November 17th, 2011 was definitely a great highlight in my life.
For those that know me well, you know that I am one huge Vancouver Canucks fan. I have been since childhood. If you’re a Canucks fan for that long, you would jump at the chance to meet Captain Canuck himself, Trevor Linden.
Predator Ridge sponsored the Gentleman’s Charity Dinner in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Okanagan. I had the opportunity to be part of the evening in offering our video services. Trevor Linden was the guest speaker for the event. It was great to be part of a good-cause event and a bonus to be able to meet one of my sports heroes. I didn’t wear #16 playing minor hockey for nothing.
He was very kind and gracious to all the fans, taking the time to sign autographs and say hello. A class act. I was sure to take our daughter Piper’s jersey for him to sign. I got the chance to tell him her middle name too: Linden… I think he thought that was cool.
I wanted to share some of the highlights from the evening. It was great to get some of his insight on the game of hockey and he told some pretty funny stories as well. If you have the opportunity to attend the 2012 event, I highly recommend it. For more information on the event, visit the website here: gentsdinner.com – You’ll also find this same highlight film on the website in addition to photos and sponsors.
Thank you to Big Brothers for allowing me to be a part of this event. Big thank you to Trevor Linden for providing me with more amazing hockey memories than one kid can handle.
Here’s a few photos from the event too. Thanks to Darren Hull for the first 3 pictures: