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That time a mall full of kids in Dartmouth, NS went bonkers for DJ Tanner from Full House

This year marks the 20th anniversary of an auspicious event that will forever be etched into the memories of the people of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. On that fateful day in 1992, Candace Cameron, the teen star of the hit series Full House, was scheduled to make an appearance at the MicMac Mall to meet fans and sign autographs. Organizers expected they would draw two, maybe three thousand people, but what they got was pandemonium.  

Even now, twenty years on, questions about the events of that day linger in the minds of the Nova Scotians.

Was Ms. Cameron’s apology entirely sincere? Did she really have to catch that flight? You be the judge.

Why did some people have their photos signed while others, like this man and his daughter, were forced to wait over six hours? They weren’t going to wait very much longer.

What ever happened to the girl who disappeared into the Bank of Montreal? Was “poor organization” to blame, or was something more sinister afoot?

Was there too much pushing? Should people have backed off when the cops told them to?

Will this poor little girl ever get a chance to see Candace Cameron again? Would she even want to?

Are our children safe?

Will Mallory, who waited all day, ever get to something, something about Cabbage Patch Kids something? She never got to.

Did this poor young girl, who suffered an asthma attack, recover? Will restitution be paid?

Will business owners be compensated for their losses?

Is this guy’s name seriously Leclerc? I mean he is a “clerk” at the mall, and his name is Leclerc? That’s madness.

Will the good people of Dartmouth ever go to the mall again, without the painful memories of that awful day haunting them while they shop? Will the wounds ever heal? Thanks for nothing Candace Cameron.

Correction: This article previously stated that Candace Cameron nearly caused a riot at the Dartmouth Shopping Centre, when in fact she incited pandemonium at the MicMac Mall which is a Dartmouth shopping centre. Many apologies, especially to the victims. We meant no disrespect.


Michael Kolberg is The Sprawl Editor at Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter for jokes @mikeykolberg.

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