B.C. woman singing O Canada at Seahawks game to kneel after U.S. anthem

Arielle Tuliao says she broke down in tears after the Seattle Seahawks contacted her to sing

A Vancouver woman invited to sing O Canada before a Seahawks game in Seattle says she will take a knee after the American anthem to support protesting NFL players.

Arielle Tuliao says she broke down in tears after the team contacted her to sing Canada’s national anthem as they honour their growing Canadian fan base at Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

But Tuliao says she’s been conflicted about how to support players who have kneeled during the Star-Spangled Banner as part of protests against police brutality and then against U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of their actions as unpatriotic.

READ MORE: Don Cherry criticizes media coverage of NFL protests

READ MORE: Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

Tuliao says she was initially afraid to wade into the issue in the U.S. but decided she couldn’t let fear stop her from “doing the right thing” and showing her support for human rights.

The 28-year-old anthem singer says kneeling after O Canada would have gone against the Seahawks’ celebration of Canada so she decided today to kneel after the American anthem.

Tuliao has belted out Canada’s national anthem for the Vancouver Canucks and the Whitecaps and says she’s equally thrilled to honour her country south of the border.

The Canadian Press

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Minor Earthquake strikes near Port Hardy

M 4.7 182km SW of Port Hardy

Vancouver Island Firefighters Association Fall Training Seminar

Port Hardy Fire Rescue hosted the Vancouver Island Firefighters Association Fall Training Seminar.

‘Sisters of Song’ choir brings joy to Port Alice singers

“Music is an extreme source of joy for a lot of people.”

Curling Club renovations – “if you take the roof off, you have to fix it” says Mayor

McCarrick said the districts only other option was “to take the building down.”

North Island schools struggling with lack of TTOCs

“We literally have days where positions are not being filled.”

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigns

After 37 years Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has resigned for smoother transfer of power

Nearly half of recent immigrant kids in B.C. live in poverty

A report issued Tuesday indicates immigrants children make up a large percentage of B.C.’s impoverished

LGBTQ advocates want military, RCMP to take part in apology

“These are all the organizations that perpetrated past discrimination against the LGBTQ community.”

Canadians are getting bad advice from the taxman

An auditor has found that Canadians are getting bad advice from the taxman, when they can get through

B.C. mining company stakes claim in Australia

Copper Mountain is set to purchase Cloncurry Copper Project in a $93-million deal.

Capitals crunch Sparta in home opener

The game was a hard-hitting affair right from the drop of the puck.

Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.

The Weather Network is calling for up to 200mm of rain to fall in some areas of the South Coast and Vancouver Island

INTERACTIVE MAP: Follow the 2017 Tour de Rock

Follow the Tour de Rock, as they pedal more than 1,000 kilometres fundraising to combat paediatric cancer

Most Read