While the Olympics are now officially over, that doesn't mean that loss against Germany in hockey doesn't sting any less for Canadians. While we did end up taking home a silver in women's hockey and a bronze in mens', it's just weird to think we didn't land gold! Though for Ottawans there is a major silver lining to the loss that you'll be happy to know you can take advantage of today.
After the loss to Germany, the German foreign tweeted out to Germans in Canada to go easy on Canadians just after we lost the semi-final game:
Travel advisory: Germans in Canada should exercise a high degree of empathy. Be nice, don’t gloat, give hugs, buy rounds of hot chocolate.Just imagine how you would feel if Canada beat us in soccer #CANGER @TeamD @CanadaFP @GermanyInCanada @KanadaBotschaft— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo)
That in itself was pretty nice of them considering the win was probably a pretty exciting affair for anyone who is even the slightest German. Though the German embassy in Ottawa took the foreign office's advice one step further in the following tweet:
We are following @GermanyDiplo's advice and WILL be buying rounds of hot chocolate* for Ottawans! Location, date and time: @Bridgehead at Sparks & Metcalfe, Monday, Feb. 26, 8-9am. (*up to 50 , first come first served) https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo/status/967079630854291456 …— GermanEmbassyOttawa (@GermanyInCanada)
So while Canada isn't bringing home a gold in hockey, if you live in Ottawa around the area, you can bring home a free hot chocolate! The event will be running from 8-9 this morning over at Bridgehead but be quick as cups are limited!