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Russian Rocket set to land in Langley
One of the most electrifying Vancouver Canucks of all time is coming to Langley.
Pavel Bure — the Russian Rocket — who is the first member of the Canucks ever inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, will be the featured guest at Vancouver SportsFest.
The three-day event is being held at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse from Nov. 1 to 3.
Bure will be signing a limited number of autographs — which must be purchased — on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Later that afternoon, Bure is having his #10 jersey retired by the Canucks in a pre-game ceremony at Rogers Arena.
Bure scored 437 goals and 779 points in 702 career NHL games. He played for the Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers and retired following the 2003 season.
Some of the other former players who will be signing autographs include Canuck goaltender Kirk McLean (Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), Valeri Bure (Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and Yvan Cournoyer (Nov. 3, noon to 1:30 p.m.).
In addition to the autographs, there will be more than 100 vendor tables, books, cards, jerseys and other memorabilia for sale.
The event is being run by the Langley Events Centre and Bossa Productions.
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Part of the proceeds from the event go to KidSport Langley.