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Christine Sinclair record-breaking match-worn jersey on display at BC Sports Hall of Fame

February 20th, 2020

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has partnered with the BC Sports Hall of Fame to showcase Christine Sinclair’s record-breaking match-worn jersey before her return home to BC Place on Tuesday, April 14th.

The authentic match-worn jersey and other mementos from the game in which she set the world’s all-time international goalscoring record will be on display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame for eight weeks in the lead up Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team home match in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canadian fans can see the Christine Sinclair exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame inside BC Place Stadium, located at Gate A. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily from Tuesday through Sunday (10am – 5pm) with more information at www.bcsportshall.com.

Sinclair recently reached the remarkable milestone of scoring her 185th international goal in an 11-0 win over St. Kitts & Nevis at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. She first tied the all-time record with the winning 1-0 goal in the 7th minute (penalty kick) and then scored the world record-breaking goal in the 23rd minute for a 4-0 lead. On her second goal, it was a Jessie Fleming interception followed by an Adriana Leon assist that led to the Sinclair right-footed, record breaker in Edinburg, Texas on Wednesday, January 29th.

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, which recognizes the contributions of soccer to the athletic and cultural institution in Canada, celebrates achievements as well as preserves and commemorates the history of our game. After the match, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame secured Sinclair’s historic match-worn jersey as well as several mementos from the post-match, locker room team celebration:

  • Christine Sinclair authentic match-worn jersey (Canada red), signed on the back by Sinclair
  • Christine Sinclair player accreditation badge (Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying)
  • Christine Sinclair pre-match worn warm-up jersey and locker room nameplate
  • Post-match team celebration red cape, tiara and empty sparkling wine bottle

Canada Soccer will celebrate Christine Sinclair’s world international goalscoring record on Tuesday, April 14th at the Women’s National Team home match against Australia at BC Place. Tickets are on sale now starting as low as $20 via www.ticketmaster.ca (or by calling 1-855-985-5000), with complete information available at www.canadasoccer.com/tickets. Group discounts of up to 30% off the regular price are available for orders of 10 or more tickets using the Group Order Form. A special Me+3 ticket package can be purchased directly via www.ticketmaster.ca.

Now in her 21st international season, Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia has scored more international “A” goals than any other player in the history of soccer. Through qualifying for her fourth Olympic Games in February, her 186 international goals have been scored in 21 different countries against 42 different opponents. Alongside her goalscoring records, she also holds the Canadian international records for matches played (293, third most in the world), minutes played (25,319), assists (55), and wins (158). Throughout her career, Canada have won an incredible 76% of the matches in which she has scored (100 of 131 matches before Wednesday).

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 and 100,000 archival documents representing 150 years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. Through the Hero in You Youth Education Programs, the BC Sports Hall of Fame reaches over 6,500 youth across the province, advancing its mission of building outstanding community legacies by honouring the past and inspiring the future.

For more information, visit www.bcsportshall.com

BC Home + Garden Show returns to BC Place

February 19th, 2020

The BC Home + Garden Show returns to BC Place from February 19th through February 23rd, 2020. The show features over 400 exhibitors showcasing innovative and inspirational products and services, as well as the industry’s top home improvement celebrities and local designers.

This year, the BC Home + Garden Show welcomes returning HGTV Canada stars, including Bryan Baeumler of 'Island of Bryan' and Mickey & Sebastian from 'Worst to First', who will be sharing behind-the-scenes secrets of renovating on television. Joining the all-star lineup is interior design guru Jamie Banfield of Jamie Banfield Design, Sarah Gallop of Sarah Gallop Design and Sydney Carlaw of Purity Designs, as well as many others to help you you rethink how you can give your space a facelift.

Guests can also check out the always-popular Cooking Stage where top local chefs will heat up the stage with live cooking demos and the latest culinary trends all weekend long.

The show is a great opportunity for guests to shop, connect with their favourite home improvement personalities, as well as consult industry professionals.

The residential construction industry in British Columbia is essential to the province's economic strength and prosperity. Did you know there nearly 200,000 on-site and off-site jobs in new home construction, renovation and repair in BC? The industry is one of the largest employers in the province.

According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, almost $12-billion in wages is generated each year, which shows up in purchases across the entire provincial economy. With $25-billion investment value, it is the largest single wealth-builder for most families.

For more information about the show or to buy tickets, visit www.bchomeandgardenshow.com

Celebrating the legacy of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

February 10th, 2020

This Wednesday, February 12th, will mark the 10 year anniversary of the start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. From snowboarder Johnny Lyall jumping through the Olympic rings at the Opening Ceremonies to Sidney Crosby's golden goal in overtime of the men’s hockey gold medal game, the 2010 Games created unforgettable memories for people around the world.

BC Place was proud to host the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Here are some interesting stadium facts from the Games:

  • Over 3 billion viewers watched as BC Place was transformed into a breathtaking set for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The television was 47% higher than in Torino in 2006.
  • Over 12,500 volunteer hours were clocked as part of the whimsical Closing Ceremonies at the stadium.
  • More than 450 racks of costumes, 4100 pairs of shoes, 18 kilograms of glitter and 200 giant spheres and balloons were used in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Re-Lighting of the Cauldron to Mark the 10th Anniversary Of Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

On Wednesday, February 12th, the B.C. Pavilion Corporation and Vancouver Convention Centre will re-light the iconic Vancouver 2010 Cauldron to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

All are invited to join the Cauldron lighting ceremony as former Canadian Olympic athletes and other special guests share their 2010 memories and celebrate the legacies from the Games. Join in the singing of the national anthem and wear red and white to honour the athletes, staff and volunteers who represented Canada in 2010 as well as those who continue to represent our country on the world’s biggest sports stage.

When & Where:

Wednesday, February 12th at 8:45am

Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place

For more information, visit www.vancouverconventioncentre.com