Tifo

Welcome to Our Tuesday BBQ

#TBT to this past Tuesday evening when our players took on #KansasCity in the #CCL. Things haven't really been going our way in the League lately, so we wanted to give our players and coaches some encouragement ahead of what was an important group stage match. It was great to see our side keep a clean sheet, score three goals (making the three KC logos seem prophetic), and just generally enjoy their football.

@70_tornaghi and all our defenders (Captain @kendallwaston, @tim_parker26 @sw_hakeem @brettlevis @matiaslaba @rt31bert) thank you for that clean sheet! @fraseraird was buzzing on the right wing all night! On the left it was great to see #ElBicho find the back of the net...with his head (!!!) and cultured left foot - thanks in part to set up play from @masato_kudo_official @etado19 & #MatiGol! #EMoney, your finish on #Rusty's ball over the top was inspired!!! Congrats on seeing some fruit from all of your hard work! @elraton7 & #AndrewJacobson helped put the game to bed when they came on as well.

All-in-all we dined on some tasty BBQ on Tuesday! We hope all our players are able to enjoy Saturday's match in LA just as much!

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to our own @cascadianlion for taking these photos. Check out the whole album on our Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/CurvaCollective/photos/…

#WelcomeToOurTuesdayBBQ #BBQ #Tifo #VanCityTifosi #CurvaStyle #WeAreWhoWeAre #GivingOurAll #SupportIsAlways #VWFC @whitecapsfc @bcplacestadium

Tifo Tuesday: Flags

Yesterday was National Flag Day, so for today's #TifoTuesday we once again went with flags. For the past 3 seasons during the #VoyageursCup we have been doing a progressive flag display.


2013 - The first year we kept it simple and went with held Canada flags with the large Voyageurs flag in the front and centre of it all. The photo here was captured by Christopher Vose ahead of the 2nd Leg of the Finale vs. Montreal. It was our second display of the night. We had done the #ForYouForUsForVancouver display during the player entry...when they used to come out of the supporters' end in the #westcurva.

2014 - For the second year, the 2nd Leg of the semi-final vs. #TFC, we went with our #BC provincial flag. This time we worked with our friends in the @vancouversouthsiders to cover the entire #curva. Approximately 400 flags were a part of this display. Thanks to @kiltedcasper taking this photo from the top of our section, 203/204.


2015 - Last season, for the 2nd Leg of the Finale vs. #IMFC, we worked with @vancouversouthsiders & @raincitybrigade do a display of roughly 500 #CityOfVancouver flags. This display was augmented by word banners across the front rows of both sides of the tunnel. On the #VSS side was the motto of #VanCity: " BY SEA, LAND, AND AIR WE PROSPER". On our side of the tunnel it read "ON THE PITCH WE CONQUER!!" Thanks to our own @cascadianlion taking this photo of the entire end. This was of course the night we had all been waiting so long for...the night we finally lifted The Voyageurs Cup @bcplacestadium!

Visual displays of support are vital to who we are and how we support. If you want to donate your time, talent, or resources to our efforts, please be in touch:

www.curvacollective.ca/contact

Much Love,

One of the Collective

#GivingOurAll #WeAreWhoWeAre #SuppprtIsAlways #VanCityTifosi

2-stick Creation Party

Along with #VocalUnity the other pillar of our support is #VisualDisplays...also known as #tifo. We engage in small, medium, and larger scale displays ranging from part of our section, the whole section to multiple sections. However, we also highly value individual tifo especially in the form of flags and 2-sticks.

Therefore, we are having a 2-stick creation party on Saturday, February 20th from noon-8:00pm in #VanCity. If you would like to come and create your own 2-stick or help create someone else's design, please let us know. If you want to make your own, we would as for you to make $15-20 donation, depending on a few variables. We will be tailgating as well so please bring your own food for the grill.

Be in touch here or via our website if you have any questions or to RSVP:

www.curvacollective.ca/contact

TOGETHER WE WILL DO THIS / ¡JUNTOS LOS HAREMOS!

This is the 4th year we have been supporting #OurClub as a movement. Each of the previous three seasons we have done a display with flags to celebrate the heritage of our players and coaches. The 1st year we had one flag for each province/country/region, then the 2nd year we had two (one held and one waved), and last year we had four flags waving.

This year we decided to take a different approach. Using our abundance of BC, City of Vancouver flags, and the flags representing our squad, we chose to make an overhead of sewn together flags. It was 13 flags (roughly 65') wide one 23 flags (roughly 69') high. In total 299 flags were put together via over 2,250' of sewing. Thanks to our partners that worked so hard on this part of the display!

As we were working through the word banner to accompany the overhead, we knew we wanted to express the unity within our squad and our connection to our players. The word we kept coming back to was "TOGETHER". A day or two before production of the word banners was to begin, @prisjk contacted us asking if we could help her and some of our players' wives/girlfriends make a banner. The words they were looking for were something expressing:..."WE'RE TOGETHER"...in Spanish. We worked to have the same phrase in English (at the front of our section) and Spanish in front of the box where our players' families support from. Thanks to everyone that created these banners! We also want to thank everyone that helped deploy this display on Sunday!

As a movement we believe in the importance of togetherness...especially with our players. We win together, we lose together. We celebrate together, we reflect on defeat together. We are in this together...no matter what. Sunday's result did not go the way we would have all liked it to, but together we will move forward and prepare for next season. A season that we hope to be another historical one for the Club we love.

If you want to be a part of our movement for 2016, please be in touch and visit our Contact page.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to Ken Dennis for capturing and sharing this photo!

Van City Tifo

ON THIS DAY IN
VAN CITY
WE HOLD THE LINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Y2OJ4ndVw

Over the past few weeks, we have been working with @raincitybrigade at this display for the ‪#‎CascadiaCup‬ ‪#‎Finale‬. In the end we decided to go with a concept that originated with ‪#‎RCB‬ member @jabwayjames. One of our graphics people, Will Silver, worked on the design side of things. For the words, we ended up incorporating one of RCB's slogans... ‪#‎HoldTheLine‬.

A dozen or so people from both movements worked to grid, trace, and paint the display. On the final night of painting, we were joined by our former captain, and artist, @d6merit. Jay helped put the finishing touches on one of the word banners and catching people up on his current creative endeavours.

We want to thank everyone that helped work on this. We also want to thank those that helped deployed it, including those in 202/203 that vacated their space for a time so that we could get the image piece displayed.

Unfortunately the result on the pitch conspired against us and we failed to retain the Cup. However, we are still the ‪#‎RecordHolders‬ with 5 titles.

We look forward to lifting our players to ‪#‎Victory‬ again next Saturday vs. NYCFC. Be in touch if you'd like to join us.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to our photographer, @cascadianlion, for capture this shot of the display.

Ca5cadia

#‎Ca5cadiaDefended‬

Thanks to all the ‪#‎CapsOnTour‬ that ‪#‎Respectfully‬ helped deploy our ‪#‎tifo‬ last night in Portland. We are grateful for all of our partners that sacrificially gave their time, energy, and talents to make this possible. This is a vital element in how we support our players on the pitch. We are gathering a number of the photos and will share some perspective on the display later this week.

‪#‎WeAreWhoWeAre‬

‪#‎GivingOurAll‬

‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬

Much Love,

One of the Collective