What these games mean to Canada-Stephen Brunt

Stephen Brunt, of the Globe and Mail, recently submitted a video essay to CTVOlympics.ca at the conclusion of the Vancouver Winter Games.  I only had the chance to see it today.  What a remarkable piece that defines the status of Canada today more than anything I’ve read.

Stephen Brunt  produced and narrated a poignant and intelligent video essay documenting the perceived shift in emotion and pride experienced by Canada as a result of the Games.

What an amazing piece of writing. Stephen Brunt of Globe and Mail, submits a Video Essay.  This sportscaster has nailed it. Best assessment of Canada I ‘ve seen in a long time. A poignant declaration without over-sentimentality.  What these games mean to Canada “Cynicism is easy”, ” Admit it, it feels good”

“What these games mean to Canada”…


(CTVOlympics.ca) Video

(CTVOlympics.ca) Audio Download my track.

Ending Song: Red Heart by “Hey Rosetta” iTunes


Hamilton-born Stephen Brunt started at The Globe as an arts intern in 1982, after attending journalism school at the University of Western Ontario. He then worked in news, covering the 1984 election, and began to write for the sports section in 1985. His 1988 series on negligence and corruption in boxing won him the Michener award for public service journalism. In 1989, he became a sports columnist.

Nominated for several National Newspaper Awards, Brunt is also the author of seven books: including Facing Ali, which in addition to Canada was published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and Norway, and was named one of the ten best sports books of the year by Sports Illustrated. His new book, Searching For Bobby Orr will be published this fall by Knopf Canada



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