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Vancouver Canucks Rookie Team Tackles Grouse Grind

July 9th, 2010. Whistler Water, BC– Is an impressive Grind time an indication of great things to come from a new group of eager Canucks? We’ll know definitively next season but in the meantime Vancouver hockey fans can rest assured that aspiring MVPs are getting the best imaginable workout. 36 Vancouver Canucks rookies ascended Mother Nature’s Stairmaster today as part of their summer training regimen. With the mercury surpassing the 30-degree mark inland today, future NHL superstars were grateful to be greeted at the top of the Grind by iced Whistler Water and a Whistler Water misting station to cool down.

The young players were on hand as part of the Summer Development Camp organized by the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks are no strangers to the infamous Grouse Grind; over the years our city’s most prominent players have challenged the trail to help develop the strength and stamina to crush the competition. Last year’s Summer Development Camp participants set a rookie record time for the trail. Newbie Rick Rypien made it up the trail in an awesome 32 minutes last July. The annual event breaks players into teams who must complete the trail together. Winning team times are based on the slowest hiker.

Whistler Water is British Columbia’s truly local water. Sourced from a glacier-fed aquifer in the Coastal Mountains, this pristine and healthy beverage does not travel far to reach you. So the next time your reach for a bottle of premium water, make sure it’s Whistler Glacial Spring Water- local water for discerning local palates. And remember: recycle your bottle. It will have a long life as apparel, fabric, as another container, or many other alternatives. BC leads North America in the recycling of PET containers at 78%.

Whistler Water is proud to be the Official Water of Grouse Mountain.