Anyone who went to the District of Hope building on Monday night, expecting to attend the bi-weekly council meeting, found the premises empty.
The session was postponed 24 hours in order to allow staff and council to watch game six of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks.
While the official postponement announcement didn’t mention the NHL contest, Hope Mayor Laurie French said the game was to blame.
“It was definitely the reason … I don’t think anyone would have attended the meeting,” he said, adding there are plenty of staff and council members who are Canucks’ fans.
The meeting took place on Tuesday night instead.
In the end, the meeting didn’t have to be changed.
Canuck fans were disappointed as Boston won the match, 5-2, forcing a final game in Vancouver last night.