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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Roberston Dons Calgary Flames Jersey, Recites Nenshi's Poem

04/29/2015 03:55 EDT | Updated 04/29/2015 05:00 EDT

Ah, the sting of salt in the wound.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson upheld his playoff bet with Calgary's mayor Wednesday, sporting a Flames jersey and reading a poem written by Naheed Nenshi aloud. The composition trashed the Sedin twins, Lululemon underwear and, er, Vancouver's lack of cups.

(Because a surprise fireworks show that coincided with Vancouver's season-ending loss wasn't enough, right?)

Earlier this month, the charitable mayors hummed and hawed over the stakes of the perfect playoff wager. Suggestions from both provinces via Twitter ranged from political to boozy to downright weird — but in the end, the mayors agreed on three terms:

  1. The losing mayor would have to wear the opposing team's jersey at a city council meeting.
  2. The losing mayor would donate five pounds of food to the winning team's local food bank per goal scored throughout the whole series.
  3. The winning mayor would write a poem for the opposing mayor to read out loud, as an ode to the victorious city..

Since the Flames eliminated the Canucks from the playoffs last week, Robertson was left to hold up his end of the wager — and that he did.

Donate to the food bank — check.


Find a jersey to burn wear — check.


And finally, read Nenshi's poem at a city council meeting — check. (Watch the full recital in the video above, courtesy of the Vancouver Courier.)


But all is well between the two mayors. Nenshi matched Robertson's donation and sent a little love to the Vancouver Food Bank, and both mayors encouraged the public to do the same.

Until next year, fellas.

With files from The Canadian Press

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