OTTAWA – In honour of Canada’s 146th birthday, some of Canada’s brightest Olympic hopefuls for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Game joined in the country’s largest birthday party to wish Canadians “Happy Canada Day” during the Canada Day Noon Show from Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Athletes and coaches attending the celebrations in Ottawa included:  2013 Canadian (Scotties Tournament of Hearts) Champions and Sochi 2014 hopefuls in the sport of curling Rachel Homan (Ottawa, ON), Emma Miskew (Ottawa, ON), and Lisa Weagle (Ottawa, ON)  as well as Vancouver 2010 alternate and Sochi 2014 hopeful in the bobsleigh, Cody Sorensen(Ottawa, ON); and  2013 World Championship Bronze medallist in pairs figure skating, Eric Radford (Toronto, ON).

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Sochi Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and Paralympians are introduced to the cheering crowd on the stage during the Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 1, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/ Greg Kolz

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Athletes pose with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 1, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee/ Kalie Sinclair

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Sochi 2014 Olympic hopefuls and Paralympians pose with Canadian singing sensation Carly Rae Jepsen during the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 1, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee/ Kalie Sinclair

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