Stanley Cup

2011 Photo Throwdown: Day 171 – “Citizens’ Wall” edition

After countless storefronts were smashed in the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot, hundreds (thousands?) of Vancouverites flocked to the boarded up windows downtown, scribbling notes of apology, love and unity, denouncing the shithead rioters who trashed our city. I think even the most reserved can agree that the gesture is incredibly heartwarming. The city has vowed to preserve them as public art.

Friend and colleague Erin Loxam and I have pledged to take and upload one photo every day for all of 2011. See how she’s doing here.

Tiny monkey in a Canucks jersey

I did a story last year on Ian Simpson, a Prince George man who travels to Africa frequently for work (at a mining excavation company) and collected a bunch of soccer balls in B.C. to give to kids over there. Sweet little story. Tonight, with the Vancouver Canucks two games away from winning the Stanley Cup, he emailed again — this time, with pictures of a little orphaned monkey his crew had saved and put a little Canucks jersey on. So cute!

2011 Photo Throwdown: Day 151

A few shots from Canucks media day:

Roberto Luongo (iPhone – May 31, 2011)
Ryan Kesler (iPhone – May 31, 2011)

Each player was seated at a booth that reporters could wander up to and start asking questions. It was like speed-dating with the Canucks.

With Stanley (!) and 24 Hours sports reporter Hosea Cheung (iPhone – May 31, 2011)
With Stanley and Sun sports editor Scott Brown (iPhone – May 31, 2011)

We didn’t touch the Cup. That’s bad luck, right?

Best press pass ever.

Friend and colleague Erin Loxam and I have pledged to take and upload one photo every day for all of 2011. See how she’s doing here.

2011 Photo Throwdown: Day 144: Stanley Cup two-fer!

Granville Street post-win (iPhone – May 24, 2011)
Granville Street post-win (iPhone – May 24, 2011)

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in double-overtime of Game 5 tonight to clinch the western conference championship. (Fun fact: The ‘Nucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in double-OT to advance exactly 17 years ago today.) The streets looked much like they did during the Olympics, but bathed in blue, green and white. An amazing time. I love this city.

Side note: Notice any similarities?

See you at the finals!

Friend and colleague Erin Loxam and I have pledged to take and upload one photo every day for all of 2011. See how she’s doing here.