The Vancouver International Film Festival starts tomorrow and we cannot wait to get into the #cinema and indulge in some high-brow popcorn munching. Too bad it’s no longer 25 cents to get in. 1947 Ticket booth in Vancouver, Province Newspaper, VPL 45945
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).
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.