Monday, March 01, 2010

I was having my own personal video montage of the Olympics as I faded into dreamland last night. More than Sidney Crosby or all the hot young female Canadian athletes I found my two boys were the memories that were loud and clear.

Our victory lap of our 'hood here in Little Italy, downtown Toronto was pretty special. Leo at 7 was blowing the big red horn and his ten year old brother Dylan had slogans coming out of his mouth like a marketing machine; "No Star Spangled Banner this time!" "Thirteen wasn't enough!" and many more.

I remember one of the big hockey games, Leo went running upstairs and when asked where he was going he yelled back "I have to get the bobsleigh results!"

I have heard claims that this Olympics might change our Country forever regarding our Canadian pride. I think this is true. My hope is that the Canadian pride spills over into the arts. When will people's fave bands be Canadian, and when will they go to see local jazz players as much or more than they pay for the big "out-of-town-ticket?" Some of the lame music during the Olympics didn't help that but I suppose there will always be some of that.

We really are among the best here in Canada at a lot of things and I hope people start to see that.

I know the Olympics have had an impression on my family that has changed our lives forever and will always remember 2010. 14 Golds. Yay Canada! Yay Sidney Crosby!!!


At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Olympics had a big impression on Zachary too. All week he was trying to figure out which sport he will work hard at so he can compete in the Olympics one day. (He decided on hockey.) We went for a celebratory walk down Bloor street after the game and, much to Danny's horror I'm sure, waved and danced at all the honking cars.


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