As we look back at 2011, there are several news stories that shaped the year, changed our lives and will forever be engrained in our memories. Some of the stories were happy and some were sad. We’ve asked the Curve team for their top picks of most memorable news stories in 2011. Here’s our top three:
Japanese Tsunami (Friday, March 11) – The world woke up to images of a tsunami engulfing Japan’s northern coast following a massive earthquake. Amanda says the unbelievable images of the unstoppable wave gobbling up towns and villages will stay with her forever. In total more than 15,000 people were killed and thousands more injured.
Stanley Cup Riots (Wednesday, June 15) – Following several weeks of festivities in Vancouver’s downtown core, Canuck fans were in disbelief when their team lost the Stanley Cup. However, it was the rioting and looting that followed that really left residents of this city horrified and embarrassed. Kerry says that the riots were a very personal story for her, because the city was briefly exposed to the world as a terrible place to be – and we all know that isn’t true.
Steve Jobs’ Death (Wednesday, October 5) – After a long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, the man who created Apple and changed the way we use our phones, listen to music and even work on our computers passed away. Following his death, thousands of fans honoured him with roadside memorials at Apple stores around the world.
And we can’t forget this one…
George Elected Vancouver City Councillor (Saturday, November 19) – Curve boss, George Affleck, was elected to Vancouver’s city council after many months of campaigning, door knocking and meeting with residents. For all of us at Curve it was exciting to be a part of the campaign and even better, to watch George win on election night! It was a perfect end to the year and a great way to start 2012.