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Canucks Sports & Entertainment announces presenting sponsors for their 40th anniversary season

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to announce Chevrolet, HSBC Bank Canada, PlayNow.com and Save-On-Foods as presenting sponsors for their 40th Anniversary season. As presenting sponsors of the Vancouver Canucks, these organizations will support the Canucks 40th Anniversary season initiatives across all club media platforms and have a strong in-arena presence. Each presenting sponsor will host one of the four Ring of Honour nights during the anniversary season.

“The Vancouver Canucks 40th Anniversary season is a very special celebration for our organization, partners and fans,” said Victor de Bonis, Vancouver Canucks COO & Alternate Governor, NHL. “We have a number of unique celebrations planned throughout the year and the relationships with Chevrolet, HSBC, PlayNow.com and Save-On-Foods as presenting sponsors for the 40th Anniversary season give us the opportunity to further interact with our fans and make this season one to remember.”

The Vancouver Canucks 40th Anniversary, presented by Chevrolet, HSBC Bank Canada, PlayNow.com and Save-On-Foods, is a season long celebration honouring the most significant Canucks figures and events since the inception of the team. During the 2010.11 season, the Vancouver Canucks will: Wear the club’s original sweater from 1970.71 in five regular season games

Launch the Ring of Honour program to forever immortalize franchise heroes in a permanent display at Rogers Arena Unveil ‘40 Stories - 40 Nights’ celebrating an impactful Canucks memory for each home game Retire Markus Naslund’s sweater, number 19, to the rafters of Rogers Arena; only the third number retired in club history

Chevrolet

Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. With fuel solutions ranging from gas-friendly to gas-free, Chevrolet is one of Canada’s best-selling automotive brands with an extensive portfolio that includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a host of new, smaller, highly fuel efficient models to come including the Cruze compact car (fall 2010) and the game-changing Volt electric vehicle (summer 2011). Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at www.chevrolet.ca or join the conversation at www.chevroletvoltage.com .

HSBC Bank Canada

HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, has more than 260 offices, including over 140 bank branches, and is the leading international bank in Canada. With around 8,000 offices in 87 countries and territories and assets of US$2,418 billion at 30 June 2010, the HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.

PlayNow.com

PlayNow.com is British Columbia’s very own gambling website. Operated by BCLC, all revenue generated through PlayNow.com stays right here in B.C. to support many provincial, community and charitable programs. PlayNow.com has provided a fun and entertaining online gambling experience since 2004 and continues to offer players many exciting new games.

Save-On-Foods

For over 95 years, Save-On-Foods has been one of the leading grocery store formats in Western Canada with a reputation for delivering an exceptional grocery shopping experience. At Save-On-Foods, you’ll find everything you need at the low prices you want – with quality, selection and service you can’t put a price on.

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