City Hall celebrates 40 years of Canucks hockey in Vancouver

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Vancouver Canucks

Today city council celebrated the beginning of the 40th anniversary season of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks 40th Anniversary is a season-long celebration honouring the most significant Canucks and events since the inception of the team in 1970.

During the 2010/11 season, the Vancouver Canucks will wear its original sweater for five games; launch the Ring of Honour to forever immortalize the franchise’s heroes in a permanent display inside of Rogers Arena; unveil 40 Stories-40 Nights celebrating an impactful Canucks memory for each home game, and; retire Markus Naslund’s number 19 to the rafters of Rogers Arena for only the third time in club history.

Fin prepares for some Vancouver rain

Canucks fan City Councillor Suzanne Anton and Fin

City council with Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini

Trevor Linden (left) and councillors Stevenson and Woodsworth present the 40th Anniversary flag. 

Mayor Gregor Robertson raises the flag

For more information about this special season, visit

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