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Telus Rewards Man With Free iPhone After Defending Against Vancouver Riot

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In the aftermath of the riot in Vancouver after game seven of the Stanley Cup final, Vancouver recognized many citizens who attempted to protect the city against the onslaught of hooligans. One of those good citizens is Chris Ivany.

Chris Ivany, a 33-year-old welder who was in downtown Vancouver during the chaos, saw rioters attempting to break into the Telus retail store on Robson Street. In an amazing show of courage, he tried to prevent further damage to the store by telling the crowd to stop the destruction.

Unfortunately, his bravery landed him a punch in the jaw and he was knocked unconscious, but the Telus store was saved. Based on his efforts, Telus has come forth to reward Chris.

Telus has now rewarded Chris with a free iPhone, six months of free service and a donation of $1,000 to the charity of his choice. Chris has no prior connection to Telus and is not a customer; he simply wanted to defend his city.

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Naturally, Chris was surprised by the gift. However, he recently signed up with a competing carrier and purchased a Blackberry.

A Telus spokesperson said that Telus wanted to thank him for his courage and for making a positive difference during the downtown Vancouver event.

Amazing job Chris!

[Vancouver Sun]

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  • Amazing. Love stories like this, makes me feel happy as a Telus customer 🙂

    (Let’s see Bell, or Rogers do that)

  • Amazing. Love stories like this, makes me feel happy as a Telus customer 🙂

    (Let’s see Bell, or Rogers do that)

  • Anonymous

    I would’ve let the telus store get smashed, every thing else I would save even robbers.

  • what is telus going to do for all the people who weren’t there at all? shouldn’t we all get rewarded as well?

  • what is telus going to do for all the people who weren’t there at all? shouldn’t we all get rewarded as well?

  • guest

    heres your reward, you owe us 70$ a month from now on for three years

  • Well, maybe if we were there defending the Telus store and sacrificing our lives. Maybe we’d get free Caller ID and Voicemail?

  • Well, maybe if we were there defending the Telus store and sacrificing our lives. Maybe we’d get free Caller ID and Voicemail?

  • That would be hilarious if Telus automatically signed him up for a 3 year contract. Joking aside, it’s a great move by Telus. Well done.

  • That would be hilarious if Telus automatically signed him up for a 3 year contract. Joking aside, it’s a great move by Telus. Well done.

  • MrAnonymous

    You want to get a reward for doing absolutely nothing?  Idiot.

  • MrAnonymous

    You want to get a reward for doing absolutely nothing?  Idiot.

  • MrAnonymous

    You want to get a reward for doing absolutely nothing?  Idiot.

  • Calgary

    is that how he got the band aid ?

  • Michael

    Holy crap. How big was the dude who knocked that guy out with one punch? I wish the story went the other way around and he knocked one of those punks on his ass, but it’s good to here that someone was brave enough to stand up for his city and what is right.

  • Michael

    Holy crap. How big was the dude who knocked that guy out with one punch? I wish the story went the other way around and he knocked one of those punks on his ass, but it’s good to here that someone was brave enough to stand up for his city and what is right.

  • Danjang

    Not a reward. Another way to get him in a three year contract. 6 months and a free phone is a write off for telus. Pat him on the back and kick him in the a$$ at the same time.

  • Danjang

    Not a reward. Another way to get him in a three year contract. 6 months and a free phone is a write off for telus. Pat him on the back and kick him in the a$$ at the same time.

  • Danjang

    Not a reward. Another way to get him in a three year contract. 6 months and a free phone is a write off for telus. Pat him on the back and kick him in the a$$ at the same time.

  • George

    Nice shirt on the guy. Maybe he was one of thevm rioters after all.

  • George

    Nice shirt on the guy. Maybe he was one of thevm rioters after all.

  • George

    Nice shirt on the guy. Maybe he was one of thevm rioters after all.

  • Ex

    I feel there was no contract. Just monthly service.

  • Ex

    I feel there was no contract. Just monthly service.

  • Michael

    Was the iPhone unlocked? That would have been a very nice reward. Locked into Telus, not so much as of a reward and more of a ball and chain.

  • Michael

    Was the iPhone unlocked? That would have been a very nice reward. Locked into Telus, not so much as of a reward and more of a ball and chain.

  • Disgusted by Chris

    Some hero.  You mean man with a Hero complex using the situation for ulterior motives? I am the person that had to help this man after he put himself in such a dangerous situation.  Me and a few others had to carry him to safety amid more thrown punches and the glass window smashing on my head.  I then did first aid on him for the 30 minutes it took for the ambulance.  
    I wouldn’t mind the black eye from a stray punch, the cuts all over my head from the broken glass, and the beer bottles broken over my head, if he was thankful in any way.  
    A real hero doesn’t ask for attention and doesn’t post his story all over the internet asking for thanks from everyone.  A real hero says thank you to those that helped him and the police that guarded us. (Even while his spits profanity at them) 

  • Cheryl

    Are you f…ing kidding me! This man that could have been killed by who ever the coward was that knocked him out is my son! He was knocked out you flipping idiot,meow did he know who the hell helped him! I watched this video of my son laying in a rubble of broken glass and lifeless for trying to stop some punk ass kids from destroying property.instead of criticizing him…and if you were there to witness this why didn’t you help to stop it!! My guess is you know exactly what happened…obviously someone knows… You should be ashamed at yourself for making such a disrespectful statement!! Help find out who the coward was that sucker punched him!!! This type of behaviour angers me! You are an idiot!! Disgusted by Chris!

  • Cheryl

    Oh and by the way if you indeed did help my son..I thank you…but you are still very disrespectful!!

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