  18. My favorite memory is taking my kids to see Star Wars and seeing how excited they were as I was when I was a kid.

  19. In 1999 I went to see Star Wars Episode 1 with my twin brother, uncle and my grandmother who surprised me by telling us she was a fan and wanted to see it. I had no idea. Sadly she started losing her sight, not long after, and she was unable to see Episodes 2-3.

  20. There were not a lot of sci fi movies I liked but I went to this one and liked it and watched all the sequels. I still like the first the best.

  21. The first Star Wars was released the year we got married, now we go and watch the movies with our Grandchildren who are huge fans!

  22. My favourite memory is watching the movies when I was younger with my step dad and now showing them all to my kids and watching them with them

  23. There is just something so sweet about the “I love you – I know” exchange 🙂 One of my fondest, and most romantic, memories. And I am NOT a romantic lol

  24. I remember watching the series with my Dad when I was young – it was a great way to bond over his favourite movies!

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