After a sad ‘Stanley Cup Hockey Finals’ loss (but a magical and memorable 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs), we unfortunately faced devastation to the downtown core of our beautiful city last night.
On behalf of the staff at Moda Hotel, Red Card Sports Bar, Cibo Trattoria, Uva Wine Bar and Viti Wine Lager Store, we thank the Vancouver Police Department, the City of Vancouver and the thousands of volunteers who are helping to clean up downtown Vancouver today. We have also encouraged all of our staff to join the many volunteers today if possible and become the positive force that makes Vancouver such a wonderful place to live. All of us at 900 Seymour really do love Vancouver, and want it to be restored as quickly as possible to what we are known for – the most beautiful city in the world.
On our block of 900 Seymour Street, we wanted to take a moment to praise and give a heartful thank you to our employees, security and the police crews last night for doing their very best in providing safety to our customers and visitors to the city.
In closing – Let’s all unite for a better, and brighter future for our beloved city of Vancouver. And, as true Vancouverites, we know “Vancouver will thrive again”.
A few statements we wanted to share as well:
Canucks Sports & Entertainment year-end statement
Thursday, 16.06.2011 / 2:06 PM / News
Vancouver, B.C. – On behalf of the players and the entire organization, Canucks Sports & Entertainment would like to thank our fans for the pride and passion you demonstrated throughout our 40th Anniversary season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s what makes playing and living in Vancouver special and is something we are all grateful for.
Canucks Sports & Entertainment encouraged our fans all season long to Celebrate Responsibly. The pride our fans showed in our team throughout the regular season and playoffs was incredible and we are very grateful for that support. The destructive actions and needless violence demonstrated by a minority of people last night in Vancouver is highly disappointing to us all.
As an organization we would like to thank the law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue workers who displayed courage and expertise during a very difficult situation. We are proud of the city we live and play in and know that the actions of these misguided individuals are not reflective of the citizens of Vancouver or of any true fans of the Canucks or the game of hockey.
A Message from Tourism Vancouver
The people of Vancouver are both deeply disappointed and saddened by the actions of a minority that caused damage to both property and our reputation after the Stanley Cup finals. This was an aberration for which there is no excuse. It is also not representative of who we are as a city.
Today, we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off to ensure that visitors to Vancouver feel welcomed and safe, and that their experience here is both enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons.
Tourism Vancouver would like to thank the men and women of the Vancouver Police Department, ambulance and fire services , RCMP, as well as medical personnel, City of Vancouver employees and service providers from surrounding municipalities who worked diligently to restore our city to order.