Dear Members of the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team, YOU WERE EXCEPTIONAL!
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics came to a close yesterday, but what was captured on screen will stay in our hearts and minds forever.
Throughout the Games, Canadians all over the globe were uniting as proud supporters of our team. I, on behalf of all Canadians, would like to thank our amazing athletes and coaches for their involvement at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and for being amazing ambassadors of our country.
What were the highlights of the Olympics for you? What performance(s) stood out to you?
For me there were many highlights from the Games, and each was very special. But one theme was common to all our Canadians’ efforts: the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself!
The Women’s Gold medal game between Canada and the U.S. last Friday displayed that for me in particular. For the first 56 minutes, our Canadian women’s team were down two goals to the Americans, and it appeared to the viewers that they wouldn’t win.
Some people in their position would have given up and felt defeated.
Then, with less than 4 minutes left in the game, a goal was scored by Brianne Jenner, a Canadian who saw a hole and took it. She still believed; she showed others that with perseverance and hope, a goal was possible. That meant that other goals were possible too! With redeemed momentum spawned by this first goal, Marie-Philip Poulin (Canada) got a second – with less than one minute remaining in the game.