The Vancouver Canucks are surrounded by supportive fans, who are there through good and bad times. Vancouver joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. The Canucks have just around 1 million followers on Facebook. Additionally, the team has 1 million followers on Twitter and 468K followers on Instagram. In total, they have around 2.5 million followers across the three major platforms.
The Canucks give their fans many opportunities and try to support them as much as possible. The team has a kids fund where they dedicate resources to assist charities. These charities support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. The Canucks for Kids Fund has granted 64 million dollars to charities in British Columbia over the last 34 years. They also have a designated driver system which tremendously helps out the fans. Fans of legal age can pledge not to drink at the game. They then provide responsible transportation for all members of their group. The drivers then receive a free soft drink and a chance to win a gift. This is a great way to promote fan safety and responsibility as well as giving fans an opportunity for a prize.
The Canucks additionally have many unofficial fan pages where fans from around the world can connect. The team has a page on Fansided called “The Canucks Way”. Here, fans can learn about news and rumors surrounding the team; they can also listen to podcasts about the team. Another resource fans can access is a website called “Canucks Army”. Here, fans can see the recent games the team has played in addition to looking at the season stats for the team and the players. The Vancouver Canucks have many watch parties, viewing parties, and fan clubs. No matter where you are located, you can go to FanWide and find the location of all of these Vancouver Canucks events.