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The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. held a Sochi 2014 Olympic Viewing Party to watch the Canada vs. United States women’s gold medal match on February 20, 2014.
Embassy guests eagerly gathered to cheer on the Canadian women play for their fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
While watching the game on projectors and big screen TVs throughout the building, guests were treated to BeaverBites, Tim Hortons coffee, Molson products, and We the Pizza from celebrity Canadian chef Spike Mendelsohn. A pair of iconic Red Mittens from the Hudson’s Bay 2014 Olympic Collection were also gifted to guests.
The Sochi 2014 games has been a thrilling experience for both athletes and fans, as stories of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and talent have placed an unique spotlight on Team Canada. From Alex Bilodeau’s embrace with his brother after winning the gold medal in moguls, to honouring Sarah Burke’s ski halfpipe legacy, Team Canada has been making headlines around the world in this year’s Olympic games.
Robert Murphy from Casper, Wyoming, reached out to compliment Canada’s Olympic team’s actions at the cross country ski event:
“I have never been so moved by such a selfless act of kindness as shown by Coach Wadsworth towards the Russian cross country skier Anton Gafarov, who was struggling to finish the sprint in Sochi with a broken ski. I witnessed an act of such humanity, such kindness and compassion that my spirit has been raised to a new hope. Thank you Canada, for showing the world, through your native son Justin Wadsworth, what is truly and ultimately more important than any gold medal!!! I salute you Canada, and Coach Wadsworth! I believe you both represent everything that is good and decent in the world. This one act, witnessed by millions over the globe, has inspired us to raise the bar of sportsmanship for this generation and those yet to come. Bravo Canada! Bravo Justin Wadsworth! Bravo!”
Congratulations to Canada’s women’s hockey team for representing Canada so well at Sochi 2014. We are all so proud of what you’ve achieved.
On February 18, 2014 Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“The events in Kyiv today have shaken a nation, rattled by months of unrest. Canada unequivocally condemns the violence that has led to the deaths of scores of Ukrainians.
“Canada is today announcing further assistance to provide medical care for Ukrainian activists through a contribution to a Ukrainian non-governmental organization, including vital supplies, first aid kits and training.
“This urgent medical relief will ensure that treatment is provided to the courageous activists injured while speaking out peacefully in support of democracy.
On February 7th, Canada will join over 80 countries at the Opening Ceremony to officially kick off the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. That’s a lot of noise to compete with but we have an advantage together. Let’s make our voice loud and clear with the biggest digital cheer EVER! Learn how to take part here: http://olympic.ca/2014/01/30/calling-all-canadians-donate-your-status-for-team-canada/
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