As we reach the height of our Pop Olympics trial voting and the other, internationally broadcast Olympics lie just around the corner, we figured you guys might need a little inspiration for getting excited about your home country. Well, trust us when we say that if you can't get pumped for Canada after seeing our photo list of 25 things that make the country great, you're either not a true Canadian or you just have sugar water running through your veins. (Make sure you make it all the way to the end, where we have a little surprise for you fans of Canadian pop.)

Take a look, and remember to head back over to our Canada voting page when you're done to select who you want to represent your country in the Pop Olympics next week.

1. FREE HEALTH INSURANCE

 

2. BEATING PEOPLE UP FOR SPORT

 

3. YOUR BOYFRIEND RYAN GOSLING

 

4. THE DRAMATIC INTERPRETATIONS OF TEEN LIFE ON DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION

 

5. STEVE NASH

 

6. EH?

 

7. THE UNIFORMS WORN BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

 

8. THE EXPLORATORY BENEFITS OF THE FUR TRADE

 

9. ICE SKATING AU NATUREL

 

10. JOYEUX FESTIN, THE HAPPIEST OF HAPPY MEALS

 

11. A DOLLAR COIN THAT ACTUALLY GETS USED

 

12. EMBRACING THE COLD EACH YEAR WITH ICE SCULPTURES AT ICE FEST

 

13. MAPLE SYRUP STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

 

14. THE MANY FACES OF THE MARMOT

 

15. IRREVERENT INTERVIEWS FROM NARDWUAR

 

16. PATRIOTIC LOVE SONGS LIKE "O CANADA"

 

17. THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF PAMELA ANDERSON

 

18. THE HANGOVER REMEDIES CONTAINED WITHIN ONE SERVING OF POUTINE

 

19. CHEAP AND WIDELY AVAILABLE PROMETHAZINE

 

20. HEROIC BFFS TERRANCE AND PHILLIP

 

21. FAST-CASUAL DELICACIES FROM TIM HORTONS

 

22. FASHIONABLE ATTIRE TO WEAR IN THE WINTER

 

23. ZIPPER TECHNOLOGY

 

24. WIDE OPEN SPACES

25. YOUR CANADIAN POP OLYMPICS REPRESENTATIVE: JUSTIN BIEBER!