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Monday, March 1, 2010

Go Canada Go!

I received this email today and thought, now doesn’t this say it all, it’s going on my blog, and perhaps some of you have already had this show up in your inbox. Remember to keep your tongue firmly planted in your cheek as you read, it’s meant to be a fun read………keep your sense of humour…

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We never claimed to be perfect
That means we've learned to be humble 
We say excuse me and I'm sorry as well as please and thank you.

Sure one arm of the torch didn't rise, 
But when the earthquake struck Haiti, Canadians raised their hands to say we'll help.

And yes, there is a fence around the torch
But you can walk right up and shake hands with our Prime Minister and other famous Canadians

We put Gretzky in the back of a pick up, in the rain, not surrounded by police and he was okay
And by the way... The great one is Canadian and he wasn't complaining.

We do have security at the games, of course, but most people don't even have a gun they have to leave at home!
The medals ARE under lock and key but our doors and our hearts are open to the world.

It has been pointed out that some buses broke down last week but let's not overlook the fact that our banking system didn't.
So big deal one out of four torch arms didn't rise.  Good
thing we had 3 more!  It's called contingency planning!

But remember the Canada-arm works every time in outer space and insulin turned out to be okay
We couldn't change the weather but maybe we help stop global warming.

We don't have the tax base of the US or the power of the Chinese but, per capita, we ponied up for some pretty kick-ass venues in the worst global recession ever.

Sure, some folks couldn't afford tickets but our health care is universal.
We have shown the world that we can raise our voices in celebration and song but moments later stand in silence to respect a tragic event together spontaneously and unrehearsed.

What's more,  we don't need permission from anyone to have a slam poet, fiddlers with piercings and a lesbian singer tell our story to the world, while our multilingual female Haitian- born, head of state shares a box with her First Nations equals.         

We've shown the world that it doesn't always rain in
Vancouver, that you can strive for excellence but not get hung up on perfection.

And we've learned what it feels like to be picked on by some no name newspaper guy and we don't have to take it lying down!

So the point is not the snow, or the hydraulics or a couple guys being 5 minutes late to a ceremony. 
We know we're lucky that these are the biggest problems we had to deal with in the last couple weeks.

So take your cheap shots Guardian newspaper and cynics of the world!!!

We're bigger and better than that.
What's more we're finally starting to believe it!
Do you believe?

GO Canada GO

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