Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced plans today for a special team visit to British Columbia’s North Coast by Vancouver Canucks players, coaching staff and management. Canucks Meet the North includes visits to the communities of Prince Rupert and Massett, B.C. as part of a team activity to the West Coast Fishing Club in Haida Gwaii.
On Saturday, September 7, the Canucks visit Prince Rupert’s Jim Ciccone Civic Centre to participate in a traditional drum welcome by the Tsimshian First Nations and a fan meet and greet. In partnership with Classic Rock CFNR, the community event features a youth contest with three grand prize trips to Vancouver including airfare, hotel accommodations and seats at the owner’s table for a Canucks game. The contest opens today with further details available on CFNR’s website www.classicrockcfnr.ca.
On Tuesday, September 10, a traditional Haida longhouse ceremony will officially welcome the Canucks to Massett followed by a community barbeque at the Old Massett Community Hall. Massett is located on northern Haida Gwaii, 90 km west of mainland British Columbia. It is Canada’s most remote archipelago.
This is the first time the Vancouver Canucks have visited B.C.’s North Coast in franchise history. Communities the Canucks have visited throughout the province of B.C. include training camps in Victoria, Powell River, Duncan, Parksville, Kamloops, Vernon, Whistler and Penticton. The Canucks Alumni have traveled extensively throughout B.C. for charity games including stops in Kitimat, Smithers and Port Hardy.