LATEST | Canucks drawing criticism for response to B.C. Wildfires

Published September 2, 2023 at 10:50

The Vancouver Canucks are drawing criticism online for their response to the wildfires that have occurred in British Columbia throughout the summer.

Throughout the month of August, fires across the province began to get significantly worse, with tens of thousands being put on evacuation notices, but as the weeks dragged on, there was no statement or anything from the Canucks to acknowledge what was going on, until August 31st.

Back on Thursday, the Canucks put out a post on their X account, announcing the launch of an auction for wildfire relief that read the following:

"Watching the wildfires devastate vast areas of British Columbia has left us heartbroken. We're launching a Wildfire Relief Auction with all funds raised donated to the Canadian Red Cross Fires Appeal to help with immediate and ongoing relief, recovery, and resilience efforts."

But as some fans mentioned, the Canucks aren't directly donating any money to the cause, which is a huge point of the criticism they're receiving, as X user @BoestMode mentions below:

"While I firmly gave them the benefit of the doubt last week, I'm going to have to take that back & agree with @RJHenderson7. This isn't good enough. The Canucks aren't actually paying a cent here. They're asking YOU🫵 to pay/donate for things that are free to them. Disappointing"

It's certainly understandable where many in the fanbase are coming from, as it seems the Canucks and their owner Francesco Aquilini are donating any of their own money. It's frustrating to say the least, but not too surprising given how long it took them to release some sort of statement regarding the wildfires that have devastated the province the entire summer.

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LATEST | Canucks drawing criticism for response to B.C. Wildfires

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