Trevor Linden Street Naming Petition and the CBC's Early Edition

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Raise a Reader Day - Trevor & Me
My moment with Trev in 2006

Yesterday the CBC contacted Gary because he’s responsible for an online petition to get a street renamed after Trevor Linden. Unfortunately Gary wasn’t available to go into the CBC ‘bunker’ this morning so I was his stand-in. I was basically asked, “why name a street after Linden?” and after I initially froze after the first question (cause I get nervous like that) I think the rest of the interview with Rick Cluff went okay. You can listen online sometime today or tomorrow on the Early Edition’s website.

When trying to find the Facebook group dedicated to the same street-naming cause, I came across over 130 other groups all in support of Linden. Here are a few examples:

  • Linden for Mayor
  • Linden for Premier
  • Linden for Prime Minister
  • Linden for Coach
  • Make a Linden Statue
  • “Linden is my homeboy”
  • “I want Linden to be my baby’s daddy”
  • Linden for Jesus
  • … just to name a few.

    It’s no surprise that this city is crazy about him. Like many have echoed, he personifies the Canucks in this hockey-crazy town that hasn’t even won a Stanley Cup since the beginning of last century. He’s represented Canada on the world stage at the Olympics, and in the World tournament, he’s been an All Star, a record-breaker, award-winner, and is also currently up for the Masterton Trophy for 2008.

    We’ve got Joe Sakic Way in Burnaby and Griffiths Way downtown, both represent a tradition of hockey in this region and I think that a similar dedication to Linden is definitely in order – especially with his commitment off-ice to various charitable organizations for sick children.

    Sign the petition, join the Facebook group, and let me know your thoughts below in this week’s Miss604 Poll.

    poll closed

    Trevor Linden will be in the Early Edition studios tomorrow morning, check back to get his thoughts on the season, and maybe even this campaign (the CBC is 690 on your am dial).

    Update: I was also quoted in The Province.

    Sunday Province, Page A6

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    1. RaulWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 8:21am PDT

      I fully support renaming a street after Linden. The only thing I’m not all that crazy about is the fact that the last name Linden is also associated with Second Life’s monetary currency (Linden dollars). While I am sure all our hockey-crazy fans will realize there is no connection between both, I am still somewhat not comfortable, hehe.

    2. In Praise of a City’s Favourite SonWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 9:14am PDT

      […] in the NHL for nineteen years. I hope the organization will find a spot for him if he wants it. And as Rebecca suggests, I hope they name a street after him. Sign the petition if you hope so, […]

    3. JordanWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 9:52am PDT

      Raul, it’s an easy fix: “Trevor Linden Blvd” or some such…

    4. JenniferWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 10:14am PDT

      Your moment with Trev in 2006 is so adorable! I just signed the petition…I really hope we can make this happen! 🙂

    5. mort-yWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 10:41am PDT

      Heard you on the radio this morining. You pretty much summed up what most people were thinking. Well done!

    6. MarinaWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 10:54am PDT

      I think the street naming is a great idea. I’ve signed the petition!

    7. JasonWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 12:26pm PDT

      Good cause. I signed as well. Also, on the way to work this morning, I listened to a 17min interview on the TEAM. I edited out Trev’s portion from their podcast and you can grab it here. Cheers!

    8. Not To Be Trusted With KnivesWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 3:23pm PDT

      […] stay on with the team in some capacity now that his playing days are over. And, as both Darren and Rebecca suggest, I’d love to see a Trevor Linden street here in our […]

    9. RaulWednesday, April 9th, 2008 — 6:58pm PDT

      @ Jordan: Brilliant suggestion.

      @ Rebecca: Good job as a stand-in 😀

    10. Tris HusseyThursday, April 10th, 2008 — 6:23am PDT

      Not to mention the petition started here on the Island by Kool FM for Linden not to retire:

    11. Lainie CaveFriday, April 11th, 2008 — 6:14pm PDT

      I’m with Jordan – Trevor Linden Blvd for sure

    12. Trevor Linden Night in Vancouver » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittMonday, December 15th, 2008 — 8:44am PST

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