Michael Bublé is set to fund a campaign that will identify Vancouver rioters. Born near Vancouver, Bublé was back at home for Wednesday night's Stanley Cup final, in which the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins. Although the millionaire singer was on his way to the airport when the rioting began in the city centre, members of his family were much less lucky: Bublé's grandmother, mother and other relatives were trapped inside downtown's Queen Elizabeth theatre, amid burning cars and brawling drunks. "They were traumatised," Bublé told the Globe and Mail. "They weren't allowed to go into the lobby because they were worried people were going to break the windows."

In the aftermath of the pandemonium, Bublé has launched a newspaper ad campaign asking Vancouverites to come forward with photo evidence of rioters' criminal activity. "Just like everybody else, I was embarrassed, ashamed and angry, and the anger hasn't gone away," he said. He wants to find the people who committed the worst acts – torching cars, looting shops, throwing bricks. "They're trash," he said. "We have to continue to circulate the faces and names of those guilty parties. Let's get them lots of publicity so that the police can make some arrests."