Brazil: World Cup 2014

Written by Harold McNeill on September 23rd, 2013. Posted in Travelogue


Brazil: World Cup 2014

Brazil Girls Collage

Photos: These photos were taken by Chris Vaughn, a friend from Nanaimo and former publisher of the World Football Pages (a BC based Magazine that ran for several years).  Chris always had a keen eye for capturing the essence of our International Football Matches and, as you can see in this series, Brazil brought out some very colourful Canadian girls to support the Canadian Team.  

The two game series was played in 2006 when the Brazilian U20 Men’s Team challenged Canada in a warm-up to the 2007 U-20 World Cup. The teams split series at one game each.  Below is a photo of the teams on the field at Royal Athletic Park. 

(The collage was created using a freeware system, so, of course they put their name in the middle)

Are You Thinking of Heading to Brazil in 2014?

Having previously hosted the Brazilians in Victoria, it is easy to see why people get so excited about going to South America. The 223437_20941017528_8057_nstunning display of colours and costumes that always accompany the South American teams, is certainly worth a second (or third) look as evidenced by the cover photo.

Photo (2006):  Canadian and Brazilian teams line up at Royal Athletic Park for the second game in the two game series.

More recently, we have been communication with a friend from Sao Paulo and it seems that the cost of attending this event could certainly stretch the credit card of even the very well healed. Perhaps you know someone who might put you up for a few days or has an inside track to less expensive accommodation and perhaps even access to tickets at one of the outside venues.

That being said, Lynn has gained access to a limited number of tickets and hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro as noted below. The prices are in Canadian, per person and based on double occupancy and are for ‘Land’ only.  Please ask about flights.

The following include one Match game and accommodation at the Tulip Inn Copacabana– (Executive Room), in Rio de Janeiro (breakfast and Airport transfers included).

The prices do not include: International Airfare, Visa, Gratuities or optional excursions.

12-16 Jun   5 Days/4 Nights  From $4475pp    Match 15Jun 1900 Hr  F1 VS F2
16-19 Jun   4 Days/3 Nights  From $4475pp    Match 18Jun 1900 Hr  B1 VS B3
19-23 Jun   5 Days/4 Nights  From $4475pp    Match 22Jun 1900 Hr  H1 VS H3
23-26 Jun   4 Days/3 Nights  From $4475pp    Match 25Jun 1700 Hr  E2 VS E3
26-30 Jun   5 Days/4 Nights  From $4720pp    Match 28Jun 1700 Hr  1C VS 2D
30-05 Jul   6 Days/5 Nights  From  $5995pp    Match 04Jul 1300  Hr W53 VS W54
09-14 Jul   7 Days/6 Nights  From  $8330pp    Match 13Jul 1300  Hr W61 VS W62

Please email at lynnmcneill@cruiseshipcenters.com or call me at 250 656-5441 or cell at 250 893-1033, if you would like more information regarding the above.

Contact:

Lynn McNeill
Cruise & Vacation Specialist
Presidents Circle Silver

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  • Herb Craig

    December 14, 2021 |

    As always awesome job Harold. It seems whatever you do in life the end result is always the same professional, accurate, inclusive and entertaining. You have always been a class act and a great fellow policeman to work with. We had some awesome times together my friend. I will always hold you close as a true friend. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you this summer.
    Warm regards
    Herb Craig

  • Harold McNeill

    November 26, 2021 |

    Hi Dorthy, So glad you found those stories and, yes, they hold many fond memories. Thanks to social media and the blog, I’ve been able to get in touch with many friends from back in the day. Cheers, Harold

  • Harold McNeill

    November 26, 2021 |

    Well, well. Pleased to see your name pop up. I’m in regular contact via FB with many ‘kids’ from back in our HS days (Guy, Dawna, Shirley and others). Also, a lot of Cold Lake friends through FB. Cheers, Harold

  • Harold McNeill

    November 26, 2021 |

    Oh, that is many years back and glad you found the story. I don’t have any recall of others in my class other than the Murphy sisters on whose farm my Dad and Mom worked.

  • Harold McNeill

    November 26, 2021 |

    Pleased to hear from you Howie and trust all is going well. As with you, I have a couple of sad stories of times in my police career when I crossed paths with Ross Barrington Elworthy. Just haven’t had the time to write those stories.

  • Howie Siegel

    November 25, 2021 |

    My only fight at Pagliacci’s was a late Sunday night in 1980 (?) He ripped the towel machine off the bathroom wall which brought me running. He came after me, I grabbed a chair and cracked him on the head which split his skull and dropped him. I worried about the police finding him on the floor. I had just arrived from Lasqueti Island and wasn’t convinced the police were my friends. I dragged him out to Broad and Fort and left him on the sidewalk, called the cops. They picked him up and he never saw freedom again (as far as I know). I found out it was Ross Elworthy.

  • Herbert Plain

    November 24, 2021 |

    Just read you article on Pibroch excellent. My Dad was Searle Grain company agent we move there in 1942/3 live in town by the hall for 5 years than moved one mile east to the farm on the corner where the Pibroch road meets Hwy 44. Brother Don still lives there. I went to school with you and Louise.

  • Herbert Plain

    November 24, 2021 |

    Just read your life account of Pibroch excellent.
    My family mowed to Pibroch in 1942 Dad was grain buyer for Searle Grain Company lived in town for 5 years than mowed one mile East to the farm on the corner of the road from Pibroch and Hwy 44. Bro Don still lives there.I went to school with both you and Louise.

  • DOROTHY MARSHALL

    November 15, 2021 |

    These stories brought back some sweet memories for me. a wonderful trip down memory lane . the photos were great. It has made me miss those days.

  • DOROTHY MARSHALL

    November 15, 2021 |

    Enjoyed your story Harold Dorothy Hartman