The Olympics may be over, but the celebration is just beginning for Canadian athletes who returned home on Monday to a heroe’s welcome from family and fans alike.
More than 100 fans erupted in cheers as Christine Sinclair, Canada’s flag-bearer, appeared alongside three of her teammates, Karina LeBlanc, Sophie Schmidt and Emily Zurrer, at Vancouver International Airport.
‘Golden Rosie’ a.k.a Rosie MacLennan was met by a throng of media and supporters at Toronto’s Pearson Airport.
Janine Hanson, two-time Olympian and rowing silver medalist, was greeted by home-town supporters in London, Ont., telling media the women’s eight rowing team would be in for some big changes come 2016.
The crowd erupted the moment boxer Custio Clayton stepped exited the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and shocked at the generous welcome he received.
Men’s rowing team members James Andrew Brynes and Doug Csima made sure to show off their well-deserved silver medals during a stop at the Calgary airport.
Kayaker Mark de Jonge touched down at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport to swarms of fans chanting “Mark! Mark! Mark!” before they broke into a heart-felt rendition of O’Canada.
Desiree Scott, her women’s soccer bronze medal around her neck, teared up at the sight of about 500 supporters cheering as she arrived in Winnipeg.
The Ottawa police pipe and drum band waited, along with dozens of supporters, at Ottawa International Airport to welcome home local athletes, including Men’s 4×100 relay runners Oluwasegun (Segun) Makinde and Gavin Smellie.
Diver Eric Sehn arrived in Edmonton with bags full of team Canada gear, and memories. He was greeted by a small but enthusiastic crowd, and reunited with his coach.