If you live or work around False Creek this morning you may find a few more people milling about than usual. Over at GM Place we’re going to attend the official logo launch tailgate party on the South Plaza at 11:30, then head in to the arena for the unveiling at 12:30pm. I’ll have an update posting to my ongoing Canucks Uniform post.
On top of jersey mayhem, striking civic workers are having a rally of their own, followed by a march.
CUPE is hoping for a large crowd. They’ll be gathering at Science World and marching from 10:30am until noon up Quebec Street, and over to city hall at Cambie and 12th. [News1130]
Speaking of job action, and my recent post about places to stay in Vancouver, four hotels downtown might soon be behind picket lines as well.
…more than two-thousand unionized workers from the Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore, Four Seasons and Renaissance Vancouver hotels take a strike vote today to back contract demands. [CKNW]
Perhaps those with an upcoming trip to the city should consider the options listed on my post about boutique hotels (wink wink, nudge nudge).
Speaking of visitors to our fair city, did you know there was a Tourism Hall of Fame?
The owner of the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver is being inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame. Nancy Stibbard is the only British Columbian and only woman getting the honour among the five inductees this year. [News1130]
I wonder if the Steamclock is in there anywhere. Good on Ms Stibbard, but I swear anyone can make up awards of distinction about anything these days. Maybe one day I’ll be inducted into the Vancouver/Surrey Blogger Hall of Fame… once I create it.
Update: The new jerseys are blue, white and green with the orca logo and the word “Vancouver” across the top.
All of my photos from GM Place this afternoon are now up on Flickr, thanks to my hubby.