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Vancouver 2010 Olympics opening ceremony: Where was the French? Where was Quebec?


  • Betsy Schuurman: Ottawa Cooking Examiner 6 years ago

    I was disappointed by the Opening Ceremony. It really did only focus on Vancouver and B.C. There wasn't any connection to the rest of Canada. I also thought it was too Canada-centric as a whole. The best part about the Olympics is that it's athletes from all over the world coming to compete.

    And as someone who's only been in Ottawa for 1 year and is trying to quickly learn French to catch up to everyone else around here, I am always looking for more French.

  • Luc 6 years ago

    I agree with Betsy. Too West Coast centric. Aren't these Games the CANADIAN Olympics! Never mind the language for the poor ROC sensitivity. It was about Canada. And as much as I know, Quebec is still part of it. Can you imagine if the Olympic Games were held in Quebec City and all the opening ceremonies were to be held in French Only (with one song with Ann Murray). Where the thematic would have been Quebec, some of the Atlantic provinces and Ontario? At that rate the opening ceremonies should have held in Mandarin and English. BTW, just a note here about the Chinese games: the opening ceremonies and results were always announced in Mandarin, French and English. Now who are the racists or the red necks here?

  • Carol Roach, Montreal Mental Health Examiner 6 years ago

    I think it is absolutely disgusting myself, it shows we have no real presence in canada,

    I mean they could even have had willian shantner, they had donald sutherland, so what is the diff,

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  • Geddington 6 years ago

    I think you may be forgetting that the Olympics are awarded to a city, not to a country. As an non-Canadian, I thought the opening was great. As I understand it, there are more than four original nations in Canada, so under the "Quebec being left out" where is the complaint for them? I thought it was an appropriate display of colour, art and culture. Well done Vancouver!

  • Geddington 6 years ago

    Just heard the Garou song and you need to get your ears tested if you think it was 'off key'. Think your Quebec inferiority complex is clouding your judgement!

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