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Cap U basketball coach nets MLA Melanie Mark’s hand in marriage

Cassidy Kannemeyer’s playbook featured a new addition Friday night that had little to do with screens, picks or zones.
Cassidy Kannemeyer got down on one knee and proposed to Vancouver MLA Melanie Mark at Friday’s varsi
Cassidy Kannemeyer got down on one knee and proposed to Vancouver MLA Melanie Mark at Friday’s varsity basketball game.

Cassidy Kannemeyer’s playbook featured a new addition Friday night that had little to do with screens, picks or zones.

Instead, the Capilano University men’s basketball coach added a new play to his arsenal: a mid-game marriage proposal to Mount Pleasant NDP MLA Melanie Mark. 

Video from Friday shows the coach get down on one knee during a stoppage in play to lob the big question.

Mark accepted, and of course, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” then came over the P.A.

A photo of the game-changing moment on Mark’s Twitter page is accompanied by the caption, “On the court and I said yes! I Love you Cassidy Kannemeyer.”

Congratulatory praise came from all corners of the interwebs, including from Premier John Horgan, fellow MLAs and well-wishers alike.

Capilano would go on to lose Friday’s contest 96-73 to Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University.