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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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The Maple Leaf Monster Jam® Tour

The Maple Leaf Monster Jam® Tour and Kids Help Phone have joined forces for the first time ever

November 4, 2013
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The Maple Leaf Monster Jam® Tour and Kids Help Phone have joined forces for the first time ever

November 4, 2013


MONSTER JAM® AND KIDS HELP PHONE GEAR UP FOR NATIONAL INITIATIVE: 
SHIFT GEARS. STAND UP. STOP BULLYING.

 

TORONTO, ON – November 4/13I am bullied. I don’t know why. I guess they do it for the fun of it. Anyway I have put up with it for 5 years and I’m tired of life.....”

In Canada, a child or teen is bullied every seven minutes on the playground, and 65% of young people in a Kids Help Phone survey say they have been bullied online. Bullying can have a tremendous effect on young people’s mental health and well-being, and those effects may stay with them for life.  By the time you finish reading this sentence, far too many young people in Canada will have been bullied physically, verbally, socially or online.

The Maple Leaf Monster Jam® Tour and Kids Help Phone have joined forces, for the first time ever, on a nationwide campaign to generate awareness about bullying in Canada and to empower young people to Shift Gears. Stand Up. Stop Bullying. The awareness campaign launches during Bullying Awareness Week, November 17-23, 2013, and encourages young people who have been bullied to seek help and those who have witnessed bullying to step in and do something to make it stop – or tell a trusted adult.

Did you know:

  • 1 in 5 middle school students report avoiding restrooms at school due to fear of being bullied. (Smokowski & Kopasz, 2005)
  • 87% of students in grades 8 to 10 reported witnessing school bullying in the past year. (Trach et al., 2010)
  • Bystanders can stop bullying:  Studies have shown that bullying stops within 10 seconds more than half of the time when a bystander intervenes. (Ahmed, 2008) 

As part of this new initiative, a Monster Jam produced PSA will be unveiled online during Bullying Awareness Week featuring Canadian Monster Jam driver and former Monster Jam World FinalsSM Champion driver of Northern Nightmare, Cam McQueen. The PSA serves as a national call to action to help spread the word about Monster Jam and Kids Help Phone’s joint initiative to Shift Gears. Stand Up. Stop Bullying. The goal is to encourage kids to support each other, become more inclusive, embrace differences and stand up to help or tell a trusted adult when they see someone being bullied. The PSA will be available online at www.monsterjamcanada.ca and www.kidshelpphone.ca. Visitors who view the PSA will receive an exclusive 2 for 1 ticket offer for a limited time to any Maple Leaf Monster Jam show during the 2014 season.

In addition, a portion of every Maple Leaf Monster Jam tour ticket sold will be donated to Kids Help Phone. The Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour will generously donate 10,000 tickets to Kids Help Phone in support of their mission to prevent bullying.

As part of the campaign, bullying awareness events will be held in cities across Canada where Monster Jam shows will be held, starting in Toronto this January.  These week-of-show events will be attended by local youth and will include a Kids Help Phone bullying awareness presentation; an opportunity to take a bullying prevention pledge and sign a Monster Jam crush car with messages about bullying behaviours they would like to stop (e.g. “hitting,” “talking behind someone’s back,” “name calling,” “mean texts,”etc.); and the unique experience to have a front row seat to witness a Monster Jam truck crush the messaged car live on the spot!

“Monster Jam is revved up about our new partnership with Kids Help Phone in Canada. We are proud to lend our platform and resources to help put a spotlight on bullying, its negative effects and create a more inclusive mentality amongst our youth,” said Amy Dubinsky, Feld Motor Sports Regional VP of Event Marketing and Sales. “Bullying continues to be a growing problem and prevention is everyone’s responsibility. With Kids Help Phone’s expertise and our loyal Canadian Monster Jam fans, together we hope to raise the level of awareness and improve mental wellness within local communities across Canada.”

“We’re very excited about the partnership with Monster Jam to raise awareness about bullying and the actions young people can take to address it,” said Sharon Wood, President and CEO, Kids Help Phone. “This campaign tells young people that they themselves can lead the way when it comes to bullying, both in terms of speaking out to stop it or to get help, but also in terms of creating more inclusive environments where bullying can’t thrive, because everyone is welcome and their differences are respected. We’re grateful to Monster Jam for helping to bring this important message to kids and families right across Canada.”

The Shift Gears. Stand Up. Stop Bullying. campaign will also be supported by venue and media partners and social media channels throughout Canada.

The 2014 Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour will stop in the following cities and feature our special week-of-show event in each one (excluding Halifax):

Toronto, ON: January 18-19/14, Rogers Centre
Vancouver, BC:  February 1/14, BC Place
Edmonton, AB: February 8-9/14, Rexall Place
Winnipeg, MB: February 15-16/14, MTS Centre
London, ON: March 8 -10/14, Budweiser Gardens
Hamilton, ON: April 5-6/14, Copps Coliseum
Halifax, NS: May 31-June 1/14, Scotia Speedworld 

Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour. Check www.monsterjamcanada.ca for details and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

For facts and information on bullying in Canada, tips to make a difference, or to make a donation to Kids Help Phone, visit www.kidshelphone.ca/bullyingawarenessweek.

Hashtag: #MJStandup

Note to editors: Hi res images and copies of the PSA are available upon request.

