The 2010 Vancouver Olympics have been over for a while now. The excitement that permeated this country was so palpable while the Games were going... it was awesome! And with the first gold medal, the belief in our country's athletes became huge!
There was complete surprise and amazement when the golds began rolling in... and we completely stole the gold podium. I'm not sure we will ever be able to repeat that performance but it really doesn't matter.
What matters is the sense of pride in Canada that we have... Canadians have always been a quiet and polite bunch. Not loud and outspoken, but persistent, dedicated and hard working. That hard work paid off for our athletes and we soared above and far beyond anyone's expectations.
The voice behind the Olympic song "I Believe" is Nikki Yanofsky, a 16 year old from Quebec who is a jazz singer. At the age of 12 or 13, she was on stage singing tributes to Ella Fitzgerald. She's got an amazing voice, is gorgeous, and has been giving back to the world through her talent and her achievements with typical Canadian aplomb... quietly but with grace and style. I've included the video of her singing 'I Believe'... and every time I hear it or see the video, I am moved to tears with pride... I love3 her voice, I love this song... and I love My Country!!!!