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Proud to be Canadian: 5 quotes from inspiring athletes
July 1, 2019 | by Sya Taherazar

Canada Day is a time to celebrate the great white north, and at Fortius we are not shy about showing our red and white!

We are proud and inspired by the diverse group of athletes working hard every day to represent Canada, and feel lucky to be able to work alongside many of them.

And that pride is not one-sided. Here’s 5 quotes from Canadian athletes describing how they feel about representing the leaf:

NHL Hockey Player Sidney Crosby Team Canada

1) Sidney Crosby, Centerman (Hockey)

“I think as a Canadian hockey player, you go through it in your mind so many times, being able to stand on that blue line and hear your national anthem play and being a gold medal champion, you dream of that. And then to be able to accomplish that and actually win a gold medal and represent your country it’s an amazing feeling.”

Canadian Womens National Soccer Team Player Kadeisha Buchanan

2) Kadeisha Buchan, Defender (Soccer)

“The best part about representing Canada is that it’s an honour. Only two groups of people represent Canada, our Army and our athletes.”


Speed Skating Athlete Catriona Le May Doan Team Canada

3) Catriona Le May Doan (Speedskating)

“So proud to be Canadian and help continue to make sport safer and more inclusive.”


National Mens Soccer Player Alphonso Davies Team Canada

4) Alfonso Davies, Midfielder (Soccer)

“Ever since I was little, when I moved to Canada, Canada has been my home. I’ve lived here for almost 13 years now. My parents love it, I love it. It’s the country that took me in, that made me the man I am today.”


Paralympic Cross Country Skier Brian McKeever Team Canada

5) Brian McKeever (Paralympic Cross-Country Skiing)

“I’m a proud Canadian, and I’ve been fortunate to represent my country on the field of play out there, through a lifetime of sport that’s brought a lot of riches of experience.”



Thank you to these athletes, and all the others representing or aspiring to represent Canada. We are all proud to be Canadian!