Om the Bridge cancelled, Premier is going to Namastay home, but don’t fret – official UN International Day of Yoga events were already planned elsewhere.
It’s over, done, kaput. The disaster that started as #Omthebridge has been cancelled after all three sponsors pulled out this morning. If you ask me, it was the tweet above that she issued yesterday that signaled the point of no return on this debacle, because this was never about yoga.
It was a silly tweet and really angered people who were upset over the closure of the bridge /that this event was on National Aboriginal day and she has said nothing/ that it was corporate driven event that even the premier billed as a photo-op.
Now it’s time to move on to more important things – this event provided more than enough cover for a variety of government related news items.
There have been a few tweets about how now a great city like Vancouver will be the only one not celebrating a UN International Day event, which just isn’t true.
In fact, there are several events around Metro Vancouver hosted by the IDY Canada, and in Vancouver, the committee has been working hard on a great event at Plaza of Nations. I’m still not sure why the premier simply didn’t offer to partner with these organizers, who are endorsed by the Consulate of India.
So, head on over to one of these events if you want to truly celebrate the spirit and tradition of yoga, and check out a number of events for National Aboriginal Day-There is a big event at Trout Lake, and another at Canada Place on the 20th( Saturday)
And if you want to find out what you missed while Yoga-gate unfolded, simply click on any of the links below:
BC Govt diverts funds meant for Legal Aid :https://lailayuile.com/2015/06/11/legal-aid-funds-diverted-by-bc-government-in-excess-of-100-million-dollars-legal-yes-moral-or-right-no/
Om the bridge covers for Health Firings Scandal: https://lailayuile.com/2015/06/06/every-absurdity-has-a-champion-to-defend-it-oliver-goldsmith-aka-the-day-politicians-closed-a-bridge-to-do-yoga/
Govt removes penalties for mishandling of information and documents : https://lailayuile.com/2015/05/31/if-you-kept-the-small-rules-you-could-break-the-big-ones-%E2%80%95-george-orwell/
Whistleblower says Govt deletes emails regualrly, fails to document: https://lailayuile.com/2015/05/29/the-more-that-government-becomes-secret-the-less-it-becomes-free-james-russell-wiggins/