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BC PLACE TO WEAR PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY AWARENESS

BC Place to wear purple for "purple day" epilepsy awareness campaign.

March 26, 2014
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BC PLACE TO WEAR PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY AWARENESS

March 26, 2014

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BC PLACE TO WEAR PURPLE FOR “PURPLE DAY”
EPILEPSY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights roof lighting display at BC Place will be illuminated “purple” on March 26th in support of Purple Day - a day dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy.

On March 26, the BC Epilepsy Society encourages British Columbians to join others around the world by wearing purple in support of epilepsy awareness. For information about Purple Day activities in BC, please contact the BC Epilepsy Society at 604-875-6704, info@bcepilepsy.com or go to www.bcepilepsy.com

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS WEARING PURPLE
SUPPORTING EPILEPSY AWARENESS ‘PURPLE DAY’

    Date:     Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Time:    6AM to Sunrise, then Sunset to 11PM

About the ‘Northern Lights’ at BC Place
The stadium roof façade – known as the Northern Lights Display - uses 1700 ‘ETFE’ panels, stacked four rows high, and 6,800 linear feet of energy-efficient LED lights to create customizable lighting displays. BC Place has used the entire roof to promote specific events, create seasonal displays and raise awareness for community and charitable organizations.

About BC Place
BC Place Stadium is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia. An architectural signature for the province, BC Place hosts sports, exhibition and entertainment on a year-round calendar of live events.  BC Place is proud to be home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. For more information, follow @BCPlace on Twitter or visit www.bcplace.com


Media Contact
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager, BC Place
Tel: (604) 661-7360  Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com

BC Place Glows Pink

The Northern Lights at BC Place will be illuminated “pink” on Wednesday, February 26th in support of Canada’s “Pink Shirt Day”.

February 25, 2014
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BC Place To Wear Pink for "Pink Shirt Day"

February 25, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY
BC PLACE TO WEAR PINK FOR “PINK SHIRT DAY”
ANTI-BULLYING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN


Vancouver, B.C: The Northern Lights roof lighting display at BC Place will be illuminated “pink” on Wednesday, February 26th in support of Canada’s “Pink Shirt Day” anti-bullying awareness campaign.


BC Place joins CKNW in urging everyone to wear something pink on February 26th to help “Make Some Noise Against Bullying”. For more information visit www.pinkshirtday.ca/


BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS WEARING PINK
SUPPORTING PINK SHIRT DAY
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 6AM to Sunrise, then Sunset to 10PM


About the ‘Northern Lights’ at BC Place
The stadium roof façade – known as the Northern Lights Display - uses 1700 ‘ETFE’ panels, stacked four rows high, and 6,800 linear feet of energy-efficient LED lights to create customizable lighting displays. BC Place has used the entire roof to promote specific events, create seasonal displays and raise awareness for community and charitable organizations.

About BC Place
BC Place Stadium is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia. An architectural signature for the province, BC Place hosts sports, exhibition and entertainment on a year-round calendar of live events. BC Place is proud to be home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
For more information, follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com

Media Contact:

Kate Hunter
Director, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo)
Tel: 604 484 5220
Email: khunter@bcpavco.com

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2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Senators vs. Canucks

1994 Vancouver Canucks team will reunite at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™

February 20, 2014
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'94 Canucks Final team to reunite at Heritage Classic

February 20, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The members of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks® team that captured the hearts of British Columbians and inspired a generation of fans during their run to the 1994 Stanley Cup® Final will reunite at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ on March 2 at BC Place in Vancouver. The NHL and Vancouver Canucks will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 team’s memorable run and magical Playoff moments during the 1:00 p.m. PT Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators® game.

Fans can look forward to seeing some of their favourite players and personnel from that magical spring, including:

Greg Adams
Dave Babych
Jeff Brown
Jose Charbonneau
Geoff Courtnall
Murray Craven
Gerald Diduck
Tim Hunter
Nathan LaFayette
Trevor Linden
Jyrki Lumme
John McIntyre
Dana Murzyn
Gino Odjick
Kirk McLean
Cliff Ronning
Stan Smyl (Assistant Coach)
Pat Quinn (Head Coach/General Manager)

Fans in Vancouver should be on the lookout as some members of the 1994 team will make surprise appearances throughout Vancouver in the days leading up to the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic. Be sure to follow @NHL and @VanCanucks on Twitter and Facebook for hints on where and when they'll turn up.

