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BC PLACE GLOWS WITH 30 CANDLES

To celebrate 30 Years of Amazing Events

June 20, 2013
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BC PLACE GLOWS WITH 30 CANDLES TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF AMAZING EVENTS

June 20, 2013

Vancouver, BC: Vancouver’s skyline will feature 30 candles on select evenings this June and July, marking the 30th Anniversary of BC Place.

BC Place has been the home of countless moments in BC’s rich history, hosting more than 30 million guests at events as diverse as the province itself. Since its official opening on June 19, 1983, BC Place has hosted thousands of events, large and small, from world-class concerts with 62,000 in attendance, to community days where fans have met their heroes.

To further celebrate the occasion, BC Place invites all British Columbians to share their favourite memories of BC Place for a chance to win prizes during the 30 days of celebrations. Full contest details are at www.bcplace.com

SPECIAL LIGHTING: BC PLACE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF EVENTS WITH 30 CANDLES

Dates:
June 20, 22, 23, 24, and,
July 5, 7 thru 13, 15, 16, 17.

Time:  
Sunset to 11:00PM

*Note: evenings that do not feature 30 candles will continue to be lit various colours in support of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, BC Lions Football Club, and other community initiatives.

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.

For more information, follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com

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

BC PLACE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS!

Join the celebrations by sharing your favourite memories of BC Place.

June 18, 2013
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BC PLACE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS!

June 18, 2013

Vancouver, BC: BC Place is celebrating 30 years hosting the province’s most memorable events by inviting British Columbians to share their memories from the last three decades.

BC Place has been the home of countless moments in BC’s rich history, hosting more than 30 million guests at events as diverse as the province itself. Since its official opening on June 19, 1983,
BC Place has hosted thousands of events, large and small, from world-class concerts with 62,000 in attendance, to community days where fans have met their heroes.

Starting June 19, BC Place is offering local residents the opportunity to share their photos and memories for a chance to win a stadium family prize package. Vancouver’s skyline will also feature 30 candles for the 30 days of celebration, as the Northern Lights Roof Display marks the 30th Anniversary of the stadium.

“From Olympic Ceremonies to high school sports, cultural events and community initiatives, BC Place is home to incredible memories for the millions who have visited over the last 30 years,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “I’m excited to have an opportunity to revisit and share the amazing, life-long memories that guests have taken home from events hosted at BC Place.”

The contest will run for 30 days. The grand prize includes a family pass to an event at BC Place, plus an annual family membership to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Full contest details are available at www.bcplace.com


BC Place was opened on June 19, 1983 at an Official Grand Opening Gala themed ‘Expect the World’. Since then, BC Place has hosted many of the province’s iconic events, including:

  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.Place Stadium.
  • The Grey Cup Championship was previously held at BC Place in 2011, 2005, 1999, 1994, 1990, 1987, 1986 and 1983.
  • BC Lions Football seasons, including 8 Grey Cup Championship games and hundreds of community initiatives.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC seasons including the Whitecaps featuring in BC Place’s first major sporting event on June 20, 1983.
  • The world’s greatest performers including Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, The Three Tenors and more.
  • BC’s most spectacular cultural events, including Aida, and the World’s Largest Orchestra.
  • Official ceremonies including the Opening of Expo ’86 and a visit from Pope John Paul II.
  • The province’s largest consumer shows, banquets, film shoots and special events.
  • Countless community events such as Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour, BC High School Football, the Vancouver Sun Run and many more.
  • BC Place is an important generator of economic activity in British Columbia. Events and activities at BC Place generate more than $100million per year in economic activity in the province of BC.

See the expanded list of events hosted at BC Place, appended.

Notes to Edtiors

ABOUT BC PLACE
BC Place is an architectural signature for the Province and the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia. It ranks in the Top 100 stadiums in North America for capacity, with seating for 54,500 or more based on event configuration. BC Place is proud to be home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

APPENDED RESOURCES
1. Fact Sheet: BC Place Celebrates 30 Years!

