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Saturday, 15 June 2019
The Canadian Collective Consciousness

As you probably know by now, Toronto Canada is the first city to win an NBA championship outside the USA.

The "We The North" campaign first started in 2014. While this was a distinctly Raptor's Basketball Logo, it could be applied to other Team Canada activities that went before. 

  1. Hockey: In 1972, Canada rallied to defeat the USSR in the first "Hockey Summit Series".
  2. Hockey2: Sydney Crosby scored the winning goal in overtime to defeat the US in the 2010 Olympics for the gold medal.
  3. Baseball: The Blue Jays won the first international World Series for Toronto and Canada. 
  4. The Liberation of the Netherlands In WW2: Every year after, Holland sent thousands of tulip bulbs to Ottawa as a thank you for our war effort. 
  5. Vimy Ridge WW1: The defeat of the Germans at Vimy Ridge was a major milestone in the liberation of France in World War One. 
  6. The Underground Railroad: Canada accepted fleeing slaves during the American Civil War. Harriet Tudman was the major organizer of the railroad. 
  7. Slavery Banned In Upper CanadaJohn Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of Canada(called Upper Canada in the 1790s). He was an English abolitionist and enacted a bill which forbade slavery in Canada. England took actions to free the slaves in its Empire long before the US did. 
Canadians in sports and life have achieved many successes that we can all be proud of. We are all "Team Canada" and #TheGreatWhiteNorth.
P.S. On Sat/07/19, Bianca Andreesu became the first Canadian tennis player to win a major event (i.e. The US Open). Last year, she didn't even qualify to get into the tournament. Now, she has her own power hashtag: "SheTheNorth".  


Posted by qualteam at 1:00 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 9 September 2019 7:51 AM EDT

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