- they have nothing to do with Canada - there's no maple leafs/beavers/loons/moose
- they have nothing to do with Canada - they're "too Asian"1
- what Olympic mascots?
Quatchi is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends. Although Quatchi loves all winter sports, he’s especially fond of hockey. He dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie.
Dude, he plays hockey! And I think he's cute! And he's from the "mysterious forests of Canada." *I* live near a mysterious forest! Maybe he lives in my 'hood!
Although I do have to agree with Darren that if you go to the official site and hear the mascots say their name, which you do by mousing over the characters, it's a bit freaky. I like to run my mouse across all of them really fast so that they keep saying their names over and over in quick succession. It's kind of psychodelic.
Apparently, I need to get out more.
1Seriously, I've heard that a lot - listening to open phones on the radio and reading comments sections on online new stories.
2Or naysaying, as the case may be.