WHEN: JUNE 18 (Father’s Day!)

Past & present athletes out in full force on Father’s Day at Hastings Racecourse

Legendary sports personalities from the Vancouver Canucks, B.C. Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Hastings Racecourse will be taking part in Alumni Day at the Races on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 18 – during an afternoon of live thoroughbred racing at Hastings Racecourse with the first race at 1:50 p.m. Alumni charities Canuck Place, the BC Lions Alumni Dire Needs Fund and BC Children’s Hospital will share in the proceeds of the silent auction, 50/50 draw and Marquee Tent VIP party where fans can mingle with the athletes throughout the day.

All four participating sports organizations have donated Ultimate Game Day Experience packages for the silent auction as well as autographed jerseys from the Canucks, Lions and Whitecaps FC.

The Lions Game Day Experience includes two pre-game sideline passes including a private photo session with Wally Buono, two executive style Club seats to a 2017 regular season game and two customized and autographed replica jerseys.

The Whitecaps FC have donated four Club tickets to their game against Houston Dynamo on Aug. 19, pitch-side viewing of the pre-game warm-up, a meet and greet with Carl Valentine plus four Whitecaps FC signed team jerseys.

The Canucks Alumni package for four includes a pre-game buffet meal in the press box at Rogers Arena prior to a 2017-18 regular season NHL game with seats in the Alumni’s private suite.

Hastings Racecourse has donated a Day at the Races with brunch for four in Silks Restaurant, complimentary valet parking and live racing programs, plus a visit to the broadcast booth high above track level to watch Hall of Fame announcer Dan Jukich call a race.

The ever-growing list of sports personalities who will be attending on Father’s Day – June 18 – at Hastings Racecourse includes Cliff Ronning, Gino Odjick, Jyrki Lumme, Dave Babych and Kyle Wellwood from the Canucks; Lui Passaglia, Jim Young, Nick Hebeler, Glen Jackson, Tommy Europe, John Ulmer, Jamie Taras, Kevin Konar and Gerald Roper from the Lions alumni, as well as current stars Solomon Elimimian, Manny Arceneaux and Marco Iannuzzi; Whitecaps legends Bob and Sam Lenarduzzi and Carl Valentine; and Hastings jockey favourites Chris Loseth, Dave Wilson, Frank Fuentes and Tom Wolski.

While there is no admission fee for live racing at Hastings Racecourse, VIP tickets to the Marquee Tent are available online at or at the Hastings Racecourse this week-end for $25 (adults) and $10 (under 18).