Hockey and chainsaws in support of vulnerable youth: Vancouver Giants, Timber Kings and Youth Unlimited partner to raise money for vulnerable youth

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Vancouver, BC—The public is invited to a special Vancouver Giants Hockey night on Friday March 4 in support of vulnerable youth across Metro Vancouver as Youth Unlimited partners with the Giants. HGTV Canada’s The Timber Kings will also be in support, wowing the 5,000+ Coliseum fans with their lumberjack prowess.


On ice, the Vancouver Giants take on the Victoria Royals in regular season WHL action, but fans will be part of more than a “regular” hockey game. The Giants are generously donating a portion of all tickets sold through Youth Unlimited to help the charity’s work with at-risk and vulnerable youth throughout the Lower Mainland. Tickets are discounted to $20.


“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 beautiful 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 of this partnership. We are humbled and honoured to be given the opportunity.”


In keeping with the night’s theme of “Outdoorsman Night”, Youth Unlimited is thrilled to welcome HGTV Canada and Pioneer Log Home’s real-life lumberjacks the Timber Kings Vancouver for the game. The Timber Kings are world-renowned master log-smiths heralding from the small town of Williams Lake, British Columbia. Timber Kings Beat, Andre, and Joel will be joining YU to provide for the first time, epic on-ice entertainment during the period break.


Additionally, Youth Unlimited is also doing what it does so well—creating an additional youth-only event, prior to the game. This city-wide, high-energy, pre-game party, featuring DJs, games, prizes, and a free toque for the first 700 kids.


Most YU youth cannot afford to go on their own. To sponsor a youth to attend visit and write “giants” and we will be able to bring an at-risk youth for every $20 donated.

Posted on February 28, 2016