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September 17, 2013

Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill Unveiled At YVR


From Left to Right: Neil Thompson, HMSHost; Renee Tedesco, HMSHost; Susan Stiene, Vancouver Airport Authority; Tony Gugliotta, Vancouver Airport Authority; Jason Garrison, Vancouver Canucks; Michael Doyle, Canucks Sports & Entertainment; Tom Fricke, HMSHost; Mike Gillis, Canucks Sports & Entertainment

Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment in partnership with HMSHost announced today the grand opening of the Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill at Vancouver International Airport. The 4,000 square foot full-service restaurant features distinctive Canucks décor, memorabilia and an assortment of authentic team merchandise for sale.

Designed to recreate a club level experience at Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill connects guests to the excitement and action of a Canucks game. In partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, a world leader in airport dining, the restaurant is committed to delivering premium guest experiences and providing meaningful first and last impressions to visitors of British Columbia.

“YVR is a world-class airport, distinctly representing British Columbia,” said Michael Doyle, Canucks Sports & Entertainment Vice President & Arena General Manager. “We are very happy to be a part of the YVR family and have the opportunity to showcase our passion for hockey in our community. The Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar &Grill and HMSHost are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a true fan experience with every visit”.

“HMSHost looks forward to welcoming Vancouver travelers and fans to a unique dining experience that centers on the love of hockey,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Renee Tedesco. “Guests will feel as if they’re right in the VIP suite of a Canucks game.”

“We are pleased that Canucks Sports and Entertainment are partnering with HMSHost to open the new Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill here at YVR,” said Tony Gugliotta, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The Vancouver Canucks are British Columbia’s premier sports team and we are thrilled to welcome them to YVR. We also want to congratulate HMSHost on continuing to provide first-class dining offerings to our passengers.”

Defenseman Jason Garrison alongside Canucks executives joined representatives from HMSHost and the Vancouver Airport Authority at a ribbon cutting launch of the Vancouver Canucks Sports Bar & Grill today. Now open daily between 6:00am – 8:00pm, more information is available at


Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR served 17.6 million passengers in 2012, facilitated 261,000 take-offs and landings and handled 227,200 tonnes of cargo. Sixty-eight airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 89 non-stop destinations worldwide. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2012 donated more than $675,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.

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