Between play-offs and prime ministers, it’s been a big year for Canada.
All eyes were on us as Justin Bieber came back into the limelight (was he ever really away?), repenting for his years as a tearaway teen and becoming the second Twitter account to reach 70 million followers.
October 19 was our busiest night on the social media site – it saw the highest volume of Tweets (5.5 million) as Canadians used their second screens to follow election night and game three of the Blue Jays ALC series.
Here is the definitive list of the top 10 most used “Made in Canada” hashtags of 2015.
Canadian politics were a huge deal this year with the federal election in October, and it seemed like everyone had something to say about it. This hashtag went straight to the top in 2015.
Promoting awareness for mental health, Bell Canada donated $.0.05 for every tweet that used this hashtag – and Twitter responded in a big way.
Canadians headed to the polls after the longest federal election campaign in history. Many were convinced that it would be the country’s first “social media election,” and coming third on the list, it certainly showed the power of online.
Swing, bada bada, swing. The baseball team swept the city into a frenzy back in September when they made it into the playoffs for the first time in 22 years.
But what really got us going was their inability to give up when the chips were down, and this hashtag brought fans together throughout the journey. Jose Bautista’s epic bat flip after his crucial three-run homer gave us one of the most iconic moments in the sport since Joe Carter in 1993.
Canada hosted the Women’s World Cup this summer. The host nation had a great tournament, reaching the quarter finals, but it was the USA who went on to win in stunning fashion, beating Japan 5-2.
The Monteal Canadiens hockey team’s hashtag was used all over Twitter this year, with the Habs seeking their 25th Stanley Cup this season.
Or, for those with their eyes glued to the screen looking to tweet their support, here’s the shorter version.
Could 2015 be the year for the Leafs? Its legion of fans on Twitter will be hoping they can acquire their first title since *gulp* 1967. (They won’t).
July saw 6,132 athletes descend upon Toronto for The Pan Am Games, as 41 nations vied for sporting glory. Despite some public backlash when Kanye was chosen to headline the closing ceremony (with many calling for his removal from the country), the event was a huge success.