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BC Place to glow purple!

BC Place will glow purple on Sunday to help create awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

June 13, 2014
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BC PLACE GLOWS PURPLE FOR ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS

June 13, 2014

BC PLACE GLOWS “PURPLE” THIS SUNDAY FOR
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

Vancouver, BC:  BC Place will glow purple on Sunday to help create awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. WEAAD is recognized by the United Nations as the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on some of our older generations. Visit www.un.org/en/events/elderabuse/ for more information.

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY GLOWING “PURPLE”
FOR WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

Date:     Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time:    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 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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FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 marks one year with countdown clocks

Start your clocks: the world's premier women's soccer event is just one year away.

June 6, 2014
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FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 marks one year with countdown clocks

June 6, 2014

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 marks one year "To a greater goal™" with countdown clocks

Start your clocks: the world's premier women's soccer event is just one year away. To mark the milestone, the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ unveiled One Year To A Greater Goal™ countdown clocks in Official Host Cities across Canada.

The clocks were unveiled at One Year To A Greater Goal™ countdown events throughout the day on Friday 6 June, engaging local media, fans and communities on the road to next year's FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™. At each unique event, fans were encouraged to get their photo taken with the branded Canada 2015 clock.

"Momentum is building towards next year's FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, incredibly now just a year away," said Victor Montagliani, Chairman of the National Organising Committee. "These countdown clocks give fans an opportunity to get engaged in this once-in-a-lifetime event for Canada."

Each One Year To A Greater Goal™ countdown clock stands more than three metres tall and 1.2 metres wide (approximately 10" x 4"). Along with the competition logo, each countdown clock features the Official Slogan, "To a greater goal™" (as well as French, Vers le grand but™). As countdown clocks will be positioned in public places, fans will have 365 days to get their photo taken with the Canada 2015 structure.

“When the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ comes to British Columbia, it will once again put Vancouver in the international spotlight,” said Attorney General, Minister of Justice and Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Suzanne Anton. “This is one of the largest sporting events in the world and it will attract tens of thousands of soccer fans. It’s now only one year away and we can’t wait. Let the countdown begin.”

“Vancouver is known worldwide as a world-class host city for major sports events and we are thrilled to be welcoming the world for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2015,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Soccer is deeply ingrained in the culture of our city. Hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ championship final and eight matches leading up to it will be a remarkable inspiration for Vancouver’s young players.”

“It’s also great news for small businesses in Vancouver’s growing economy, with the events expected to provide over $36 million in economic benefit to our city. We look forward to cheering on the outstanding women of Canada’s national team from the start and we hope to see them here in the final!”

After celebrations on Friday 6 June, the countdown clocks will have their own place in the city where fans can visit them at almost any time. The six locations are BC Place in Vancouver, City Hall in Edmonton, The Forks in Winnipeg, City Hall in Ottawa, Stade Olympique in Montréal, and Champlain Place mall in Moncton.

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The BC Sports Hall of Fame presents new All Access Experience!

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is proud to present our new All Access Experience.

June 5, 2014
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The BC Sports Hall of Fame presents new All Access Experience!

June 5, 2014

The BC Sports Hall of Fame presents new All Access Experience!

Vancouver, B.C. (June 4, 2014) – The BC Sports Hall of Fame is proud to present our new All Access Experience providing an enhanced visit to the Hall of Fame including an exclusive behind the scenes tour of BC Place!  The All Access Experience hits all the stadium highlights:

  • The Media lounge
  • The Premium Suite areas
  • The team locker rooms (when available) and
  • Access onto the field providing visitors with an amazing viewpoint of BC Place (when available).

The All Access Experience starts and finishes at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, which celebrates BC’s best athletes and teams in a family friendly environment. Just a few of the must see exhibits at the Hall of Fame include the:

  • One-of-a- kind Vancouver 2010 Gallery
  • Inspirational Terry Fox and Rick Hansen Galleries and
  • Participation ZONE where visitors can run, climb, throw and kick.

Executive Director, Allison Mailer shares, “Visitors to the BC Sports Hall of Fame are ready for more, the All Access Experience provides the behind the scenes exclusive look at BC Place that local visitors and international tourists are excited to experience.  We are so appreciative of BC Place for helping us offer this enhanced product for the community.”

