Green Men plan 10-city farewell tour at hockey games across B.C.

Stretchy spandex shtick by Vancouver Canucks uber-fans will be charity for cancer research

The Green Men are signing off with a charity goodbye tour of B.C. cities.

The spandex-clad Green Men will say goodbye to hockey fans across B.C. with a 10-city farewell tour for charity.

Renowned for tormenting opposing players at Vancouver Canucks’ home games, Sully (Ryan Sullivan) and Force (Adam Forsythe) will be donning green for appearances at WHL, BCHL and VIJHL hockey games as far afield as Trail, Comox and Prince George.

They start Saturday, January 10 in Victoria and end Friday, March 13 in Vancouver.

“We’re taking our shtick to hockey arenas around the province and it’s going to be a blast!” says Forsythe, the taller of the two men in green. “We’ll be raising roofs and raising funds for kidney cancer research at the Canadian Cancer Society”.

The duo will be seeking donations to the charity during photo and autograph sessions being held throughout the tour. It’s a deeply personal matter for Sullivan.

“The reason that we’re doing kidney cancer is because that’s what I lost my grandfather to almost a decade ago”, he says.

The two friends started wearing the now iconic green spandex suits during the 2009-2010 season, establishing a loyal fan base through regular appearances on TV sports highlight reels and on social media channels. They were inducted into the ESPN Hall of Fans in 2012.

“After five years of pulling outrageous stunts in those stretchy outfits, we decided it was finally time to send ’em to the cleaners,” says Sullivan. “B.C. hockey fans built this. It’s only fitting we get to end it together!”

The Green Men Farewell Tour includes stops at ten arenas and is being presented by Pacific Coastal Airlines, a Richmond B.C. based company that provides regular scheduled service to more than sixty-five destinations in B.C.

Just Posted

Yelling at your dog might hurt its long-term mental health: study

Researchers find dogs trained using negative reinforcement are more ‘pessimistic’

Mainly cloudy skies ahead for Thursday

Plus a look ahead at the weekend

Victoria’s cocktail king releases book on best bartenders in Canada

Four bartenders from Kelowna and one from Penticton are recognzied in Great Northern Coocktails

Saanich man discovers hidden corners of city while cycling every street in Victoria

Cyclist maps progress while taking on 2019 goal to cover every street with road sign

Proposed four-storey Victoria parkade offers zero spots for public use

A proposed parkade at 730-780 Summit Ave. will soon be up for discussion

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. set to announce changes around youth vaping, regulations

Move will involved education, tightening access, working with partners and pressuring the federal government

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Workers’ camp at LNG facility in Kitimat takes shape

Extensive worker camp now being assembled

Former B.C. youth pastor guilty on one of five sexual assault allegations

Judge cites reasonable doubt in finding Cloverdale couple not guilty of majority of charges

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

Most Read