The number 50 will take on added meaning for fans of the Vancouver Canucks next season.
In anticipation of the team’s 50th year in the NHL, the club is partnering with the BC Sports Hall of Fame on undertaking to support youth.
Celebrating the hall’s upcoming 50th induction gala May 23, tickets are being sold for a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to the Hero In Youyouth education programs across the province.
“We are very pleased to announce this partnership and greatly appreciate the support of Canucks Sports Entertainment,” said BC Sports Hall of Fame chair Tom Mayenknecht. “Together, we are excited that the real winners in this collaboration are the teachers and students who access the Hero In You youth education programs, which inspire current and future generations to pursue sport, be active and healthy and achieve their goals.”
Chris Brumwell, Canucks’ vice-president of communications and community partnerships, called the partnership noteworthy.
“I don’t know that there is a more fitting way to benefit communities than to lend our support to a program that motivates youth and empowers them to make positive contributions in their communities,” he said.
Tickets for the 50/50 draw may be purchased until 9:30 p.m. May 23(or until they are sold out) through the BC Sports Hall of Fame websiteor the 2019 BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala, where a silent auction, live auction and a grand-prize draw will also occur – all benefiting Hero in You youth education programs.