Our sister station CKNW has just confirmed what some of us were really hoping for; the cancellation of the Yoga Day event that would have shut down the Burrard Street Bridge on June 21st.
— CKNW (@CKNW) June 12, 2015
The event hit a nerve with many, including yogis (who felt that there was too much negative energy around the event) and First Nations Groups (Aboriginal Day in Canada is also June 21st).
The public turned, then sponsors began to pull out.
@geoffberner We’ve heard the feedback and have decided not to participate. We’ll honour the tradition of yoga in a new way, stay tuned.
— lululemon athletica (@lululemon) June 12, 2015
Makes sense since Premier Christy Clark HERSELF had tweeted that even she wouldn’t be attending the event:
Yoga Day is a great opportunity to celebrate peace and harmony – it’s not about politics. I don’t intend to participate.
— Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) June 12, 2015
According to CKNW reporter Shelby Thom, we can expect something perhaps a little more low key in the future:
— Shelby Thom (@ShelbyThom980) June 12, 2015
The controversy for “Om The Bridge” was angering many because not only did it fall on the same day as National Aboriginal Day, it was going to cost taxpayers $150,000.
Thanks, but no thanks!
Soooo…. Do you think that Christy Clark regrets the following tweet earlier this week?
Hey Yoga Haters- bet you can’t wait for international Tai Chi day. pic.twitter.com/1sEfIwKbG3
— Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) June 11, 2015