Sooke residents Judith and Glenn Brydon are standing loud and proud behind team Canada, as Canadian athletes compete over the next two weeks in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The couple set up a giant “Go Canada Go!” sign in their yard with gold, silver, and bronze plaques underneath, which they will use to tally up Canada’s’s medals throughout the Olympics. The plaques are surrounded by red and white rings.
“It’s just to show that we are Canadian proud, and support our athletes,” said Judith.
“To me, the Olympics are important because these athletes have struggled for years to get where they are, to hopefully stand on a podium and represent their country. It gives them pride, but it should give us, the citizens of this country, pride too.”
The six-foot-high sign, located on Horne Road, is made of recycled plywood, hula hoops and paint, and as each medal is won they will add numbers made out of pipe cleaners.
For previous Olympics, the couple has had smaller signs put up in their house, but Judith said this time they wanted something that would stand outside so people in the community could enjoy it as well.
“We’ve already had people give us little honks as they go by,” laughed Judith. “People will be able to see how team Canada is doing, and I just hope that it will help get spirit going within the community.”