As expected, you will need to provide proof of vaccination if you are looking to attend a Vancouver or Abbotsford Canucks game this coming fall.
The Canucks tweeted out their support of the Province of BC’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination program and will require all those in attendance of the building to be fully vaccinated for all events.
CSE’s vaccination program will require all guests, employees and event staff to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entry to Rogers Arena and Abbotsford Centre for all games, concerts and events.
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) August 24, 2021
This expected news comes just hours after Premier John Horgan, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix announced “BC vaccine cards”.
“Vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic behind us,” said Horgan.
Canucks Sports and Entertainment’s vaccination program will require all guests, employees and event staff to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entry to Rogers Arena and Abbotsford Centre for all games, concerts and live events.
CSE released a statement in a press release.
“The health and safety of our fans, employees, players and community has always been a top priority and we welcome today’s announcement by Premier Horgan, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Dix,” said Michael Doyle, President, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Business Operations. “The new program will help us ensure everyone is as safe and comfortable as possible at Rogers Arena and the Abbotsford Centre. We will now work closely with local health authorities to implement an efficient and effective entry process for everyone coming to games, concerts and live events.”
According to Dr. Henry, this fall, there will be no exceptions for anyone who wishes to attend indoor events that are the size of a Canucks game.
“This is a temporary measure that is getting us through a risky period, where we know that people who are unvaccinated are at greater risk of both contracting and spreading this virus,” said Henry. “They will not be able to attend those events through this period of time of high risk. There are no exemptions for other reasons as well.”
Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini took to Twitter on Wednesday to plead for the unvaccinated to get their vaccines.
Please get vaccinated!
Delta variant on the rise in B.C.
Latest figures as of Aug. 20
• New confirmed cases: 663
• Hospitalized cases: 129 (up eight since yesterday)
• Intensive care: 59 (up three since yesterday)
— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) August 22, 2021
No matter if it’s the Vancouver or Abbotsford Canucks, you will need to be fully vaccinated to attend a game in the fall.
Please go out and get your vaccines, and do your part so that we can move on from this virus.