Canucks celebrate autism acceptance at Rogers Arena!

The Vancouver Canucks are off to their best start in franchise history! And on Monday evening, the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) community will take centre stage as the Canucks take on the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena.

📅 Mon, Nov 20, 7pm  📺 Sportsnet Pacific  📻 Sportsnet 650

The game will continue the Canucks’ annual celebration of autism acceptance. In previous years, the game was traditionally held during Autism Acceptance Month in April. But at CAN, we promote acceptance and inclusion every day, so we are proud to join the Canucks in this celebration this coming Monday!

The Canucks will feature a number of children, youth & adults on the autism spectrum at the mic & on the ice:

  • PA announcer Ryan Chilton will be back in the booth.
  • Professional singer Miriah Reitmeier will perform ‘O Canada’.
  • Players from the CAN Hockey program will be featured at ice level as part of the Rogers Every Kid’s Dream & Toyota Junior Trainer programs.

Both Ryan and Miriah are returning talents who have been part of the annual celebrations in previous years.

The evening will also feature a range of individuals from the CAN community who have been instrumental in our participants’ successes.

Shawn Saran is a CAN dad whose family has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years through annual bottle drives. On Monday evening, he will be cranking the BCLC Community Hero siren.

VIDEO: Huge turnout at Murrayville family’s bottle drive for autism

And as in previous years, CAN CEO Britt Andersen will be interviewed on the Sportsnet Pacific telecast during intermission.

See highlights from the April 2023 game:


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In addition to featuring CAN, the Canucks continue to offer accessibility resources to any fans who may benefit.

In 2019, Rogers Arena became the first Canadian NHL stadium to introduce comprehensive autism accessibility resources for all games and events.

These include noise-cancelling headphones (on loan), sensory toys and a quiet room available upon request. For Canucks games specifically, fans can also benefit from an activity storybook and game timeline to increase expectations on the game day experience.

For full details, please visit the Canucks’ autism accessibility page.

Looking for ways to support the cause through the game?

  • Proceeds from Canucks 50/50 benefit CAN & a range of other deserving charities.
    Fans can buy tickets in-game and online.
  • Or make a donation directly to CAN!

A huge thank you to entire Canucks organization for celebrating autism acceptance and for supporting the cause year-round. It is because of them that we can continue our work across BC and beyond.

Further reading

Autism accessibility continues at NHL, AHL & junior arenas across BC

Canucks celebrate autism acceptance this Sunday!

Breaking barriers: From CAN to Chilliwack Minor Hockey