Vancouver Canucks launch Seventh Canuck program to honour fans
/ Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce the launch of the “7th Canuck” initiative to celebrate the passion of Canucks fans and their role in supporting the team over the years. Prior to each home game, one individual will act as an ambassador of Canucks fans and unveil the “7th Canuck” banner to symbolize the home-ice advantage Canucks fans provide to the team.
“We are very excited about the 7th Canuck,” said Chris Zimmerman, President & CEO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The Canucks recognize the importance of fan interaction during games and how a dynamic crowd can influence the on-ice play. Our fans have been extremely loyal over the years and it is our continued goal to develop initiatives to thank our fans for their support.”
The program was launched on Saturday, October 25th prior to the Vancouver Canucks game versus the Edmonton Oilers. Fan favourite Cliff Ronning "gifted" the number 7 to the fans as represented by Jim Watt, a season ticket holder since 1970. Cliff and Jim then unveiled the official “7th Canuck” banner, which will reside in the rafters for the duration of the year. At the official kick off, approximately 18,000 mini “7” flags were handed out to the crowd to celebrate in the inauguration of the program.