Metropolis Glee Club Brings Joy to Post-Riot Cleanup in Vancouver

Last week, the Vancouver Canucks lost their chance at the Stanley Cup, and the city exploded into a riot. Cars were burned, a number of retailers were broken into and looted, and millions of dollars in damage was done.

Thankfully, there’s a silver lining to the whole mess. The following day, thousands of people around the city converged downtown to clean up the mess, leave messages of support for the police and the affected retailers, and celebrate a city that is better than the chaos that happened the night before.

One of the groups that came out was the Metropolis at Metrotown Glee Club. The center put the club together earlier this year to celebrate the city’s big events, add a little joy to shoppers’ lives and draw some attention to the shopping center. The aftermath of the riot proved to be a fantastic opportunity for the club to head out and support its hometown and cheer up some people badly in need of cheering.

A lot of people were really inspired by the so-called flash mob, and they appeared on local news shows and all over social media sites. Check out some of the coverage here:

What a fantastic opportunity to spread a little joy.

  • Esther

    As a Canadian working in the US, I was so saddened by the devastating riots last week.  After showing the world what a warm, peaceful, polite and welcoming country we were while hosting the Winter Olympics I was inundated with Americans sharing their hopes of visiting Vancouver one day.  This act was a complete disappointment for so many Canadians but Metropolis you have once again reminded us that Canadians do have big hearts.  Hats off to you and your Marketing Team on a job well done!

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