On Friday, the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks will be turning the Memorial Arena into a sea of pink.
This is the first year the Canucks are going with the pink game jerseys to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. The special edition jerseys will be worn by the Canucks squad and auctioned off with funds going towards Canadian Breast Cancer awareness and research.
Those who bid during silent auction action and win the jersey of their choosing, will be presented with their spoils on ice at the end of the hockey game this Friday, Oct. 20.
General manager with the squad Colby Wagar noted earlier this week during the Canucks Meet and Greet at Bear Mountain the event was an exciting one for Canucks players as well as management, as breast cancer affects and impacts everyone, and the night is also a great time to help raise awareness.
Earlier this year, more than 85,000 people in 56 communities throughout Canada raising an estimated $17 million with the CIBC Run for the Cure. The CCS notes monies will go directly to breast cancer research. For more information on Pink the Rink, see the next print edition of the Dawson Creek Mirror.