Vancouver Giants' Outdoorsman Night mixes hockey and chainsaws to support at-risk youth

Dec 19 2017, 8:32 pm

Tonight’s Vancouver Giants Hockey game will be about more than just hockey as HGTV Canada’s The Timber Kings wow fans with their lumberjack prowess – all in support of a good cause. The Giants and Timber Kings have partnered with Youth Unlimited to help provide support and opportunity to vulnerable youth in Metro Vancouver, during the annual “Outdoorsman Night.”

On the ice at the Pacific Coliseum, the Giants take on the Victoria Royals in regular season WHL action. Off the ice, they’re generously donating a portion of all tickets (discounted to $20) sold through Youth Unlimited to help the charity’s work with at-risk and vulnerable youth throughout the Lower Mainland.

“The Giants themselves are the same age as some of the kids we work with,” says Mark Koop, Executive Director of Youth Unlimited. “It’s great to see how the success that these young athletes are having can open up doors where more of their peers across the Lower Mainland, who didn’t get the same opportunities, can now be supported because this partnership.”

The Timber Kings are Pioneer Log Home’s real-life lumberjacks. These world-renowned master log-smiths heralding from the small town of Williams Lake, B.C. are also reality TV stars. Timber Kings’ Beat Schwaller, André Chevigny, and Joel Roorda will, for the first time, be taking part in an epic on-ice entertainment during a period break.

If you’re going to the game, join in the fun by dressing like a lumberjack as well – the best dressed will win prizes!

Before the game, Youth Unlimited has created a youth-only event to kick off the festivities with DJs, games, prizes, and free toques for the first 700 kids there.

Sponsor an at-risk youth to attend by visiting Youth Unlimited and write “giants” – for every $20, a youth can attend.

Vancouver Giants Outdoorsman Night 2016

When: Friday, March 4

Time: Pre-game festivities at 6 p.m. / Faceoff at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver

For tickets and more information, visit

About Youth Unlimited

Youth Unlimited has been helping young people discover their potential since 1944. With eight chapters in Metro Vancouver, they provide caring relationships and developmental opportunities for vulnerable youth through relevant programs and individual connections, aimed at fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional well-being among young people in the community.

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