(A vintage shot of Baby Nate cheering on Team Canada during the Winter Olympics, 2010.)
Back in the spring, Graham and I spent a couple of days trying to teach Nate to say “O Canada.” He did pretty well, too. We managed to capture him on video saying “Go Canada, go!” a couple of times. However, our attempts also fell over a weekend when he was getting over a nasty cold, and anyone who has parented a toddler will recall that the toddler cold rivals only a man cold in its misery.
You might be wondering why we were trying to get Nate on camera talking about Canada. The reason we worked so hard on this effort was because we were asked to participate in a wonderful campaign that Pampers was putting together, called “O Canada, Baby!” Pampers is celebrating the spirit of the Canadian Olympics this year through its support of Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and by compiling a fun version of our national anthem, sung completely by babies and toddlers.
I have to admit, when I read about how Priscilla was training for the 2012 Olympics while mothering a little one, I was impressed. I was even more interested in supporting her efforts when I learned that she lives right here in Durham Region, in Whitby, Ontario!
If you want to show your pride for Team Canada this year at the summer Olympics (currently just 45 days away!), check out the Pampers Canada Facebook page for details on their O Canada Baby campaign. View a 30 second cut of the anthem performed entirely by some little Canadian cuties, upload video footage of your baby, earn Pampers points and redeem them for Team Canada gear.
Celebrate Canadian Olympian Priscilla Lopes-Schliep with Pampers and go, Canada, go!