Monday, 6 August 2012

Remembering Rick Rypien

Remembering Rick Rypien - Forever a Canuck

I wanted to do something for us Canucks fans to have a way to get together, remember & pay our respects to Rick Rypien on this day so...
On August 15th we welcome you to join us on the plaza at Rogers Arena. 
We will be there from 11am until approximately 6pm.
We are holding a silent auction with proceeds going to in memory of Rick. Bidding will close at 5:45 - bid winners can pick the item up on site at 6pm or we will contact you after the 15th. 

A few items that will be up for auction -

Signed picture of Canadian country music singer Aaron Pritchett along with one of his CDs & a fan bracelet - Aaron is a huge Canucks fan and friend and didn't hesitate to contribute. Thank you Aaron !

Signed player card - Cody Hodgson

Player pictures from The Fan Zoo - Many thanks to The Fan Zoo for the contribution. ( These are signed & authentic.. 3 Rick Rypiens, a Bieksa & a Burrows )
Classic Rick

A signed Alex Burrows shirsey donated by a great Canucks fan @MaseyRaymond

Canucks hats , @SpencerDubas 's cubed Rypien, and other Canucks merchandise.


Natalie, ( @sweetestnagel ) a Canucks fan, has been doing sketches based around the Canucks team and Rick & will have some for sale at the event, with proceeds going to Mindcheck. Much thanks to you Natalie.

Andrew The Crazy Canuck and his Canuckettes will be on site

Want to share your story and/or thank Kevin Bieksa and the Canucks organization?  We will have books for you to sign and will be taking in any letters which will be handed in to the Canucks organization.

The Fan Zoo will be on site holding a draw ( free to enter ) to win a Rypien piece.

Let's do Rick proud. Even when you help just 1 person, you are making a difference. 

Many thanks to all those contributing and helping us to make this happen.


  1. Good Job Ellen! Proud Canuck Fan!

  2. Ellen, you do us proud! As a Canuck fan but even more so as a person willing to take a stand for those who may not be able to do it for themselves.

  3. Michael @ CanucksRock887 August 2012 at 12:32

    Way to go Ellie, as a past sufferer of depression, I really appreciate your out this silent killer.

  4. Michael @ CanucksRock887 August 2012 at 12:53

    Why no Ryp swag from the Canucks?

  5. Thank you guys !
    Michael, when I asked Canucks org if we could use the Plaza for this, i told them I would not be asking for anything.. because this is the Fans giving back.

  6. This is fantastic. Ellie, you are a wonderful human being.