Athletes show their true patriot love on Canada's 150th birthday

Every July 1, Canadians celebrate the birth of their country nationwide — but this year Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary and Canadian athletes are showing their patriotism near and far.

Canucks celebrate their nation's special moment

Canadian athletes celebrate their nation's 150th birthday. (Twitter)

Every July 1, Canadians celebrate the birth of their country nationwide — but this year Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary and Canadian athletes are showing their patriotism near and far. 

Canadian Olympic athletes have the honour of representing their country on one of the most prestigious stages — the Olympic Games. Today, these athletes show their love, appreciation and thankfulness to their home and native land.

Three-time Olympian Meaghan Benfeito has had much success in her career diving for Canada on a world stage. Benfeito feels honoured to represent such a beautiful country. 

Fellow diving teammate Jennifer Abel joins the Canada 150 celebrations as she is very proud to be waving the Canadian flag across the world. 

Rio 2016 wrestling gold medallist, Erica Wiebe, also feels very proud to be Canadian as she celebrates her nation's 150th birthday. 

There seems to be a common theme among Canadian Olympians. Snowboarder Mark McMorris is a proud Canadian on the slopes. 

Olympic athletes weren't the only ones paying tribute to Canada on its birthday. There is no doubt that one of Canada's most beloved sports is hockey. Today, the hockey community comes together to celebrate the country's special day.

Other sports in Canada wished "The Great White North" a Happy Birthday:

While some of Canada's greats came together for a quick Canada 150 photo:

Happy 150th Birthday Canada! 


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