So what did our American neighbours think of our little Olympic opening show? Well, some were not terribly impressed. Americans have a habit of making most things bigger and better than everyone else which is one of the reasons we love ’em so much. But Canadians are a bit more reserved and do just enough to get the point across without being showoffs.
Let me put it this way, when Canada participates in global sporting events and wins a medal we’re happy but we don’t scream, we’re polite but not completely reserved and feel bad as heck for the losers. To prove the point, have a look at the picture below of Canadian Jenn Heil, book-ended by the American gold and bronze winners, accepting her silver medal for women’s moguls. It personifies our well known collective character and makes me glad I’m Canadian and not American…not that there’s anything wrong with them of course. I mean, we couldn’t ask for better neighbours, right?
Listen to a LA talk show discuss our cute little Olympic opening ceremony. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll squeeze your stress ball until it explodes.
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