I'm sure as most have already heard, our city became quite the nightmare on June 15th, 2011. After the Vancouver Canucks lost to Boston (Sadface*, but so proud of our boys regardless. They played a great season.), havoc was wrecked on this city.. and what we knew as our Vancouver, became a war zone. I shall not elaborate on the details, as I'm sure the news has shown it all.
I couldn't believe it. My city. The city I spent half my life in, was being destroyed right before my very eyes. I thought I was watching a scene from a movie. But instead, it was the news. However, with that being said.. I hope world realizes that a small group of hooligans acting like idiots, does not represent the rest of Vancouver. When there's the bad, there's also always the good.
The following day, awesome citizens and real fans spent their day cleaning this city up, and restoring it to what it was. Their time, dedication and goodness did not go unnoticed. I have to admit.. that at first I was ashamed and embarrassed, but am now so proud of the amazing citizens that make up this beautiful city. Their good spirit throughout the clean-up can be a testament to that. People from all walks of life came to lend a hand. I have so much respect and appreciation for the VPD, as well as everyone else who was ever so willing to help, and protect our city.
This is what Vancouver is really made of folks. This is our city, our Vancouver, and we love it.