Police ask Canucks fans to celebrate at home following Scott Road issues

Aug 25 2020, 4:33 pm

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Stay home.

Or whatever you do, don’t go to the corner of Scott Road and 72 Avenue following Vancouver Canucks playoff wins anymore.

That’s essentially the message from Delta Police today, following a gathering at the popular street corner on the Surrey/Delta border that got out of hand after the Canucks’ series win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

Many fans were spotted on video running into the middle of the intersection, not only blocking traffic, but congregating too close together during a pandemic. Upwards of 1,000 fans gathered in the area, prompting Surrey RCMP to issue a warning to fans on Monday.

Delta Police added to that today, saying that an increased police presence will be on hand to ensure the safety of celebrating fans, drivers, and pedestrians.

“As the Canucks have progressed this season, we have seen steady growth in the number of fans celebrating in the area of 120th Street and 72nd Avenue,” said Inspector Ciaran Feenan in a media release. “While we understand fans wanting to celebrate, we want to ensure that fans are being safe and are following public health orders in regards to COVID-19; maintaining social distance, wearing a mask, and not congregating in groups of more than 50 people.

“Our advice: please stay home to celebrate, and Go Canucks Go.”

Prior to Friday, Delta Police told Daily Hive they were pleased to report that there were no serious issues or arrests. They encouraged fans to celebrate games at their own homes or at small gatherings in places like restaurants.

Of course, if the Canucks play like they did on Sunday, this won’t be an issue, as there wasn’t much to celebrate in Game 1.

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