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BC Place expects a Full House for Canada vs England

BC Place expects another full house for the upcoming Quarter Final match on June 27.

June 26, 2015
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Full House Expected for FWWC Quarter Final

June 26, 2015

Full House expected at BC Place for FIFA Women’s World Cup
Quarter Final on Saturday, June 27

Guests reminded to arrive early as home team Canada takes on England in the Quarter Final match in front of more than 50,000 fans

June 26, 2015

Vancouver, BC- Following the record-breaking attendance for Canada’s win against Switzerland on June 21st, BC Place is expects another full house for the upcoming Quarter Final match between Canada and England on Saturday, June 27th.

With a crowd of more than 53,000 expected to arrive at BC Place, fans are encouraged to arrive at the stadium early to avoid long line-ups. Doors to the stadium open at 2:30pm and the match kicks off at 4.30pm PST.

MATCHDAY TIPS FOR FANS:

•    ARRIVE EARLY as traffic, transit and the area around BC Place will be busier than usual. Expect enhanced security at the gates, including bag checks.

•    GATES OPEN TWO HOURS BEFORE KICK OFF AT 2.30PM – join the World Cup atmosphere early!

•    DRESS FOR THE SUN - sunblock, hats and sunglasses are recommended!

•    FREE WIFI AVAILABLE for all FIFA Women’s World Cup matches at BC Place.

Follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace for latest information in the countdown to kickoff and check our website at www.bcplace.com for current information and event updates!


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.

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Ticket Sale Dates Announced for Canada Sevens Rugby

Ticket sale dates are announced for Canada Sevens Rugby Vancouver 2016!

June 11, 2015
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Ticket Sale Dates Announced for Canada Sevens Rugby

June 11, 2015

TICKET SALE DATES ANNOUNCED FOR CANADA SEVENS VANCOUVER 2016

VANCOUVER (June 10, 2015) – Rugby sevens, the fastest growing spectator sport in North America, is set to descend upon Vancouver, Canada March 2016, where the world’s best will compete for points in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Canada Sevens organizers announced today tournament passes will go on sale Tuesday, September 8, and single-day tickets will be available November 17. With BC Place suites being snapped up in less than 24 hours last week, the organizing committee anticipates a strong turnout when Ticketmaster goes live with sales in September.

“The Vancouver market is ripe for this type of entertainment,” said Canada Sevens CEO, Bill Cooper. “Sevens rugby is exciting, dynamic and wildly entertaining and the tournament brings with it a festival atmosphere enriched by exceptional athletes, passionate fans and the energy of 16 nations. It is a complete live sport experience. Expect 45 high-scoring games, surprising upsets, fans in crazy costumes, an incredible sound track, a world-class venue at BC Place Stadium and a warm host city embrace. We are confident that once they absorb it, Vancouverites, British Columbians and Canadians alike will fall in love with this spectacle and be proud to have it marked down as a must-attend highlight on their calendar each year.”
“We received incredible early interest in tickets and suites, so we know there is a lot of demand,” added Cooper. “While traditional suites are already spoken for, we look forward to introducing many other premium options and are confident there is something for everyone, from high-end club seats, to field-side loge seats, to general admission.”

Sevens rugby is distinctly different from traditional fifteen-a-side rugby – with games lasting only fourteen minutes and the field covered by less than half as many athletes, anything can happen in each lightening quick bout. Touted as one of the most exciting new sports on the market, rugby sevens is set to debut on the Olympic schedule in Rio 2016. As the format is spectator friendly, easy to understand and an attractive broadcast product, World Rugby and international sponsors are investing heavily in the sport.
“It is an incredible honour for Canada to be selected to host an event of this scale, and we are working in close partnership with World Rugby, Rugby Canada, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association and our home venue BC Place Stadium to build an event that summons the energy Vancouver displayed during the 2010 Games,” said newly appointed Tournament Director, Jamie Levchuk. “With our city’s desire to connect and celebrate together, and the unique international flair demonstrated worldwide at tournaments like the Hong Kong Sevens and Dubai Sevens we are confident this event will be 48 hours of world class sport paired with world class fun.”
World Rugby is expected to announce the full ten-stop tour schedule for the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series soon, in anticipation of the season kick off in October 2015.
Six nations have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to-date, including top four finishers from the 2014-15 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and Great Britain. Team Canada is set to compete this weekend at the North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Regional Olympic Qualification tournament held in Cary, North Carolina June 13-14. While the winner of the tournament earns a ticket to Rio 2016, the Olympic journey doesn’t stop there, as teams will have a third and final opportunity to qualify in a repechage next summer.
To catch a glimpse of these Olympic hopefuls on home turf, fans are encouraged to secure their spot on the list at canadasevens.com, with the first 5,000 registered receiving an exclusive early bird ticket purchase window. Exclusive accommodation and ticket packages will also be available at bevancouver.com, courtesy of Canada Sevens partner the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association. Tournament passes go on sale Tuesday, September 8, 2015 on Ticketmaster.ca for the inaugural Canada Sevens event set for March, 2016.

ABOUT CANADA SEVENS
As a member of the men’s and women’s World Rugby Sevens Series, Canada Sevens is proud to host the world’s best rugby sevens nations annually in a celebration of sport and culture. Thrilling action and feats of athleticism paired with the festival atmosphere the Sevens Series is famous for worldwide, make for a fan experience not to be missed. The World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series is showcased at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia in April each year beginning in 2015, and the men’s World Rugby Sevens Series is set to descend upon BC Place Stadium in Vancouver beginning in March 2016. For more information, please visit canadasevens.com.

