Vancouver, BC - Canada Place Corporation, with support from Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Rogers Sportsnet, is thrilled to pay tribute to one of Vancouver’s most beloved and respected hockey players, Trevor Linden, on Wednesday, December 17.
Beginning at 6:00pm, Canada Place will broadcast Sportsnet Pacific’s telecast of the Vancouver Canucks “Trevor Linden Night” on Canada’s Storyboard, Canada Place’s 25-foot LED screen located at the front of the iconic facility. The evening dedicated to honouring former team captain Trevor Linden, includes a special pre-game ceremony to retire Linden’s number 16, raising it to the rafters of General Motors Place. Following the ceremony broadcast, Canada Place will also be showing the Canucks vs. Oilers game on Canada’s Storyboard.
“Canada Place is dedicated to celebrating all things that make us proud to be Canadian, and what’s more Canadian than hockey,” said Mike Shardlow, President and CEO, Canada Place Corporation. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Sportsnet to celebrate a local hero and Canadian legend.”
In addition to the evening’s broadcast, watch for Trevor Linden’s number 16 and the Vancouver Canucks logo to dance across Canada Place’s 90-foot sails in unison with the Christmas at Canada Place spectacular light show on the sails.
Since the beginning of his NHL career in 1988 with the Vancouver Canucks, Linden’s dedication both on and off the ice has made him a true local hero. As Captain Canuck, Linden led our local team to Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals in 1994 and has spent countless hours supporting the community through charitable organizations such as Canuck Place and the Trevor Linden Foundation.
As Canada’s national icon on the West Coast, Canada Place is pleased to recognize this great Canadian athlete. Canada Place hosts year round community celebrations including Christmas at Canada Place featuring the Real Canadian Superstore® nightly light show until December 31.
ABOUT CANADA PLACE:
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown harbour front, Canada Place generates over $1 billion per year in economic activity and is the inspiring national landmark welcoming local residents, visitors and ships to the West Coast. Canada Place Corporation is the owner of Canada Place, and is the coordinating landlord for the organizations at Canada Place including the Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal, CN IMAX Theatre, World Trade Centre and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Canada Place Corporation also hosts a number of marquee annual community events including Canada Day and Christmas at Canada Place. Canada Place will be home to the Main Press Centre, which is part of the Main Media Centre for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. www.canadaplace.ca .
ABOUT CANUCKS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
Owned and operated by the Aquilini Investment Group, Canucks Sports & Entertainment is committed to providing a premium experience through the Vancouver Canucks hockey club, a state of the art venue in General Motors Place, and charitable and community initiatives.
With headquarters at General Motors Place, located in the heart of Vancouver, Canucks Sports & Entertainment has become a key entertainment destination in North America.
In addition to being home to the Vancouver Canucks, General Motors Place is one of the most active and versatile entertainment venues in North America. Since opening in September 1995, General Motors Place has attracted the biggest names in show business to its stage and has welcomed more than 17 million visitors through its doors. General Motors Place hosts an average of 100 events each year. For more information, visit the company’s Web Site at: http://www.generalmotorsplace.com.