Happy Canada Day! What Canadiana things have CFL players been up to?
By: Joscelyn Longo
As Canadians across our gorgeous “true North strong and free” celebrate Canada Day today, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate when CFL players represented in a patriotic way. With many of our players being proud American imports, we have to give them credit for appreciating some of the finer, more Canuck things in life: Hockey, Bacon, and Tim Hortons Coffee.
Happy Canada Day! Proud to be Canadian!! 🍁🇨🇦🍁
— Tyler Holmes (@tholmes57) July 1, 2015
So are we, Tyler!
A little ice fishing in this awesome weather. Had to bring the hound dog along!! #fishing #icefishing #bass #colorado #fisherman A photo posted by Gabe Knapton (@gabe_knapton55) on
We dare you to find Gabe Knapton of the Alouettes doing something more Canadian than ice fishing!
— CFL (@CFL) November 1, 2014
#CFLSnow is a thing that has happened… a lot. Because Canada.
#Toronto from there cn tower A photo posted by Hervé Tonye Tonye (@hervetonye) on
Herve Tonye of the Argonauts toured the CN Tower, which is one of the most popular Canadian tourist attractions.
— Shane Herbert (@Xcelar8) March 11, 2015
Argo’s player Shane Herbert tested out the theory that “the good old hockey game is the best game you can name”… but we’re really happy that he stuck with Football! Hey Shane, bonus points for the “eh”
Can Connor Williams of the Ottawa Redblacks be our spirit animal? He seems to be repping the Great White North with this wolf shirt, and we definitely approve.
First game as an Ottawa Redblack. I can’t wait to represent my city and help the team in any way possible. pic.twitter.com/Hb3m09w0rl
— Alex Mateas (@AlexMateas) June 25, 2015
Since Ottawa is our nation’s capital, we felt that this tweet from Alex Mateas was pretty patriotic.
Tis the season for pond hockey! #theranch A photo posted by Andrew Buckley (@andrewbuckley08) on
Calgary’s Andrew Buckley enjoys some good old Canadian Shinny, and we can practically feel the maple syrup in our veins!
— Kierrie Johnson (@KieAir_Johnson) November 11, 2014
Kierrie Johnson of the Argos not only acknowledged Veteran’s Day, but Remembrance Day as well. Touching, and patriotic.
Being a giant lumberjack from Canadian folklore, who just happens to love Tim Hortons… SO MUCH CANADIAN JUST HAPPENED.
— Michael Atkinson (@MikeAtkinson99) March 27, 2015
That time when Michael Atkinson of the Ticats had a ‘Trailer Park Boys’ marathon…
Grade A Canadian Beef. Hey Chris… so the Canada Day BBQ is at your place, right?
Grabbing a coffee tomorrow morning on @timhortons #CampDay? Take a selfie with your cup and use the hashtag #WEARECAMPDAY for your chance to win 2015 #Ticats season seats. Support the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation and send a kid to camp!
A photo posted by Hamilton Tiger-Cats (@hamiltontigercats) on
The only thing more Canadian than loving Tim Hortons? Being a part of the team that calls Tim Hortons Field “HOME”
Maybe next Canada Day we’ll kick it up a notch, and host a CFL Poutine Party…
If you’re enjoying your day today, have fun, and be safe! Drink responsibly, and plan ahead for a designated driver.
To find your nearest available cab, press #TAXI (#8294) on your mobile phone.
Cheers, and see you on Thursday, July 2nd for WEEK 2!