“What better view can you get than an aerial shot looking down at the Burrard Street Bridge with thousands of people doing yoga on it?”
That’s how Christy Clark is justifying a seven-hour closure June 21st.
But, BC’s Premier may regret plans to shut down a major Vancouver crossing for a massive yoga session.
Thanks to growing opposition the cost to taxpayers is expected to climb.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of protesters are expected to ‘attend’ the June 21st event billed as Om The Bridge, because it also happens to be National Aboriginal Day.
Activist Tami Starlight promises to be there…
“We will be at the bottom of the bridge on beach. We’ll do some drumming. It’s really not necessarily about yoga and it’s not necessarily just about indigenous people.”
However, Starlight, is dismissing suggestions First Nations drummers and singers will cause a disturbance.
“Certainly, we’ll be peaceful and respectful with everybody and we’re not here to disrupt people who want to practice mindful meditation and yoga.”
Reporter: “So, you don’t think the noise will have any disruption?”
“I wouldn’t call it noise.”
Reporter: “What do you call drumming, though, does that not make a noise?”
“It’s a ceremony.”
Opposition has been mounting since we learned taxpayers are spending 150-thousand dollars on the event, co-sponsored by two major donors to the BC Liberals, Lululemon and AltaGas,
Policing costs linked to the event honouring International Yoga Day are currently tagged at about seven thousand dollars.