I’m just gonna take a quick break from food posts to post this.
As some of you may know (or may not know), our hockey team made it to the 7th game of the stanley cup finals against Boston.
We lost. And many fans (or some would say non-fans) decided it was a great idea to destroy the city.
The riot was worse than the one we had in 1994. For the same reason. Losing a hockey game.
Other countries riot and protest over their government treating them poorly, we lose a game, get whiney and drunk in the streets and light cop cars on fire.
It still seems to surreal, I watched it happen on a live stream on my computer, in awe with what we had done. Burning cars, smashing windows, looting, fighting eachother. It seemed like an excuse to do these horrible things.
This is NOT Vancouver. This is NOT how we represent ourselves, or at least, how we want to represent ourselves.
The following morning there were numerous facebook groups asking people to post their photos/videos and call out the rioters.
There was also an event created for the REAL Vancouverites to come out and help clean up the city.