Fans attending the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic also will have opportunities to meet some of their hockey heroes in the 2014 Canadian Tire NHL Spectator Plaza, the free hockey and entertainment fan festival held at the Plaza of Nations across from BC Place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on game day.

To be a part of the reunion and the biggest hockey crowd in British Columbia’s history, get your tickets today online via Ticketmaster.ca/NHL or telephone at 1-855-985-5000.

Additional details on the game day festivities, including the full line-up of musical performances, will be announced in the coming days.

The game will be broadcast live on CBC and RDS in Canada and NBCSN in the U.S. beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

For more information on the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, visit NHL.com/HeritageClassic.

BC Place Glows Purple for Eating Disorder Awareness

BC Place will glow purple on February 7 for launch of Eating Disorder awareness campaign.

February 6, 2014
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BC Place Glows Purple for Eating Disorder Awareness

February 6, 2014

BC PLACE GLOWS PURPLE FOR LAUNCH OF THE
2014 PROVINCIAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN


Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights display at BC Place will be glowing purple on Friday, February 7, to support the launch of the 2014 Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign, titled ‘Love our bodies, love ourselves’.

Lighting Dates:         Friday, February 7, 2014
Lighting Times:         MORNING 6.00AM to sunrise
                               EVENING       Sunset to 11:00PM

About the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign
The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC province-wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True.  For more information, visit www.jessieslegacy.com or contact pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca    

About the ‘Northern Lights’ at BC Place
The stadium roof façade – known as the Northern Lights Display - uses 1700 ‘ETFE’ panels, stacked four rows high, and 6,800 linear feet of energy-efficient LED lights to create customizable lighting displays. BC Place has used the entire roof to promote specific events, create seasonal displays and raise awareness for community and charitable organizations.

About BC Place
BC Place Stadium is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia. An architectural signature for the province, BC Place hosts sports, exhibitions and entertainment on a year-round calendar of live events.  BC Place is proud to be home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
For updates and information about BC Place, follow @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com.


Media Contact:
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: (604) 669-2300
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com

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Canada's Women's National Team to host Germany and Japan

Both Women's International Friendly matches will be played at BC Place!

February 5, 2014
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Canada's Women's National Team to host Germany and Japan

February 5, 2014

Canada’s Women’s National Team to host Germany and Japan in Vancouver

Wednesday 5 February 2014, Vancouver (BC) – Canada’s Women’s National Team will host two of the world’s most dominant women’s soccer nations in Vancouver in 2014 when it plays Germany, Wednesday 18 June (kickoff 19.00 local) and Japan, Tuesday 28 October (kickoff 19.00 local). Both Women’s International Friendly matches will be played at BC Place.

“To ensure Canada’s Women’s National Team offers consistent, world-class performances, Canada Soccer believes that it must play against quality opponents more often, and play at home on a regular basis,” said Victor Montagliani, President of Canada Soccer. “Vancouver has demonstrated its enthusiasm towards the beautiful game and we are thrilled to bring some of the fiercest opponents international women’s soccer can offer so that our Women’s National Team can experience the support of their home fans again on the road to Canada 2015.”

Germany won its first 5 games (out of 10) in FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers from September to November 2013, looking poised to qualify for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM. Canada has yet to beat Germany, but the last two results were close encounters decided by one goal differential.

Tickets for the June match between Canada and Germany will go on sale on Friday 21 February, and will be available starting at $20 (plus applicable fees). Single tickets for the October Canada-Japan clash will go on sale at a later date, but a two-match pack, featuring both the Germany and Japan matches will be on sale on 21 February starting at $36 (plus applicable fees).

In a continued effort to offer the soccer community affordable access to these matches, special group rates and discounted family packs will also be offered.

