Posted by: John Kirk on February 14th, 2010
Courtesy International Cryptozoology Museum.
With due respect to the opinions of certain Australian gentleman, Quatchi is a really beloved mascot of which we Canadians are proud. Quatchi represents the BC Sasquatch which has been sighted more than any other Sasquatch in Canada and perhaps more than any other type of bipedal hominid in the Americas.
It is utterly appropriate to have our unofficial provincial animal representing us at these games and we wouldn’t have it any other way. If we could add Ogopogo and Cadborosaurus to our mascots that would be perfect, but they will be there another day.
This is a time for the world to come together and enjoy and respect each other at the Vancouver, Richmond and Whistler Olympics games. To disrespect our Sasquatch is utterly unnecessary and I would have expected more sportsmanship from our great Australian friends.
I say three cheers for Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yowie, Yeren, Yeti, Almas, Kaptars, Nguoi Rung, Ukumar Zupai and all the hairy bipedal hominids of the world. I am sure if they all could somehow get together they would get on way better than homo sapiens ever would.
To the world we in Canada say: Welcome to our country and enjoy yourselves to the hilt. And to our Aussie friends, long may the flag of your boxing ‘Roo fly proudly over the Olympic Village. May it do so next to our glorious Maple Leaf.
A proud Canuck (Canadian) and British Columbian,