From the Georgia Straight...
Cameron McNeill and TAC Real Estate plans to hand out 2,010 red umbrellas in city core
Vancouver real-estate marketer Cameron McNeill has ordered up 2,010 red umbrellas, which he and his staff will be handing out in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday (February 16). The giveaways will take place between the Yaletown Canada Line station and David Lam Park.
McNeill, founder of TAC Real Estate Corp., says these umbrellas will go to people who might have "forgotten" to wear red to express support for Canada's Olympic athletes.
"I think downtown will be a sea of read and if TAC can be a small part of that, we are proud to help," McNeill stated.
Anyone needing shelter from the rain can pick up a free TAC umbrella at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the corner of Homer Street and Pacific Avenue.
It's a timely gesture. Today, Vanoc announced that heavy rains forced the cancellation of standing-room general admission tickets at Cypress Mountain snowboard ski cross events on Monday (February 15) and Tuesday.
Meanwhile, organizers of today's Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver's Chinatown asked teams of marchers to wear red to express their support for Canada's Olympic athletes--which created an even redder-than-usual procession along Pender, Gore, and Keefer streets.