…Fans encouraged to arrive early to enjoy complimentary beverages, a
party on the plaza and special player introductions
(ISN) – Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today 10 things fans can look forward to
at Saturday’s home opener, including their first Labatt’s beer, Pepsi or bottled water on the
house. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, with Rogers Arena opening at 5:30pm for the
7:00pm game versus the Edmonton Oilers.
“Elevating our fans’ experience at Rogers Arena was our biggest focus during the offseason and
we can’t wait to welcome everyone back this week for the start of the regular season,” said
Victor de Bonis, COO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Alternate Governor, NHL. “In
addition to the changes to the team’s roster, fans can look forward to new menus, great food
and an enhanced service experience. We’re expanding our concourses in the coming weeks and
fans can expect suite upgrades, additional guest amenities and exciting game entertainment.”
10 THINGS FANS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE CANUCKS HOME OPENER:
1. The party starts at 5pm: Fans should plan to arrive early and join pre-game festivities
on the North Plaza including food, music and entertainment before the puck drops.
2. Complimentary beverage: All fans will receive their choice of a complimentary
Budweiser or Shock Top beer, Pepsi or bottled water when they arrive. Doors open at
3. Welcome New Faces: After a busy summer highlighted by key trades and offseason
acquisitions, several Canucks players including goaltender Ryan Miller and forwards
Radim Vrbata, Nick Bonino, Derek Dorsett and Linden Vey will don Canucks colours for
the first time in the regular season at Rogers Arena. Saturday also marks Head Coach
Willie Desjardins and his new staff’s first home game behind the bench.
4. New opening video: The Canucks teamed up with local Award Winning GO 2
Productions to create a dynamic West Coast 3D animated ice projection show as part of
the opening. Players will also be introduced individually as part of a special pre-game
5. New DJs and Entertainment: New Canucks DJs Marlon English and Jay Wallace will be
spinning new and familiar tracks all night while new in-game host Hannah Bernard
chats with guests and excites the crowd with interactive games and contests. A
performance by Vancouver-based rock band, Dear Rouge highlights the game
6. Opening night 50/50 draw: Opening night’s 50/50 draw is always exciting and
traditionally has the largest take-home jackpot all season. This season the Canucks for
Kids Fund teams up with Pointstreak 5050 to enhance the game day experience with an
electronic 50/50 raffle system. Pointstreak 5050 enables raffle tickets to be sold by
mobile volunteers throughout Rogers Arena. It also provides updated jackpots with real
time displays on the main scoreboard, LED ribbon and a dedicated app allow fans to
7. Great giveaways: Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win giveaways during
each timeout, including two season tickets for the 2014.15 Canucks season.
8. Jerseys off Our Backs: Each player will give away their game-worn jersey to a lucky
fan at the end of the game.
9. New food and drink options: Fans can enjoy fresh, inspired menus from new Executive
Chef Robert Bartley at Rogers Arena with locally sourced in-season ingredients. Instant
classic and iconic dishes include Steamer’s, named after Canucks legend Stan Smyl, and
Smoke’s Poutinerie. A completely re-imagined beverage experience complements the
menu led by renowned Director of Wine & Beverage, Jay Jones. For more information
on Food & Beverage offerings and locations, please click here.
10. Hammer’s Heroes: In celebration of young, local leaders 18 and under, who are
making a difference in the community, Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis is proud to
introduce the Hammer’s Heroes program. Each home game this season, one local
leader will be given complimentary tickets to the game along with in-game recognition
of his/her contribution to the community. Fans can nominate young, local leaders at
Packs and individual tickets: Visit our newly launched online tickets site at
canucks.com/tickets 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 (ticketmaster.ca or 1 855 523 6800)
or NHL Ticket ExchangeTM (ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com) 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