JULY 29: Street Soccer Tournament

We are once again partnering with our friends at the Vancouver Street Soccer League to host a soccer tournament in our beautiful city. Events like this are a fantastic way to connect with our community, and we really need some of you to step forward to help us out. The fact that there is a delicious BBQ fundraiser at the same time will hopefully attract some hungry #BetterSupporters too.

Our schedule is still in development, but we are expecting this event to run from morning to early afternoon. We are still putting together the fine details, but here is what we need some help with:

GOPHERS – You’re gonna “gopher this” and “gopher that” at the supermarket to ensure we have all the supplies we need for a successful day.

FIELD CREW – The field will need a safety inspection and needle clean-up before the matches get underway. Safety is important to all of us, and we’ll ensure you have all the supplies you need to protect yourself and others.

TRANSPORT & SET UP – We need a few folks to transport some folding tables from our downtown storage facility to the park. We will also need some help setting up our BBQ tent (it’s a big 6 person job).

BBQ SERVERS – It takes a lot of helping hands to keep the lunch lines moving!

More details to follow. If you can help, please contact us at info@vancouversouthsiders.ca 

JULY 22: Timbers Army, Come On Over!

On Saturday July 22 we welcome the Timbers Army for a solid weekend of football, beery good times and a kickass fundraising event in support of hardworking organizations that are helping refugees settle in our two beautiful countries.

First off, the Southsiders will take on the Timbers Army in a 4:00 pm kickabout at Andy Livingstone Park – East (at Keefer and Columbia). This event is open to all-comers, so please bring $10 to cover the cost of field rental and insurance. The Southsiders are leading 4-2 on aggregate, by the way, so come out and cheer us on even if you’re not quite “match fit.”

After we have finished comparing our turf burns, be sure to join us at Doolin’s for The Equality Benefit Concert,  presented by the Vancouver Southsiders and Timbers Army.

The TA and Southsiders pride themselves on being inclusive, accepting and respectful to all. We stand for equality, and against racism, bigotry, and hate. We have always strived to be the place where everyone feels welcome. We are the place where everyone belongs. On Saturday July 22nd, our two groups will stand and sing together as one saying unequivocally that ALL ARE WELCOME.

Proceeds from this benefit will be split between the Vancity Humanitarian Fund here at home, and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Portland.

Festivities kick off at Doolin’s beginning at 7:00 pm. Live music will begin at 8:00 pm. There will be a 50:50 cash prize as well as other ways to donate at this event. Keep your eyes open for updates!

 

 

JULY 1: #BetterSupporters Celebrate Canada Day Together!

Join the Vancouver Southsiders for their official #CapsOnTV away viewing party as the Caps visit Bastian Schweinsteiger and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park! Festivities kick off at Doolin’s at 3pm, and the match KO is set for 4pm.

Food & drink specials TBA. Burn Your Bill will be in effect!

Merch and Membership will be available BY REQUEST ONLY.

If you would like to pick up, purchase or renew your membership, please email Aaryn at membership@vancouversouthsiders.ca.

If you have a specific merch request, please email Darcie at merchandise@vancouversouthsiders.ca.

All emails MUST be received prior to 4:00 pm on Friday June 30th.
All-ages viewing for the young ‘uns will be available at Roxy Burger.

#BetterSupporters take a break from the sunny holiday weather to rehydrate, support the Caps, and celebrate #3pts!

AUGUST 12: The #BlueAndWhiteNavy sets sail!

Save the date, Gilligan! On Saturday August 12, there will be a #CapsOnTV excursion to Bowen Island to watch VWFC play away against the New England Revolution.

We’re calling this little nautical adventure #BlueAndWhiteNavy, which has been graciously organized thus far by our very own Chris Corrigan (@SalishSea86).

The ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island is only 20 minutes and costs about $13 each way. We’re going to make a nice little day trip out of it. Details to follow, but we hope you’ll join us!

AUGUST 18: BC Lions v Calgary Stampeders

Join the Southsiders on Friday August 18th as they visit the SECOND best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver as the BC Lions face off against the Calgary Stampeders!

For those of you unfamiliar with Club Orange, it is an exclusive lounge located on the 300 level of the north end of BC Place. You will enjoy impressive views of the stadium from any seat with a live DJ and exclusive drink specials. Tickets for this event are $47 all-in ($49 online) and include an item of BC Lions merch!

Club Orange is 19+. Valid ID required.

The game kicks off at BC Place at 7:00 pm. The Southsiders official pre-game party will commence at 5:30pm at Doolin’s Irish Pub.

THURSDAY: Burger & Beer Fundraiser

On Thursday June 15th, the Southsiders will be hosting a Burger & Beer fundraiser at Doolin’s and you’re all invited! Start time is 6:30 pm.

As some of you may know, one of our most ardent flag-wavers, Aidan, was injured during a Southsiders rec league match almost a year ago. As a result of the injury, he’s been unable to work for over 10 months and is facing an indeterminate amount of time off based on the outcome of his upcoming surgery, scheduled for June 20th.

We don’t know about you guys, but there aren’t many of us who could afford to be off work for well over a year with no source of income / benefits to rely on! But through it all, Aidan has continued to show up week after week with a smile on his face ready to support the boys in Blue and White, wave a flag and march to the match. If you want to see the definition of #BetterSupporters, take a look in his direction!

Tickets for this event are $20 and include a burger (beef or veggie) and a beer. We will also be accepting cash donations. All proceeds from this event will go to Aidan’s recovery fund.

