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Meeting Canucks Celebs, Acting Inappropriately

imagePrepare yourself—I’ve got a pile of Canucks news accompanied by a serious overdose of photos. 

To start with, Wednesday was the Raise-a-Reader campaign in Vancouver. From the Vancouver Canucks:

Raise-a-Reader started in Vancouver in 1997 and has since raised over $4.2 million dollars in support of children and family literacy in British Columbia alone. The Raise-a-Reader program went national in 2002, with twenty eight other Canadian cities hosting Raise-a-Reader Day this year. The Vancouver Raise-a-Reader campaign continuously leads the rest of the country in annual fundraising.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the set-up was simple and fun:  Just donate a buck or two for a Vancouver Sun then walk around the various street corners of downtown Vancouver during the early rush-hour where various Canucks - current players and alumni as well as a few team executives—willingly allow you to accost them on the street. 

Much fun. I’ve taken to calling it “Canucks Fans Streetwalking for Literacy.”

 

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