When it comes to finding a mascot that is lovable, huggable and 'high-fiveable' (is that even a word?) no one beats the Vancouver Canadians Mascot Bob Brown Bear!
Discovered hangin' around Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium back in 2008, Bob Brown Bear accepted the position of 'Official Mascot' with pride and hasn't missed a Canadians game since! With energy to spare, Bob knows that his role at the ballpark is to keep the energy high as his hometown Canadians try to win a Northwest League Championship - and he's been pretty happy as of late as the C's have won three straight titles!
What's the secret to getting Bob's attention?
The louder you cheer - it's more likely that you will get Bob's attention over to your section and then let the good times roll! Bob loves high-fivin', huggin' and just being a part of the excitement out at Scotiabank Field.
Did you know that Bob also makes more than 100 local community appearances each and every year? Bob can be found at all types of events, celebrations and special moments. Do you have a special event that you would like Bob to be a part of? Contact the Vancouver Canadians by calling 604.872.5232 or click here to e-mail our Community Relations Department and we can bring Bob out to create memories for your event.
Why Do We Call Him Bob Brown Bear?
When Bob was discovered hangin' around the ballpark back in 2008, our staff quickly realized that he was a huge baseball fan and loved our hometown Canadians. After a long night sitting around home plate, our staff decided that this loveable bear should represent not only our team - but the great history of baseball in Vancouver.
Bob Brown, who was Vancouver's "Mr. Baseball", is long remembered by baseball purists as the man who kept baseball alive through both World Wars and the depression. Brown brought the legendary Babe Ruth to town for local fans to see and was instrumental in housing professional baseball in Vancouver by building two stadiums including Capilano Stadium in 1951 which is today known as Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Brown was a player, manager and owner among his more than 60 years of dedication to baseball here in the Pacific Northwest and the Vancouver Canadians of today felt it was fitting to honour our game's great local history by naming our mascot after a man who loved the game and kept it thriving in our city.
To learn more about the life and times of Bob Brown, click here.
The Vancouver Canadians have Sushi Mascots?
The Vancouver Canadians have not one, not two - but THREE amazingly cool Sushi Mascots that race around Scotiabank Field each and every home game.
Known for wearing their super comfy New Balance running shoes and racing around the ballpark during each game, Mr. Kappa Maki, Ms. BC Roll and the dreaded Chef Wasabi are a part of the amazing experience at a C's home game.
Why sushi mascots?
Great question! Back in 2008, the Vancouver Canadians were looking for a group of mascots that could help create an exciting spectacle each and every game and could race against each other much to the excitement of our fans.
In Milwaukee they race sausages. In Washington they race President's. In Pittsburgh they race pierogies. So when it came to finding a trio of mascots that would say 'Vancouver' to the rest of North America - Sushi just felt like a cool, unique food that could 'roll with the best of them'.
Mr. Kappa Maki is simply a few slices of cucumber wrapped in rice and then rolled in a piece of dried seaweed. Sleek and light - Mr. Kappa Maki is always a tough competitor.
Ms. BC Roll is a little more sophisticated in her make-up as she is a combination of barbecue BC smoked salmon, fresh cucumber and a little mayonnaise to keep her rollin'. In the past six years, no Sushi Races has won any more races than Ms. BC Roll.
…and then there is the dreaded Chef Wasabi!
Whether you buy wasabi in root form or it a green powder form - there is one thing that is for sure - the dreaded Chef Wasabi is one spicy ingredient to our Sushi Race!
Known for his tricks and head starts, Chef Wasabi quickly became a fan favourite around the ballpark because of the crazy and fun ways he would try to win at all costs. But as they say 'cheaters never prosper, and Chef Wasabi more often than not gets burned by his own crazy stunts!
Check out our 2014 Early Bird Schedule here to see which game you would like to come and enjoy a Vancouver Canadians game along with our amazing mascots.