WEBSITE LINKS:
1. Full Contest Information at www.bcplacestadium.com and via the BC Place Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/BCPlaceStadium

2. Images and Resources available to download under ‘Media’ at www.bcplacestadium.com

Media Contact
Kate Hunter
Director, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo)
Tel: 604 484 5220
Email: khunter@bcpavco.com

Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 761 0529
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com

NEWLY RELEASED SEATS FOR TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCED

AEG Live have announced more seats will be released today at 5pm for 7 time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

May 10, 2013
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NEWLY RELEASED SEATS FOR TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCED

May 10, 2013

Taylor Swift The Red Tour

7 time Grammy winner Taylor Swift returns to Vancouver at BC Place stadium Saturday, June 29th!
with special guests Ed Sheeran & Austin Mahone!

Newly released seats will be available at 5pm today! Don’t miss your chance to see Taylor Swift live!

Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca

BC PLACE GLOWS “TEAL” FOR WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

BC Place will glow teal on Wednesday, May 8th, in support of World Ovarian Cancer Day

May 7, 2013
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BC PLACE GLOWS “TEAL” FOR WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

May 7, 2013

Vancouver, BC: BC Place will glow teal on Wednesday, May 8th, in support of World Ovarian Cancer Day.  The special lighting of BC Place will support the efforts of Ovarian Cancer Canada: Pacific Yukon Region, and 27 other ovarian cancer organizations in 18 countries in creating awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of this disease.
 
BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY GLOWS “TEAL” FOR WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY

Date:        Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Time:       Sunset to 11:00PM

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

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.

For more information about BC Place, follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com

Media Contact
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 761 0529
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com


BC PLACE MARKS DAFFODIL DAY BY SHINING “YELLOW” ON SAT, APRIL 27

BC Place helps create awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day.

April 26, 2013
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BC PLACE MARKS DAFFODIL DAY BY SHINING “YELLOW” ON SAT, APRIL 27

April 26, 2013

BC Place is helping create awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day on Saturday, April 27th by lighting the 36-foot tall Northern Lights Display “Daffodil Yellow”.

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY GLOWING “DAFFODIL YELLOW” FOR  CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S DAFFODIL DAY, APRIL 27

Date:        
Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Time:       
EVENING    Sunset to 11:00PM

April is Daffodil Month across Canada, a national fundraising initiative of the Canadian Cancer Society. The Canadian Cancer Society has designated April 27th as Daffodil Day - a special day when Canadians can show their support for Canadians living with cancer and let them know that no one has to face cancer alone.

For more information on the Canadian Cancer Society’s “Join the Fight” campaign, visit www.fightback.ca and follow @CancerSocietyBC on Twitter. #MyDaffodil all month, and #DaffodilDay on Saturday, April 27th.

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.

For more information about BC Place, follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com

Media Contact
Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 761 0529
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com


BC PLACE WEARS ‘BLUE AND YELLOW’ FOR THE SUN RUN

To show support for those affected by the tragedy in Boston.

April 18, 2013
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BC PLACE WEARS ‘BLUE AND YELLOW’ FOR THE SUN RUN

April 18, 2013

Vancouver, April 18, 2013 - BC Place is wearing ‘blue and yellow’ this weekend to show support for those affected by the tragedy in Boston.

The stadium is shining a light on this weekend’s Sun Run by turning its Northern Lights display ‘blue and yellow’. The display shows support for those affected by this week’s bombings at the Boston marathon. It also helps celebrate the lead up to the annual race day, with BC Place being a sponsor and host venue for the event.

BC Place General Manager, Howard Crosley, said: “We have worked closely with our partners to ensure that we host a safe and enjoyable event this weekend. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone and sharing their experience as they cross the finish line. We hope to see as many runners as possible in blue and yellow.”

The 36-foot tall Northern Lights display at BC Place will be illuminated ‘blue and yellow’ from Thursday evening (April 18) to Sunday (April 21).

Times:

6:00AM to sunrise
Sunset to 11:00PM

The Sun Run Fair begins today and continues until April 20, 2013.

