Canucks Logo, Job Action and Ewok Villages

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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]

diff angle 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.

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  1. Keira-AnneWednesday, August 29th, 2007 — 2:27pm PDT

    I’d vote you into the local blogger Hall of Fame. You would be Queen Bee (Cee).

  2. john bollwitt blog » Finally, the new Canucks jerseys are hereWednesday, August 29th, 2007 — 5:47pm PDT

    […] I see. I like it, but I’m not in love with it. It’s pretty cool in some respects, but Rebecca said it well when she mentioned it being a fairly busy […]

  3. gusgreeperWednesday, August 29th, 2007 — 6:04pm PDT

    we both feel the same, we don’t hate it, but there is a lot going on on it. you look very nice in the t-shirt 🙂

  4. » TCC#39 – Live from the new jersey unveiling at GM PlaceWednesday, August 29th, 2007 — 7:00pm PDT

    […] and John chime in from their blogs, and Rebecca has a post up as well as pictures from the […]

  5. BradleyThursday, August 30th, 2007 — 4:22pm PDT

    the jersey sucks. waste of time, waste of money. instead of hockey players they look like a nascar car plastered with too many things.

  6. Miss604Thursday, August 30th, 2007 — 4:41pm PDT

    haha that’s actually a pretty good comparison, B-rad.

  7. teflonjediThursday, August 30th, 2007 — 7:24pm PDT

    I guess I was one of the few folks who was satisfied with the old “skate” logo. So, this change isn’t as important to me as I would have hoped for…

  8. ZanstormFriday, August 31st, 2007 — 4:39pm PDT

    I don’t know about the new logo, but the girl wearing it looks good to me.
    Just saying… it’s a good pic.

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