Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa Fans Sing O Canada in Unison (Video)
Last week a Candian soldier was murdered while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, sending shockwaves through Canada and the United States.
On Saturday night, as a tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, and Ottawa Senators did something absolutely amazing. Each team was playing at home in their respective arenas, hundreds of miles apart, but they had their fans sing O Canada in unison.
It was not the first tribute to Cpl. Cirillo we’ve seen, but it was the most moving.
The primary ceremony broadcast on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada was held in Ottawa for obvious reasons. Then, as soon as the Canadian anthem began, the network cut between shots of fans in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.
The words get a little garbled at points, given the linguistic divide between Montreal and Toronto. But you didn’t need to make out the words to appreciate the sentiment. It really was amazing. I for one have never seen anything quite like it before.
Take a look:
Well done, NHL.