There will also be a silent auction featuring some rare football jerseys / kits / shirts and memorabilia from Aidan’s private collection. Not to name names, but if you’re a Team Canada, 86ers, Premier League, etc. supporter, this is definitely an event you need to attend! Word on the street is there is even a player issue Canada top featuring a former Whitecap and some Caps’ swag from the Swangard days available!

Tickets can be purchased
* through the Southsiders #CapsOnTour shop
* through Aaryn directly (e-mail: events@vancouversouthsiders.ca)
* in person at Doolin’s on Thursday.

If you plan to purchase in person, please RSVP to this event so we can give Doolin’s an accurate head count.

DIRECT DONATIONS: If you can’t join us for the event, we ask that you please consider making a $10 donation through our website. Please click here. You may have to log in to your Southsiders account to complete the transaction.

#BetterSupporters show up and support their own! See you Thursday!

SATURDAY: “Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1812!”

CALLING ALL SOUTHSIDERS! Our ‘Super Soccer Homecoming’ concludes this Saturday as DC United visits BC Place to take on your Vancouver Whitecaps! Join the Southsiders for their official pre-match party at Doolin’s Irish Pub. Festivities kick off at 1pm and there will be food and drinks! What more could one ask for?! Well, three points. We could ask for three points. But more on that later.

NOW ANNOUNCING YOUR STARTING FOOD & DRINK LINEUP FOR SATURDAY!

Food:

– Beer Can Chicken Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll w/ Caramelized Onions & White Cheddar, served w/ Fries | $13
– Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad w/ Grana Padano Cheese | $14
– Lamb Tikka Masal w/ Basmati Rice | $15

Drinks:

– Granville Island Belgian Saison | $6.75
– Broken Ladder Cider | $7.25
– Goose Island IPA | $6.25
– Honkers Ale | $6.25
– Bottles of Stanley Park Pilsner | $5 or Bucket of 4 | $19
– Blue Berry Bombs | $6.25

MERCH UPDATE! There will be NO MERCH TABLE AT THIS EVENT. If you have merch requests, please email Darcie at merchandise@vancouversouthsiders.ca .

Membership purchase and pick up will NOT be available at this match. If you would like to arrange pick up any time between now and May 30th, please contact Aaryn at membership@vancouversouthsiders.ca.

The march will depart Doolin’s at 2:45pm SHARP! #BetterSupporters settle their tabs and meet on the corner of Nelson & Granville on time. You won’t want to miss this sunny march to the match! After all, there are #3pts on the line! #WBWW

SATURDAY: No place like home!

After what feels like an ETERNITY on the road, the Vancouver Whitecaps are finally home! In what will surely be the most exciting event to be hosted in BC Place this month, the Caps will face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday May 20th at 4:00 pm!

Join the Vancouver Southsiders at Doolin’s for their official pre-match party, kicking off at 1:00 pm! Catch up with your fellow #BetterSupporters over pints and tasty food specials before the march to the match! Food and drink specials for Saturday are TBA.

Our membership table will be open between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. If you have any questions about your membership, please email Aaryn at membership@vancouversouthsiders.ca.

Our merchandise table TBA. If you have any specific merch requests, please email Darcie at merchandise@vancouversouthsiders.ca

The march to the match will leave Doolin’s at 2:45pm SHARP! #BetterSupporters settle their tabs & are promptly ready to march en masse! #WBWW

Once #3pts are collected, head back over to Doolin’s and keep the party goin’! After all, we’re going to have to wait THREE whole days to celebrate another home match together! #WelcomeHomeCaps

General Admission Survey

There has been much speculation on social media about the possible introduction of General Admission areas to the supporters end of BC Place. Some of you have also received an e-mail from the Whitecaps seeking your feedback on a scenario in which all seats in the “White” price tier would be reclassified as GA.

This seems like a good time to set the record straight.

We can confirm that the Vancouver Southsiders executive board and representatives from Curva Collective are working together to explore the feasibility of creating a GA section (or sections) in the supporters end from existing seating areas at BC Place, or possibly by adding new ones. We have not submitted any proposals to the Whitecaps yet, though we hope to at some point in the future after hearing from our membership.

We recognize there are many different ways which GA could be implemented. The size, location and right of access to any new GA section are huge factors that need to be thoroughly researched. The impacts on our members, both positive and negative, also need to be considered very carefully. Any changes to the status quo would also require the endorsement of the Whitecaps front office.

This survey (which is not the same as the one sent out by the Whitecaps) provides you with an important opportunity to share your thoughts, concerns and feedback before we proceed any further. As a current (or recent) Southsiders member your voice deserves to be heard. Please spare a few minutes of your time to help us understand what works best for you.

Click here to begin the survey.

 

We’re Blue, We’re White,

Your Vancouver Southsiders Executive Board

FRIDAY: Houston? No problem!

Join the Vancouver Southsiders for their official #CapsOnTV and #KrisOnTour away viewing party as the Caps visit Houston Dynamo!

Kick off is scheduled for 6:00 pm. Plan to get to Doolin’s Irish Pub early as downtown Vancouver will be VERY busy with the U2 concert happening at BC Place that night. The Back Bar will be reserved for Southsiders. Food and drink specials TBA.

Membership packages can be picked up or purchased BY REQUEST ONLY any time between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Please email Aaryn at membership@vancouversouthsiders.ca to arrange for pick up.

Merchandise table is TBA. If you have any specific requests, please email Darcie at merchandise@vancouversouthsiders.ca.

All merch and membership requests MUST be received prior to midnight on Thursday May 11th.

SOUTH OF THE FRASER: Don’t forget that we have a growing community of Southsiders who enjoy #CapsOnTV at The Henry in Cloverdale! See you there!

#3pts #WBWW #BetterSupporters

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