COQUITLAM, BC, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - In a salute to the Vancouver Canucks of 1970 - our long-awaited National Hockey League expansion franchise - the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is proud to host a free public autograph session of legendary Canucks players on Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
This event will kick-off the 17th annual Vancouver Canucks Alumni Charity Golf Classic at Northview Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, May 20.
Vancouver Canucks pioneers including original team captain Orland Kurtenbach, former Montreal Canadiens stalwart goaltender Charlie Hodge, 34-goal scorer Rosaire Paiement and first-ever NHL Entry Draft pick Dale Tallon will all be on hand at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver for a meet-and-greet with Vancouver hockey fans.
In addition to the celebrated cast of 1970 players, other Canucks Alumni members Kirk McLean, Cesare Maniago, Bobby Schmautz, Andre (Super Pest) Boudrias and the most recent member of the Canucks Ring of Honour Pat Quinn will be on hand to celebrate this special gathering of Vancouver's hockey elite.
"I am thrilled to have these Vancouver hockey legends join us at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver," said Executive Director Raj Mutti. "They are such a big part of our hockey heritage in British Columbia."
The autograph session will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Asylum Sound Stage, followed by free performances by the Canadian alternative rock band, Odds, and noted Canadian singer-songwriter, Dallas Smith.
** To attend this event, you must be 19 years of age. **
About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, performance arts as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will have something for everyone. For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver and Twitter twitter.comHardRockCasinoV.
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC ("HRHH"), an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.
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