Canucks anthem singer performs ‘O Canada’ during 7 p.m. salute to health-care workers

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Vancouver Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly lent his distinctive voice to Metro Vancouver’s nightly 7 p.m. tribute to front-line health-care workers over the weekend.

Dressed in a tuxedo he wears when performing the anthem at Rogers Arena during the NHL season, Donnelly put on a special performance of “O Canada” in New Westminster on Saturday as people in neighbouring condos banged pots and pans in supports of B.C.’s health-care workers.

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The Canucks were scheduled to take on the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m. Saturday, but that game, not to mention the rest of the NHL season, has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis.

“We don’t have an actual hockey game, but we still have it in here, right?” Donnelly told condo residents as he pointed to his heart.

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“So let’s show what Canadians are like to… the rest of the world and especially show them what Canucks fans are like.”




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