Who was the kissing couple Vancouver riot?
The couple, Australian Scott Jones and Canadian Alex Thomas are still together, raising a family together in Perth, Australia. On that fateful night, they had been in downtown Vancouver at a friend’s house watching the game and were on their way home when the riots broke out.
When was the last riot in Vancouver?
June 15, 2011
The riot broke out almost immediately after the conclusion of the Boston Bruins’ win over the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, which won the Stanley Cup for Boston….2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot.
|Smoke billowing from fires in downtown Vancouver during the riot|
|Date||June 15, 2011|
|Also known as||Vancouver riots|
Is Canuck a Canadian?
“Canuck” is a nickname for a Canadian — sometimes bearing a negative implication, more often wielded with pride. The word “Canuck” may be most familiar today as the name of a National Hockey League franchise, the Vancouver Canucks (see British Columbia).
Why does Canuck mean Canadian?
The term “Kanuck” is first recorded in 1835 as an Americanism, originally referring to Dutch Canadians (which included German Canadians) or French Canadians. By the 1850s, the spelling with a “C” became predominant. Today, many Canadians and others use “Canuck” as a mostly affectionate term for any Canadian.
Did a couple kiss in the middle of Vancouver riot?
A couple are seen in the middle of the Vancouver riot after the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup decider. Photograph: Rich Lam/Getty Images Lying in the street and seemingly locked in a kiss as chaos erupts around them, a young couple appear oblivious to the charging crowds and baton-wielding riot police.
What caused the 2011 Vancouver riots?
Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Who is the photographer who took the picture of the Vancouver rioters?
Lam took the photograph while covering the riots that followed the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup. The photographer was being buffeted by rioters and riot police when he spotted the couple. “I was about 20 or 30 yards away,” he said.
Are the couples from the 2011 Stanley Cup riot still together?
The couple seen in a viral photograph kissing on the ground during the Vancouver riot are still together — four years later. As Vancouver marks the anniversary of the infamous 2011 Stanley Cup riot this month, the couple are still an item and are now living in Australia.