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. [Canada.com]
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.
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.
>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…
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.