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BC Place "Lighting Up In Red"

BC Place is "lighting up in red" to kick off multiple sclerosis awareness month.

May 1, 2014
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BC Place "Lighting Up In Red"

May 1, 2014

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BC PLACE IS “LIGHTING UP IN RED”
TO KICK OFF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will be “lighting up in red” on May 1, 2014, to mark the beginning of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month during the month of May. MS impacts 100,000 people in Canada, and between 7,500 - 10,000 in the BC/Yukon region. Each day, 3 new people are diagnosed with the disease.

For more information about Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, visit www.mssociety.ca/bc/

BC PLACE “LIGHTING UP IN RED”
TO KICK OFF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

    Date:     Thursday, May 1, 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 To Glow Blue for Make-A-Wish World Wish Day

BC Place To Glow Blue in support of Make-A-Wish World Wish Day.

April 28, 2014
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BC Place To Glow Blue For World Wish Day

April 28, 2014

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BC PLACE TO GLOW BLUE
FOR MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION’S WORLD WISH DAY

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will glow blue on Tuesday, April 29th for World Wish Day - a day that celebrates all of the magical wishes granted through Make-A-Wish ® to courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world.

For more information about Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, visit www.makeawishbc.ca.

BC PLACE TO GLOW BLUE
FOR MAKE-A-WISH® WORLD WISH DAY

    Date:     Tuesday, April 29, 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 To "Light it up blue" for Autism Awareness

BC Place will glow blue in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

April 1, 2014
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BC Place To "Light it up blue" for Autism Awareness

April 1, 2014

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BC PLACE TO “LIGHT IT UP BLUE”
IN SUPPORT OF WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will join other famous sites around the world including the Empire State Building, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, and the Sydney Opera House in the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign on Wednesday, April 2nd, in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

The 36-foot tall Northern Lights Display at BC Place will be lit “blue” to “shine a light on Autism” – a condition affecting 70 million people worldwide. For more information about the campaign, visit www.autismspeaks.ca

BC PLACE TO “LIGHT IT UP BLUE”
IN SUPPORT OF WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

    Date:     Wednesday, April 2, 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

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BC Place Glows Yellow

BC Place glows yellow to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month.

April 1, 2014
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BC Place Glows Yellow for Daffodil Day

April 1, 2014

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BC PLACE GLOWS YELLOW TO MARK BEGINNING OF
THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S DAFFODIL MONTH

Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights roof lighting display at BC Place will be illuminated “yellow” on April 1 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil campaign taking place during the month of April.

The Daffodil campaign asks Canadians to wear a daffodil pin to support people fighting cancer and remember those who have died. Visit www.cancer.ca to find out more about the Daffodil campaign.

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPPORTING
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S DAFFODIL CAMPAIGN

Date:     Tuesday, April 1, 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

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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

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

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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