BC Place welcomes over 8,500 B.C. kids to experience world class live events

September 12th, 2019

Through the stadium's partnership with Kids Up Front Vancouver, BC Place has helped provide 8,500 live event experiences to children from across British Columbia so far this year. Many of the experiences at BC Place are a child's first time at a professional sporting event, a concert or even in a stadium.

Since 2002, Kids Up Front has transformed more than 2 million unused tickets into incredible experiences for deserving kids across Canada. Kids Up Front believes that all kids should have access to enriching experiences like arts, culture, and sporting events, to help foster feelings of inclusion and belonging. Over 50% of Kids Up Front Vancouver tickets are for events at BC Place!

Here is feedback from some of Kids Up Front's partner agencies about their experiences at BC Place:

"Our list for children and youth that are wanting to attend these events is getting bigger. It's so nice to have tickets so we can get more of them to games. They are all very grateful and are always so excited when they receive tickets! Thank you so much for sending us tickets for the game and we look forward to more in the future." - BC Epilepsy Society

"All of the families that attended had a great time, you can see the joy from the pictures! Thanks again for the great opportunity!" - Katzie First Nations

"To all the AMAZING people who worked so hard to provide a wonderful mother and son bonding opportunity for us, I am eternally grateful. My little boy loves to play soccer but had never had a chance to watch a professional match up close. We watched our beloved Whitecaps team play in BC Place. The seats that you kindly provided for us were very close and it made the experience even more intense. Upon returning home, my son kept playing around the house with his own soccer ball, laughing and talking about the grand time he had. I am forever grateful for this opportunity. As a mother, the best thing in the world is to see your children's happiness. Thank you for providing that happiness for us!" - Westcoast Family Centres

"We had 3 groups go to the game and everyone was so happy to get out of the house and see a live soccer match for the first time!" - Vancouver Coastal Health

"We cannot thank you enough for these opportunities that Kids Up Front offers us! With a large family of 9, events can become expensive. This allows us to experience activities you offer and then we are able to explore other events because of your generosity giving us tickets. The boys that are in our family have had such trauma in their lives, this is a great way for them to escape and enjoy events... Thank you for that and putting smiles on their faces!!" - BC Federation of Foster Parent Association

To learn more about Kids Up Front, please visit www.kidsupfrontvancouver.com