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BC Place used as backdrop for DC's Legends of Tomorrow finale

June 4th, 2020

The finale for the fifth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow aired earlier this week and viewers from British Columbia may recognize one of the filming locations. See if you can spot the stadium in the clip below!

BC Place was also recently the setting for a finale showdown on another hit CW show, Batwoman, which you can see here.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesday nights on The CW. For the latest updates on the show, visit www.twitter.com/TheCW_Legends

Wondering what other movies and TV shows have been shot at the stadium? Read more: 10 Movies You Didn't Know Filmed At BC Place

Together Again Series: Nathan Hirayama

June 3rd, 2020

The Together Again series is an opportunity to share stories from British Columbians who have a strong connection to BC Place - and the events that bring it to life. We hope this series inspires you to reflect on your own memories at the stadium and look forward to the day when we can be Together Again under one roof!

This week we talk to Nathan Hirayama from Rugby Canada.

You grew up in the Lower Mainland and have spent a lot of time at BC Place. What are some of your favourite memories at the stadium?

"There are so many. Some of my favourite memories are from even before I started competing there. I remember visiting the stadium as a kid watching the Lions play and then the Whitecaps over the years. I remember playing football and soccer during half time on the old turf. Obviously, playing there now is amazing. The Canada Sevens organizers have done an incredible job putting the event on. Initially, I remember we didn’t know what the weekend would be like or if people would get on board. For the guys who had been playing for a while, we knew what Sevens was like and how great the tournaments can be, but going into that first year [2016] at the stadium we didn’t know what it would be like. We thought it would be cool and we were excited to play at BC Place but it exceeded any expectations we had. That first year we won the bowl in kind of a dramatic fashion and to see how everyone got on board was amazing. It’s something I look forward to competing in every year."

As a kid playing rugby, did you ever imagine that you would be playing at BC Place someday?

"When I first started out, the idea of there being a tournament in Canada was a dream at that point. For it to be what it’s turned into today is amazing and hopefully we can keep it going. I couldn’t have even fathomed it and for it to be as good as it is? It’s amazing."

Can you describe the experience of playing in front of a hometown crowd?

"It’s amazing. I believe home field advantage is a real thing in sports with the crowd lifting you, giving you that momentum. The dome aspect of BC Place is unique for us as players because it’s so loud. I think it’s the loudest stop on the series. From the stands to the concourse, everyone is having a good time and enjoying themselves. It’s an amazing feeling running out onto that pitch in the stadium; seeing everyone on their feet, wearing red with their signs out and you know your friends and family are there. It’s indescribable.

This year especially the crowd helped us carry momentum through the weekend. The singing of ‘Oh, Canada’ at half time was something I’ve never seen before, but that could be a new tradition for us. It was amazing. Shout-out to whoever they put the microphone in front of during that first game against France who started doing that because that was really special for us."

Do you have a favourite costume you've seen at Canada Sevens?

"There have been so many good costumes at the Sevens. I think this year the ones that really stood out for me were the Sasquatches, those guys that were down in the corner. They were awesome and they’re actually friends of the team which is really cool. I like when groups of people get dressed up, like that time when everyone was wearing those super realistic baby heads, those were funny. I love the commitment people have to it. I love seeing the Canadian tuxedos, or even if you just wear red, it’s a great environment to watch rugby and have fun. We take a lot of pride in knowing people enjoy themselves at the tournament."

Rugby is a sport that recognizes the importance of community on and off the pitch. Tell us about your involvement with that?

"The Canada Sevens organizers have done a fantastic job with the outreach programs here in the Lower Mainland. It’s something that World Rugby really puts an emphasis on throughout the entire series. It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, we do some sort of outreach. We’re doing coaching or visiting schools or hospitals, things like that. That’s a really important part of the Series and for rugby in general. We want to give back and attract people to the game. It’s something we hope to continue to do and hope to have a great impact on Canadians and people around the world."

What message do you have for the fans right now?

"I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Canada Sevens tournament and everyone who comes out and cheers. We’re all thinking of you and all in this together. Stay positive and we will get through this.

I can’t wait to compete on the Series again and hopefully we’ll be able to make more memories soon like we did in Vancouver."

We encourage you to join the conversation online and share your favourite BC Place memories with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #TogetherAgain.

Northern Lights Display - June 2020

May 31st, 2020

The stadium's Northern Lights Display is recognized around the world as a landmark of Vancouver’s skyline. BC Place is honoured to be able to help bring awareness to events, charities and non-profit causes that are important to communities in British Columbia.

Here are the stadium's lighting initiatives for June:

June 1st - Blue for Deafblind Awareness Month

June 2nd - Purple for ALS Awareness Month

June 3rd - Red for Stroke Awareness Month

June 4th - Green for Thyroid Awareness Month

June 5th - Blue & Green for World Environment Day

June 6th - Teal for Tourette Awareness Month

June 7th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 8th - Blue for World Oceans Day

June 9th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 10th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 11th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 12th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 13th - Red in advance of World Blood Donor Day on June 14th

June 14th - Green for Ride Don't Hide Virtual Event

June 15th - Purple for World Elder Abuse Day

June 16th - Blue & Orange for Men's Health Week

June 17th - Green for Spina Bifida Awareness Month

June 18th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 19th - Blue for Plaid for Dad Campaign

June 20th - Light Blue for World Refugee Day

June 21st - Multi-coloured Design for Indigenous Peoples Day

June 22nd - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 23rd - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 24th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 25th -Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 26th - Blue for Health Care Workers and Essential Services Employees

June 27th - Rainbow for Multiculturalism Day

June 28th - Blue in advance of Scleroderma Awareness Day on June 29th

June 29th - Green for Brain Injury Awareness Month

June 30th - Maple Leaf Design in advance of Canada Day on July 1st

In addition to these lighting initiatives, the stadium will be lighting up with a heart animation at the top of each hour (between 7pm and 11pm) for 5 minutes every night to show support for health care professionals across the province who are working tirelessly to support our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more or to submit a lighting request, visit https://bit.ly/2EI6LDw.