BC Place Lights up Red for MS Awareness Day

BC Place will be “lighting up in red” on May 27, 2015, to mark Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day.

May 27, 2015
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BC Place Lights up Red for MS Awareness Day

May 27, 2015

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BC PLACE IS “LIGHTING UP IN RED”
FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS DAY

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will be “lighting up in red” on May 27, 2015, to mark Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day. MS impacts over 100,000 people in Canada, between 7,500 - 10,000 in the BC/Yukon region and 2.3 million people around the world. Each day, 3 new people are diagnosed with the disease. World MS Day brings the global MS Community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

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

Date:     Wednesday, May 27, 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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BC PLACE TO GLOW "BLUE" FOR BEREAVEMENT DAY

BC Place to glow blue in support of Bereavement Day.

May 15, 2015
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BC PLACE TO GLOW "BLUE" FOR BEREAVEMENT DAY

May 15, 2015

Vancouver, BC:The Northern Lights roof lighting display at BC Place will be illuminated “blue” on May 17 in honour of the provincial Bereavement Day.

The special lighting of BC Place will support the efforts of the BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) in recognizing that every person experiences loss and needs support. BCBH is a non-profit, free, and confidential service that connects the public to grief support services within the province of BC. In 1998, BC agreed in principle to recognize a day dedicated to grief and loss awareness and in 2002 it was declared that the third Sunday of May every year be set aside as Bereavement Day.

For more information visit www.bcbh.ca

Date:  Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Time:  6:00AM to Sunrise, 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 12, 2015
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BC PLACE TO "LIGHT UP THE NIGHT" BLUE & PURPLE

May 12, 2015

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:  Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Time:  6:00AM to Sunrise, 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 will Light up the Night Purple for World Lupus Day

BC Place will Light up the Night Purple for World Lupus Day

May 8, 2015
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BC PLACE TO LiGHT UP THE NIGHT PURPLE FOR LUPUS

May 8, 2015

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BC PLACE HELPING TO ‘LIGHT THE NIGHT PURPLE’
FOR WORLD LUPUS DAY

Vancouver, BC: The Northern Lights display at BC Place will glow purple this Saturday, May 9th for World Lupus Day.
BC Place will be joining other downtown Vancouver landmarks Canada Place, Science World and Jack Poole Plaza in lighting up purple to help bring awareness to lupus - a chronic autoimmune disease. More than 5 million people worldwide struggle with the often debilitating health consequences of lupus which is incurable.

Show support and share photos #bclupus #worldlupus

To find out more information visit www.bclupus.org or call 604.714.5564

BC PLACE TO ‘LIGHT UP THE NIGHT PURPLE’ FOR WORLD LUPUS DAY

Date:        Saturday, May 9, 2015
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 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 joins landmarks around the world by glowing teal on May 8th, in support of World Ovarian Cancer Day.

May 8, 2015
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BC PLACE GLOWS TEAL FOR WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

May 8, 2015

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will join landmarks around the world by glowing teal on Friday, May 8th, in support of World Ovarian Cancer Day. The special lighting of BC Place will support the efforts of Ovarian Cancer Canada and 73 other ovarian cancer organizations in 25 countries in creating awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of this disease.

Find out more at www.ovariancanada.org

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Time: 6:00am to Sunrise, 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 Lights up Green

BC Place will light up green tomorrow to raise awareness for Child & Youth Mental Health

May 6, 2015
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BC Place Will light up Green for Child & Youth Mental Health

May 6, 2015

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BC PLACE TO LIGHT UP GREEN FOR CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH DAY

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will light the Northern Lights Display green on Thursday, May 7, to help raise awareness for Child & Youth Mental Health day in Canada. This national awareness day, led by the Institute of Families, seeks to help create public awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth and families needing mental health support and care across Canada. Green signifies new life, new growth and new beginnings.

On May 7, there will be events and activities in communities in BC and across the nation using this year's theme of Sharing the Care. It is a day to connect with kids and let them know that their mental health is important. The Institute of Familities want every child to have a sense of belonging - with family, friends, teachers and communities.

For more information visit www.instituteoffamilies.ca/ or email info@familysmart.ca

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
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

BC Place Will Glow Purple For World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

BC Place will glow purple for World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

May 5, 2015
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BC PLACE TO LIGHT UP PURPLE FOR WORLD PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DAY

May 5, 2015

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BC PLACE LIGHTING UP PURPLE FOR
WORLD PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DAY  

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will light up purple this Tuesday in support of World Pulmonary Hypertension Day.
World Pulmonary Hypertension Day is an initiative of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada. PHA Canada is a charitable organization, established by patients, caregivers, parents and family members affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH). Their mission is to empower the Canadian PH community through awareness, advocacy, education, research and patient support. Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, life threatening, incurable disease that affects between 5,000 and 10,000 Canadians.
For more information on PH and World PH Awareness Day, visit http://www.phacanada.ca/

BC PLACE LIGHTING UP PURPLE FOR WORLD PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DAY

Date:         Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time:        MORNING - 6:00AM to sunrise EVENING - Sunset to 11:00PM
Show your support by taking and sharing pictures using #WorldPHDay

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