As the horrors and heartbreak of each day continue in Ukraine the photo of a little six-year-old girl lying lifeless on a gurney in a hospital in Mariupol under the coat she was wearing just an hour or two before, has been seared into my mind. The doctors who fought so hard to try and save her life exclaimed after she died “Show this to Putin.” These simple drawings loudly echo their words as, with broken hearts, we all continue to Stand With Ukraine.
The brave Russians demonstrating against their own government across the country in opposition to the war, with more than 1800 arrested, are heroes all, providing a glimmer of hope for an uncertain future and a little light in the darkness as the bombs continue to fall in Ukraine tonight, with the sheltering families and children very much in my thoughts.
Olympic Moments – XVII
Congratulations and thank you to all of our great Team Canada Olympians who exemplified in every way the Olympic motto, “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together.”
Olympic Moments XVI – 2.19.22
Congratulations to Ivanie Blondin on her silver medal in the women’s mass start speedskating final, and to all of our Canadian Olympians not only in the women’s and men’s bobsleigh events today but from the past 16 inspiring days.
Congratulations to Marie-Philip Poulin and her gold medal winning women’s hockey team, and to Marielle Thompson on her silver medal in women’s ski cross.
Olympic Moments XIV – 17.2.22
Olympic Moments XIII – 16.2.22
Congratulations to our Canadian men’s short track speed skating relay team, Steven Dubois, Pascal Dion, Jordon Pierre-Gilles, Maxime Laoun and Charles Hamelin, on their gold medal in the 5000m relay. With this win and his 6th career Olympic medal Charles Hamelin becomes one of Canada’s most decorated athletes. Looks like we might have our second closing ceremony flag bearer.
A golden day for Team Canada in women’s long track speed skating. Congratulations to Ivanie Blondin, Valerie Maltais and Isabelle Weidemann on winning gold in women’s team pursuit. This is Isabelle Weidemann’s third Olympic medal, joining her silver and bronze, and making her the third Canadian speed skater to win at least three medals at a single Olympic Games. Do we perhaps have our closing ceremony flag bearer, he asks?
Congratulations also to Canada’s Max Parrot on his bronze medal in men’s snowboard big air, to join his gold medal in men’s Slopestyle.
Olympic Moments XII – 15.2.22
Olympic Moments XI – 2.14.22
Congratulations to Christine de Bruin on her Valentines Day Bronze medal in the Olympic debut of women’s monobob, and congratulations to our wonderful Team Canada ice dancers whose inspiring artistry has been such a treat to watch and enjoy.
Happy Valentines Day ❤️
Olympic Moments IX – 12.2.22
Congratulations to Team Canada’s Eliot Grodin and Meryeta O’Dine on their bronze medals in the first ever Olympic mixed team snowboard cross event.
Another great day for Team Canada fulfilling the Olympic motto in spades. Congratulations to all of our inspiring athletes: Eliot Grondin, silver medal in men’s snowboard cross; Isabelle Weideman became the first Canadian double medalist at the Games with a silver medal in women’s 5000 meters speedskating, to join her bronze; Jack Crawford, bronze in the men’s alpine combined; Marion Thenault, Mohammed Fontaine and Lewis Irving, bronze in the first ever Olympic mixed team aerials; and Keegan Messing’s performance in the men’s free skate was one of the highlights of a memorable day.
Oympic Moments VII – 10.2.22