Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Are More!

I watched the opening last night with my daughter. Yes, I did let her stay up until 11 pm. She was excited, but sad because they didn't show the Olympic Mascots. She really loves those guys. I may have to purchase some stuffies for Easter or Birthday.

Watching the opening was amazing. I was so impressed at what they did by incorporating the First Nations history and our vast multicultural history. There were many times when I was explaining something to my daughter that I got teary eyed due to being so proud of my Country and what we are. The highlight of the evening for me, was the slam poem by Shane Koyczan - We are More! It is true what they say about Canadians being humble and not taking centre stage. However, this poem said everything every Canadian feels.

We Are More!

6 comments:

3 Blessings said...

We enjoyed watching the opening and I thought of you and Andrea the whole time. You have to tell me though, what is the meaning behind the "river dance" style dancers that were very edgy? I was intrigued.
Blessings,
Amy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

We like watching the Olympics too. I'll be doing a post about being a former Olympian sometime during the Olympics. I'm not the athletic kind though :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Laura said...

How proud you must be of your country. The opening ceremony was amazing and I agree- his poem was unbelievable.

Enjoy the Olympics! I am-

Laura

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

It is beautiful to see such wonderful patriotism and LOVE for your country.
I hope you'll enjoy this little award that I've left for you on my blog!
http://benmakesten.blogspot.com/2010/02/thanks-for-this-award-erin.html

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Shawntele said...

We missed the opening ceremonies but had such a great time watching our country win gold hockey medals; so proud to be a Canadian!!!!

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