2018 Partner Pub Announcement!


The Vancouver Southsiders Soccer Supporters Society Executive Board is excited to announce the Blarney Stone as the official ‘Home of the Southsiders’ for the 2018 season!  Located in the heart of Gastown, the Blarney Stone was established in 1972 and is the longest running Irish Pub in the City of Vancouver.   

New and returning members of the Vancouver Southsiders can expect the following membership perks through Blarney Stone for the 2018 season:



  • 25% off food, 7 days per week (Includes Blarney Stone and their other venue Portside Pub)
  • VIP entry to Blarney Stone & Portside (Skip the line – any day, any time)
  • All ages access until 7pm!
  • Free pop & juice for kids under 13
  • Priority viewing on their 240” HD screen for ALL Whitecaps matches, home & away over all other sports events
  • Customized Southsiders match day menu, including at least 1 food special per match
  • Rotating local Craft Beer & Cider specials
  • Burn Your Bill for EVERY match, home & away
  • Match day prize giveaways
  • Two annual giveaways of a Trip for 2 to an international football event (UEFA, etc.)
  • And much more!

Our first event at Blarney Stone will be first kick on Sunday March 4th.  Doors will open at 11am and, in addition to the new membership perks, all kids under 13 will be served FREE PANCAKES until the March to the Match!  We look forward to uniting the membership under one roof (and in one room!) for the first time in many years!

We will have updates on the March to the Match as first kick approaches.  We are working closely with the community of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to find a route that provides the Southsiders with maximum visibility while being respectful of our new neighbourhood.  Updates will be emailed out and posted on our social media pages as soon as they become available.  We thank you for your patience.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Director of Events & Partnerships, Aaryn Vivian, at events@vancouversouthsiders.ca.  Please check back to the “Friends of the Southside” portion of our website regularly as we are adding new information on discounts and membership perks often.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Doolin’s Irish Pub for their years of service to the Vancouver Southsiders.  They took a chance on us, giving us sound & viewing priority at a time when hockey was the hottest ticket in town and for that we will be forever indebted to them.  A special thank you to Barry Walsh, James Young, and Kieran Baldwin for making last year such a fantastic success.  A massive thank you to all of our bartenders, servers, bar backs, and everyone on the Doolin’s team over the last 7 years for making Doolin’s truly feel like home.  We will miss each and every one of you and wish you all the best!


The Vancouver Southsiders Soccer Supporters Society Executive Board

Cat Alderson, Treasurer

Brendan Beynon, Member At Large

Peter Czimmermann, Vice President and Secretary

Darcie Kerr, Member At Large

Aaryn Vivian, President and Member at Large

Aidan Rantoul, Ombudsman

Vancouver Southsiders’ 2018 Season Launch Party!


We are mere weeks away from being back at BC Place cheering on the boys in Blue and Whi…..errr, Grey & Silver! To celebrate the upcoming Caps’ season, we are kicking off OUR season on Saturday February 17th at Doolin’s!


Where: Doolin’s Irish Pub – 654 Nelson Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday February 17th at 4:00pm
What: 2018 Membership Package pick up / #CapsOnTV viewing / + Much more!
Who: This is a 19+ event, no minors* permitted. See below for all-ages pick up details.

Food & drink specials TBA.

In addition to picking up your membership packages, we have at least one special guest appearance and some BIG announcements lined up for this event so make sure you get to Doolin’s early, grab a seat, meet some of our new servers & get caught up with your fellow supporters! Kickoff for the Caps match against Las Vegas Lights FC is scheduled for 7pm. We will be showing this match in the Back Bar at Doolin’s, providing a stream is made available to us.

REMINDER: We will be collecting cash donations for our #Talk4Erin fundraising campaign for @CrisisCentreBC. This is an organization that is doing tremendous work in our community, and we are proud to support their efforts. Every little bit helps, so let’s round up those loonies and toonies for a very worthwhile cause!

Questions? Please contact Aaryn at events@vancouversouthsiders.ca

* All-ages membership package pick up will be available at Roxy Burger on Saturday February 17th from 2pm to 3pm.

Your 2018 Executive Board

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting. Your newly elected executive board for 2018 is as follows:

Secretary: Peter Czimmerman

Treasurer: Catherine Alderson

Members At Large: Brendan Beynon, Darcie Kerr, Aaryn Vivian

Ombudsperson: Aidan Rantoul

Your President is Aaryn Vivian and your Vice President is Peter Czimmerman.

Thank you to departing board members Dylan Callow and John Knox. They along with member Greg Petrie were unsuccessful candidates this time around, and we appreciate them for stepping forward.

Final thanks go to outgoing Ombudsperson Andrew Van Eden, who did not seek re-election. Thank you for your guidance and for representing our members so well!

Scarves Up (PART 4)

Almost year ago, the 2016 executive board asked the members to make significant changes to our leadership structure, reducing the number of board positions in an attempt to entrust some of their responsibilities to the membership, and to encourage everybody to step up. And step up you all did!

