I AM CANADIAN!
I LIVE IN the BEST COUNTRY in the WORLD
I LIVE IN A COUNTRY with an UNBELIEVABLY COMMUNAL SPIRIT
I LIVE IN A COUNTRY THAT SUPPORTS IT'S ATHLETES ---whether they win or not!
I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE an UNPRECEDENTED 18-1 in WOMEN'S HOCKEY INSPIRES A SPONTANEOUS ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE OPPOSING TEAM!
I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHO THROWS AN OPENING CEREMONIES in a DAZZLINGLY humbling and TONGUE-in-CHEEK way....
we can make fun of ourselves and THAT --- on top of our class, our sportsmanship, our quiet but exceedingly important role on the world stage---- is the key to our brilliance...
I AM CANADIAN!-----
not only do we have the BEST literature and music, a gripping history, an amazing future and a wonderful spirit--- we have more OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES GOLD MEDALS than ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER
and our men's hockey team kicks ass.
Dear Vancouver 2010, I will miss you....
CANADIANS --- keep the pride. The ball is rolling, the momentum is building... let's be loud and proud EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES!