Tag Archive | Canucks

The Real City of Vancouver

So last night, after the Vancouver Canucks lost their battle for the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins, over 100,000 people downtown started to head home. However, sadly quite a few of those thousands stuck around to wreak havoc on our beautiful city…and many more simply stood around and watched, taking pictures. The Riot Act was read, cars were flipped, many things lit on fire, stores fronts were smashed and then looted and worst of all people were actually hurt during this sad escapade. I linked to a few pictures of last night’s vandalism and rioting on my previous blog post.

These people are not Canucks fans…they are criminals and if you know of anyone who acted with the mobs last night you are urged to report them. And this Facebook page is only one of the many places you can upload photos of the devastation and hopefully these people will be tagged and held responsible for their actions.

 

This morning dawned a somewhat sad day, it feels like there is a slightly subdued atmosphere and most of the true Canucks fans are embarrassed and ashamed of the actions of these criminals. However clean up crews worked through the night to try and restore downtown. As of around 8:00am this morning several people had already started to help with cleanup efforts after City crews worked through the night. There has been a Facebook event made about the post riot clean up as well as a hashtag on Twitter all about the Vancouver clean up.

The true Vancouverites of this city lending a hand cleaning up. Photo Credit to Joshua Berson @bersonphoto

These are the true Vancouverites, the true Canucks fans, and these people are worthy of our thanks and gratitude. They didn’t cause this mess, but they are more than willing to restore this city to its former beauty.

People writing 'Sorry messages' on the boards covering The Bay. Photo Credit to Sam Farahzad @sf14

People have been writing apologies on all the boarded up storefronts, and this was one of the photos of people writing on the storefront of The Bay, downtown.

Thank you to the real Canucks fans, and the real people of Vancouver. It’s people like you that this world needs more of.

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Game 7…and a shameful Vancouver

So tonight was the night! Tonight was Game 7, Vancouver Canucks against the Boston Bruins. Everyone in Vancouver was in high spirits and we played a HARD game…there was a little bit of dirty playing…but why wouldn’t there be in a game where neither team had won the Stanley Cup in a handful of decades. We, the Vancouver Canucks lost 4-0. I left while there was still 10 mins left in the 3rd period to try and beat the rush for transit. And once I got home and opened my Mac…I was greeted by reports of mobs of angry rioters in the streets of Vancouver. I was a bit upset myself…but not enough to go around destroying someone else’s property!

SHAME ON YOU VANCOUVER!

We played a hard game. We made it ALL the way to game 7! We have so much to be proud of tonight…and you ruined it with anger and violence. Yes, it was an important game…but it was JUST A GAME! Act like proper sportsmen and women and take it with pride that we made it as far as we did!

Right now I am disappointed in this city…and some of it’s people. Shame on those in Vancouver that rioted, shame on those that destroyed buildings, cars and broke windows. Shame on you for endangering the lives of others.

Here are some of the horrible photos of heinous acts in our fair city.

Car overturned

That same Car on fire

And again

People smashing the BMO

Another car on fire