Posts Tagged 2020
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June 08, 2020
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A second rally was held in Vancouver to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest George Floyd’s death. On Friday June 5, 2020 a crowd estimated between 5000-10000 people came to Jack Poole Plaza to hear speeches by the black community.  There was no violence.

Vancouver crowd at Black Lives Matter rally

Vancouver crowd at Black Lives Matter rally. June 5, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man with sign supporting Black Lives Matter movement

Man with sign supporting the black community. June 5, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man wearing I Can't Breathe hoodie

Man wearing I Can’t Breathe hoodie. June 5, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man holding sign supporting black community

Man with sign supporting the black community. June 5, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Vancouver rally organizer Jacob Callendar-Prasad

Vancouver rally organizer Jacob Callendar-Prasad on stage with co-organizers. June 5, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Crowd at Black Lives Matter rally in Vancouver

Crowd at Black Lives Matter rally in Vancouver. June 5, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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June 01, 2020
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Vancouverites gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver on Sunday May 31, 2020 at 5pm to show solidarity with the black community and to protest George Floyd’s death.  The gathering was peaceful with no violence or arrests.  There were even times of silence when people were waiting for the next speaker.

Woman with Justice for Black Lives Now sign

Demonstration at Vancouver Art Gallery protest of George Floyd’s death. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Women with signs supporting the black community

Women with signs supporting the black community at Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man holding Justice For George sign

Man calling for justice in George Floyd’s death. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Crowd chanting Black Lives Matter

Crowd chanting, “Black lives matter.” Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man holding sign supporting black community

People of all religions, races and ethnicities were present. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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April 15, 2020
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Last year on April 15, 2019 I  took a photo at a downtown Vancouver gas station as the prices were rising dramatically and I wanted to document it for history.  This year as the prices were falling I went back out on the same day around the same time (after 3pm) on April 15, 2020 to document the price fall.  What a difference a year makes – 74 cents/L!  Fun fact: This is the only gas station in Vancouver’s downtown penninsula.  All other gas stations have been sold for development.

Gas price April 15, 2019

Price of gas was 169.9 cents/L at a downtown Vancouver gas station on April 15, 2019. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

Price of gas April 15, 2020

Price of gas was 95.9 cents/L at a downtown Vancouver gas station on April 15, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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April 14, 2020
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Vancouver store fronts are being boarded up due to a increase in break-ins during the pandemic.

Robson street store fronts

Store fronts on Robson St in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Man walks past boarded up store front.

Man walks past boarded up store front on Robson St. in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Entire block of store front boarded up

Entire block of store front on Robson St. boarded up. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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A record-breaking 6500+ swimmers participated in the 100th anniversary Polar Bear Swim on Wednesday January 1, 2020 at English Bay in the Westend in Vancouver, BC Canada.  Air temperature was 10 degrees Celsius and the water temperature was 7 degrees Celsius.  Happy New year everyone!

Swimmers at 2020 Polar Bear Swim Vancouver

Swimmers at 2020 Polar Bear Swim. January 1, 2020. Vancouver, BC Canada.

Polar Bear Swim 2020 Vancouver

Swimmers of all ages. January 1, 2020 in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Polar Bear Swim 2020 Vancouver

Dressed up. January 1, 2020. Vancouver, BC Canada.

Swimmers dress up in costumes for the Polar Bear Swim 2020 on January 1, 2020 in Vancouver, BC Canada.

A group of swimmers support each other. January 1, 2020. Vancouver, BC Canada.

Deadpool Lego by Styorgirls

Deadpool Lego character by the Styrogirls. January 1, 2020. Vancouver, BC Canada.