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Canucks fans wear face masks, social distance while celebrating win at Surrey-Delta intersection

Last Updated Aug 26, 2020 at 3:31 pm PDT

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Canucks fans have gathered at Scott Road and 72nd Avenue to celebrate the Game 2 victory

CityNews reporter Isabelle Raghem says despite the crowd most people are social distancing

Police were out earlier in the night blocking off portions of the intersection to make space for fans to social distance

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — As the Canucks celebrate a Game 2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, fans are out celebrating at Scott Road and 72nd Avenue.

Isabelle Raghem is with CityNews Vancouver and says hundreds of fans have flocked to the intersection, waving flags and cheering.

She says most are obeying social distancing rules on Tuesday night.

“15 to 20 minutes since [the end of the game] people came out with their flags. So it seems like people were either at a bar or restaurant or at home watching the game or maybe brought their flags with them,” she says.

“One guy here with a saxophone, people with flags, jerseys on, so it really is a celebration.”

She says RCMP had blocked off part of the intersection to make room on the sidewalks to allow fans to space out.

“Honestly, I don’t see anyone needing that space. The sidewalks have a lot of room on them.”

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Raghem adds, the game falling on a weekday may have played a part in the smaller crowd. Compared to last Friday, more than a thousand fans flooded into the area following the Canucks’ big win against the St Louis Blues.

RCMP have warned those caught violating the rules of fines.