Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Canada's Standing Day 8 of Olympics

As of today Canada is in 4th place for Olympic medals (full medal standings) with a total of 8 medals. We have 4 gold, 3 silver and one bronze. They are:

  • speed skating women's 1,000 m, Christine Nesbitt, gold
  • short track, women's 500 m, Marianne St. Gelais, silver
  • women's snowboardcross, Maelle Ricker, gold
  • men's snowboardcross, Mike Robertson, silver
  • freestyle skiing, men's moguls, Alexander Bilodeau, gold*
  • speed skating, women's 3,000 m, Kristina Groves, bronze
  • freestyle skiing, women's moguls, Jennifer Heil, silver
  • skeleton, men's, Jon Montogomery, gold
* first Canadian to win Olympic gold on Canadian soil


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