VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Mark Donnelly, the man who has been singing the national anthem at Canucks home games since 2001, has been let go by the team due to his decision to sing O Canada at a rally in Vancouver protesting COVID-19 orders.
The BC Christmas Freedom Rally is being held in Vancouver Saturday, and Donnelly is set to perform after a musical parody act and before closing remarks by the organizers.
“We oppose government orders and will gather for the holidays,” the poster for the event says.
A previous rally drew a crowd of around 1,000 people to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
In the past, Donnelly has performed the national anthem at an anti-abortion rally.
NEWS 1130 has reached out to Mark Donnelly and the Vancouver Canucks for comment.