BC Place In The Community
There’s more to BC Place than hosting the province's most amazing events. We're committed to doing our part to support the communities we live in. BC Place continues to team-up with charities, organizations and not-for-profit societies. Through collaborations such as lighting the roof to promote specific awareness days, or by donating tickets to the events we host, BC Place is working hard to help where we can.
World Prematurity Day
BC Place lit up purple on November 17th to support World Prematurity Day. World Prematurity Day helps focus attention on the global problem of premature birth. 1 in 12 babies are born prematurely in Canada and these numbers are on the rise. By lighting buildings and monuments purple, The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation hopes to raise the profile and increase awareness of Prematurity in the hope of decreasing these numbers greatly.
World Aids Day
BC Place will be shining red on December 1 to support The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) in raising awareness for AIDS research. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is the national voice of people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. Representing community-based AIDS organizations across the country, we strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS in Canada and enrich the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS. Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, people around the world have shown their commitment to finding a cure by ‘going red’ and wearing a red ribbon.
The Northern Lights Display at BC Place was illuminated purple on November 2 to help Pancreatic Cancer Canada spread awareness for their Purple Light Campaign. November is Pancreatic Cancer Month and Pancreatic Cancer Canada is campaigning to bring awareness to this important fight. Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in Canada and most people who develop pancreatic cancer do so without any predisposing risk factors.
World Diabetes Day
BC Place helped the Canadian Diabetes Association create awareness for World Diabetes Day by lighting the Northern Lights Roof Display in a circle of blue light on November 14. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness during November, which is also Diabetes Awareness Month.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
BC Place was glowing pink and blue on Thursday, October 15 to raise awareness for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
The October 15th campaign raises awareness for a variety of issues that are the direct result of the death of a child, either before birth (during pregnancy) or after birth.
Light It Up Blue
Light It Up Blue, is a unique global initiative by Autism Speaks to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern of autism. BC Place joins worldwide iconic landmarks to Light It Up Blue to show our support on April 2, 2015 - World Autism Awareness Day.
B.C. Schizophrenia Society
BC Place will be lit purple on April 24th to support International Schizophrenia Awareness Day. BC Schizophrenia Society helps improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy and research.
BC Place joined countries around the world and was lit up purple on March 26th 2015 in aid of Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.
Kids Up Front Vancouver
BC Place is proud to join national organizations to provide children who have been affected by poverty, abuse, illness and disabilities tickets to events at the stadium. Kids Up Front Vancouver work with registered agencies to give these children the opportunity to enrich their life’s through fun kid’s activities.
Pink Shirt Day
BC Place joined many other worldwide iconic structures to support Pink Shirt Day, an initiative to generate awareness about bullying in schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet. BC Place was lit pink on February 29th to show our support.
Sole Food Street Farms
BC Place is proud to source fresh, local and sustainable produce from Sole Food gardens, locate just across the street from the stadium! Sole Food is a community-based organization that transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables. Best of all, Sole Food empowers individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers. And hey, if it’s good enough for Paul McCartney, then it’s got to be good for our guests!
The Rick Hansen Foundation 25th Anniversary
BC Place was proud to support The Rick Hansen Foundation's 25th Anniversairy by being involved in the "Man in Motion World Tour". The Rick Hansen Foundation unifies organizations and leaders to work in a partnership towards positive change for a healthy and inclusive world, with a key focus of improving the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.
BC211 – In Partnership With The United Way
5600 community services with one easy-to-remember number. Just dial 2-1-1. BC Place is pleased to have BC211 as a community partner; a free of charge, multilingual service available 24 hours, to offer help and guidance to those in need. BC211 refers callers to programs and services like home care for seniors, jobs and job training programs, shelters for homeless people, and much more.
Canucks Autism Sports Day
On this special day at BC Place Stadium, players and staff from the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Canadians share the field at BC Place with local children, teens and young adults living with autism. Participants have the opportunity to take part in soccer, hockey, baseball and football-related activities led by their favorite star athletes and mascots.
The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round, innovative, high quality sports, recreational, arts, and social programs for individuals and families living with autism, while building awareness and capacity through community networks across British Columbia.
VPD Police Athletic League Sports Day
The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a youth crime prevention initiative that uses athletic, recreational and educational programs as a tool to foster positive rapport and mutual trust between police officers and youths. The basis for all PALs is the belief that children, if reached at a young age, can develop positive attitudes toward police officers and the law.
BC Place is proud to support PAL, KidsPlay, MoreSports BC and the Vancouver School Board in their efforts to establish and build relationships between local youth and Vancouver’s Police Department.