Every July 1, Canadians celebrate the birth of their country nationwide — but this year Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary and Canadian athletes are showing their patriotism near and far.
Canadian Olympic athletes have the honor of representing their country on one of the most prestigious stages — the Olympic Games. Today, these athletes show their love, appreciation, and thankfulness to their home and native land.
Three-time Olympian Meaghan Benfeito has had much success in her career diving for Canada on a world stage. Benfeito feels honored to represent such a beautiful country.
— Meaghan Benfeito (@MegBenfeito) July 1, 2017
Fellow diving teammate Jennifer Abel joins the Canada 150 celebrations as she is very proud to be waving the Canadian flag across the world.
— Jennifer Abel (@JennAbel91) July 1, 2017
Rio 2016 wrestling gold medallist, Erica Wiebe, also feels very proud to be Canadian as she celebrates her nation’s 150th birthday.
— Erica Wiebe (@ericawiebe) July 1, 2017
There seems to be a common theme among Canadian Olympians. Snowboarder Mark McMorris is a proud Canadian on the slopes.
— Mark McMorris (@markmcmorris) June 30, 2017
Olympic athletes weren’t the only ones paying tribute to Canada on its birthday. There is no doubt that one of Canada’s most beloved sports is hockey. Today, the hockey community comes together to celebrate the country’s special day.
The True North strong and free!
— NHL (@NHL) July 1, 2017
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 1, 2017
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 1, 2017
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 1, 2017
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) July 1, 2017
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 1, 2017
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) July 1, 2017
— University Magazine (@Universitymaga) July 1, 2017