Dedication to the community
Canada’s honour system for outstanding lifetime achievements and humanitarian contributions announced its induction of NHL star and former Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden today.
A ceremony held in Ottawa recognized Linden for his creation of the Trevor Linden Foundation that helps terminally ill children through research campaigns and cancer care. The foundation has supported hospitals in B.C. and Quebec, two provinces where Linden lived and played hockey during his NHL career.
Linden is also involved in many other charitable organizations, sitting as the chair of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer bike tours, raising over $8 million for pediatric cancer research, and the BC Sports Celebrities Festival which raises funds for B.C. special Olympians.
Through his annual charitable golf tournament and foundation, Linden has given over $650,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes in Mission, B.C.
Linden was one of 39 new members invested in the Order of Canada for influential service to the country.
Among him were three other impressive Vancouverites, including: Michael Hayden, a human genetic researcher, Robert Taylor with the International Red Cross, and Tricia Smith, a four-time Olympian rower and medalist.
The former Vancouver Canuck whose retired number 16 hangs in Rogers Arena, is a celebrated celebrity in the city. He’s well known for his dedication to the community and recognizable face that’s plastered all over transit advertisements for Clearly Contacts.
Linden is one of the most respected players in franchise history and has had a major impact on Vancouver.
“Linden” is one of the most common names on veteran Canucks fans’ jerseys.
Canadian women’s hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser was also included as an Officer of the Order of Canada, along with CBC science journalist Bob McDonald and actor Eugene Levy.
Check out a video of the ceremony & a full list of members below.