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BC Sports Hall of Fame re-opening this week

August 6th, 2020

The BC Sports Hall of Fame will be re-opening on a limited basis on Friday, August 7th.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT

  • Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory for all visitors (excluding children ages 2 and under). If you don’t already have a mask, the Sports Hall will provide an unused, disposable mask to you when you arrive.
  • Visits should be reserved in advance online at bcsportshall.com/tickets. Tickets are date and time specific to ensure safe physical distancing within the Sports Hall. If purchasing tickets online is impossible for you, please contact guestservices@bcsportshall.com.
  • Visitors who are unwell, displaying signs of COVID-19, or were recently exposed to COVID-19 will not be permitted entry. The Sports Hall also asks that guests refrain from visiting if they have travelled outside of Canada within 14 days of arrival at the Sports Hall.
  • Sports Hall staff will ask that all guests sanitize hands upon entry, respect posted gallery capacities and wayfinding arrows, and maintain physical distancing from those outside their group.
  • Sports Hall staff will provide sanitized styluses for your use with any interactive touch screens. Please deposit any used styluses into the designated bins for cleaning.
  • For contact tracing reasons, tickets are non-transferrable. If you are unable to use your ticket for your reserved date and time, please contact guestservices@bcsportshall.com to reschedule your visit or discuss other options.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME TEAM

  • Sports Hall staff will be wearing non-medical masks or face coverings when they interact with you.
  • Plexiglass barriers in high-interaction areas at Guest Services.
  • Cashless contact-free payments through online pre-booking and Apple Pay or tap-enabled debit or credit on-site.
  • Daily disinfection of the facilities by qualified contractors and periodic cleaning of high touch surfaces throughout operating hours.

To learn more, go to www.bcsportshall.com/be-safe

About BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. Each year, a diverse audience of over 35,000 visitors from around the globe are educated and enthralled by the collection of 27,000 artifacts representing 150-years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. We take pride in the responsibility we have to tell engaging stories of the individuals, teams and organizations who have made sport achievement such an important part of the fabric of life, culture and history in the province of BC.

BC Sports Hall of Fame: Inspiring the Future Series with the Fox Family

August 4th, 2020

The BC Sports Hall of Fame has announced the second installment of the "Inspiring the Future" series, taking place on Wednesday, August 5th, with Darrell and Alexandra Fox, the brother and niece of Canadian icon, Terry Fox.

The virtual conversation will be hosted live from the Indigenous Sport Gallery with featured athlete, Lara Mussell Savage. The discussion will touch on the 40th Anniversary Year of the Marathon of Hope, Terry’s story of strength and resilience, and the power that each and every one of us has inside ourselves.

The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, August 5th, at 6pm. This event is free, but registration is required.

To learn more or register, please visit www.bcsportshall.com/terry

About Terry Fox Foundation

Since 1980, the Terry Fox Foundation has funded more than 1,200 research projects over the past four decades, covering a wide assortment of cancer sites such as lung, brain, breast, eye, prostate and more, all in pursuit of Terry’s request that the best projects receive funding whenever possible. Terry Fox researchers, renowned for their daring and innovative approach to research, have won some of the most prestigious cancer research awards nationally and internationally, such as the Robert L. Noble and Gairdner Awards.

About Lara Mussell Savage

Proud of her Skwah First Nation (Stó:lō) ancestry and a dedicated athlete, Lara Mussell Savage has focused her passion for sport towards Indigenous sport and youth initiatives. In 2005, Lara was awarded the National Tom Longboat Award for Female Aboriginal Athlete of the Year in Canada and has competed in four World Championships in the sport of Ultimate, winning two gold and two bronze medals.

About BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. Each year, a diverse audience of over 35,000 visitors from around the globe are educated and enthralled by the collection of 27,000 artifacts representing 150-years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. We take pride in the responsibility we have to tell engaging stories of the individuals, teams and organizations who have made sport achievement such an important part of the fabric of life, culture and history in the province of BC.

Northern Lights Display - August 2020

July 27th, 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 August:

August 1st – Rainbow for Pride Week

August 2nd – Rainbow for Pride Week

August 3rd – Red, Blue and Yellow for BC Day

August 4th – Lime Green for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness

August 5th – Green for Gastroparesis Awareness

August 6th – Yellow, Teal and Purple in advance of Cypress Challenge Event

August 7th – Pink and Yellow for PVNH Awareness

August 8th – Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green and Red for Latincouver

August 9th – Orange for World Day of Indigenous Peoples

August 12th – Yellow, Red and Blue for International Youth Day

August 19th – Light Blue for World Humanitarian Day

August 31st – Purple for Overdose Awareness Day

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.