Nothing pleases me more than reading heartfelt thank you notes (PART 1PART 2, and PART 3) written by the three key board members to conclude their season and acknowledge members for giving their valuable time to make the Southside a successful community and a strong group, rising to new heights. I’d also like to thank Mike Perzel, Axel Gustav, Dim McNami for pitching in with the IT Crowd and Rebecca Contant for her help with away ticket arrangements.

Having the 2017 closing on us, I would like to express my utmost gratitude and appreciation, and thank Aaryn Vivian, Andrew Van Eden, Darcie Kerr, Dylan Callow and John Knox for their hard work and support throughout this challenging year. Despite what happened on the pitch, we can all look back at 2017 with a smile and a sense of accomplishment, because of YOU.

Thank you & köszönöm.

Peter Czimmermann
President & Club Secretary
Vancouver Southsiders

Vancouver Southsiders AGM

The Vancouver Southsiders Soccer Supporters Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting and executive board elections on Saturday December 9, 2017 at The Belmont Bar (1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC).

Please click here to view the official notice of the AGM.

Registration and breakfast buffet will commence at 10:00 a.m.

The meeting will be called to order at 11:00 a.m.

A viewing of the MLS Cup Final television broadcast will commence upstairs at Doolin’s Irish Pub at the conclusion of official society business.



Please click here to view the meeting agenda.



Please click here to view our official rules for nominations and election procedures.






Scarves Up For Our Volunteers (PART 3)

To Our Southsiders Volunteer Team:
How we are approaching the end of 2017 is still beyond me. It feels like I haven’t had a chance to look up since our AGM last December, but in the best of possible ways! To say it’s been a busy year is an absolute understatement and without each of you helping and guiding me along the way, none of it would have been possible.
From the Membership side of things, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Joann Bessler for getting me into this (I’ll get you back for it one of these days, I promise haha) and to Dan Olson, Dan Emerson, and Janna Gabrek for their support at the Membership table at Doolin’s throughout the season. Without their help, it would’ve been complete and utter scarf chaos, so kudos to them for keeping me in line!
Events & Partnerships have been a bit of a whirlwind this year. We had many things to accomplish in 2017 to get us back on course with our Partners and am happy to report we made excellent headway. Re-building our Match Day events was a HUGE goal of ours this year, and we’ve seen numbers in the 75+ range show up to Doolins for away viewings. That is a colossal step forward and I hope we can keep that momentum going into next season and beyond.
Another one of my goals at the beginning of the season was to plan at least one event per month that wasn’t solely match-day related and am happy to report we pulled off sixteen (16!!!) of them! From our Launch Party in February, to our 2nd annual Blue & White Navy trip to Bowen Island, to Ousted Appreciation Night and everything in between, we’ve accomplished so much and I truly cannot wait to see what 2018 brings. Events would not work without each and every supporter who comes out and celebrates with us. Thank you to everyone who made an effort, both on match days and at other events, to come out and show their Support with the Southsiders.
I’d like to take a moment to thank Rob Wheeler for passing the torch and being an amazing sounding board for some of my hairbrained event ideas. Special thanks are owed to Gail Embree & Brendan Beynon for bringing their enthusiasm our way over the course of the year and helping out with events whenever I needed some extra hands on deck. Thank you to Ryan Burns for holding down the fort and making sure the other volunteers were taken care of when I needed extra help. Thank you to Julian Anderson, Darren Alexander and the SouthIslanders for hosting our crew at Yates Street Taphouse in Victoria. Thank you to Chris Corrigan for all his help with Blue & White Navy as well as some awesome suggestions over the course of the season. Thank you to the Pigeon Casuals for bringing their enthusiasm over to Doolin’s in the latter portion of the season and getting the supporters pumped up with a few new chants. And finally, a massive thanks to James Young, Kieran Baldwin, Barry Walsh and the crew at Doolin’s for taking care of us this year. Our demands were high and they did a great job hosting us (Read: Sorry about the shout-y emails. I only meant *some* of it).
Thank you to each and every member and volunteer for making 2017 one of my proudest to be a Southsider.
Bring on 2018!
Aaryn Vivian
Vancouver Southsiders Events, Membership and Partnerships

Scarves Up For Our Volunteers (PART 2)

On behalf of Vancouver Southsiders Operations, I want to thank everyone who came out to volunteer this year. We have been very lucky to have so many members stand up and make the Southside great in 2017. Thank you for your creativity, painting skills, and storytelling abilities. Thank you for your selling skills and marketing skills. Thank you for being loud, for cheering, clapping, and for your extraordinary ability to encourage others to support loudly with us.

Thank you for knowing how to use the elastic dongles and the pitfalls that goes along with them. Thank you for hauling flags, drums, and banners all over the city. Thank you for cleaning up and rolling every single flag at the end of the matches.  Thank you for your time, effort, hard work, and love of the Whitecaps. Thank you for supporting our team to into a second round playoff position!

I do really try and personally see everyone who comes out and to thank volunteers who spend so much time doing stadium set up, tifo design and painting, merchandise, stadium clean up, and with the march to the match. We had over 50 different people come out and help, and I hope each and every one of you knows how appreciated it was.  The entire gameday experience was what drew me to the Southside, and I was honoured to help pull it all together.  I would like to think we brought that feeling to others.  From the start to the end of the season we had incredible, creative, and often hilarious fun year together. Your willingness to use your gifts and abilities has strengthened our support of our team and of the Southside.

