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Vancouver Canucks announce plans for 2023 Pride Night on March 31
By Mike Gould10 months ago
The Vancouver Canucks will hold their annual Pride Night, which celebrates the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, during their upcoming home game against the Calgary Flames on Friday, March 31.
In keeping with previous Pride Night celebrations, the Canucks will wear special commemorative Pride jerseys in warm-ups. The team will also make a $20,000 donation to QMUNITY, a Vancouver-based non-profit that supports the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
The Flames held their own Pride Night celebration on Tuesday, defeating the Los Angeles Kings by a 2-1 score after wearing gorgeous rainbow-coloured sweaters before the game. Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes expressed his excitement for his team’s 2023 Pride Night celebration in a media availability on Wednesday.
“In our organization, everyone is welcome. Every time we’ve done the Pride Night, I’ve worn the jersey and celebrated the night,” Hughes said. “We’ve worn it every year since I’ve been here, even the year with the Canadian Division where there were no fans here.
“I think it’s a great night and I’m glad we’re doing it.”
The Canucks will hold a “Pride Party on the Plaza” outside Rogers Arena prior to Friday’s game against the Flames, featuring musical and dance performances, a drag show, a beer garden, and an autograph session with Canucks alumnus Jyrki Lumme.
Frankie Cena will be in attendance to perform the Canadian national anthem before opening puck drop. Additionally, the Canucks will host a market in Sections 122-103 on the concourse featuring resource tables by the Vancouver Pride Society, QMUNITY, Cutting Edges, and Health Initiative for Men.
The Canucks will unveil their 2023 Pride Night jersey, designed by a local artist, as well as a corresponding merchandise line later this week. You’ll be able to catch their game against the Flames nationally on Sportsnet and Sportsnet One, as well as on Sportsnet 650, at 7:00 p.m. PT on Friday.
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