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BC Place Glows Pink

The Northern Lights at BC Place will be illuminated pink on Wednesday, February 25th in support of Canada’s “Pink Shirt Day”.

February 25, 2015
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BC Place To Wear Pink for "Pink Shirt Day"

February 25, 2015

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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 25th 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 25th to support anti-bullying programs. For more information visit www.pinkshirtday.ca/


BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS WEARING PINK
SUPPORTING PINK SHIRT DAY
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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:

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

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BC Place Proud to Host World Rugby Sevens in 2016

British Columbia and BC Place to welcome 2016 World Rugby Sevens event!

February 23, 2015
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BC Place Proud to Host World Rugby Sevens in 2016

February 23, 2015

BC PLACE PROUD TO WELCOME WORLD RUGBY SEVENS IN 2016

British Columbia and BC Place to welcome second world-class competition after hosting Final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 ™.
16 countries set to compete at the upcoming World Rugby Sevens event.

February 23, 2015. VANCOUVER, BC. World Rugby and Rugby Canada today announced BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia will be the host venue in the expansion of the World Rugby Sevens Series starting March 2016. The international event is attended by up to 16 participating nations, and is expected to generate significant tourism opportunities and economic activity for the province of BC. British Columbia will host the Rugby Sevens event just 9 months following the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ scheduled to be played at BC Place from June 8 to July 5, 2015.

“The World Rugby Sevens Series is a tremendous opportunity for BC Place and British Columbians to once again to host an international competition in our world-class venue,” said Ken Cretney, interim President and CEO, BC Pavilion Corporation. “BC Place is extremely proud to welcome premier international events such as the World Rugby Sevens Series and FIFA Women’s World Cup, which not only draw significant numbers of visitors to the region, but also results in significant contribution to our local businesses.”  

Today’s announcement will result in the installation of a new playing surface at BC Place, in advance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

“We are pleased to continue our commitment to ensuring that all playing surfaces for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ are of the highest quality,” stated Peter Montopoli, CEO for the National Organising Committee of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.  “As part of this commitment, financial support will be provided to contribute to the replacement.”

Cretney adds, “One of the requirements of the Canadian bid for the World Rugby Sevens Series was the installation of a new turf surface for BC Place. This is a huge win for British Columbia as both the Canadian Soccer Association and Rugby Canada will be assisting with the funding for the new surface, an expense we had budgeted for in full for when the turf had tentatively been scheduled to be replaced, likely in the fall of 2016. Offsetting costs on this project will be a significant win for BC.”

The total cost for the turf replacement will be determined by a formal tender process.

The opportunity to host the World Rugby Sevens, an event that attracted bids from more than 20 countries, reinforces the benefit of having a world-class stadium in our province," said Todd Stone, Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure. "With Rugby Sevens making its debut in the 2016 Olympics, the sport is expected to continue its growth in popularity worldwide, and British Columbia's sporting communities and tourism industry will be well-positioned to maximize the benefits created by this opportunity."

World Rugby Sevens in Canada
•    Teams from up to 16 countries compete in the international World Rugby Sevens tournament.
•    The World Rugby Women's Sevens Series will be hosted in Langford, BC in 2015.
•    In 2016, Rugby Sevens will be added to the Olympic Games.
•    Canada’s Men’s Sevens team won gold at the 2011 Pan Am Games.

Resources:
FIFA Quality Programme - http://quality.fifa.com/
World Rugby (formerly IRB) Artificial Rugby Turf Performance Specification - Technical Document

About B.C. Pavilion Corporation
B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) is a Provincial Crown Corporation of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. PavCo performs on its mandate of generating economic and community benefit for the people of BC through the prudent management of two world-class public facilities located in downtown Vancouver: the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place.

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  

About FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, from June 6-July 5, 2015 will be hosted in Canada from coast to coast with matches to be played in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec; and Moncton, New Brunswick.  Recognised as the most important international competition in women’s football, the upcoming competition will unite football fans worldwide while giving Canada an opportunity to embrace the best of women’s sport.

Media Contacts
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing and Communications Manager, BC Place
604 661 7360
dblomfield@bcpavco.com

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BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS!

Northern Lights display to glow red in support of the 49th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on Feb 14 & 15.

February 13, 2015
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BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS!

February 13, 2015

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 49th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on February 14th & 15th.


Lighting Dates: Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15
Lighting Times: Sunset 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 February 14, 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

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BC Place Glows Purple for Eating Disorder Awareness

BC Place will glow purple on February 6 for launch of Eating Disorder awareness campaign.

February 6, 2015
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BC Place Glows Purple for Eating Disorder Awareness

February 6, 2015

BC PLACE GLOWS PURPLE FOR LAUNCH OF THE
2015 PROVINCIAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN


Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights display at BC Place will be glowing purple on Friday, February 6, to support the launch of the 2015 Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign, titled ‘Love our bodies, love ourselves’.

Lighting Dates:         Friday, February 6, 2015
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, www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves 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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BC Place Supports The Canadian Blood Services

BC Place is glowing red in support of the Canadian Blood Service's holiday campaign, “Wrap it in RED..."

December 3, 2014
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BC Place Glows Red for the 'Wrap it up Red' Campaign

December 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

BC PLACE GLOWS RED FOR THE CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
‘WRAP IT UP RED’ CAMPAIGN

Vancouver, BC: BC Place is glowing red on December 3rd in support of the Canadian Blood Services and their annual holiday campaign, “Wrap it in RED… Will you save a life this holiday season?”

