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BC Place Lights up with Hope

BC Place becomes test site for the annual St.Paul's Hospital 'Lights of Hope'.

August 19, 2014
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'Lights of Hope' Glow Bright at BC Place

August 19, 2014

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‘Lights of Hope’ glow bright at BC Place

 
Vancouver, BC:  It may only be August, but BC Place will be glowing with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights as the testing site for the annual St. Paul’s Hospital ‘Lights of Hope’.

The Lights of Hope - a spectacular display of holiday lights that illuminate the exterior of St. Paul’s Hospital - is part of a campaign inviting the community to give generously to the hospital’s greatest needs.

From August 18 to 22, volunteers from Stantec and BCIT will be setting up on the stadium’s level 2 concourse, working nine hours a day untangling, sorting, and testing the lights which measure about 10 kilometers in length.

With its colourful illuminations highlighting the downtown skyline nightly, BC Place is the perfect place for this lighting-based community project. “We are pleased to be able to support this important community initiative once again,” said Graham Ramsay, Director of Sales and Marketing, BC Place. “The St Paul’s Lights of Hope are a holiday season institution in Vancouver, and BC Place is excited to help activate this very worthwhile cause.”

The Lights of Hope campaign raises funds to support world-leading care, research, and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital and the campaign hopes to exceed last year’s fundraising total of $2.4 million.
“We are excited that people look forward to the annual Lights of Hope as part of their holiday tradition, and we are grateful that it inspires people to participate in the fundraising campaign,”’ said Dick Vollet, President and CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. “St. Paul’s Hospital is grateful to BC Place for offering their venue again this year and to Stantec for leading volunteer efforts.”
 
Doug Hamming, Senior Architect with Stantec is also appreciative that the campaign continues to be successful. “Working with St. Paul’s and BC Place again this year shows that our partnership goes well beyond the various design projects at the Hospital and the Stadium that Stantec has delivered over the years. I can honestly say that the Lights of Hope project virtually defines what our staff would seek out to connect back with their own community. We are grateful to be a part of it.”
 
The 17th edition of the Lights of Hope campaign will begin on November 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm during a special Community Celebration where the display will be lit for the first time. For more information about the St. Paul’s Lights of Hope campaign, visit www.lightsofhope.com.

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 Stantec
We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations. Our work-professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics-begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. www.stantec.com.

Media Contacts:

Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
T: (604) 661-7360
E: dblomfield@bcpavco.com
 
Ray LeBlond
Marketing & Communications Manager
Stantec
T: (604) 696-8179
E: ray.leblond@stantec.com
 
Brice Dare
Manager, Communications
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
T: (604) 806-9850
E: bdare@providencehealth.bc.ca

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BC Place will glow pink and yellow.

BC Place will light up pink and yellow in support of world PVNH Disorder Awareness Day.

August 7, 2014
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BC PLACE TO GLOW PINK AND YELLOW

August 7, 2014

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BC PLACE GLOWING PINK AND YELLOW FOR
WORLD PVNH DISORDER AWARENESS DAY TODAY

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will glow pink and yellow today in support of World PVNH Disorder Awareness Day.

World PVNH Disorder Awareness Day is an initiative of the BC-led PVNH Support & Awareness organization. The organization provides support to patients and families around the world who have been affected by Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia (PVNH) - a rare neuronal migration disorder - and other heterotopia disorders.

For more information on PVNH and World PVNH Disorder Awareness Day, visit www.pvnhsupport.com/  

BC PLACE GLOWING PINK & YELLOW FOR WORLD PVNH DISORDER AWARENESS DAY

Date:         Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time:        EVENING - Sunset to 11:00PM
Show your support by taking and sharing pictures using #PVNHday

 

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 and Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 661 7360
Email: dblomfield@bcpavco.com

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BC PLACE GLOWS WITH PRIDE

BC PLACE GLOWING COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW WITH PRIDE THIS WEEKEND.

July 31, 2014
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BC PLACE GLOWS WITH PRIDE

July 31, 2014

BC PLACE GLOWING COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW
WITH PRIDE THIS WEEKEND

Vancouver, BC: The Vancouver skyline will glow with Pride this weekend as BC Place’s Northern Lights display is animated with colours of the rainbow in support of the 36th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival.

2014 marks the 36th Anniversary of Pride in Vancouver, promoting diversity and acceptance in our community. For more information on the 2014 Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival, visit www.vancouverpride.ca/

BC PLACE GLOWING RAINBOW COLOURS WITH PRIDE

Dates:     Saturday, August 2, 2014
               Sunday, August 3, 2014

Times:    EVENING - 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 and Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 661 7360
Email: dblomfield@bcpavco.com

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RUGBY CANADA BIDS TO HOST RUGBY SEVENS WORLD SERIES

Vancouver bids to host the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series in 2016.

