As the closing weekend of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is upon us, Team Canada has made the country proud breaking our own medal record. From the athletes’ tribute to Canadian icon Celine Dion to the Arkells’ anthem for the athletes, we’re taking a look at the top viral moments from the Winter Games.
Dion is an inspiration for many Canadians, including the athletes in South Korea. Team Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury shared a video on Twitter on Friday of a bus full of competitors belting out the songstress’ “Titanic” hit “My Heart Will Go On.”
A viral request from Canadian band, the Arkells, had the group in South Korea cheering on our country from the stands.
Max Kerman, the Arkells’ lead singer, reached out to Air Canada requesting the airline to fly them to the games to sing their anthem “Knocking at the Door” live for the Canadian athletes.
Air Canada obliged, and the Arkells headed to South Korea.
With 27 medals and counting, Team Canada has broken our own record with the most Olympic medals at a single Winter Games for our country.
The Canadian Figure Skating Team won gold on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics. And another moment that will stand out in history is Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s gold medal win in Ice Dancing. The team, now retiring, earned the top spot on the podium and in our hearts.
Many stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Jann Arden and Dan Levy, celebrated Virtue and Moir on social media.
Another standout moment, when Kaetlyn Osmond won her first ever individual medal. The athlete, already a two-time Olympic gold and silver medalist in team figure skating, won a bronze in her first individual competition.
Curler Kevin Koe’s two daughters stole the show at the athlete’s bronze medal curling final. Although Koe walked away without a medal, his family, and Canada couldn’t be more proud.