INTERNeX Canada: Canadian Football !

The hockey seasons is over, but don´t worry because the football season has just started. By football, I mean Canadian football ( Europeans: Keep in mind that here they call soccer to our “football” in Europe).

Canadian football is a little bit different than american football. The Canadian team has 12 players rather than 11, is played on a field roughly 10 yards wider and ten yards longer between the end, and utilizes three downs per possession rather than four.

The top league is the professional eight-team  Canadian Football League (CFL). The CFL regular season begins in June, and playoffs for the Grey Cup are completed by mid-November.

In British Columbia, our professional team is BC Lions. They play their games in the BC Place, in downtown.

BC Lions Facts:

  • The name: The team was names for The Lions, a pair of mountain peaks overlooking Vancouver.
  • Uniform colors: Orange, Black and White.
  • Mascot: Leo the Lion.
  • Stadium: BC Place Stadium
  • Western regular season championships: 13—1963, 1964, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012.
  • Western Division Championships: 10—1963, 1964, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2011.
  • Grey Cup championships: 6—1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2011.
  • Main Rivals: Montreal Alouettes (Labour Day Classic), Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Fight song: “Roar, You Lions, Roar”

I highly recommend to go to watch a match, ’cause the entrances´price are really cheap!

Best,

Mercedes

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Olympic Highlight 2010-02-23

So as the rest of the world was watching the men’s hockey match between Germany & Canada I have to admit I was encaptured by the women’s figure skating short program. It was quite a long program running up to 3 hours but the highlight of the event came with the final 3 skaters. Long time rivals, South Korean Kim Yu-Na and Japanese Mao Asada battled it out with two very fierce routines. However, no one came quite close enough to Kim’s “bond girl” dance which landed her a new world record mark of 78.50 points, a 4.74 point lead on Asada. This world champion, at the young age of 19, has dominated the season and is a hot favorite both back home in South Korea and in Canada due to the fact that she has done considerable training over here. But she showed few signs of the enormous pressure on her shoulders and confidently nailed all of her jumps whilst still keeping a her energy levels high. However, the person that truly stole the spotlight for me was Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who just two days ago had sadly lost her mother to a sudden heart attack just shortly after arriving in Vancouver to support her daughter. Wearing a black costume, the world silver medallist skated cleanly to her tango short programme “La Cumparsita” to the cheers of the spectators who rose to their feet at the end of her two-and-half minute routine. She hit all of her elements and tearfully finished her routine which earned her a season’s best 71.36 points and the accolades of the 11,000-plus crowd. This was definitely be a moment that will go down in Olympic history and hopefully Rochette will be able to continue on her path to the podium…Canada is really rooting for you!