I love Canada. I love when they win. I also love it when they win against the US.
I mean, who didn’t watch that last hockey game on Sunday?? To boot, was everyone on the edge of their seat ready to jump into song and jubilation, when with 20 seconds left, we were scored on? Unbelievable! What a tension-filled overtime. I think Sydney Crosby is Canada’s new hero!
The Olympics was unfortunately absent from my tv screen this time around. Not thinking, Andres and I cancelled our cable because there was “nothing on” two weeks before the games started. My favourite things to watch during the Olympics are definitely the figure skating, curling and hockey. Lucky for me, the gold skate made by Moir and Virtue was on CTV, and while in Edmonton this past weekend (see my last post) my sister had curling on. I got back just in time Sunday to watch the gold hockey game. From the little bit I’ve seen on tv, there have been parties non stop throughout these past two weeks. I do find it funny that Andres and I were so excited to leave the city before the Olympics started because it would be so hectic, not to mention crowded. Now that it’s all over and I’ve heard how much fun people have had going down to Robson Square or downtown, (my brother who currently lives in the lower mainland even went to BC place for the opening ceremonies and although he wasn’t inside, there were huge screens outside for people to gather and watch. He had a great time!) I wonder if it might not have been really cool to have been there. The only really negative thing I’ve heard is that driving anywhere was impossible, and people were scared to take the buses. Any stories you have that you want to share about being in Vancouver during the Olympics?
My painting this week salutes Canada’s athletes; I think they all did an amazing job and deserve credit for their accomplishments, whether or not they received a medal. It takes an enormous amount of talent and courage to represent Canada in such a way. I wanted the Canadian flag to be pretty dominant in the picture, and I tried to use the Olympic colours where possible with my wobble, who is carrying the torch. And in fact, this painting up for grabs – every person who comments up until Wednesday at midnight will be entered into a draw and whoever wins will be posted on Thursday! I will then ask for your address, and will send your Olympic painting to you. Good luck, and Happy Monday!