Nice Canadians Tell Bad Canadian Hockey Fans to "Go Canuck Themselves" One Week Later: Outpouring of Affection for Vancouver Dominates Online Social Space

VANCOUVER, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vancouver is on a mission to show the world that the riotous post-Stanley Cup actions of a few aren't a true reflection of the city. Across the country, these "True Canucks" have united online to remind the world what makes Vancouver such an inspiring, welcoming place to visit.

Since launching on June 17th, more than 14,000 visits have been made to www.ThisIsOurVancouver.com, an online platform that pulls authentic comments, photos and video content from the far reaches of the internet, capturing the sentiments of Vancouver advocates from the city and beyond. The platform's user-generated content has already prompted over 20,000 page views and 2,000 'likes' on Facebook since its creation.

The website makes use of the latest digital technology to pull content into one space that would ordinarily require days of surfing to unearth. "This is Our Vancouver" permits even novice users to access the diverse content generated by those who have been moved by Vancouver on a single, intuitive platform.

Have something to say? To contribute and join the conversation, visit www.ThisIsOurVancouver.com.

For more information, please contact:
Claire Tucker
Weber Shandwick
ctucker@webershandwick.com
212-445-8301

SOURCE Canadian Tourism Commission



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