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.


Media Contacts:
Kate Hunter                     
Director of Communications            
PavCo                        
Tel: 604 484 5220                
Email: KHunter@bcpavco.com        

Duncan Blomfield
Marketing & Communications Manager
BC Place
Tel: 604 761 0529
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com


BC PLACE TO “LIGHT IT UP BLUE” ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2

In Support of "World Autism Awareness Day"

April 2, 2013
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BC PLACE TO “LIGHT IT UP BLUE” ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2, In Support of "World Autism Awareness Day"

April 2, 2013

BC Place will join other famous sites around the world in the “Light It Up Blue” campaign on Tuesday, April 2nd, in support of World Autism Awareness Day. 

The 36-foot tall Northern Lights Display at BC Place will be lit “blue” to “shine a light on Autism” – a condition affecting 70 million people worldwide.

“LIGHT IT UP BLUE” DISPLAY FOR WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

Date:         Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Times:        Sunset to 11pm

About Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society. For more information visit www.lightitupblue.org.

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 (orange for BC Lions, blue for Vancouver Whitecaps FC), create seasonal and holiday displays, and generate awareness for community and charitable organizations. Visit www.bcplace.com/roof-lights for more information.

For more information about BC Place, follow BC Place on Twitter @BCPlace or visit www.bcplace.com

Media contact:
Kate Hunter
604 484 5220
Khunter@bcpavco.com

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ match schedule unveiled

The final match to be played at BC Place in Vancouver.

March 21, 2013
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FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ match schedule unveiled

March 21, 2013

The official match schedule for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ was provisionally approved today by the FIFA Executive Committee during a meeting held in Zurich.

Fans can now mark their 2015 calendars with the world’s largest women’s football tournament, which will dominate the Canadian landscape from 6 June until 5 July 2015.

The competition will kick off with the opening ceremony and opening matches in Edmonton. In total, 52 matches will be played over 30 days from coast to coast in six venues. The final match will be played in Vancouver.

Canada, as the hosts, have been named as the A1 seeds, which means that they will play their first two group matches in Edmonton.

For the first time, the 2015 tournament will welcome 24 teams from around the world, a milestone in women’s football as the beautiful game continues to grow in all regions of the globe.

The qualification matches will begin in April 2013 with the preliminary round in Europe and will continue until November 2014, ending with the play-off matches between the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF (North, Central America and the Caribbean) and the third-placed team from CONMEBOL (South America).

Canada 2015 will see the participation of five teams from the AFC, three teams from CAF, three or four teams from CONCACAF (not counting the Canadian hosts), two or three teams from CONMEBOL, eight teams from UEFA, and one team from OFC.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has also announced that the highly sought-after tickets will go on sale in the third quarter of 2014.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ will be preceded one year earlier by the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The official match schedule and host cities for Canada 2014 will be announced in the coming months and ticket sales will begin in August 2013.

For more information and the match schedule for Canada 2015, please visit the official website.

BARGAINING UPDATE

BC Pavilion Corporation and BCGEU Ratify Agreement

March 12, 2013
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BARGAINING UPDATE

March 12, 2013

VANCOUVER (March 12, 2013) BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) and the BCGEU Local 1703 have ratified a three-year agreement.

The agreement includes zero per cent increase in the first year of the agreement, consistent with the Net Zero Mandate followed by modest wage increases of two percent per year, effective June 2013 and June 2014.  Wage increases will be funded through savings found within existing budgets, as required under the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate.
    
PavCo employs 35 full-time employees, approximately 100 part-time employees and about 625 event-specific staff at BC Place. Unionized roles at BC Place include skilled tradespersons and technicians, building security, conversions, event security, first aid, housekeeping and event hosting.
    
Howard Crosley, General Manager of BC Place, said “We are pleased to have reached agreement with the BCGEU for our team of Skilled Trades, Hosting, Security, Housekeeping, First Aid, Conversion, and Technical personnel.  We are excited to move forward as a team and to continue delivering amazing experiences at BC Place that all of BC can be proud of!”