Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment is pleased to announce an introduction of signage designed to illustrate the rich history, unique culture and proud traditions of the Musqueam people. The signage celebrates the coastal people, originating from the Coast Salish, who have inhabited Vancouver and its outlying territories for centuries. The signage can now be viewed outside of Gate 3 at General Motors Place, located above the North Plaza.
“We are honored to share a small part of the deep traditions and culture of the Musqueam people,” said Canucks Chief Operating Officer, Victor de Bonis. “The signage outside General Motors Place highlights the Musqueam people’s storied history and background as well as some of their significant contributions to arts around the world.”
The new signage includes work by notable Musqueam artist Susan Point, whose art can be found in renowned museums such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Signage also features the Team Canada 2010 hockey jersey as designed by Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow in partnership with Nike. Sparrow’s design adorned jerseys worn by Team Canada hockey and sledge hockey athletes.
The Musqueam traditional territory is part of what is now Vancouver and its surrounding areas. General Motors Place was constructed in the False Creek area of Vancouver in 1995. In addition to hosting the Vancouver Canucks, in the past 15 years General Motors Place has become 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 19 million visitors through its doors. General Motors Place hosts an average of 100 events each year
More information about Musqueam heritage and traditions can be found at www.musqueam.bc.ca.