SPECIES: BELTED KINGFISHER
HEIGHT: TALL FOR A BIRD
WEIGHT: LIGHT AS A FEATHER
BIRTHDAY: MARCH 19, 2011
FAVOURITE SONG: "SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER"
FAVOURITE FOOD: FISH TACOS
HANGOUTS: BC PLACE STADIUM, STANLEY PARK
The Belted Kingfisher is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, commonly found in Canada. It is often seen prominently on trees, posts, or other suitable "watchpoints" close to water before diving into the water head first at high speeds to capture its prey.
You can see Spike at all Whitecaps FC and WFC2 home matches. To request an appearance from Spike, please click the link below.
Passing the Torch: Winger to Spike
After 17 years with the Club, Winger decided to hang up his boots and pass the torch to a younger generation as the Whitecaps made the move into MLS. However, he did not want to leave his position in the hands of just anyone, so he set out on a major scouting trip around BC to find his successor.
In November of 2002, after an exhaustive search around the province, Winger attended a mascot camp. This was where he first came across a feisty young bird named Spike. Winger thought Spike had the perfect mix of determination and personality to really make it big with the Whitecaps. Winger decided to take Spike under his wing and train him to be part of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Spike trained hard all underground since then. He learned to play the drums, he studied the Whitecaps players, he worked on his moves and by March 19th he was more than ready for his MLS debut.
So what happened to Winger? Winger watches Spike proudly every match...on TV from his sunny retirement nest.
"I just wanted to thank Spike for making Nathan's 4th Birthday the most special it could be! Both Spike and the staff have been so professional and wonderful to work with! We can't thank you all enough, and know that you have 3 fans for life!"
- The Miller Family
Celebrate your Birthday with Spike
Spike loves to celebrate birthdays with 'Caps fans, and birthday packages include:
- Tickets in the Yellow, Blue, Purple or Club section
- Food and beverage vouchers (optional addition)
- Visit from Spike, the official mascot of Whitecaps FC
- Scarf and a signed card from Spike
- Birthday message on the giant video board
To book your birthday package call 778.330.1372 or 778.330.1376