Friday, 24 June 2011

I WAS IN THE VANCOUVER RIOT: a confession and apology

It appears that confessions and apologies are the new buzz words for the Vancouver Riot participants.  So here are my repentant statements.

I confess:  I was there.  I should have left because by standing in the middle of the crowds my wife and I were just adding to the problem, but we were held by a morbid fascination of what was happening.  As we were there we were also compelled to help.
My wife help some injured women and I removed crap that was being thrown around the streets and at the windows of the Bay.  Here is my account of what happened on Chris Wejr's blog

My apology:
I am sorry that I could not have done more.
I am sorry that my actions weren't enough to convince more people like Victor to defend our city from the loogans that were intent on smashing it.

My being there was not a mistake.  I was not emboldened to do these things because of intoxication.  I made choices to do things and I will stand by those choices, even if I got in the way and prevented  people from making there own choices to be a participant in the riot.

An apology does not make a damn bit of difference to the acts undertaken.
So please refrain from apologising for your ill thought choices.

Why am I making a statement like this on a page for the Canuck Place Adventure Challenge?
If you google Vancouver riot apology canuck place it might bring you here!

I will be kayaking, riding, and running in TWO races on Saturday and Sunday in late September.  I am required to raise $1000 for each race.  If you would like to donate I would be most grateful!
If you would like to join me...we can create Team Riot!
Thank you!

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The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!