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City Of Vancouver Reviewing 2012 Playoff Party Plans

from Ian Austin of the Vancouver Province,

With the Vancouver Canucks’ next playoff run close on the horizon, the riot-ravaged city of Vancouver is planning a scaled-back celebration for 2012.

Perhaps the most-studied evening in Vancouver history, the June 15, 2011, Stanley Cup Riot has been subjected to four reviews, and city staff are wading through 129 recommendatons as they plan ahead.

“We all want to ensure a fun atmosphere during the playoffs, but obviously it’s not going to be the same as last year,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.


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mrfluffy's avatar

Already planning…again?

Yeah, how’d that work out last year?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/08/12 at 11:39 PM ET


seeing that they are planning a party not a Stanley cup party I don’t see a problem Red Winger.  You guys and your concept of time is unbelievable.  Jimmah has as many cups rings as Luongo.  The freebie detroit gave him shouldn’t count.

Posted by shaggy on 03/09/12 at 12:49 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

A street party for 150,000 people is not something that many cities would entertain.  Boston imposed a curfew and a ban on Canucks jerseys instead.  Even with the riot, I expect this city to do something awesome.
(Hopefully the victory parade is not planned early this time though)

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/09/12 at 02:01 AM ET


Why on earth they would plan public parties shows that they just don’t get it. They so desperately want to be right that they insist on making it happen. This is all about telling the world I told you so, see Vancouver isn’t a riot town. One problem, the anarchists and rioters will be just as motivated.

Posted by timbits on 03/09/12 at 02:53 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Maybe a few smashed windows and cop cars is fair price to pay for an awesome three week street party.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/09/12 at 02:58 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

they just don’t get it

They don’t get how awesome curfews are?  Or how precious windows are?

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/09/12 at 02:59 AM ET


The place is such a bastion of left wing PC nonsense, the Police aren’t allowed to Police.  Just tell the shopkeepers to board up their windows this time.  Place is a free for all.

Posted by 13 user names on 03/09/12 at 04:29 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar


That’s a quaint anachronism.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/09/12 at 06:35 AM ET

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