#OmTheBridge is cancelled after a week of controversy
The controversial plan to temporarily close the Burrard Bridge on the International Day of Yoga quickly fell apart this morning (June 12).
First, Premier Christy Clark said that she wouldn't attend the much-criticized #OmTheBridge event on June 21 that she was "thrilled" to announce just a week ago.
Second, yoga-wear company Lululemon Athletica tweeted that it had "decided not to participate" in #OmTheBridge.
Third, YYoga posted the following statement from CEO Terry McBride on its website:
International Day of Yoga is about celebrating something very positive, and it has become anything but that.
Our intention to provide yoga to the city in celebration was purely formed. We hoped that our intentions would shine through, but that has not been the case. We have had the opportunity to connect with our very passionate community over the last several days and have done a lot of listening. We have heard that the event that was presented was not what they wanted.
The importance of celebrating the tradition of yoga still rings true for us. We are working with our partners from the community to deliver something that serves them in a more meaningful way.
Please stay tuned for something that will reflect the tradition of yoga, and the wishes of our community...in a park.
Big surprise: yoga on the Burrard Bridge has been cancelled.
Once again, we'll leave you with this image of a smiling NDP Leader John Horgan:
Oh yeah, remember this?
Update (1 p.m.): Oh goodie, Christy Clark has issued a statement on the event's cancellation.
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:15pm
Amazing hey needed us to tell them how idiotic this event was.
Mind = Blown.
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:24pm
Mark this date down. In fact we need to make a stone monument that is radioactive proof.
This is the first time I have ever heard the people in Vancouver speak up about the avalanche of political BS and the results are justified.
Your next Gregor.
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:25pm
Now if only Christy Clark would listen to the people of this province about things that matter like adequately funding schools, protecting the environment, affordable housing and healthcare.
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:32pm
Amazing! This event on the bridge was stupid to begin with! There are plenty of places where this could have taken place.
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:34pm
Wonderful, now that the silly diversion is over, can we get back to discussing the real important issues like an inquiry into the health firings and this government's habit of shredding documents all while proclaiming to be an open government?
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:42pm
I am not participating in consuming lulu synthetic fibres and for profit Yoga gyms.
@Mind = Blown
Jun 12, 2015 at 12:45pm
Exactly what I thought when I heard this news!!! Maybe, just maybe, things will swing around to normalcy, and this is the first push in a domino effect...
I still can't believe this happened. I am elated.
Jun 12, 2015 at 1:11pm
is what happens when citizens mobilize and let the government understand who is in charge.
Take note, folks.
Jun 12, 2015 at 1:45pm
Why not use Vanier Park, . Brocton Oval, Spanish Banks fro this. Not necessary to close a bridge and disrupt traffic. The diea is great, the execution was not. Christy Clark, I am tired of you talking out of both sides of your face!
Jun 12, 2015 at 1:53pm
She finally listen to the people and shook the stupid outta of her head. Think about the people not about companies lining your pockets.