BCLC Community Heroes

We're celebrating community heroes!

Illustration of person pushing wheelchair outside a hospital

Back for another season, BCLC is recognizing heroes that go above and beyond in their communities to make B.C. an even better place to live!  BCLC is committed to supporting communities across all of B.C. and we're proud to celebrate individuals making a difference in their community.

Do you know a hero in your community?

Nominate a BCLC Community Hero for a chance to be recognized by their favourite team this season:


Vancouver Canucks

Abbotsford Canucks

Lisa Schubert and Maria Chiesa

The Vancouver Canucks invited Lisa and Maria to represent the teaching staff of Hazel Trembath Elementary. In 2023, the school burnt down, devastating the Port Coquitlam community. The school's teaching staff have worked tirelessly to assist with rebuilding the space. They continue to work collaboratively with district and facilities staff, and community members in Port Coquitlam. Thank you all for your continued efforts!

Celina Wise

Celina works with youth in many communities. Through her work at a Coquitlam middle school, she spends extra time coaching different sports. In addition to that, she coaches a baseball team in Maple Ridge for children with special needs. Celina is committed to making sure others are having a good time and is known for her positive attitude. Thanks for all you do Celina!

June Jimmie

June is an exemplary member of her community, always giving back to those in need. For the past two years, she has voluntarily collected food, blankets and other clothing items to give to the unhoused to help them stay warm during the colder months. June has inspired others, including her grandchildren, to do the same. Thank you, June, for making your community a better place to live!

Martin Hole

Martin spent 40 years in the army reserves, was a quartermaster for a company of volunteer reserves fighting the forest fires in Sun Peaks, retired and became a volunteer instructor in the cadet program. Martin also volunteers for Operation Red Nose—a service offering people a safe ride home during the holiday season.

BCLC and the Vancouver Canucks Celebrate Local Heroes

In the 2022/23 season, the Vancouver Canucks asked fans to nominate individuals who make a positive impact in their community. The Vancouver Canucks invited selected heroes to attend a home game and pump up its team by cranking the siren at puck drop.

Our Social Purpose

BCLC exists to generate win-wins for the greater good. This means that behind everything we do there is a higher purpose: to serve the best interests of players, the province and the communities we serve. Thanks to our players, more than $26 billion in net income has been delivered to the province to support communities, provincial programs and services, charities and major events that have helped shape B.C. since 1985.

With every play, you are making B.C. even better.