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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Canadian Pride

The global identity of Canadians is that we are easy to get along with and that we fit in and assimilate well with other cultures.  The downside to this is that we sometimes do not express enough pride about who we are and what we stand for.

Well, that was not the case last night at the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games.  Canadian pride was on full display and many things that characterize Canada were imbedded in the program, mountains, aboriginals, music, icons, etc.  It was an evening that often times put a lump in one's throat.  

I was proud to be a Canadian.  I hope we will feel this way many times over the next two weeks.

Here are a few more photos from last night, courtesy of Sarah Stewart, a budding photographer, who attended the Ceremony.

The Canadian team marching at the parade of nations.

The Olympic flame lit by great Canadians, Rick Hansen, Catriona Lemay Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene Raine and Wayne Gretzky.

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