Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Quebec's Despatie : Hi-Ho, Silver!
I have an affinity for all things from Quebec -- OK, not poutine! So of course I was rooting for diver Alexandre Despatie last night during the springboard diving competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
The 23-year-old, born in Montreal, picked up the silver medal, one of four that Canada won on Tuesday. The Laval resident also received a silver four years ago in Athens.
It's been a long journey for Despatie, who has recently suffered from an injured back and a broken foot.
Read about his victory in The Gazette.
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