There is debate about what was the worst moment in Canadian history. Some say it was the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed an estimated 2000 people. More say it was when Michael J Fox left Edmonton to come to the States in 1979. I’d have been in that second camp, but this moment from Friday’s Penticton Vees game in BC might change my mind.
Or at least it would have, until that dang neighborly Canadian crowd saved the day.
Anthem singer Mark Donnelly chose to skate, gaudily, along the ice while singing “O Canada.” Donnelly was part of the way through a rousing rendition of the national anthem when he failed to notice the red carpet crossing center ice.
This is perhaps something the spotlight guys could have seen coming.
Donnelly did a faceplant, lost a beat, and then.. KEPT ON SINGING! Back on his feet, Donnelly held his mic to the crowd and they finished the dang song for him.
Canada can’t even fail without being adorable.
Big ups to @GLB62 for the tip.
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