The Vancouver 2010 Olympics came to a wrap last night, and we couldn’t have done it any better.

The celebrations all started when the Canadian Men’s Hockey team took home the Gold medal, something we have been waiting for for 8 years! Winnipeg’s Jonathan Toews scored the first goal which I believe was the most important goal of the game. The team that scores the first goal usually wins 9/10 times. To add to the excitement, U.S. scored with 40 seconds left to play in the 3rd to tie it up and send it to OT. It made it even more of an epic game to watch. Thank you Canada, and thank you U.S., for one of the most amazing Hockey experiences I’ve ever witnessed.

Winnipeg would continue to show its presence when Inward Eye performed the opening song and the national anthem at the closing ceremonies. Inward Eye did an amazing job on the catchy opening theme that simply repeated “Oooo. Vancooooover” over and over again. They then followed by putting a modern twist to our Country’s national anthem.

That’s not all Winnipeg! We would make another appearance represented by our very own Neil Young. Neil performed Long May You Run just before the Olympic flame was extinguished.

Summary of Winnipeg at the Vancouver 2010 Closing Day:
– Jonathan Toews scores first goal in the Gold Medal hockey game
– Inward Eye performs the National Anthem
– Neil Young performs as the torch is extinguished

True North Entertainment reports that 4,349 people were in attendance at the MTS Centre to watch Canada take the Gold Medal in Men’s hockey. The medal, which was Canada’s 14th Gold Medal at the 2010 Games, set a new record for most Gold medals ever won by a Country at a single Winter Olympic games.

With all these accomplishments from Canada and Winnipeg, no wonder why we took over Portage & Main last night. Check out this awesome video by BrokenLifestyleFilms of Winnipeg celebrating! Heck, there was even a street hockey game going on!

For the last two weeks we’ve all been showing how proud we are to be Canadian, but last night, I was even prouder to be from Winnipeg.

Thank you Vancouver for an amazing two weeks.

Photograph by Duncan Rawlinson.

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