In addition, purchasers of tickets for the Canada’s Women’s National Team matches in Vancouver will be offered a special opportunity to opt-in to a Priority Access list to purchase venue packs for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM matches at BC Place when the packs go on sale.

All ticket and event details will be posted to canadasoccer.com as they become available.

These two matches, with the other two announced earlier in the week, form what will be a busy 2014 home schedule for Canada’s Women’s National Team. All Canada’s WNT home matches this year will be broadcast live nationally on Sportsnet.

Canada WNT 2014 Home Schedule
Thursday, 8 May 2014, 19.00 local – Canada v USA – Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 19.00 local – Canada v Germany – BC Place, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, 25 October 2014, 14.00 local – Canada v Japan – Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 19.00 local – Canada v Japan – BC Place, Vancouver, BC

About Canada Soccer
Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com

For more information, please contact:

Michele Dion
Acting Director, Communications
Canada Soccer
613-237-7678 ext 226 / 613-857-0827
mdion@canadasoccer.com

PLAYDOME IS BACK FOR SPRING BREAK!

Make sure BCAA PlayDome presented by Global BC is on your calendar this spring break!

February 4, 2014
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PLAYDOME IS BACK FOR SPRING BREAK!

February 4, 2014

                           PLAYDOME IS BACK FOR SPRING BREAK!
                         Saturday, March 15 to Sunday, March 23

 

Families and Kids of all ages – be sure to add Western Canada’s
Largest Indoor Carnival to your Spring Break Calendars!

Western Canada's largest indoor carnival with more than 45 rides and attractions is back at BC Place for spring break and is now better value than ever!  

Join us at BCAA PlayDome to experience outer-space with the Zero Gravity ride, be spun around on the open-air cars of the Ring of Fire, and be flung into oblivion on the Super Shot! Popular favorites such as 1001 nights, The Ferris Wheel and the Zipper are all part of the carnival in 2014.  

Best of all, BC Place is excited to announce that BCAA Members will get $10 off the price of Dome or Ultimate Passes -  a great way for the whole family to enjoy this annual event!

Make sure BCAA PlayDome presented by Global BC is on your calendar this spring break!

BCAA PlayDome presented by Global BC

Western Canada's largest indoor carnival with over 45 rides and attractions is back for nine days March 15 to 23, BC Place, $29 single-day Dome Pass, $49 unlimited, $6 guests. $10 Discount on tickets with your BCAA Membership Card!  Information at bcplace.com/playdome  or phone 604.669.2300.

Dates:             Saturday, March 15 to Sunday, March 23, 2014

Times:             10:30am-9pm daily (10:30am-6pm Sunday, March 23rd)

Prices:            $29 Dome Pass (valid for full day, all rides)
                       $49 Ultimate Pass (9-day, all rides)                
                       $10 Discount on tickets with your BCAA Membership Card!
                       $6 Guest Pass (required to enter as a spectator)
*Children under 2 years old admitted free (for safety reasons, they are not permitted to ride)

Venue:            BC Place Stadium
    
Online:           www.bcplace.com/playdome and follow @BCPlace #PlayDome on Twitter.



**High resolution images available on request**

Media contact:
Duncan Blomfield
604 669 2300
dblomfield@bcpavco.com

BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS!

Northern Lights display to glow red in support of the 48th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on Jan 25th & 26th.

January 17, 2014
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BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS!

January 17, 2014

BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS!


Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights display at BC Place will be glowing red in support of the 48th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on January 25th and 26th.


Lighting Dates: Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26
Lighting Times: 7:00PM to 11:00PM


About Variety – The Children’s Charity


Variety’s mission is to raise funds and distribute grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. Variety has presented its signature Show of Hearts Telethon since 1965.
Watch Global BC from 7pm on January 25th, and call 310-KIDS (5437) or visit www.variety.bc.ca to donate.


About the ‘Northern Lights’ at BC Place


The stadium roof façade – known as the Northern Lights Display - uses 1700 ‘ETFE’ panels, stacked four rows high, and 6,800 linear feet of energy-efficient LED lights to create customizable lighting displays. BC Place has used the entire roof to promote specific events, create seasonal displays and raise awareness for community and charitable organizations.


