One year ago the city of Vancouver exploded in violence. But from the ruble came a new and touching sense of community. Aided by social media, a small group of dedicated individuals quickly organized a clean up campaign. Showing the world that for everyone person that acted disgracefully that day, there were a dozen more willing to show their love and pride for their city.
The picture above is small tribute to what was once called “The Great Wall of Vancouver”. As individuals searched for a way to channel their support for their scarred city, it was the boarded up windows of the vandalized shops that became their outlet. As hundreds, maybe even thousands of people wrote their thoughts, wishes, and regrets on the plywood hiding the destruction, it truly was a “Great Wall”.