Vancouver, B.C. - On the heels of Sunday's special Telethon 50/50 Super Jackpot game, presented by TD, where fans helped raise over $378,000 for the Canucks for Kids Fund, the team announced today further details for three more special game nights in April with strong connections to the community.
Autism Acceptance Night, presented by Herbaland - April 20
Tonight, the Canucks will once again host Autism Acceptance Night when the team hits the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs. April is Autism Acceptance month, and the Canucks andCanucks Autism Network are working together to ensure that all families in BC affected by autism can achieve the highest quality of life possible.
Green Game, presented by Toyota - April 22
The Canucks will also host their first Environment Night, presented by Toyota on April 22. Under the NHL's Green Month initiative, the Vancouver Canucks are committed to making our communities stronger by protecting the places we live and play hockey. Rogers Arena is our home and we are doing all we can to minimize our environmental impact locally and to inspire Canucks fans everywhere to take action.
As part of Green Night, the team is hosting a Canucks Community Cleanup contest presented by Toyota. The initiative gives fans a way to take action and help the environment. Fans who complete an act that has a positive impact on the environment can share with the Canucks to be entered to win one of 10 Canucks prize packs. More information on the Canucks Community Cleanup contest can be found here.
Vaisakhi Night, presented by TD - April 24
Vaisakhi Night is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 in recognition of the Vaisakhi parades that were recently cancelled due to the pandemic. The game will also be broadcast on Hockey Night in Punjabi.
Vaisakhi Night is the fourth annual game night where the Canucks will celebrate the South Asian community by promoting diversity and inclusivity under the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone™ (HIFE) umbrella. Previous game nights have celebrated Diwali, which traditionally takes place in late October or early November.
This year's game includes a commemorative icon created by local artist Jag Nagra that fuses Vaisakhi with the Canucks brand. More information can be found here.
The icon will act as the inspiration for all visual components of the Canucks Vaisakhi celebration, and will be included as a helmet decal, as well as printed on the in-arena signage, including seat tarps, rink boards and bench back signage. It will also be incorporated into special Vaisakhi themed visuals for gameday coverage. Finally, the icon will be included on exclusive items as part of a retail collection sold at Vanbase.ca, with proceeds going to the Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective.
South Asian themes and talents will be featured throughout the day and game, including a very special pre-game appearance and message from award-winning Bhangra superstar, Jazzy B. Singer Jugpreet Bajwa will perform the national anthem and the in-bowl signage will be lit with Vaisakhi colours and imagery.
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