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City prepares for Game 6 Fan Zone fun
The City of Vancouver and CBC Fan Zones will be full of anticipation and excitement this afternoon as hockey fans hope today is the day the Vancouver Canucks win the Stanley Cup.
Georgia Street will once again close at noon to give crews enough time to ready the big screens and viewing locations on Georgia, Homer and Hamilton.
“Our Fan Zones have been a big hit downtown throughout the playoffs, and we want to keep the positive celebrations going,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We’re asking everyone to keep the party fun, positive and respectful as the Canucks bring the Cup home.”
Fans are asked to note there are six Fan Zone entry points. To avoid congestion on the West Georgia end, you can move to any of the other locations. The six Fan Zone entry points are:
- Homer at the Robson and Dunsmuir ends;
- Hamilton at Robson and near Dunsmuir; and,
- Georgia at the Richards and Cambie ends.
Security staff and VPD officers will be at the entry points to meet and greet fans and keep the viewing a liquor-free event.
City staff will add more porta potties to the site and food vendors will once again be out to provide delicious and varied menu offerings.
“We’re also asking people to use the extra garbage bins whenever possible, so we can keep our streets clean and free of waste once the crowds have gone home,” Mayor Robertson added.
Sanitation crews have added an additional 60 refuse bins to the close to 100 bins already in place in the Georgia, Robson and Granville corridors. Staff are asking the public to take a moment to drop their refuse in one of the bins.
Taking that moment to put the trash in the bin will save crews valuable time as they work to spiff up the City streets and reopen them to traffic following the game.
The game promises to be very exciting for Vancouver! Please have a safe and very fun evening.
Go Canucks Go!