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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

H is for HOCKEY

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Well, the 2014 Winter Olympics is over and Canada is again the gold medal champions in HOCKEY - both the men's and women's teams.  It was an exciting series and we enjoyed seeing all the teams play because there were lots of players who play on our local Vancouver Canucks team who were playing for their home countries.  And it was even better than the regular season because (in my humble opinion) there was no fighting!  The games were played the way they were supposed to be played - with good sportsmanship and skill.  Here is our men's team.
And here is our women's team.
Canada did extremely well in all the sports events and we were humbled by the effort all members put into their individual events.  You can see photos of all of Canada's medal winners here.  These are great photos, by the way.  The country came third overall, with only Russia and Norway beating us. Congratulations to our friends and neighbours, the United States of America, who came fourth.

27 comments:

Trubes said...

Well done Canada, I thoroughly enjoyed watching your team events, The men's ice hockey final was brilliant.
I feel an affinity with Canada because my Daughters' grandfather was Canadian his name was Chris Christianson, he was in the Mounties and then served in The Royal Canadian Air Force in WW2. Sadly he was killed in action in 1944.
The Christianson family have a ranch in Edmonton, Alberta.

Di..xx


GaynorB said...

Bravo, Canada.

A magnificent achievement. Am I right in thinking you gained more gold medals than the USA, along with the prized ice hockey golds?

Roger Owen Green said...

1 Russia 13/11/9=33
2 Norway 11/5/10=26
3 Canada 10/10/5=25
4 United States 9/7/12=28
So Canada had more gold, but the US has more medals (bronze kinda looks like gold, in the right light...)

ROG, ABCW

Reader Wil said...

Don't forget the Dutch! ;). We had 8 golden, 7 silver and 9 bronze medals and altogether 24 medals, but ...all for skating. We came 5th.For a small country not bad.
Congratulations Canada.
Wil, ABCW Team

Lisa said...

Congrats and well wishes all around! These are such amazing athletes....regardless of the country. But, if I had to root for another country, it would be Canada! :-)

Kim Hkiss said...

Wow they are good! Frankly speaking I prayed for the US team there is nothing wrong with that. ^_^ Overall I enjoyed all the games in winter olympics but feel bad about figure skating don't know what happened to it after they let the Russia won amidst her slips compare to Yuna Kim from Korea and Italy.
Thanks for sharing I think I still have the olympic bugs on me. ^_^

Kim,USA

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Congratulations Canada for a game well played!!!

Carver said...

Canada did do well. I watched a lot of the winter olympics including most of the hockey games.

tulika singh said...

Love the happy faces in the pictures. Winning is a great feeling.

Hildred said...

Not my favourite game because of the fighting that seems to be a part of it, but did enjoy the Olympic games - more ordered and civilized!!! And am so proud of the Canadian team...

Susan Moore said...

Happy for my homeland! I didn't get up to watch the men's final but my sister in Calgary did - off to the pub at a very early hour. She's a very dedicated hockey fan!

photowannabe said...

Congratulations to the great teams and their accomplishments...especially fair play. that's something we need more of.

Photo Cache said...

hockey gold medals should go to canada, it's your sport :)

congratulations. i was happy they won.

frankly my dear

ellen b. said...

I think I could hear Canada cheering all the way down here in Seattle!!

Indrani said...

Congratulations! Lovely happy frames!
Very well done to the teams.

AmitAag said...

Great team! Congrats!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/03/harmony.html

Hazel Ceej said...

I love those "leaves" they're holding. It's so Olympics! Congratulations to Canada.

retriever said...

Congrats kanaga, it was a great team, best regard from Belgium

Ann said...

I must say they really did play well. I've learned to appreciate Hockey because of the winter olympics.

Ann

Joy said...

Congratulations on your medal haul. I thoroughly enjoyed the games there were some great moments of winning and loosing. We had our largest medal count ever, don't laugh, it was 4, not bad for a country with a lack of snow, good on the fridge kids.

Leovi said...

A great sport!

uberrhund said...

Hooray and Huzzah for Hockey!

magiceye said...

Lovely take!!

Re your query on my post - the sculpture was made of scrap metal.

Nydia said...

Congrats for the medals! I didn't follow the games, but everybody talked about the hockey. Seems like it was epic!

Gattina said...

I haven't watched the winter games, I never watch sport, I don't like any except Golf, but that's for my cat who watches the ball falling in the hole and looks under the TV set to find it ! Of course I watch more the cat then the Golf !

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Canada and Hockey, world famous. I used to play the "Lawn" hockey. can be nasty when the stick meets your leg, but not as nasty as the ice hockey stick.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

We are big hockey fans around here too.