Skip to main content

Why I am still proud to be a Vancouverite!

Unless you live under a rock, you know that last night was not the best moment in Vancouver History!  But just in case you live under a rock.... CTV Coverage of Riot

I had a pretty bad feeling all day yesterday, I was here downtown in '94 and I was really scared that it would go bad win or lose.    In fact on my way home on the bus I just prayed and prayed for me to be wrong!   As the game was nearing the end, I began to get heavy hearted and started thinking back over what happened 17 years ago.   

I have never been a hockey fan to be honest, but I am a fan of fun!  I absolutley LOVE going to live games even though I am not a sports girl, because the atmosphere is amazing and how can you not love just soaking up other peoples joy and excitement!    The details are more hazy now as I get older, but I remember we left part way through the game to head downtown because thats where all the fun would be.   We walked up and down Robson and Georgia and Granville, the atmosphere was electric, people were handing out invitations to house parties and then somewhere along the line it all started to get a bit darker...the news spread quickly that we had lost, and people for the most part were just going to shake it off and have a good time, but there was this undercurrent!

People started yelling, things were thrown, some fights broke out etc etc....after our first big mouthful of pepperspray we were headed out of downtown, and we watched the rest of the carnage ensue on tv.

But last night....my heart broke for my city last night.    Yet as a person and as a budding psychologist, I couldn't tear myself away....I was glued to the TV, facebook, twitter and online news.   I had to force myself to go to bed because I had to get up early in the morning.

So why is this post called "Why I am still proud to be a Vancouverite"?   I will tell you why.   I watched videos of people risking their safety to try and protect the city and its landmarks.    I saw THOUSANDS of people join in with the city this morning and help clean up downtown!   I saw the majority of people who were interviewed saying this wasn't vancouver, and this wasn't hockey fans.     This was Hooligans!

And this right here is why I am still proud to be a Vancouverite - Globe and Mail - My Neighborhood

It is sad that a small group of people with such vicious intention can rile a group of people up and get them to do what they may not normally do.    Did they think it was okay because no one was watching??   Guess what guys, we were watching and Vancouver....well we don't like it!    We have you on video tape, photos, even your own lame bragging online about what you set on fire and stole!    Do you think that no one will turn you in?

Vancouverites....stand up, we have pride in our city!   Our Football team crushed Calgary last night, Our hockey team won the presidents trophy (or is it cup...sorry I am just not a sports girl LOL) and had an AMAZING run!, we held a very successful and mostly peacful olympic celebration and we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world!    We are a world class city and although we took a world class beating last night, we wil jump up to our feet and say....HELL NO!

So what next, well first we clean up the streets, and we start to win back the respect of the world and we shut down the rioters!   Social media is not just for fun and games people, its also for information.    Help out our local law enforcement who worked their butts off last night.

So how do you post someone elses bragging??

You can easily copy and post items from facebook and twitter where people are bragging about what they have done.

  • go to the page and press CNTRL + Print Screen
  • Open paint and press CNTRL + V
  • use the select tool (the one that looks like a dotted box) to select the post you need
  • Open an new window (CNTRL + N)
  • and paste (CNTRL + V)
  • Save as a JPG and then upload to one of the many sites who are asking for people to post and tag rioters!
Were you downtown last night taking photos, post them to the sites and let them be useful.    If you would like to help, here is some great advice from Miss 604  - How you can Help!

Lets stand together and show the world that last night was not Vancouver and what the power of a true proud Vancouverite can be!

GO VANCOUVER!!!!!!!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Continued adventures in dating.....

Good Morning readers!

All three of you!

I know you are chomping at the bit to hear all about my wild and crazy adventures in babysitting uh online dating.

Well for the most part it seems to be a wash out.   I will talk with some interesting guys and it seems good and then POOOOFF...they are gone.   I suspect its because i don't jump on the hey come F^&* me train fast enough?   Either that or my busy schedule doesn't work for them.   For the most part thought its just dudes looking for nookie!

Don't get me wrong, it hasn't all been bad, I have talked to some really nice guys but so far it hasn't turned in to much.   But let me tell you about one experience I had last night.

I have seen this guys profile on a couple of different sites - he uses the same three lame pictures which were taken one right after the other and then describes how amazing he is in the context of the stuff he has and what he has accomplished.  He is kind of cute.. i guess...in a bit of a we…

A Waste of Good Underwear....

Or alternatively…How I got stood up Once, Uh twice, WAIT Three times in one week!
Well....
To say that this week has been disappointing is an understatement.   I have to say about midweek last week I was feeling pretty on top of the pile.   I had dates lined up all the way until Thursday of the next week with some nice gentleman,I had dropped some more weightI had worn an old amazing pair of jeans and looked good!!I had nailed some tricky harmoniesI was learning 2 languages at the same time!I had made a new group of friends in Rome online (yes mom I am being safe and there are girls!), one of whom is a single, gorgeous Italian guy who wants to take me for Aperativo     and a night walk through some of the fountains in Rome! So you know feeling pretty good!

Then Sunday came….I was supposed to go for Coffee with  uhm lets call him Dutch we have been talking for a few months now.  I was actually surprised he got the nerve up to actually ask to meet.     I was supposed to be in Surrey but…

This week in online dating - you are Amazed by Me....

Or..alternatively - How does this chick get all these guys??

I think sometimes people are a bit amazed when they see me and see that I don’t really have a problem getting dates.  Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a post about me bashing myself so get off your soap boxes; but I think we have this media culture that tells us

FAT IS BAD!  NO ONE LIKES FAT!  FAT IS UGLY!! IF YOU ARE FAT YOU WILL BE SINGLE FOREVER!
NO ONE WILL WANT TO GET WITH YOU!



 I am going to have to call bullshit!
I will admit, if I a guy is super-hot, I generally don’t email or wink at him first.   I automatically assume that they will not be interested in me.   It always boggles my mind when a total hottie messages me and tells me how beautiful I am.   I regret to say I often ask them if they have seen all my pictures and know that I am a bigger more fluffy girl.   99.8% of the time the reply I get back is:
OH YES….I love a girl with gorgeous curves like yours.
I have to be honest; I get about 3 times as many messages as I te…