Monday, January 12, 2009

Believe in Canada

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Only a year and a month away!!!

I'm sure by then I'll be so sick of these "Believe" commercials running on CTV which already started airing on Jan. 1st 2009:

but right now the voice of Donald Sutherland (yes, Jack Bauer's real father), the cute face of Olympic hopeful and Alpine skier Jan Hudek, and the music of Howard Shore (yes, he's Canadian too!) is giving me very patriotic vibes.

Now let's just hope Vancouver doesn't screw it up. Like they've already screwed themselves. (Sorry, I'm from Toronto and have a love/hate thing for the "city". hehe. Yes it's part jealousy for the views (both landscape and men), the slower pace and lifestyle (do people even work there?) but seriously, how do they PAY for the real estate? Or are they expecting the tax payers to foot the bill to the luxury condos/Olympic village?))

I hope they do one for Patrick Chan. Here's the PetroCanada/CBC one that ran last summer during the Beijing Olympics.

Jan Hudec (born August 19, 1981 in Sumperk, Czechoslovakia) is a Canadian alpine skier. On February 11, 2007, he won the silver medal in downhill at the 2007 World Championships in Åre, Sweden. In the November of the same year he won his first World cup victory, a downhill in Lake Louise.

Here's the second "Believe" commercial in the series:
Mellisa Hollingsworth (born October 4, 1980 in Eckville, Alberta) is a Canadian athlete who has competed since 1995. She won the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

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