Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will celebrate the frontline heroes of our country and community during some of the final home games of the regular season, capping off one of the most unprecedented years that fans, and our community have ever experienced.
Armed Forces Appreciation Night - May 4 vs Edmonton
The Canucks will host their annual Armed Forces Appreciation Night on May 4 when they face off against the Edmonton Oilers. The team sets aside one game each year to honour the individuals of the Canadian Armed Forces who serve the frontlines of our country with bravery and dedication.
The team will continue its tradition of wearing limited edition camo jerseys during warmup, to be auctioned off afterwards on Vanbase.ca. Players will also wear yellow ribbons on their helmets to commemorate the evening.
Frontline Workers Appreciation Night, presented by BCLC - May 18 vs Calgary
The Canucks will conclude their home schedule on May 18 vs the Calgary Flames with their first ever Frontline Workers Appreciation Night, presented by BCLC. The evening will be a tribute to the many frontline heroes who have continued to work tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep British Columbians safe.
"BCLC is proud to present the Frontline Workers Appreciation Night as one way to show our support and deep appreciation of healthcare workers in British Columbia," said Lynda Cavanaugh, BCLC Interim President & CEO. "BCLC is committed to giving back to British Columbia and helping communities grow. Thanks to our players, the Province of B.C. distributes funds generated by gambling to support important services and programs, including healthcare initiatives that support healthy and thriving communities."
In addition to a commemorative patch being stitched inside the team's warmup jerseys, Canucks players will also wear the names of frontline workers on the backs of their jerseys during warmup. Afterwards, players will autograph the jerseys which will be given to the frontline hero that was recognized.
Fan Hero Awards, presented by BCLC
In addition to the Frontline Workers Appreciation night on May 18, the Canucks are proud to again launch the Fan Hero Awards, presented by BCLC. The Fan Hero Awards will match the names of the Team Awards while celebrating the passion, dedication, and support of everyday heroes and the personal contributions they have made in communities throughout BC.
Entries open today at canucks.com/fanheroawards and close on Sunday, May 9. The winners of this year's Fan Hero Awards will be recognized during a pregame ceremony and in warmup with the winner of the corresponding Canucks Team Award wearing their name on their warmup jersey.
If you, or someone you know is deserving of one of the awards listed below, be sure to nominate them, or yourself now.
Fan Hero Award Categories:
MVP: Any Outstanding Individual Making a Difference
Unsung Hero: Essential Services Worker
Best Defenceman: Healthcare Worker or First Responder
Every day, these individuals are putting the needs of others first, standing on the front line, working tirelessly to keep us all safe
Most Exciting Player: Local Small Business or Community Group
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