All the local media followed the barge’s story closely. In December, requests on social media were made to decorate the barge with Christmas lights (which didn’t happen). Memes, like the barge photographed as Vancouver’s next luxury apartment building – a landmark of the city housing market can’t afford it, which went viral on social media. There is even a popular Twitter account parody barge.
Donnie Rosa, general manager of the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Council, said: “In Vancouver, we have a sense of humour, a unique sense of humour, if you will.
In fact, the Parks Board, in 2014, famously approved the renaming of “Guelph Park” in the trendy Mount Pleasant neighborhood just south of downtown to “Dude Chilling Park,” in honor of an artistic sculpture that looks like, a chilled guy, saw a similar opportunity with the barge. On December 15, exactly one month after the barge had washed up in English Bay, the board of directors erected a temporary sign “Barge-Cooled Beach”.
“It’s been a tough year, why not bring some joy to this holiday season?” Mx said. Rosa, who is not a binary, notes that temporary signs cost less than a few hundred dollars. “The joy it has brought, I think it’s well spent.”
Mr Simon said: “I wasn’t expecting to see a sign, which I thought was quite amusing. “It’s a perfect Instagram-worthy photo.”
And really, if it wasn’t on Instagram, it never would have happened, right?
“I saw some stories about the barge on social media and that’s how I knew I wanted to get here,” said Jasnoor Kaur, a young woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, visiting her boyfriend, Ram Binner. , who lives in a nearby suburb of Vancouver, said. .
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