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P.K. Subban spreads joy, Canadian athletes head home for holidays

Canada's athletes are spread far and wide at competitions or training, but most make a point of making the long journey home to see family and friends for the holiday season.

Long journey home for holidays worth it for Canada's top athletes

Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban calls on Canada to help make sick kids smile with his #CanadaCarols jingle bells campaign. (Via @PkSubban1)

Canada's high performance athletes are spread throughout the world for competitions or training, but like most Canadians they make a point to come home during the holidays to be with family, friends and take a much-needed break.

Homeward bound

Rower and 2014 women's eight world champion Christine Roper is heading to Victoria to be with family for the holidays. 

We're not sure how long Roper's journey will be, but cyclist Sean Mackinnon has a solid 16 hours of travel time before he'll get home for Christmas.

Or perhaps a bit longer.

His cycling teammate Kristi Lay had a similarly long journey home from training camp in New Zealand.

But Lay made it home and tweeted out what she's been doing in Montreal. You can get back on that diet Jan. 1.

Training never stops

Nine-time national boxing champion Mandy Bujold may be on Christmas vacation, but the training never truly stops if you are going to be the best. She'll be ringing in the New Year with a nice group run. 

Peace on earth, and peace I'm out of here

One half of this year's Grand Prix final silver medal pair, Eric Radford, is celebrating the holidays outside of Canada in warm and sunny Tel Aviv.

Retired freestyle skier and Sochi ski gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau is chasing the sunshine, too, and going down under for the holidays. 

#CanadaCarols

​Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban isn't coming or going for the holidays, instead he's just trying to bring Canadians together to make kids smile with his #CanadaCarols Jingle Bells rendition. #CanadaCarols is spreading, and even had our Prime Minister participating. We're still waiting on Justin Bieber to take part, to be honest. 

We're looking forward to the final #CanadaCarols video, P.K. Perhaps a Christmas morning release?


What are you doing for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below. 

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