Vancouver, B.C., February 7, 2011 – Canucks Sports & Entertainment, together with Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers), announced today that the latest interactive exhibit, ‘Forever Canucks powered by Rogers’ will be open for Canucks fans to enjoy beginning tonight when the Canucks host the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena. ‘Forever Canucks powered by Rogers’ is an interactive exhibit that adds to the ultimate fan experience at Rogers Arena, while displaying some of the Canucks most storied moments in 40 years of history.
It is located in Section 121 and is one of two new interactive fan exhibits launched at Rogers Arena this season. The ‘Hall of Heroes powered by Rogers’ display was unveiled in December. Canucks fans can now relive their favourite Canucks memories with the touch of their finger. Fans will experience all the heart-stopping goals and exhilarating plays on five interactive touch screens. The exhibit also features a 10-foot high historical graphic display and a display case containing Canucks historical artifacts from the last 40 years.
Fans have the opportunity to select favourite moments they would like included in the exhibit by voting on Canucks.com. Fans can log on to the ‘Forever Canucks’ interactive timeline on Canucks.com and vote for their all-time favourite players, moments, games, goals, hits, saves and more.
“Canucks fans love to celebrate their connection with the team and the game of hockey. We’re excited to play a role in bringing their memories to life with the ‘Forever Canucks’ kiosk at Rogers Arena,” said Rogers Vice-President for B.C., Gord Nelson. “The ‘Hall of Heroes’ exhibit is a huge hit at Rogers Arena and now fans get to experience 40 years of their team. They even get to be part of making history by casting their vote.”
Rogers customers will also be able to enjoy Canucks content from both exhibit experiences on their mobile devices - through an exclusive section within the ‘Free Canucks App, powered by Rogers’. The new App was re-launched in December and is already a fan favourite. It is available on various iPhone and BlackBerry devices and on Android phones soon.
The App delivers live box scores, video interviews with Canucks players and coaches, team news from Canucks.com, as well as live behind-the-scenes video from practices, game-day skates and press conferences. It also gives one-tap access to statistics, standings, schedules, message boards, player cards and more.
Rogers and Canucks Sports & Entertainment are committed to re-investing in Rogers Arena and providing fans with a world class experience every time they enter the building.
Since 2004, the Aquilini family has re-invested almost $40 million in capital improvements to Rogers Arena to enhance the fan experience. Rogers is committed to community, enhancing customers’ experiences and connecting them to what matters most. The strategic alliance with Canucks Sports & Entertainment builds on Rogers’ powerful sports legacy of engaging fans and connecting them anytime and anyplace through technology.
About Aquilini Investment Group/Canucks Sports & Entertainment:
Owned and operated by the Aquilini Investment Group since 2004, Canucks Sports & Entertainment is committed to providing a premium fan experience through the hockey club, state of the art Arena and charitable and community initiatives. The Aquilini Investment Group is a diversified family business founded more than 50 years ago by Mr. Luigi Aquilini. The group is now run by his three sons Mr. Francesco Aquilini, Mr. Roberto Aquilini and Mr. Paolo Aquilini. The Vancouver-based company owns and manages a national real estate portfolio that includes commercial properties, office buildings, hotels, golf courses, and cranberry and blueberry farms, as well as develops and constructs commercial and residential properties. The Aquilini Investment Group is dedicated to supporting the community including through the team's charitable organization the Canucks for Kids Fund and its programs and partner foundations; Canucks Autism Network (CAN), Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, the Center for Childhood Research in Diabetes at BC Children's Hospital and the Phoenix Academy for Learning Society (for Autism). For further information about Canucks Sports & Entertainment, please visit www.Canucks.com.
About Rogers Communications:
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com