Collecting blood during the holiday season can be challenging as many donors are travelling or are busy with family. The campaign will encourage Canadians to donate blood and register to become an organ and tissue donor during the holiday season.

For more information visit www.blood.ca or follow @itsinyoutogive and #WrapItUpRed on Twitter.

BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR ‘WRAP IT UP RED’
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Times: 6am until sunrise, and sunset to 11:00PM


About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, is establishing Canada's (excluding Quebec) national public cord blood bank and supports leading practices development, professional education and public awareness for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. In addition, Canadian Blood Services purchases manufactured plasma protein products, contributes to transfusion medicine research and provides diagnostic services in some provinces. It operates 41 permanent collection sites and more than 21,000 donor clinics annually.

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.

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BC Place Lights up Green

BC Place will light up green today in support of the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation.

December 2, 2014
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BC Place Will light up Green on "National Giving Day"

December 2, 2014

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BC PLACE GLOWS GREEN FOR TAKE A HIKE FOUNDATION

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will light the Northern Lights Display green on Tuesday, December 2nd, in support of the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation on “National Giving Day”.

Take a Hike is a local program that aims to help youth in BC who struggle with a combination of personal issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, low self-esteem, depression, unstable homes, poverty and/or trauma, by providing them with a stable and supportive environment to work through their issues, build confidence, improve their academic abilities and eventually graduate from high school.

For more information, you can find Take a Hike on Facebook, Twitter (@takeahikefdn), YouTube and Instagram or visit www.takeahikefoundation.org and their profile on the Giving Tuesday website www.givingtuesday.ca

Date:    Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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:

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

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BC Place Supports The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

BC Place will glow red to support CANFAR in raising awareness for AIDS Research.

December 1, 2014
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BC Place Glows Red For World AIDS Day

December 1, 2014

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BC PLACE GLOWS RED FOR WORLD AIDS DAY


Vancouver, BC: On Monday, December 1st, the BC Place Northern Lights Display at BC Place will glow “red” to support the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) in raising awareness for AIDS research. Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, people around the world have shown their commitment to finding a cure by ‘going red’ and wearing a red ribbon.

BC PLACE TO GLOW RED FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
Times: sunset to 11:00PM

About CANFAR
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research is Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian AIDS research and spreading awareness through education campaigns, CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally. Since 1987, CANFAR has awarded more than $18 million to HIV and AIDS research projects. Visit www.CANFAR.com for more information. Twitter: @CANFAR

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:

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



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Fun Facts about Sunday's Game!

BC Place is excited to be hosting the 102nd Grey Cup on November 30th. Here are some stats!

November 26, 2014
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102nd Grey Cup Fun Facts

November 26, 2014

102nd GREY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP AT BC PLACE STADIUM –
BY THE NUMBERS!

Vancouver, BC: BC Place Stadium is excited to welcome CFL fans from across Canada to the 102nd Grey Cup Championship Final this Sunday, November 30, 2014! As one of Canada’s largest annual sporting events, the Grey Cup connects the country like no other, and generates some impressive statistics!

Stadium fast facts on the event:

•    20,000 - number of hot dogs anticipated to be sold (the equivalent to the weight of 7,134 footballs)

•    37,000 – litres of beer anticipated to be sold

•    3,800 lbs – total weight of chicken tenders anticipated to be sold (equivalent to the weight of an average family car)

•    Two miles – length of the tubes of popcorn placed end to end anticipated to be sold

•    10,000 – number of hamburgers anticipated to be sold

•    17,000 – litres of pop anticipated to be sold

•    6,000 – slices of pizza anticipated to be sold

•    4,300 –orders of nachos anticipated to be sold

•    1,500 – number of BC Place staff working on game day

•    360 – number of industrial-sized rolls of paper towels for game day

•    1,251 – litres of hand soap for game day

•    30+ – number of local businesses providing services to BC Place for the event


In addition to the regular menu of stadium favourites, we will be serving special items at the Grey Cup game, including:

•    Honey sausage with onions and peppers - available at sections 217 & 236.
•    Grab-&-Go items like sushi, sandwiches, plus cheese and charcuterie plates at sections 401 & 426.
•    Steamed pork dumplings and house smoked bacon fried rice at portable Asian steam Bun locations 250 & 414.
•    Grey Cup collector cups and popcorn buckets available at all fixed food concession stands (limited quantity, available while stocks last)

For more information about the Grey Cup at BC Place, follow us on Twitter @BCPlace and check our website at www.bcplace.com

Have fun at the big game!

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BC Place Will Glow Purple For World Prematurity Day

The roof of BC Place will glow purple to help raise awareness for premature birth.

November 17, 2014
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BC PLACE TO GLOW PURPLE FOR WORLD PREMATURITY AWARENESS DAY.

November 17, 2014

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BC PLACE TO GLOW PURPLE FOR
WORLD PREMATURITY AWARENESS DAY

Vancouver, BC: The roof of BC Place will glow purple today for World Prematurity Day to help raise awareness on the serious problem of premature birth.  
 
For more information about this awareness day, please contact www.cpbf-fbpc.org or follow @Cdn_Prem_Babies on Twitter.

BC PLACE TO GLOW PURPLE FOR
WORLD PREMATURITY AWARENESS DAY

Date:        Monday, November 17, 2014

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:

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

 

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