Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today new details surrounding Fan Appreciation Night to celebrate the team’s passionate and loyal supporters this Saturday, April 9th when the team hosts the Edmonton Oilers in the season finale.
CANUCKS PLAYERS ARRIVAL IN THE FAN ZONE – 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Families and fans of all ages are invited to see their favourite players up close from approximately 3:30pm to 4:00pm when Pat Quinn Way will close and be transformed into the Canucks Fan Zone. The full Canucks roster and select alumni will arrive as a group to greet and thank fans for their continued support this season. This unique pre game experience will connect fans and players like never before. One loyal fan will be invited onstage at the Fan Zone to announce the first team award – the Unsung Hero, as voted on by Canucks fans. Players will depart by 4:00 pm to maintain their pre-game preparation schedule but the festivities continue for fans on the Toyota Plaza. The Fan Zone is a free event and does not require a ticket.
PARTY ON THE PLAZA – 4:00pm – 6:45pm
The Toyota Plaza on the North side of Rogers Arena will feature music, the Fanboni (beginning at 3:30pm), a BBQ featuring a Loaded Sicilian Spicy Sausage and soda for $5 plus a beer garden, presented by Budweiser (5:00-7:00pm).
Fans will also have the opportunity to see Canada’s Goal Light, a 20-foot tall version of the original Budweiser Red Light, as it makes a stop outside of Rogers Arena as part of its tour around the hockey world prior to its final destination at the North Pole.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Rogers Arena, select members of the 1995.96 Canucks team will be on hand for an alumni signing from 4:00-6:00pm.
PLAYER AWARDS AND SEASON FINALE GAME – 6:45 pm
Fans with tickets to the game are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45pm (doors open at 6:00pm) for the presentation of the 2015.16 player awards, including the Most Valuable Player, Best Defenceman, Most Exciting Player, and Leading Scorer. Each fan in attendance will receive a commemorative magazine prior to puck drop and will be eligible to win a number of great prizes throughout the course of the game, including a suite to be enjoyed at a Canucks game next season.
Please note that prior to the game, Pat Quinn Way will be closed between 12:00-6:00pm. Fans are encouraged to leave extra time if driving to the arena due to construction and street closures in the area.