Last season was challenging for OLSC Vancouver and our partners at the Butcher & Bullock. Game attendance dropped significantly, and we lost our status as the biggest and best-supported club in Vancouver, with rivals like Chelsea consistently drawing higher crowds. The hospitality industry also faced numerous challenges during this time.
For the upcoming 2023/2024 season, we will be selling memberships, but please note that membership does not guarantee priority entry to games. Attendance is open to all, regardless of membership.
To help us track loyalty and attendance, we recommend all members sign up for the Freehouse.co loyalty program, which offers rewards and cashback for spending at the Butcher & Bullock. This helps us monitor who attends each game and for the bigger fixtures, the pub will provide us with lists of who has attended the most games so that we can give people priority based on how many games they’ve attended.
Buying a membership means supporting OLSC for the season, and the fees will go towards running the club website and hopefully some new club merchandise. We encourage fans to attend as many games as possible at the Butcher and Bullock this season!
The Donnelly Group is slowly reopening it’s bars in a phased fashion. There is no firm date yet for the Butcher & Bullock reopening but it will reopen, and it should be in time for the restart of the Premier League if things stay on track in the UK.
Obviously there will be lots of questions around watching matches at the pub, and limited capacity. We don’t have the answers to those questions yet, but will be working with the Donnelly Group to find a way that works safely and within guidelines for the club and venue. Stay tuned to this website, and we will publish any further info when we have it.
This week one of our literally oldest members Derek Harper sadly passed away aged 87. Derek was famous for taking all combinations of bus and skytrain to make it in to games from White Rock. Many of you will also remember Derek for his famous cowboy hats and roll along suitcase. He was a much loved member of the club and will be missed. RIP Derek.
The Football Supporter’s Association is holding its annual awards. Several LFC players and pundits are up for awards. If you have 5 mins, then you can use the link above to vote. Also, some of you may have been in the pub when Robbie Savage facetime called us in the Butcher & Bullock from the Nou Camp and Anfield from the commentary gantry! His radio show 606 is up for an award and he’d appreciate the votes.
– Voting is open until midnight on 30th November. – You can vote only once in each category, but you don’t have to vote in every category. – Repeated votes will be discounted. – Ensure you click ‘Vote’ at the bottom of the page to register your vote(s) – if you do not do this, your votes will not be counted. – Seven awards (Away Day, Club Podcast, Fans for Diversity, Fanzine, Supporter Liaison Officer, Club Engagement and the National Game Community Award) will be decided by an FSA Panel. – The winners will be announced on the evening of 16th December at our awards ceremony in London.