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ABOUT FELD MOTOR SPORTS®

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

www.facebook.com /mjonline

www.twitter.com/monsterjam

www.youtube.com/monsterjamlive

 

ABOUT KIDS HELP PHONE

Kids Help Phone / Jeunesse J’écoute is a Canadian and world leader, known for its expertise in providing vital, innovative counselling services to children and youth. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone. Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counselling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone / Jeunesse J’écoute receives no guaranteed ongoing financial support from government or any large funder and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We’re there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.

kidshelpphone.ca

facebook.com/kidshelpphone

youtube.com/kidshelpphone

twitter.com/kidshelpphone

 

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A Night Under The Stars For 500 Scouts

Scouts to camp out under the stars at BC Place following the BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders game.

November 1, 2013
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A Night Under The Stars For 500 Scouts

November 1, 2013

(Vancouver) When the game ends between the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders and the lights go out at BC Place on Friday night, the fun will just be starting for 500 local Scouts as they spend the night camped out in the province’s one-of-a-kind stadium.


“We are very pleased to welcome Scouts from across the lower mainland to spend the night in the Lions den,” said president and CEO Dennis Skulsky. “Thanks to our valued partners at BC Place, 500 young people will have a chance to experience a uniquely fun and memorable night.”

Following the Lions and Stampeders tilt this Friday, 500 Scouts will hike up to the stadium’s fourth level to take in a movie before camping out for the night.

Kathy deLisser, Assistant General Manager at BC Place added: “BC Place is not only home to the most spectacular events in the province, it’s also where community groups come to enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to our local Scouts – it will make for a very memorable night.”

The BC Lions take on the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 pm presented by Nissan. Tickets in the Gemstone Gridiron Deck ($30) and Freshslice Family Zone ($25) are available at Ticketmaster.ca.

 

Season tickets for 2014 are on sale now! Whether you’re renewing your current seats or signing up for 2014, there’s no better time than right now to take advantage of discounts, great prizing and an opportunity to lockdown your seats for the 102nd Grey Cup.


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About the BC Lions Football Club
The BC Lions Football Club is British Columbia’s most successful professional sports organization with six Grey Cup titles to their credit: 1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2011. Drawing on pride, decades of tradition, passion and a spirit of excellence, the BC Lions Football Club seeks to touch the lives of our community in a positive way and is dedicated to serving partners, sponsors, and fans.

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

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Contest Winner Adds 'Caps Experience To BC Place Memories

Derek Williams was all smiles as he made his debut at BC Place, alongside the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

October 28, 2013
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30th Anniversary Prize Winner

October 28, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE

CONTEST WINNER ADDS ‘CAPS EXPERIENCE
TO A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES AT BC PLACE

Derek’s story showcased in 30th Anniversary presentation booklet.

Vancouver, BC: Derek Williams was all smiles as he made his debut at BC Place on Sunday, alongside the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

As the grand prize winner of BC Place’s 30th anniversary contest, Derek, from Surrey, added the ‘Caps experience to a lifetime of memories created at the stadium.

BC Place recently celebrated its 30th anniversary milestone by inviting British Columbians to share their favourite experiences from events during the last 30 years. Hundreds of stories were submitted, including memories of visiting the original construction site in 1982, welcoming the world for the ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and seeing Michael Jackson live in concert. A special presentation booklet capturing these memories and commemorating the anniversary is available for viewing or download on the BC Place website.

Derek’s winning entry was sharing his experience of enjoying the BC Lions as a 5 year-old with his father: “That is where my love of football and love for the Lions started”, he recalls. “I was only five but my Dad taught me all about the game and the players. Since then I have played for my high school football team and my dad took days off work just to see the team play.”

B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone passed on his congratulations to Derek Williams for winning the contest and said, “This contest shows that BC Place has created and continues to create many lifelong, happy memories for British Columbians. It’s also a world-class facility that hosts everything from international performers to local events. Here’s to many more great memories!”

Bob Lenarduzzi, President of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, commented, “When you think of big events in Vancouver, BC Place is almost always the venue that comes to mind. Since that first Whitecaps win over the Seattle Sounders in 1983, we’ve gone on to see many exceptional and historic events at BC Place, and we look forward to seeing many more.”


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.


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Media Contacts:

Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 661 7360
Email: dblomfield@bcpavco.com

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


Special 30th Anniversary Booklet (PDF) available for download.

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BC Place Lights Up Purple

BC Place is Helping 'To Light Up the World Purple' For World Mental Health Awareness Day

October 9, 2013
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BC Place Lights Up Purple - October 10th

October 9, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

BC PLACE HELPING TO
‘LIGHT UP THE WORLD PURPLE’ FOR
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY


Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights display at BC Place will glow purple this Thursday, October 10th for World Mental Health Awareness Day.

The special lighting of BC Place’s Northern Lights roof display will help create awareness for World Mental Health Day, and support the Amanda Todd Legacy Society in promoting youth mental health issues, anti-bully initiatives and supports for learning disabilities.

To find out more information about these initiatives, visit www.amandatoddlegacy.org


BC PLACE TO ‘LIGHT UP THE WORLD PURPLE’ FOR WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Times: 6am until sunrise, and Sunset to 11:00PM


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 updates and information, follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com.


Media Contacts:

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


Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 661 7360
Email: dblomfield@bcpavco.com