June 25, 2014
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RUGBY CANADA BIDS TO HOST RUGBY SEVENS WORLD SERIES

June 25, 2014

RUGBY CANADA BIDS TO HOST RUGBY SEVENS WORLD SERIES IN VANCOUVER ANNUALLY

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 –

VANCOUVER, BC – Rugby Canada and the Canada Sevens Bid Committee announced today a formal bid submission for Vancouver to host the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series, starting in 2016. This is the IRB’s premier Sevens event and is part of the build up to the IRB debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for both men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens. The Vancouver-based bid package was unveiled today by Rugby Canada, the Canada Sevens Bid Committee, dignitaries, corporate supporters and top Canadian rugby athletes.

The Canada Sevens brand positioning, “New Place, New Face, New Force”, reflects Canada’s ranking and growing presence in international Rugby Sevens. The bid package, to be couriered to the IRB Headquarters in Dublin Ireland, includes a detailed bid book, video and a specially hand painted, vintage rugby ball by internationally recognized First Nations and 2010 Olympic Games medals artist Corrine Hunt.

The proposed Canada Sevens event is a two-day indoor tournament proposed for BC Place stadium (a global first) and will feature 16 of the world’s top Men’s Rugby Sevens teams. The bid lays out a dynamic event platform that promises a celebration of sport, culture and community – reaching rugby loyalists and general sport and event fans alike. Sevens Rugby, a fast-paced, condensed version of traditional rugby with only seven players per side, attracts large audiences in markets as diverse as Hong Kong, Wellington, Dubai and London where the Sevens World Series is a must-attend event. The tour will be expanded through this bid process, from nine stops to ten major cities to be selected by the IRB. Competition is expected to be fierce between bidding countries.

The Vancouver bid, which is supported by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia the City of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association builds on Vancouver’s established success in hosting world-class sport events, most notably the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The tournament and supporting activities offer opportunity for positive economic impact through local and national corporate partnerships, tourism and festival programming.

The Vancouver-based tournament would join a line-up of nine other Sevens World Series global tour stops where national Rugby Sevens Teams compete for World Series points. If successful, the initial Sevens World Series event in Vancouver will act as a key build up for Canada in their final preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where Canada hopes to debut in both men’s and women’s Sevens Rugby.

Canada has competed in every Sevens World Series season since its formation in 1999, finishing with an overall sixth place result in 2013-14. Both Canadian teams are seen as potential podium contenders for the Rio Olympics and are supported by Own the Podium.??The Dublin-based IRB is expected to select a shortlist of contenders in July and make its final decision in October 2014. Selection considerations include host market viability, rugby operations, infrastructure, and support for player welfare.

Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) said: “We are very excited about this enormous opportunity for rugby in Canada. Providing Canadian athletes with a chance to compete against international competition on home soil is important to our Government.”

Premier Christy Clark of the Province of British Columbia said: "Rugby has a storied history and a great future in Vancouver and British Columbia, and we would be proud to host a tour stop for the Sevens World Series."?

Mayor Gregor Robertson of City of Vancouver said: “Vancouver is known worldwide as a world-class host city for major sports events, and hosting the Sevens World Series would be an exciting opportunity for our city and for rugby fans across Canada. I look forward to seeing Vancouver once again welcome the world to our vibrant city, and to supporting Canada’s rugby players on home turf!”

Pat Aldous, Chairman of Rugby Canada said: “There are over 30,000 rugby players across Canada, and an event of this caliber on home soil will undoubtedly inspire many more. An annual Canada Sevens tournament will be a game changer for Canadian Rugby, creating continued opportunities for investment in the development of the game.”

Gareth Rees, Canada Sevens Bid Committee Co-Chair and International Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee said: “Rugby in Canada has grown rapidly since I played and with this event I see us emerging now as a new international force. I am so excited to see Rugby Sevens showcased at the Olympic Games and hope the road to Rio 2016 for Canada runs right through Vancouver.”

Canada Sevens Bid Committee Co-Chair John Furlong said: “It’s been a great honor for me to co-lead the Canada Sevens World Series Bid and once again help elevate Vancouver, BC and Canada onto the world sporting stage. Sport unites and brings out the best in all of us and I know we will rise to the occasion to once again host an outstanding and unifying rugby event should we be chosen.”

Joann Pfeifer, Chair, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association said: “An event like the Rugby Sevens World Series will have a major impact on the Vancouver tourism industry. We are pleased to support the bid effort.”

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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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