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BC PLACE PITCHES IN TO SUPPORT BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF

BC Place Stadium is getting behind Alberta’s efforts to raise funds

August 13, 2013
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BC PLACE PITCHES IN TO SUPPORT BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF

August 13, 2013

Vancouver, BC:  BC Place Stadium is getting behind Alberta’s efforts to raise funds for flood-affected communities by providing 100,000sq.ft. of concert flooring to the Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert.

BC Place’s Terracover flooring system will be loaned to Alberta Flood Aid for their concert at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Thursday, August 15. The star-studded event will raise much-needed funds for flood recovery efforts in Calgary, High River, Canmore and nearby First Nation reserves.

“The goal of the concert is to raise funds and raise spirits,” said Ken Cretney, Chief Operating Officer, BC Pavilion Corporation, “and we are pleased to be able to assist our entertainment industry colleagues, and support this very worthwhile cause by loaning our stadium flooring system.”

Peter Jurisic, Chair, Alberta Flood Aid, added: “The support we have received from BC Place to assist in staging this fundraising concert has been fantastic. The loan of this specialized flooring will ensure more of the funds raised will reach the communities most impacted by the flooding.”

More than 100,000 people were displaced as a result of the flooding in June 2013, and although many evacuees have returned home following the initial clean-up, the long-term rebuilding continues for those hardest hit.

The list of performers for the benefit concert continues to grow, but already the following artists have confirmed their participation: Nickelback, Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs, and Ian Tyson. The evening will be hosted by comedian Brent Butt. For further information on Alberta Flood Aid, the concert, performers, tickets and donations, please visit abfloodaid.ca.

Terracover is an interlocking system of plastic flooring panels, specially designed to protect artificial or natural turf surfaces from equipment and foot traffic in multipurpose event venues.

 

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.

 

Media Contacts:

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

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

 

Alberta Flood Aid

Karen Storwick
kstorwick@me.com
403-478-0435

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BC PLACE GLOWING COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW WITH PRIDE THIS WEEKEND

In support of the 35th Annual Vancouver Pride Festival

August 1, 2013
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BC PLACE GLOWING COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW WITH PRIDE THIS WEEKEND

August 1, 2013

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 35th Annual Vancouver Pride Festival.

2013 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Pride Festival in Vancouver, promoting diversity and acceptance in our community. For more information on the 2013 Vancouver Pride Festival and Parade, visit http://www.vancouverpride.ca/Pride2013/

BC PLACE GLOWING RAINBOW COLOURS WITH PRIDE

Dates:    
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013

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 (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.

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: 604 661 7360
Email: DBlomfield@bcpavco.com

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

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FATHER-AND-SON MOMENT KICKS OFF A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES AT BC PLACE

The 30th Anniversary of BC Place brought back a lifetime of memories

July 31, 2013
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FATHER-AND-SON MOMENT KICKS OFF A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES AT BC PLACE

July 31, 2013

Vancouver, BC: The 30th Anniversary of BC Place brought back a lifetime of memories for many of the 30 million people who have visited the iconic stadium, including BC Place’s grand prize winner, Derek Williams of Surrey.

Derek was just five-years-old when his father brought him to see the BC Lions at BC Place Stadium. That father-son experience kicked off a lifetime of memories.

“That is where my love of football and love for the Lions started”, recalls Derek. “I was only five but my Dad taught me all about the game and the players. Since then I have played for my high school football team and my dad took days off work just to see the team play.”

Sadly, Derek’s father passed away in October. But for Derek, the memory of his father is strong every time he attends a game at BC Place. “Even ‘till this day when I’m sitting at a game, I think of the first time that my dad brought me to BC Place - and this season it will be no different.”

BC Place recently invited British Columbians to share their memories from the last 30 years for a chance to win a grand prize including the winner’s choice of BC Lions or Whitecaps FC event tickets, plus a 12-month family membership to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

British Columbians submitted hundreds of stories about their favourite memories. Those experiences included once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to visit the original construction site in 1982, welcoming the world for the ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and priceless memories of seeing Michael Jackson live in concert.

“The response to the BC Place 30th Anniversary contest has been heartwarming, and a wonderful example of the memories created over the last 30 years,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Hon. Todd Stone. “The response has highlighted the connection that British Columbians have with our world-class stadium.”

“On behalf of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, I would like to say congratulations to Derek Williams on winning BC Place’s 30th Anniversary contest,” said Allison Mailer, Executive Director of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “Derek’s memorable moment reminds us of the important role sport plays in bringing families and the community together.”

Since the official opening ceremony on June 19, 1983, BC Place has hosted thousands of events, large and small, from world-class concerts with 62,000 fans cheering, to community days where British Columbians have met their heroes.

Vancouver’s skyline also featured 30 candles for the 30 days of celebration, as BC Place’s Northern Lights marked the 30th Anniversary of the stadium with a unique lighting display.

A selection of memories submitted during the contest will be featured on BC Place’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BCPlaceStadium.

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.