About BC Place


BC Place Stadium is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia. An architectural signature for the province, BC Place hosts sports, exhibitions and entertainment on a year-round calendar of live events. BC Place is proud to be home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
For updates and information about BC Place, follow @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com.



Media Contact:
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: (604) 661-7360
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com

BC Place Glows Blue for World Diabetes Day

BC Place Northern Lights Display to glow blue for Diabetes Awareness

November 13, 2013
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BC Place Glows Blue for World Diabetes Day

November 13, 2013

BC PLACE TO GLOW IN A CIRCLE OF BLUE FOR WORLD DIABETES DAY

Vancouver, BC: BC Place is helping the Canadian Diabetes Association create awareness for World Diabetes Day bylighting the Northern Lights Roof Display in a circle of blue light on November 14.

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY GLOWING A CIRCLE OF BLUE FOR
WORLD DIABETES DAY, NOVEMBER 14

Date:         Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time:        MORNING    6.00AM to sunrise
                EVENING    Sunset to 11:00PM


About World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness during November, which is also Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes Education and Prevention is the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009-2013. For information about Diabetes Awareness Month, visit fightingdiabetes.ca or contact:

Randi Gill, Communications Manager
Canadian Diabetes Association
Tel: (204) 925-3800, ext. 234
Email: randi.gill@diabetes.ca

About the ‘Northern Lights’ at BC Place
The stadium roof façade – known as the Northern Lights Display - uses 1700 ‘ETFE’ panels, stacked four rows high, and 6,800 linear feet of energy-efficient LED lights to create customizable lighting displays. BC Place has used the entire roof to promote specific events, create seasonal displays and raise awareness for community and charitable organizations.

About BC Place
BC Place Stadium is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia. An architectural signature for the province, BC Place hosts sports, exhibitions and entertainment on a year-round calendar of live events.  BC Place is proud to be home to the
BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
For updates and information about BC Place, follow @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com.

 

Media Contact:
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: (604) 661-7360
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com

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Largest convention in Vancouver's history announced

The largest convention in Vancouver's History announced for 2025

November 5, 2013
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The largest convention in Vancouver's History announced for 2025

November 5, 2013

The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous selects Vancouver for the
2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous

November 5, 2013. Vancouver, BC:  Vancouver will welcome 48,000 people from around the world for the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will be the single largest meeting ever held in the city with a footprint spanning both the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium.



The news was announced on November 4 during the General Service Board Meeting at the A.A. General Service Office in New York. The International Convention will take place July 2 to 5, 2025.



Expected to contribute $71 million in direct spending to the local economy, the 2025 International Convention in Vancouver is the result of a 10-year journey involving the A.A. General Service Board and its General Service Office in New York, local A.A.s, Tourism Vancouver, the Vancouver Convention Centre, BC Place and local hotel partners. Vancouver bid for the first time in 2003, and attempted once more before securing the conference in 2013. More than a dozen North American cities were invited to bid for the highly coveted 2025 meeting, including Montreal, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Denver. Vancouver was selected for its award-winning facilities and infrastructure, close relationships among the hospitality community, and inspiring location next to the ocean and mountains. 



Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope to help themselves and each other recover from alcoholism. The organization’s international convention takes place once every five years, and is attended by delegates from more than 75 countries. The event features meetings, workshops and a traditional flag ceremony that celebrates the sobriety of members worldwide.


Quotes:

Gregg Talley, president and CEO of Talley Management Group, and A.A. convention manager

"Vancouver had all the basics covered: an amazing destination, world-class facilities and a committed, energized local A.A. population. The icing on the cake was the team of incredible hospitality professionals who worked together, and then with us, to make this happen. We are delighted to be working with the Vancouver community to make this event a huge success in 2025."

