Proud moments for Canada!

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Here here, Liberty. I was at the closing in Calgary, a moment I will never forget. When the flame went out there was silence for about two seconds and then the cheers started to rise in McMahon as the realization that it was over and we did it. Can't imagine what it must have been like to be in BC place but I could make a good guess. Great show Vancouver and well done.
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rookie314 wrote:Here here, Liberty. I was at the closing in Calgary, a moment I will never forget. When the flame went out there was silence for about two seconds and then the cheers started to rise in McMahon as the realization that it was over and we did it. Can't imagine what it must have been like to be in BC place but I could make a good guess. Great show Vancouver and well done.


I was there too. A moment I COMPLETELY forgot until I read your post and thought about it. Don't remember much about Calgary Olympics at ALL actually except for sand being blown on the bobsleigh run. That went over well.
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Cateyes wrote:
rookie314 wrote:Here here, Liberty. I was at the closing in Calgary, a moment I will never forget. When the flame went out there was silence for about two seconds and then the cheers started to rise in McMahon as the realization that it was over and we did it. Can't imagine what it must have been like to be in BC place but I could make a good guess. Great show Vancouver and well done.


I was there too. A moment I COMPLETELY forgot until I read your post and thought about it. Don't remember much about Calgary Olympics at ALL actually except for sand being blown on the bobsleigh run. That went over well.


what a surprise - your only memory is one of the only negative things that happened in a massively successful Olympic games. Oh well. I wasn't there but I wish I had been. I got to Calgary a month after the games for a visit and the city was still pulsating with pride - they couldn't stop talking about how amazing it was and how positive an experience it was - and I think Vancouver will be the same.
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I remember the excitement and pride in 1972 when Paul Henderson scored the hatrick that won Canada "The Game". If nothing else, the 2010 Olympics will provide young Canadians with a similar memory. I have been surprized at the enthusiasm and patriotism demonstrated by Canadians from all parts of our country. I have never heard our national anthem sung so many times by so many people in 17 days!
Yes, Canada has lots of social and economic challenges. Despite those challenges, we also have much as a country to be proud of.

(I just might have to go buy me a flag!)
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