vancouver-history

Queen Elizabeth II drops the puck for a preseason game between the Sharks and Canucks in Vancouver. Accompanying her on the red carpet were Olympians Ed Jovanovski and Cassie Campbell, and Wayne Gretzky.  Out of frame is Howie Meeker (Hall of Fame broadcaster). The players in the faceoff are Mike Ricci (SJ) and Markus Naslund (VAN).

Canadian Black History:

1953; Clarence Clemons, a 52 year old Black man was handcuffed and then brutally beaten by Vancouver Police Officers. Why was he beaten? “He refused to move on while waiting on a street corner for his wife”. 

He was paralyzed by the attack and died 5 months later in hospital.

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Eastbound VIA Canadian - Glacier Stn - 1982 by Mike Dunham-Wilkie
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Eastbound VIA Canadian at Glacier Station, BC
February 1, 1982