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World-famous water-skiing squirrel coming to BC Place

January 15th, 2020

That's right! Twiggy, the world-famous water-skiing squirrel, will be appearing daily at this year's Vancouver International Boat Show.

The stop in Vancouver is a part of Twiggy's 40th Anniversary Tour. Twiggy has been performing since September of 1979, traveling all across the US, Canada and Europe. The talented gray squirrel has also appeared in numerous books, magazines, newspapers, and television shows all over the world.

Western Canada's largest boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, returns to BC Place from Wednesday, February 5th to Sunday, February 9th, 2020. The 58th annual event is set to host an exciting lineup of the newest and most innovative boats and accessories from over 250 exhibitors, along with entertaining and informative seminars for all of your boating needs.

To learn more or buy tickets to the show, visit www.vancouverboatshow.ca

First responders train high above the field at BC Place

January 9th, 2020

Several members of the Canadian Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team are completing unique training exercises at the stadium this week, including rappelling from 200 feet above the field.

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) refers to technical search and rescue skills used in the event of a disaster. These specialized skills play a critical role in a variety of emergency situations, including urban building collapses, mudslides, flooding, and forest fires, among other disasters.

Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) is the most technically specialized form of USAR. HUSAR Task Forces are interdisciplinary teams comprised of specialists from across the emergency response spectrum. Capabilities include search and rescue, communications, logistics, emergency medical assistance, technical and canine search, and structural assessment.

"BC Place provides a safe space to train for manoeuvres such as an inverted descent, where a team member rappels down to an area while upside down. Part of our core skill set as members of the HUSAR team is rope rescue work, working from height, so this venue offers us the ability to do that," says Clint Clarke, Training Officer with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

The task force training at the stadium is made up of members from the Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, BC Ambulance, Canadian Armed Forces, as well as other city departments. The team is deployable around the world to countries in time of need, typically after a catastrophic event.

To learn more, visit www.publicsafety.gc.ca

Northern Lights Display - January 2020

January 1st, 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 some of our lighting initiatives for January:

January 1st - Special New Year's Day Animation

January 6th - Blue and Orange for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

January 29th - Blue Design for Bell Let's Talk Day

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