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Vancouver Canucks playoff games to be featured at Canada Place

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, BC – Canada Place Corporation, with support from Canucks Sports & Entertainment, the CBC and NHL, is thrilled to broadcast Round 1 of the Vancouver Canucks Playoffs on Canada’s Storyboard beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday, April 15th. 


Canada’s Storyboard is the 25-foot high-definition LED screen located at the front of the iconic facility. A natural gathering place, sports enthusiasts will be able to join together at Canada Place to watch the games and cheer on their Canucks. The CBC broadcast will be live-fed with full audio beginning on April 15th at 7:00pm. Game 2 is scheduled for April 17th at 7:00pm. Both home and away games will be broadcast at Canada Place. The full schedule is available at www.canucks.nhl.com.

“Canada Place is dedicated to celebrating all things that make us proud to be Canadian, and what’s more Canadian than hockey,” said Mike Shardlow, President and CEO, Canada Place Corporation. “We appreciate the support of the Vancouver Canucks, the CBC and the NHL to broadcast great Canadian hockey at the place in Vancouver where people can experience a bit of what it means to be Canadian.”

“We are pleased to partner with Canada Place to create a virtual arena, making the Canucks playoff hockey a real-time feature in downtown Vancouver, “said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment . “We appreciate this city’s passion and commitment to the team and are honoured that we can help create another location for fans to join together in celebration.” 

As Canada’s national icon on the West Coast, Canada Place invites the community to enjoy the CBC broadcast of one of Canada’s most defining activities. Canada Place hosts year round community celebrations including Canada Day at Canada Place, July 1st, 2009.

ABOUT CANADA PLACE:

Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown harbour front, Canada Place generates over $1 billion per year in economic activity and is the inspiring national landmark welcoming local residents, visitors and ships to the West Coast. Canada Place Corporation is the owner of Canada Place, and is the coordinating landlord for the organizations at Canada Place including the Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal, CN IMAX Theatre, World Trade Centre and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Canada Place Corporation also hosts a number of marquee annual community events including Canada Day and Christmas at Canada Place. Canada Place will be home to the Main Press Centre, which is part of the Main Media Centre for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. www.canadaplace.ca.

ABOUT CANUCKS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

Owned and operated by the Aquilini Investment Group, Canucks Sports & Entertainment is committed to providing a premium experience through the Vancouver Canucks hockey club, a state of the art venue in General Motors Place, and charitable and community initiatives.

With headquarters at General Motors Place, located in the heart of Vancouver, Canucks Sports & Entertainment has become a key entertainment destination in North America.

In addition to being home to the Vancouver Canucks, General Motors Place is 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 17 million visitors through its doors. General Motors Place hosts an average of 100 events each year. For more information, visit the company’s Web Site at: www.generalmotorsplace.com
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