This is a significant date in our cities history.
It has been 100 years since the Vancouver Millionaires won the Stanley Cup
The achievment is not getting the proper acknowlegement.
Check the city of Vancouver’s twitter feed. Not a mention.
Now if you want to be part of Mayor Gregor Roberstons yipee for transit telephone town hall, there are plenty of deets for you.
Seriously. According to the archives there was not a parade for the victors a century ago.
Would it have been that hard to muster up some funds and have a parade go from the Canucks current arena, and head down Georgia to Denman, where the old Denman Street arena sat? Or perhaps start near the Bayshore and head east to 800 Griffiths Way.
If not today, maybe last weekend onSunday the 2nd, the anniversary of Game 1 between the Millionaires and the Ottawa Senators
The Canucks are thankfully sporting the sweet marron jerseys and off white pants that Cyclone Taylor, Mikey MacKay and Frank Nighbor rocked in 1915.
The ‘Nucks are 0-2 in the retro themed threads.
I’m not sure how the Canucks will honour the squad pre-game.
Hey, how about moving concession prices back to 1915 prices?
Apparently the Stanley Cup will not be in the house. The Canucks had the mighty mug when they met the Ottawa Senators at the Heitage Classic at BC Place almost 13 months ago.
It just feels like it should be here.
Seems like an oppotunity missed.
Mind you, 100 years ago the Cup was not presented near Stanley Park, because the Senators were so confident they were going to win, they did not put it on the train west.
It arrived on May 12. That’s a Tuesday this year, Mayor.
– photo courtesy BC Sports Hall of Fame