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

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2014 TIM HORTONS NHL HERITAGE CLASSIC™ GOES WEST TO BC PLACE

The Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will return with the Canucks hosting the Senators at BC Place

July 10, 2013
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2014 TIM HORTONS NHL HERITAGE CLASSIC™ GOES WEST TO BC PLACE WHEN THE CANUCKS HOST THE SENATORS ON SUNDAY, MARCH 2

July 10, 2013

2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ Broadcast Live on CBC & RDS in Canada, NBC Sports Network in the U.S. and on radio on SiriusXM

NEW YORK – The Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will return to the regular-season schedule next season when the Vancouver Canucks face off against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday, March 2, the National Hockey League announced today. The Canucks become the first NHL® team to host a game in a retractable-roof facility and just the third Canadian NHL team to host a regular-season game outdoors, following the Edmonton Oilers in 2003 and Calgary Flames in 2011.

The game will be broadcast live on CBC and RDS in Canada and on NBC Sports Network in the U.S. SiriusXM Radio will provide live radio coverage.

“With one of the world’s great facilities as the setting, and one of the world’s most scenic cities as the backdrop, the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ at BC Place in Vancouver will honor hockey's Canadian heritage,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “With the excitement, the entertainment, the competitiveness and the fun of this game, the Canucks and Senators will create special memories for hockey fans everywhere.”

Additional information surrounding the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, a League-run event, including ticketing information, will be announced in the coming months. Fans interested in news on this and other NHL events should register to receive updates at www.NHL.com/2014Heritage.

“We’re very proud to further extend our title sponsorship of the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, and help bring the excitement of outdoor NHL hockey to Vancouver,” said Bill Moir, Chief Brand Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons. “Tim Hortons has an intrinsic connection with hockey at all levels, which makes this event a natural fit for our brand.”

One of the cornerstones of the NHL’s event strategy, the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ took place on a sun-drenched afternoon in Calgary where the home team skated away with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The event was a critical and financial success, driving substantial growth and fan engagement on North American television, via digital platforms such as NHL.com, through social media platforms, at retail outlets and at sold-out McMahon Stadium. The 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ set an NHL event record for both total sponsorship revenue and activation.

Other highlights from the 2011 event include delivering the fourth-largest audience ever at the time for an NHL game on NBC Sports Network and big audiences for CBC and RDS. The 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ led NHL.com to its best Sunday performance of the season and was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in Canada. Additionally, merchandise sales for the outdoor game were the third-largest in history for an NHL event.

The 2014 matchup between Vancouver and Ottawa recalls and celebrates some of the earliest history of the Stanley Cup® Championship. In 1915, the Vancouver Millionaires™, the first professional hockey team on the West Coast, were crowned champions of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Meanwhile, in the rival league from the East, the National Hockey Association, which two years later became the National Hockey League, the Ottawa Senators were skating to a league title. Earlier, the two leagues agreed to play a series between the champions of each league with the Stanley Cup® awarded to the victor. The Millionaires swept a best-of-five series to claim the Stanley Cup® Championship.

“Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to bring the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ to Vancouver to share this marquee event with our fans,” said Michael D. Gillis, President and General Manager, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The NHL Heritage Classic™ allows our sport to further celebrate the history of the game while doing so in a unique venue. We look forward to showcasing our city, province, team and fans this upcoming March.”

“The opportunity to participate in this year’s Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ is something that is very exciting for both our players and our staff,” said Bryan Murray, general manager, Ottawa Senators. “Particularly playing in Vancouver, and against another Canadian team, it is an event that will really provide some nice nationwide recognition for our hockey club. Outdoor games have quickly become marquee events within the NHL calendar and the chance to play in one for the first time is a significant occurrence for our franchise.”

“The 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ at the newly renovated BC Place in Vancouver will be a tremendous experience for the fans and players,” said Mathieu Schneider, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, NHLPA. “The players on the Canucks and Senators will embrace the thrill of being a part of the third regular season outdoor game in Canada, a unique event that will be broadcast across North America.”

“British Columbia is excited to welcome the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ to our province,” said Todd Stone, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the history of hockey in our country, and I can think of no better venue than BC Place. With its retractable roof, BC Place will give fans the outdoor experience, while enjoying all the indoor comforts of this fantastic stadium.”

NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from Vancouver leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will have coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag #HeritageClassic.

Official fan packages for all NHL signature events will be available from Global Event Forum, the Official NHL Events™ Fan Package Partner. For more information on ticketing packages please visit www.NHL.com/FanPackages.

As a supporter of the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, the 37 hotel members of the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association will be featuring weekend packages on their booking site, www.bevancouver.com.

About the NHL
The National Hockey League®, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL® consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (NBC Sports Network, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, MTG, and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™, SiriusXM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.

NHL, the NHL Shield and Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Heritage Classic word mark and logo, NHL Network, NHL Mobile, NHL Social and NHL Events are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams.

© NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.


7/10/2013


Contact:
Schuyler Baehman
NHL
212-789-2097
sbaehman@nhl.com

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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