Before the Canucks take the ice at Rogers Arena on Sunday, The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver is inviting the public to the opening reception of The Canucks: A Photo History of Vancouver’s Team. Opening at 2pm March 8th, the exhibition of photographs looks back on the history of the Vancouver Canucks.
Coinciding with Rogers Hometown Hockey presented by Scotiabank in North Vancouver, taking place on March 14 & 15 around the Gallery, the rare photos on view span decades, beginning in the 1950s and ’60s when the Canucks played in the Western Hockey League, through the team’s franchising with the National Hockey League from 1970 onward. Most of the pictures were captured by long-time Vancouver Sun news photographer Ralph Bower, a North Vancouver resident, and are being shown for the first time from his personal collection along with photos from the Vancouver Sun Archive and ephemera.
The Polygon Gallery’s striking architecture anchors The Shipyards District in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood. While visiting The Canucks: A Photo History of Vancouver’s Team explore the Gallery’s other current exhibitions; The Lind Prize Exhibition (closing March 15th), Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies, Brian Jungen: Upside Down Flagpole.
The Canucks: A Photo History of Vancouver’s Team opening reception takes place on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 pm at The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Gallery Admission is always by donation courtesy of BMO.