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Northern Lights Display - October 2020

September 25th, 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 October:

October 1st - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2nd - Yellow and White for Wrongful Conviction Day

October 3rd - Teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness

October 4th - Pink for Virtual Run for the Cure

October 5th - Blue for World Day of Bullying Prevention

October 6th - Green for World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 7th - Teal for HPV Prevention Week

October 8th - Blue for Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 9th - Fall Show

October 10th - Purple for World Mental Health Day

October 11th - Pink for International Day of the Girl

October 12th - Blue for World Arthritis Day

October 13th - Green, Pink and Teal for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 14th - Green for Dwarfism Awareness Month

October 15th - Pink and Blue for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 16th - Purple and Yellow for Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day

October 17th - Teal for Dysautonomia Awareness Month

October 18th - Purple, Blue and Green for BDC Small Business Week

October 19th - Green and Blue for Waste Reduction Week

October 20th - Purple for Lupus Awareness Month

October 21st - Seafoam Green in advance of International Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22nd)

October 22nd - Red for Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 23rd - Fall Show

October 24th - Grey for Brain Tumour Awareness Week

October 25th - Purple for Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

October 26th - Jack O' Lantern for Halloween

October 27th - Jack O' Lantern for Halloween

October 28th - Jack O' Lantern for Halloween

October 29th - Jack O' Lantern for Halloween

October 30th - Jack O' Lantern for Halloween

October 31st - Jack O' Lantern for Halloween

In addition to these lighting initiatives, the stadium will continue to light 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 our Northern Lights Display page.

Northern Lights Display - September 2020

August 26th, 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 September:

September 1st - Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 2nd - Blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness

September 3rd - Red for Blood Cancer Awareness

September 4th - Teal for PKD Awareness Day

September 5th - Blue for Whitecaps FC

September 6th - Yellow to kick off KidSport Week (September 7th to 14th)

September 7th - Red for Duchenne Awareness Day

September 8th - Purple for International Literacy Day

September 9th - Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September 10th - Yellow for World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11th - Pink for Sepsis Awareness

September 12th - Red and White for Jumpstart Day

September 13th - Blue for Whitecaps FC

September 14th - Green for Mitochondrial Awareness Week

September 15th - Purple for World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 16th - Blue for Whitecaps FC

September 17th - Blue and Green for Environmental Services Week

September 18th - Teal for Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

September 19th - Blue for National Coaches Week

September 20th - Red for Virtual Terry Fox Run

September 21st - Blue for World Alzheimer's Day

September 22nd - Teal for PCOS Awareness

September 23rd - Red for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness

September 24th - Blue, Yellow and Red for Craniofacial Awareness

September 25th - Blue and White for Dystonia Awareness

September 26th - Blue in advance of World Rivers Day (September 27th)

September 27th - Blue and Green for World Tourism Day

September 28th - Blue for BC Disability Employment Month

September 29th - Orange in advance of Orange Shirt Day (September 30th)

September 30th - Purple and White for International Recovery Day

In addition to these lighting initiatives, the stadium will continue to light 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.

Introducing the Grey Cup Fan Base

August 24th, 2020

The Canadian Football League (CFL) has unveiled an innovative idea that gives its fans a unique opportunity to have their names forever etched in Grey Cup glory: the Grey Cup Fan Base.

“The Grey Cup Fan Base is our way of recognizing that our fans are, in so many ways, the foundation upon which this great league and the legend of the Grey Cup stand,” said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL.

Fans can have their names inscribed forever on a permanent new base – a beautiful, 48-inch high tribute to CFL fans crafted from Canadian maple and aluminum – upon which the iconic Grey Cup trophy will be placed at all its public appearances.

“When COVID-19 forced us to cancel the 2020 season, we said we are absolutely committed to making 2021 the greatest comeback in the history of the CFL,” Ambrosie said.

“Fans asked us, as they have throughout the pandemic: ‘How can we help?’ The Grey Cup Fan Base is a wonderful way to help our league, and your team, come back stronger than ever. It’s an incredible opportunity to show your pride in our storied history and your faith in our bright future.“

CFL season ticket members get the first chance to enshrine their names, or those of a beloved fellow fan they choose to honour, in Grey Cup history starting today for a fee of $349. Their exclusive window continues until August 30th at 11:59 pm ET. After that date, other fans can take advantage of the same opportunity for $399.

The Grey Cup Fan Base is a project supported by the CFL and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA), with proceeds going to the CFL’s nine teams and CFL players.

“The Grey Cup Fan Base is a great innovative idea that is supported by the players as a way to connect our passionate fans even closer to our game,” said Solomon Elimimian, President of the CFLPA.

“It not only recognizes and celebrates our fans, but it connects our players, our fans, and the teams across the league in a meaningful way. This fan support initiative will help us through 2020 and into 2021 as we look to come back stronger than ever before.”

To learn more, and to see a digital rendition of the newly created CFL Fan Base, fans can visit www.greycupfanbase.ca.

This immersive website gives fans the opportunity to get a close-up look at the Grey Cup Fan Base. Those who decide to show their pride and support by becoming part of it will also be able to see their name or their honouree’s name as it will appear, etched in aluminum.

The Grey Cup Fan Base package includes:

  • Your name etched on the Grey Cup Fan Base.
  • A digital collectors’ item certificate of authenticity, displayed at www.greycupfanbase.ca, which features your name, or that of your honouree, and the signatures of the CFL Commissioner and a representative of your favourite team.
  • An exciting augmented reality displaying the Grey Cup Fan Base digitally in your home to share with friends and family via social.
  • An immersive digital experience that allows you to get up close with the Fan Base, showcasing your name etched on the Fan Base.
  • Recognition in your team’s home stadium.

Proudly made in Canada, the Grey Cup Fan Base is a dynamic, multi-level podium created to forever represent the fans who proudly support our players, our teams and Canadian football as a beloved, homegrown national passion.

It consists of ten pillars on each side, in recognition of the fact the CFL has nine teams and embraces Atlantic Canada as part of the CFL family. But it stresses unity by eschewing team colours, diversity by featuring pillars of various heights, and faith in a bright future as each pillar is illuminated.

“The design is intended to evoke the idea that our fans are lifting up the Grey Cup, which belongs to all, and the CFL and Canada along with it,” Ambrosie said.

“In this unprecedented and challenging year, we wanted to find a way to show how much we appreciate our fans’ faith and dedication. And we wanted to do that in a way that allows fans to show that they deeply believe in what the CFL and Grey Cup mean to Canada, that nothing is going to stop us from being together again, and that we will continue to add to the legend and legacy of the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup fan base represents hope and confidence. It’s a wonderful idea and a beautiful work of art.”