Is This Vancouver? Reflections on the 2011 Hockey Riot Boards
The Stanley Cup Riots of June 15, 2011 were a pivotal moment in Vancouver’s civic history.
A year later, we invite Vancouverites to join us in dialogue with Vancouver playwright Kevin Loring, City Councillor Andrea Reimer, and Vancouver photographer Maurice Li, in this multi-faceted examination of how the Riots altered our collective conscience, spurred new civic conversations, and changed how Vancouverites see themselves and each other. That is, we invite you to pause, reflect, and share in a discussion that asks: “Is this Vancouver?”
This roundtable will include a visual street-view storytelling of events by Maurice Li, excerpts from “The Thin Veneer” a play written as Loring’s response to the riots, and policy insights from Councillor Reimer. A moderated Q&A and closer look at selected boards installed in the MOV Studio will follow.
Date: Friday, June 15
Cost: Suggested donation $5-10 sliding scale | MOV Members free
RSVP online: http://riotreflections.eventbrite.com
About the panelists:
Kevin Loring is the recipient of the 2009 Governor General’s Award in Drama. "The Thin Veneer" is Loring's response to the 2011 Stanley Cup riot. This profoundly beautiful play investigates who we are as Vancouverites.
Andrea Reimer was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008. Her appointments include Chair, Standing Committee on Planning and Environment; Greenest City Action Team; Vancouver Economic Development Commission. Andrea is a fourth generation British Columbian who lives right across from her father’s family home at Trout Lake on Vancouver’s east side.
Maurice Li is a Vancouver-based photographer and visual storyteller. Maurice’s work is informed by his passion for commercial, documentary, and fine art work that focuses on the urban form, cultural narrative, and experiential travel.