Kathy deLisser, Assistant General Manager of BC Place added, “BC Place has been the home of our province’s most memorable moments, but our guests rarely have the chance to see behind-the-scenes. We’re excited to be able to support the BC Sports Hall of Fame and welcome everyone to experience our world-class facility from a truly unique perspective.”

All Access Experience – The Details:

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily at Gate A of BC Place from 10am-5pm.  The All Access Experience is available to the general public on specific dates and time. There are 20 spots for each tour time slot and the cost is $20 per person for the All Access Experience (including tax) and a group rate of $13.50 is available for groups of 10 or more. Please call the BC Sports Hall of Fame at 604-687-5520 to secure your time today!

Time slots are 10am, 1pm and 3pm for the upcoming All Access Experience dates:

June: 6th, 11th & 15th
July: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd

Go there.  Experience.  Be proud.  Be inspired.

To plan your visit: www.bcsportshalloffame.com

About the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located at Gate “A” of BC Place with an inspiring Hall of Champions, Vancouver 2010 Gallery and many other exceptional galleries. The BC Sports Hall of Fame, a non-profit society, is the ‘go to’ organization for BC sport heritage. For over 40 years, we have honoured BC’s teams, builders, athletes, pioneers, and media through the annual induction ceremony the Banquet of Champions. To date 344 individuals and 56 teams have been inducted onto the BC Sports Hall of Fame. In everything it does, the BC Sports Hall of Fame honours, educates, and inspires through the Hero In You Youth Education Programs. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily at Gate A of BC Place from 10am-5pm. For more information please visit: http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com follow us on twitter@bcsportshall and like us on facebook/bcsportshall

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 Contacts
Allison Mailer
Executive Director
BC Sports Hall of Fame
Tel: (604) 687-5520
Email allison.mailer@bcsportshalloffame.com

Ryan Hill
Facility and Education Coordinator
BC Sports Hall of Fame
Tel: (604) 687-5520

BC PLACE GLOWS PURPLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHIZOPHRENIA AWARENESS DAY

BC Place joins other Canadian landmarks in glowing purple on May 24.

May 23, 2014
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BC PLACE GLOWS PURPLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHIZOPHRENIA AWARENESS DAY

May 23, 2014

Vancouver, BC:  BC Place joins other Canadian landmarks, including the CN Tower and Niagara Falls, in lighting up purple on May 24 to celebrate and create awareness for International Schizophrenia Awareness Day.  The BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) is asking everyone to show support for the 40,000 British Columbians living with schizophrenia by showing their true colours on May 24 – as long as that colour is purple! Visit http://www.bcss.org/ for more information.

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY GLOWING “PURPLE”
FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA AWARENESS

Date:     Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Time:    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 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 "LIGHT UP THE NIGHT" BLUE & PURPLE

BC Place to light up blue and purple as part of the "Light Up the Night Challenge" for ME/CFS & FM awareness.

May 9, 2014
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BC PLACE TO "LIGHT UP THE NIGHT" BLUE & PURPLE

May 9, 2014

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will glow blue and purple on Monday in support of International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day, and as part of the “May 12th Light Up the Night Challenge”. The event is supported by both the National ME/FM Action Network and the MEFM Society of BC to bring awareness to the experience and needs of people living with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and FM (Fibromyalgia). Close to 100,000 British Columbians are living with these disabling and often misunderstood diseases.

If you would like more information about ME/CFS or FM, please contact the National ME/FM Action Network (www.mefmaction.com) or the MEFM Society of BC (www.mefm.bc.ca).

Date:  Monday, May 12th, 2014
Time:  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 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 "TURN IT TEAL" FOR WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

BC Place will join landmarks around the world by glowing teal on May 8th, in support of World Ovarian Cancer Day.

May 8, 2014
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BC PLACE TO "TURN IT TEAL" FOR WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

May 8, 2014

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will join landmarks around the world by glowing teal on Thursday, May 8th, in support of World Ovarian Cancer Day. The special lighting of BC Place will support the efforts of Ovarian Cancer Canada: Pacific Yukon Region, and 27 other ovarian cancer organizations in 18 countries in creating awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of this disease.

Find out more at www.ovariancanada.org and find out how you can help support this international initiative by visiting www.ovariancancerday.org

Date: Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Time: 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 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 "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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