Standing for a moment before I spoke, looking out into the night, I saw a sea of people. The sea had spilled out onto West 8th Avenue itself. So many Vancouverites had turned out.
I honestly expected maybe two dozen people at most who might come out. As you can see in the almost 52 minute video, many dozens more actually did.
We were all Canadians. We were all affected by the events in Sainte Foy, Québec.
For whatever comes next, we know we Canadians are all in this together.