VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Looks like there was a little bump in the road to have a street in Vancouver named after Ryan Reynolds.
The actor learned of a petition launched earlier this week by the hosts of the morning show on KiSS RADiO, the sister station of NEWS 1130.
In a tweet, Reynolds joked the effort off.
“Very nice but difficult pass. If the traffic sucks, everyone will say, ‘Ryan Reynolds is a mess’ or ‘Ryan Reynolds is really supported’. My brothers would love that too much.
OMG @VancityReynolds responded to our petition to name a street in Vancouver !!!
Should we continue? Even if it’s just so his brothers can laugh at him? https://t.co/aOetmwJyXn
– Kevin Lim (@KevinLimOnAir) November 28, 2020
Kevin Lim, who started the petition, says he doesn’t think the tongue-in-cheek rejection of the idea is a reason to stop trying to get a street in Reynolds’ hometown after him.
“I think that’s one more reason we should keep going to be honest. As an older brother, I know it would just be an amazing gift for a family, and there is already so much support for it, ”he says.
“I don’t think he would ever be the first person to say ‘Oh yeah, I deserve a street named after me.’ He responded in a very Ryan Reynolds way. I would always love to find a way to honor him because he does so much great work to raise our profile for Vancouver and for the community.
Since @VancityReynolds I talked about too much traffic, I asked @KevinLimOnAir if they should consider another #VancouverBC square. He says they received other suggestions from listeners … like giving his name to a cul-de-sac. (Relatively less crowded than a street, OMI.)
– Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) November 29, 2020
The petition highlights a number of ways Reynolds made the news this year for helping people in the city and across Canada in 2020. The petition was launched after Reynolds announced that he and his wife Blake Lively were making a donation of $ 500,000 to Covenant House to help fund the organization. working with homeless youth in Vancouver and Toronto.
Other notable efforts by Reynolds in 2020 include using his own salary to hire BIPOC production assistants to work on a Vancouver-based project, help reunite a woman with a beloved memento that has been stolen, and process the graduating class of his alma-mater with a pizza. after COVID-19 forced the ceremony to be canceled.
Lim says the response to the petition that garnered nearly 2,000 signatures on Saturday shows there is a wave of support for the idea.
“A lot of people picked up on this story and it just shows how much love and support there is for Ryan Reynolds, not just in his hometown but everywhere,” he says.
And Lim says he doesn’t really care if the street is a small cul-de-sac or a major thoroughfare.
“Ryan Reynolds Road has a nice ring. As to where we would put it, I don’t know. To be honest, we’re not exactly too picky, we’d just love to see something honoring her somewhere in town.