BC Sports Hall and Vancouver Canucks 50/50 PartnershipJune 26, 2019
For immediate release May 9, 2019
BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME & VANCOUVER CANUCKS STRIKE 50-50 PARTNERSHIP TO INSPIRE YOUTH
Vancouver, BC – In celebration of the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s upcoming 50th Induction Gala and the Vancouver Canucks 50th NHL season, the two organizations have partnered in a 50-50 draw – with proceeds benefitting the Hero in You youth education programs that reach youth across the province and inspire them to fulfill their dreams.
“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.”
Over the past five decades, the Vancouver Canucks have become an essential part of the fabric of British Columbia and for that very reason, Chris Brumwell, the hockey club’s Vice-President of Communications and Community Partnerships, says today’s announcement is 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.”
Tickets for the 50-50 draw are now on sale. Ticket purchases can be made until 9:30 pm on May 23rd (or until they are sold out) – and are available at the BC Sports Hall of Fame website: www.bcsportshalloffame.com or the 2019 BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala, May 23rd where a silent auction, live auction and a grand-prize draw will also occur – all benefiting Hero in You youth education programs.
For more information on the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s Hero In You program, please visit: https://heroinyou.ca/
About the BC Sports Hall of Fame
The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. Each year, a diverse audience of over 35,000 visitors from around the globe are educated and enthralled by the collection of 27,000 artifacts and 100,000 archival documents representing 150-years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. Through the Hero in You Youth Education Programs, the BC Sports Hall of Fame reaches over 6,500 youth across the province, advancing its mission of building outstanding community legacies by honouring the past and inspiring the future.
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