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Opening Weekend Update

…Fans encouraged to arrive early for complimentary beverage and to watch all-new open and player introductions; Doors open Saturday at 5:30pm

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks announced five things fans can look forward to on Opening Weekend, including the first Budweiser, Mike's Hard Root Beer, Pepsi or bottled water "on the house" at Saturday's game.
New menu items this year includes everything from Lumberjack Sandwiches (4 carved meats on 1 bun) to a Vij's Curry stand to Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Rogers Arena will also be offering fans seven new types of craft beer.
The Canucks play back-to-back games on Opening Weekend hosting the Calgary Flames at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 15th and the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 pm. A limited number of tickets are available for both games. Visit for more information.
For further details on Opening Weekend and to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the game versus Carolina on Sunday, October 16th, fans are encouraged to visit beginning Thursday.


Two huge 50/50 jackpots: The in-arena 50/50 jackpot for Saturday, October 15th at Rogers Arena could reach upwards of $200,000 as it will include $77,560 of unclaimed funds from the previous season.
Meanwhile, fans all over BC can play the new online 50/50 at from their computer or mobile device.

Complimentary beverage: At Saturday's game all fans will receive their choice of one complimentary Budweiser, Mike's Hard Root Beer, Pepsi or bottled water "on the house" when they arrive.

Arrive early for new opening: Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday and be in their seats by 6:50 pm to enjoy the pre-game ceremonies which includes full player introductions and a new opening video and light show, including 200-ft-wide video projection mapped across the ice.

New food and drink options: Continuing a hospitality tradition of enhancing menu items and offerings at Rogers Arena year-on-year, the Canucks hospitality team will showcase new food and beverage options and innovations for the 2016.17 season. New to the concourse offerings will be fan favourites like, Smoked Meat sandwiches, Jumbo Chicken Wings, Pizza by the slice, Hand Cut Fries and Chicken Tenders, Italian Sausages on a Bun, Perogies, Lumberjack Sandwich (4 carved meats on 1 bun) Steam Bao Buns, Coconut Thai Curry, Vij's Curry stand and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. New Beverages include seven new craft beers, Mike's Hard Root beer, Draft Cider and Vintage Peach Tea.

Giveaways and Jerseys off our back: For the first time, Canucks players will give away their game-worn jerseys to lucky fans on back-to-back nights at the end of both Saturday and Sunday's games. Fans attending either game will also have the chance to win giveaways including a pair of season tickets for the 2016.17 season.


Packs and individual tickets: Visit for information on season memberships, game packs, group programs, promotions and single game tickets.
Buy authentic tickets: The Vancouver Canucks encourage fans to purchase tickets only through authorized sources, such as Ticketmaster ( or 1 855 523 6800) or NHL Ticket Exchange™ ( to ensure tickets are legitimate and valid. Fans buying tickets from other sources risk having invalid, fraudulent tickets resulting in denied entry. For more information on tickets, visit


With heavy rain in the forecast and additional security measures in place for Opening Weekend, fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow time to clear gate security and take in all of the pre-game festivities. To ensure speedy entry to the arena, please avoid bringing bags and review the list of prohibited items at Rogers Arena.

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