After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

10 ways to celebrate Wayne Gretzky's birthday

"Legends of Hockey: Wayne Gretzky – A Biography (Part 1 of 2)"; YouTube video by

Canadian ex-pro hockey player Wayne Gretzky, "The Great One", is blowing out 51 candles today. Tweeps all around the world are wishing the hockey legend/Gillette Superstar a happy birthday. What are you doing for Wayne Gretzky's special day?

Here are some cool ideas on how you can celebrate:

1. After indulging in Gretzky's favourite meal, rumoured to be spaghetti and meatballs or steak, lace up your favourite pair of skates and head over to the Robson Square ice rink. Bonus: Bring a hockey stick (with baby powder on the ends), a puck and a couple of good pals.

2. Jam to the "Wayne Gretzky" song by Goldfinger and sip on some Wayne Gretzky wine. Really let go.

3. Make a Wayne Gretzky kind of power-play goal. Play Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey game online.

Photo sourced from

4. Create a button. With his face on it.

Photo sourced from

5. Read some of Gretzky's famous quotes. Here's one we particularly like:

"You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzky.

That's deep.

6. Snoop around his house via Virtual Globetrotting. Let us know if he's by the pool.

7. Ask Gretzky a question, anything.

8. Tune into Gretzky's radio show. Live From Wayne Gretzky's is a 2-hours live, interactive radio from Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant in Toronto, according to his website.

9. Creep his Facebook page.

10. Pick up a book with the foreword written by the star "Hockey for Dummies" or check him out in the Celebrity Doll Museum.

Here are more birthday wishes from some famous hockey teams and randoms:

How will you be celebrating Wayne Gretzky's birthday?

See video

More in TMI

The Real Housewives of Vancouver return for Season 2 with three new wives in the mix

Three new wives, sex addiction, a newly-constructed nose and hot drama on Season Two of The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Brace yourselves, ya'll.

What to say when you can't say "gay"

A few come backs as Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' bill comes out.

Shahrukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Poonam Pandey: the latest Bollywood gupshup

As Vancouver prepares to host the  Times of India film awards for some bangle-shaking fun at BC Place in April, we were curious as to what Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Poonam Pandey and...
Speak up about this article on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by liking Vancouver Observer on Facebook or following us @Vanobserver on Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.