Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game

The Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game (AHGCUG) is a charity ultimate game played in 30 Canadian and 4 International cities. Each community plays for 1 hour and the score is carried over from one to the next, resulting in a very long (34 hour) continuous game of ultimate!  All funds raised through the event support the Art Hawkins Development Fund.

2016 Event Info

June 11 from 9-10 pm at .2472143,-123.043946,13z/">Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.

How to participate

You have 3 options to support the Game this year:

  1. Sign up on the event page if you just want to play
  2. Purchase a donation package to attend the Riptide game, then play in the AHGCUG if you wish.
    • Deadline for purchase is 12 pm June 11
  3. Make an online donation (below).

Join the Riptide on the field to play for charity!

The VUL is teaming up with the Vancouver Riptide to host Vancouver's leg of the 2016 Game.

Our event will take place on the turf at Swangard Stadium on June 11 at 9pm, immediately after the Riptide take on the Seattle Cascades at 6pm. Some of the Riptide will even join us for this fun and spirited game! We encourage you to purchase a special donation package and partake in the Game. The VUL and Riptide are generously sponsoring the contents of each package, so 100% of the proceeds will go to the Art Hawkins Development Fund.

1. Basic - $15

  • Ticket to Riptide vs Cascades game

2. Premium - $25

  • Ticket to Riptide vs Cascades game
  • AHGCUG disc

3. VIP - $50

  • Ticket to Riptide vs Cascades game VIP section
  • AHGCUG disc
  • Boston pizza delivered to your seats
  • 1 beer voucher

All packages include optional participation in the 2016 AHGCUG. Bring your cleats!

Package Options
Do you plan to play in the AH Great Canadian Ultimate Game?

We will contact you by email with more info upon your purchase.


If you would simply like to make donation to the cause, you can do so here!


Where the funds go

All funds raised from the game goes into the Art Hawkins development fund that supports the accessibility and development of ultimate and spirit of the game in Canada for children, youth and those with a disability, especially in economically disadvantaged communities. In the past, Ultimate Canada has used these funds to support initiatives such as I love to Play Ultimate and the Christie Lake Kids.

About Art Hawkins

Art Hawkins was an important and respected member of the VUL community for almost 20 years until his all too early passing in 2010.

Art started playing Ultimate in Vancouver in 1991 and was involved with more VUL teams as a player, coach or captain than can be named. Beyond the VUL, Art represented Canada at the 1999 and 2002 World Ultimate Club Championships and won Gold in the Masters Division at the 2000 Canadian Championships.

During the 2000s Art's involvement with the sport off the field grew substantially. He was a member of the VULS Board of Directors, and then in 2008 was named Executive Director. As ED, he was involved in strengthening the league’s clinic and mentoring programs, and increasing focus on junior development.

Art was a strong supporter of charities and created and ran the annual Elimination 8’s tournament, an event that continues to generate funds for local Vancouver charities to this day. Art worked with Ultimate Canada to create the Great Canadian Ultimate Game.

In 2011 Ultimate Canada honoured his memory by naming this day long game and celebration The Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game.