Successful Raise a Reader Morning

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 — 10:13am PDT
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Last year during Raise a Reader Day I was able to meetup with Marc Chouinard and Trevor Linden. We flashed smiles, took some pictures, and signed some papers. Once again this year, Canucks organization members, players, firefighters, policemen and local politicians were out on street corners downtown handing out newspapers by donation.

The Raise-a-Reader campaign was created by The Vancouver Sun in 1997 to increase awareness of literacy and raise money to fund children’s literacy programs. Since our inception, Raise-a-Reader Vancouver has raised over almost $3.45 million in 10 years in support of children’s literacy initiatives throughout British Columbia. []

There weren’t as many Canucks players out and about but I was able to see Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Byron Ritchie and Fin was running around like a mad man err… orca.

All photos below are taken with my trial Nokia n95.

Hank is going to kick your a$$!He’s SO going to kick John’s a$$ for taking that photo!

John snapped this photo on Fin on Melville and Burrard when he boldly boarded a trolley bus.

Raise a Reader Day: He squeezed back

>I’m still pretty flustered. Kevin “boom boom” Bieksa is absolutely dreamy in person, yes I can say dreamy on here, it’s my blog.. and my husband is the one that took the photo…

Fin is nuts! I am still a huge fan of Fin’s… although he’s a little crazy, he’s hilarious. No he’s not doing a Michael Jackson impersonation in this photo, he’s grabbing his “steam trigger” – see: blow hole.

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  1. Ok, Hank looks a little bit like a cardboard cutout in that picture, but I can assure everyone that he is real. And yes, Fin is quite possibly insane.

  2. gusgreeper says:

    you so seriously rule i have NEVER had a balls to go up to any of the players on raise a reader day, the best i ever got was my fedex guy brought me in a paper signed by henrick sedin as a nice little gift, i still have it but it isn’t the same, someone told me where bert was one day way back and i ran out and he was gone!

    “I’m still pretty flustered. Kevin “boom boom” Bieksa is absolutely dreamy in person, yes I can say dreamy on here, it’s my blog.. and my husband is the one that took the photo…”

    love it!!!! i think men who live in Canada come to a point where they are a lot happier if they just accept this is a hockey town, hockey players can be good looking and women like that.

  3. Jen says:

    Great photos Rebecca! I was hearing all about it on the radio on my way to work this morning and sooo wishing that I could have detoured to visit the boys and make a donation! And I very much agree with you about the dreaminess of “Boom Boom”:)

  4. Keira-Anne says:

    Hot damn Bieksa makes me think thoughts that I really shouldn’t be thinking when I’m at work.

  5. You’re not alone there, Keira-Anne 😉

  6. Tawcan says:

    Kevin boom boom Bieksa… love that nickname. Hopefully they’ll say that on CBC this year instead of mispronounce his name as Kevin Bieska.

  7. Bradley says:

    Henrik looks like the kid from life goes on in that pic

  8. Gregg says:

    Grabbing his steam trigger….

    Is that what the kids are calling it now?

  9. […] seriously makes me consider something like this for the Canucks although I think we all know who I’d pick this […]

  10. […] Each year I have a blast walking around and meeting players and organization members. It’s such a casual atmosphere, everyone is in high spirits and thinking the best for the season ahead. […]

  11. Michelle says:

    DREAMY BIEKSA!! Thinking inappropriate thoughts at work now… thanks alot! 😉

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