Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Vancouver Canucks to celebrate First Nations at NHL game tonight

The Vancouver Canucks will don special warm up jersey's 
tonight as part of First Nations Night celebrations at Rogers Arena

The TV audience from the Northwest for tonight's Canucks/Blues game, as the Vancouver club puts the emphasis on all things Indigenous this evening; hosting First Nations Night at Rogers Arena, an evening that should be well received across British Columbia among some of their most passionate fans.

The evening, which marks the fourth annual First Nations Night will feature a mix of cultural and musical themes, along with a number of special guests, some of theme familiar for fans of Canuck's teams of the past. 

Prior to the game withe the St. Louis Blues, the Canucks  will take to the pregame warmup in a special jersey created for the evening. 

The warm up jersey was designed by Musqueam artist Chase Gray, a Musqueam and Tsimshian artist. 

The logo was inspired by traditional Coast Salish art and incorporates Musqueam colours: tumuth, sunset yellow, and black. 

Included as part of the jersey will be a shoulder patch to put the spotlight on the victims and survivors of Residential Schools through the words Every Child Matters.

You can learn more about the artist and his work here. 

Among some of the pre-game celebrations on the evening include:

A special pre-game ceremony including a ceremonial puck drop with special guests from the Orange Shirt Society, Tk'emlúps te Secwépem (Kamloops Indian Band), and Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Nations, plus Canucks alumni Gino Odjick and Ron Delorme 

Performances from Indigenous artists including headliners The Halluci Nation (previously known as A Tribe Called Red), Michelle Heyoka, Coastal Wolf Pack, DJ Kookum, Faith Sparrow-Crawford (Musqueam) and Teshawna Sihata (Spuzzum)

Game Time is 7 PM and the Canucks/Blues contest will be broadcast on Sportsnet Pacific

More on tonights celebration can be reviewed here.

Follow the Canucks social media options for more notes on this evenings' special event planning.




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