I had an amazing, crazy time, and learnt so much from you all. I truly hope that we get to work together again in the 2018 season.

Thank you, you make the Southside great.


Darcie Kerr

Vancouver Southsiders Operations

Scarves Up For Our Volunteers (PART 1)

This is the first in a series of thank you messages from the Southsiders Executive Board to our many volunteers who made 2017 such an enjoyable experience for our little community. Part 1 acknowledges the hard work of our social media volunteers and our Southsiders Digital Team.

We cannot overstate how lucky we are to have Duncan Nicol as our in-house photographer. His pictures are ALWAYS fantastic. Covering our marches, matches, away travel & social events is basically a full time job. THANK YOU Duncan for your heroic efforts behind the lens. Please check out his superb photo galleries at flickr.com/vancouversouthsiders

The work by our Southsiders Digital Team has also been incredible. Tremendous thanks go to Darren Alexander, Aidan Rantoul, Oskar Steiner and Steve Kavanagh for grinding out so many videos and graphics for us! They looked absolutely fantastic. In case you weren’t aware, these fellows were responsible for creating things like the MTTM videos, our awesome social media banners, #CapsOnTV event posters, our scarf and T-shirt designs, our rocking new compass crest and so much more. THANK YOU!

Our internal and external communications is an enormous job. It takes a lot of work to keep our members informed about our pre-match activities, our #CapsOnTV away viewings, our social events and our fundraising efforts. We also had several people generating content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our website and our News Flash membership e-mails throughout the year. A sincere THANK YOU to Aaryn Vivian, Chris Corrigan, Brandon O’Connor, Ryan Burns, Victor Sum, Paul Sabourin-Hertzog, Peter Czimmerman, John Knox, Duncan Nicol and a few others.

An extra round of applause is due to Rebecca Bollwitt, better known to the Twitter-verse as @Miss604. THANK YOU Rebecca for your awesomely entertaining Twitter takeovers on match days in Vancouver.

John Knox, Vice President
Vancouver Southsiders Communications

PLAYOFFS: Seattle Away Tickets ON SALE NOW

Leg 1 will be in Vancouver on Sunday October 29. KO is at 5:30 pm. Home tickets are available through the Whitecaps and TicketBastard.

Leg 2 will be in Seattle on Thursday November 2. Away tickets are just $35 CDN (taxes and fees included) and can be purchased through our website at  CapsOnTour.ca.

MEMBERS: You will log in to make your purchase using your Southsiders membership app credentials.

NON-MEMBERS: You will need to create a guest user profile via the “forgot password” feature before completing the transaction.


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1) Away tickets purchase deadline is Tuesday October 31 at 12 noon.

2) Away tickets will be provided to you as a downloadable PDF on November 1.

3) All sales are final.

4) The away supporter sections at Century Link are General Admission. There is *no* assigned seating, despite any seat numbers which appear on your tickets.

5) We reserve the right to refuse and / or cancel sales to anyone engaging in unethical purchasing or re-selling practices.

6) Ticket re-sale is strongly discouraged. If you really must, re-purchaser names are required to be updated at CapsOnTour.ca prior to ticket downloads.

7) Details about ticket access, ingress, egress will be e-mailed to purchasers as soon as the information is available from the Sounders front office.

8) Seattle colours & apparel will *not* be permitted in the away supporters sections under any circumstances.

9) Please leave your Southsiders scarves at home out of respect for our members who cannot cross the border with the same ease that you can. Whitecaps, Cascadia and Canada scarves are suggested substitutes.

10) We’re blue, we’re white, and we’re most definitely f—ing dynamite!

OCTOBER 29: Whitecaps Super Sunday!

Pinch us, because it still feels like we’re dreaming!

After an EPIC 5-0 win (and first ever playoff win!) over the San Jose Earthquakes, the Caps are back in action for the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday October 29th at BC Place!

Join the Vancouver Southsiders at Doolin’s Irish Pub to kick off the next round of playoff action! Festivities begin at 1:00 pm, and the March to the Match will depart Doolin’s at 4:15 pm SHARP!

Kickoff is at 5:30 pm.

BURN YOUR BILL will be in effect!

Our Merch and Membership tables will be open between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.

#BetterSupporters get to Doolin’s early on match day, MARCH and cheer our boys in Blue & White to playoff victory!

#DontBeAClint #WBWW



Loaded Foot Long Hot Dog:
Served with Avocado, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro Cream Sauce, Fresh Jalapeño & Green Onions | $12 – *Veggie Dog available for an additional $1.50

Doolin’s Stuffed Calzones:
Filled with Pepperoni, Capicola Ham, House Marinara, Loaded w/ 3 Cheeses in our house Puff Pastry, served with Ranch Dip | $14


– NEW! Bridge Brewing Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat Ale | $6.75
– Naramata Cider | $7.75
– Doolin’s Ale | $6.25
– Molson Canadian | $6.75
– Granville Island Summer Ale Bottles | $5 or Bucket of 4 | $19
– Blue Bombs | $6.25