love thursday: hometown heroes

Yesterday was dubbed “Women’s Wednesday” in Vancouver.  Women, CANADIAN women that is, swept the medals yesterday.

Clara Hughes, Ladies 500o m Speed Skating: BRONZE

Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Women’s 2-“man” Bobsleigh: GOLD

Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown, Women’s 2-“man” Bobsleigh: SILVER

Ladies 3000 m Short Track Speed Skating Relay: SILVER

Amazing!!  So proud of everyone.  However, I am most proud of the hometown hero of Summerside, PEI: HEATHER MOYSE!!  Emily (my sister) and Rhiannon headed up to Whistler, yesterday, to watch the gold medal finish of the women’s bobsleigh!  Emily is very good friends with Heather’s brother, Walter, and together with his family they cheered on the Canada women like no cheering has been heard before!!

Heather and the Moyse family are from Summerside, PEI- hometown of my mom and really my entire family.  We consider ourselves transient residents of beautiful Summerside and we are always proud of the little town on the harbour of Prince Edward Island.

Here is a fabulous picture, my sister Emily took of the Canadian women.

Canadian Women Bobsleigh Champions! Photo taken by: Emily Coolidge

For some great articles on Summerside, Heather, and the PEI pride that shines – read these:

Summerside shows its pride in Heather

Moyse golden

Brother believes

As I watch the Olympians everyday I do think about their “day” jobs, their families, and of course their hometowns.  Each of these athletes, whether they are from Toronto, ON or Summerside, PEI- they are ALL hometown heroes!

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5 thoughts on “love thursday: hometown heroes

  1. Wow, what an amazing experience! Thanks for spreading the word of the awesome Canadian women, Amanda! We are living up to the bumper sticker of “Canadian Girls Rock”.

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