Carolyn W., B.C./Yukon Area 79 delegate
"It was my privilege to be the local A.A. representative for our bid to host the 2025 International Convention in Vancouver. The A.A. members of the B.C./Yukon Area sent me off to New York for the first presentation with loud and enthusiastic cheers of 'bring it home'. We were thrilled to learn we'll be welcoming A.A. members from all over the world in 2025. And good news travels fast: since the announcement was made, I've been contacted by A.A. members from Vancouver to Japan expressing their gratitude for the efforts of everyone involved to make this possible."



The Honourable Todd Stone, BC Transportation and Infrastructure Minister and Minister Responsible for PavCo

"This is a huge vote of confidence for British Columbia, demonstrating once again the importance of a strong economy and B.C.’s competitiveness on the international stage. This bid could not have been contemplated, let alone achieved, without the province’s two world-class facilities: the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place." 


Jacqueline Benear, director of Sales, Meetings & Conventions, U.S., Tourism Vancouver
"We are truly honoured that A.A. has chosen Vancouver to host the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. Orchestrating and winning a bid of this magnitude took time and patience, and is the direct result of A.A.'s local community approaching us in the mid-90s - they have been our steadfast inspiration ever since. The International Convention is a cornerstone booking for our city, and a testament to the entire hospitality community’s collaboration, dedication and long-term planning. This amazing event is so powerful and uplifting to so many people, and we look forward to sharing our home with A.A. in 2025."

Jonas Melin, chair, Hotel Association of Vancouver; first deputy chair, Tourism Vancouver; and general manager, Inn at False Creek-Quality Hotel Downtown

"The successful bid on a convention of this magnitude elevates Vancouver on the world stage and is a great example of all industry stakeholders working together for a common goal. Credit must go to the province of B.C., the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium, all of which contributed to this decision. This will be a pivotal event not only for Metro Vancouver, but also for the entire province as these visitors extend their trips and explore the rest of B.C." 


Joann Pfeifer, general manager, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel and chair, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association
"This successful bid is a tremendous example of the hotel community working together with our partners to bring an important convention to the city. The benefits of a group of this size will be felt throughout our entire hospitality industry, from hotels and taxi operators to retailers and restaurants. A.A. choosing to host their conference here absolutely validates Vancouver’s growing reputation as a world city."

 

About BC Place Stadium 
BC Place Stadium is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia. An architectural signature for the province, BC Place hosts sports, exhibition and entertainment on a year-round calendar of live events.  BC Place is proud to be home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

About the Vancouver Convention Centre 
The only two-time winner of the International Association of Congress Centres’ APEX award for "World’s Best Convention Centre", the Vancouver Convention Centre features two connected buildings with a combined total of 466,500 ft2 (43,340 m2) of flexible function space. Since inception, the facility has demonstrated a constant commitment to service, technical and culinary excellence, as well as environmental sustainability. In fact, the facility is the world's first convention centre awarded the highest LEED® Platinum rating.

About Tourism Vancouver 
Tourism Vancouver’s focus is on building exceptional customer relationships with meeting planners, travel influencers, travel media and independent tourists.  The organization’s brand essence is about "exceeding expectations."

About the Hotel Association of Vancouver 
The Hotel Association of Vancouver was established in 2009 as a merger of the VHGMA (Vancouver Hotel General Manager's Association) and the VHA (Vancouver Hotel Association). As the collective voice of Vancouver hotels, the HAV works to represent their interests to governments, media and the larger hotel community while ensuring that members are informed and active on key issues. 



About the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association 
The Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) is comprised of downtown Vancouver hotels who contribute towards the Vancouver Destination Marketing Fund (DMF). These marketing funds are used to directly enhance Vancouver’s destination awareness, increase overnight hotel stays for all VHDA member hotels, and create value for all partners in the tourism sector.

Media contacts:

Duncan Blomfield, BC Place

Email: dblomfield@bcpavco.com  

Phone: 604.661.7360

Jinny Wu, Vancouver Convention Centre

Email: jwu@vancouverconventioncentre.com
Phone: 604.647.7353

Sonu Purhar, Tourism Vancouver 

Email: spurhar@tourismvancouver.com
Phone: 604.631.2873

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