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

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Canadian Olympic Medal Round-up

The Canadian Olympic medal round-up (click here for full medal standings) with a total of 26 medals. We have 14 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze. Canada also earned the distinction of earning the most gold medals on the home soil of a host country. Our Canadian Olympic medal winners are:

Gold:

  • speed skating women's 1,000 m - Christine Nesbitt
  • snowboarding, women's snowboardcross - Maelle Ricker
  • freestyle skiing, men's moguls - Alexander Bilodeau, gold*
  • skeleton, men's - Jon Montogomery
  • women's skicross - Ashleigh McIvor
  • figure skating, ice dancing - Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue
  • women's bobsled - Kaillie Humphreys, Heather Moyse
  • women's ice hockey (team)
  • men's snowboard parallel giant slalom - Jasey-Jay Anderson
  • men's short track, 500 m - Charles Hamelin
  • short track, men's 5,000 m relay - Charles Hamelin, Jean Olivier, Francois Hamelin, Guillaume Bastille, Francois-Louis Tremblay
  • speed skating, men's team pursuit - Mathieu Giroux, Lucas Makowsky, Denny Morrison
  • men's curling - Marc Kennedy, Kevin Martin, Benjamin Herbert, John Morris, Adam Enright
  • men's ice hockey (team)
Silver:
  • short track, women's 500 m - Marianne St-Gelais
  • snowboarding, snowboard cross - Mike Robertson
  • freestyle skiing, women's moguls - Jennifer Heil
  • speed skating, women's 1,500 m - Kristina Groves
  • women's bobsled, Helen Upperton, Shelly-Ann Brown
  • woman's curling - Cheryl Bernard, Susan O'Connor, Carolyn Darbyshire, Corrie Bartell, Kristie Moore
  • short track, women's 3,000 m relay - Tania Vincent, Marianne St-Gelais, Jessica Gregg, Kalyna roberge
Bronze:
  • speed skating, women's 3,000 m - Kristina Groves
  • speed skating, women's 5,000 m - Clara Hughes
  • women's figureskating - Joannie Rochette
  • men's short track 500 m - Francois-Louis Tremblay
  • men's four man bobsled - Lyndon Rush, Chris Le Bihan, David Bissett, Lascelles Brown
* first Canadian to win Olympic gold on Canadian soil


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