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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, 2015
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BC PLACE TO WEAR PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY AWARENESS

March 26, 2015

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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 and Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education 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:
•    BC Epilepsy Society at 604-875-6704, info@bcepilepsy.com or go to www.bcepilepsy.com or
•    Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education at 604-853-7399 or go to www.purpleday.org/

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS WEARING PURPLE
SUPPORTING EPILEPSY AWARENESS ‘PURPLE DAY’

    Date:     Wednesday, March 26, 2015
    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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PlayDome Presented by Global BC Returns to BC Place

Western Canada's largest indoor carnival returns to BC Place for Spring Break!

March 9, 2015
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PlayDome Returns to BC Place

March 9, 2015

PLAYDOME RETURNS TO BC PLACE THIS WEEK
Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, March 22
Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival has fun for the whole family this Spring Break!

PlayDome presented by Global BC is set to open its doors this week, offering nine days of Spring Break adventure for the entire family. Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival will be bringing more than 45 rides and attractions to BC Place this Saturday, March 14, to Sunday, March 22.

As British Columbia’s number one indoor carnival for the past 15 years, PlayDome offers something for everyone. Rides include favourites old and new, such as 1001 Nights, the Ferris Wheel and the Zipper. Also present will be everyone’s favourite carnival games, including Balloon-o-Ramma, Duck Pond, and Roll-a-Ball Derby.

Tickets will be available at the door, costing $29 for a single-day Dome Pass, $59 for a 9-day Ultimate Pass, and $8 for a Guest Pass.

Find more information at bcplace.com/playdome or phone 604.669.2300.

Dates:        Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
Times:        10:30am-9:00pm daily (10:30am-6:00pm Sunday, March 22nd)
Prices:    $29 Dome Pass (valid for one full day, all rides)
             $59 Ultimate Pass (valid for up to 9-days, all rides)        
             $8 Guest Pass (required to enter as a spectator)

Early Bird Discount: Purchase tickets between 10.30am and 11.30am each morning to receive $5 off the   price of your Dome Pass or Ultimate Pass!
*Children under 2 years old admitted free (for safety reasons, they are not permitted to ride)

Venue:    BC Place Stadium
Online:    www.bcplace.com/playdome and follow @BCPlace #PlayDome on Twitter.

Media contact:
Eddie Tabakman                            
Laura Ballance Media Group                         
604-637-6664 (direct)                            
604-306-0875 (cell)                            
etabakman@LBMG.ca    

Laura Ballance
Laura Ballance Media Group
604-637-6646 (direct)
604-771-5176 (cell)
Laura@LBMG.ca                    

BC Place Announces Enhanced F&B Concepts

BC Place and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Announce enhanced F&B Concepts for 2015.

March 6, 2015
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BC Place Announces Enhanced F&B Concepts

March 6, 2015

BC PLACE AND VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC ANNOUNCE ENHANCED FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONCEPTS FOR THE 2015 SEASON

 

  • BC Place introduces The Thirsty Pigeon, an all-new specialty beer concession with more than 20 different brews.

  • Iconic Vij’s Restaurant announces a one-of-a-kind partnership with BC Place.


March 6, 2015

Vancouver, BC- BC Place and Vancouver Whitecaps FC are excited to announce significant enhancements to the food and beverage menus at BC Place for the upcoming Major League Soccer season and all upcoming events in 2015.

Featuring a new menu designed by Centerplate’s award-winning local Chef, Will Tse, an enhanced partnership with Vancouver’s own Vij’s Restaurant and an all-new specialty beer concession with more than 20 different brews from Vancouver and around the world, Whitecaps FC fans and all guests at BC Place are sure to have an experience like no other when they visit Vancouver’s iconic stadium.

“BC Place is excited to unveil these new, enhanced food and beverage concepts for all of our guests, beginning with tomorrow’s Whitecaps FC season opener. There is something for everyone when they come to BC Place - it truly is the ultimate fan experience,” says BC Place Sales and Marketing Director, Graham Ramsay.
“We are thrilled to be unveiling The Thirsty Pigeon, a unique beverage concept with 20 different beers and we couldn’t be happier about strengthening our partnership with Vancouver’s iconic Vij’s Restaurant.”

“I am so excited to be enhancing our partnership with BC Place,” said Vikram Vij, founder of Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants in Vancouver and My Shanti in Surrey. “This venue is one of the premier stadiums in North America, and I can’t wait to have our authentic Indian cuisine available as part of the ultimate fan experience.”

Fans can expect to enjoy all these and more at every ‘Caps home match, as well as upcoming BC Place events, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, the 2015 BC Lions season, and some of Vancouver’s most electrifying concert performances in 2015.  
 
For more information about BC Place, follow on Twitter @BCPlace and visit the website at www.bcplace.com

For more information about Vancouver Whitecaps FC, follow on Twitter @WhitecapsFC and visit the website at www.whitecapsfc.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.

About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Participate in the best sporting experience in Vancouver! The 2015 Whitecaps FC season kicks off on March 7 versus Toronto FC at BC Place. Season Tickets are now on sale, starting at $397. In addition to Season Tickets, Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including Half-Season Packs, 5-Packs, Student Half-Season Tickets, and a Youth Soccer Half-Season Ticket. For more information on 2015 Season Tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.


Media Contact:
BC Place
Eddie Tabakman
Laura Ballance Media Group
604.637.6664 (direct)
604.306.0875 (mobile)
etabakman@lbmg.ca

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Nathan Vanstone
Senior Manager, Media Relations
778.228.7177 (mobile)
nvanstone@whitecapsfc.com

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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

MEDIA ADVISORY

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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