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
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    April 14, 2020 |

    Hi Rick,
    Great to hear from you and trust all is going well. Our family members are all doing well but it must be pretty tough for a lot of people. I had once heard you were going to do some writing but never heard anything further. I would be most interested, but do you think the OB News have archives back to that time. Any link or information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Did you keep copies? Regards, Harold

  • Rick Gonder

    April 14, 2020 |

    Hi Harold
    About 22 years ago I spent several weeks going through the OBPD archives. I wrote several stories that were published in the OB News. Feel free to use if they are of value to what you are doing.
    Keep this up, I’m enjoying it and it brings back memories.

  • Harold McNeill

    April 12, 2020 |

    Hi Susan,

    Glad you had a chance to read. I decided to update these stories by proofreading as there were several grammatical errors in many. Hopefully, many of those glaring errors have been removed.

    Many of the stories carry a considerable amount of social comment regarding the way the criminal justice system is selectively applied. Next up involves a young woman from near Cold Lake, Alberta, who was abducted by an older male from Edmonton. Her story is the story of hundreds of young men and woman who have found themselves alone and without help when being prayed upon unscrupulous predators.

    Cheers, Harold

  • Susan

    April 8, 2020 |

    Great read, Harold!…and really not surprising, sad as that may sound.
    Keep the stories coming, it is fascinating to hear them.
    Love from us out here in the “sticks”, and stay safe from this unknown predator called Covid.

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    Statements like this appear to be simple fear-mongering. As was the case in the past, people who commit criminal offences, as well as other forms of negligence while driving, may well lose their insurance coverage and in all likelihood would be sued by ICBC to recover costs of the claim. (Link here to Mulligan’s full conversation on CFAX radio)

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