Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Riots Erupt in Vancouver After Canuck Loss

I recently posted my feelings regarding how Canuck fans were treated in Boston.  In hindsight that pour sportsmanship and inhospitality by some venues in Boston pales after the riots that erupted in downtown Vancouver after the Canuck loss during the final Stanley Cup hockey game on June 16, 2011.  As a Canadian, I am ashamed of the fellow Canadians involved in this horrible display of destruction, personal injury, looting and violence.  This is not the Canadian way!  It saddens me that a few Canadians were able to mar our reputation of being a friendly, polite and peaceful nation.  It is a black mark against a beautiful Canadian city.  For shame!

The residents of Vancouver have set up a website to help authorities identify those responsible.  Please take a moment to visit Identify the Rioters if you think you may someone who was involved in the riots.  The site is based on identification through your Facebook friends but is set up in such as fashion that the identification is done anonymously.  The Vancouver Police Department is asking anyone with pictures or any information on anyone involved in the riots to contact them.  Pictures of the riots can be emailed to info@codefocus.ca, to the VPD through Twitter or through the VPD Tip Line.

1 comment:

  1. I am Canadian and I am appalled at the rioters. I wonder what our army veterans and military feel after seeing these pieces of trash riot. I am sure like 99.9% other Canadians, " are we going to "stand on guard" and flight for these entitlement minded - anarchists" why not just wipe your ass with our Flag? Yes, I am pissed! and yes I will fight with every freedom fighter. I hope they are all caught and their passport revoked.

    "Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves". —Winston Churchill