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BC Place Fall 2015 Lighting Initiatives

December 2nd, 2015

The spectacular lights that glow on our stadium roof – known as the ‘Northern Lights Display’ – are used to promote events at BC Place, celebrate seasonal holidays and raise awareness for organizations and charities that are important to our communities in British Columbia. We utilized the Northern Lights Display a number of times throughout the month of November to support the following initiatives:

November 2, 2015 – Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
BC Place was shining PURPLE on Monday, November 2 in support of Pancreatic Cancer Canada's "Purple Lights Campaign".
The campaign is intended to raise awareness amongst Canadian’s of this ‘silent killer’ during the month of November – which is designated Pancreatic Cancer Month. Today, Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of all cancer deaths in Canada. There is no known cause, no early detection and no known cure.

Visit http://ow.ly/UalRC for more information.

November 11, 2015 – Remembrance Day
BC Place lit up "Poppy Red" on November 11 - Remembrance Day - to honour our country’s veterans. BC Place joined Canadians in taking the time to remember the sacrifices our veterans made for Canada.

November 14 &15, 2015 – #BLUEBLANCROUGE
BC Place was glowing ‪#‎BleuBlancRouge on November 14 and 15 in solidarity with the great people of Paris, and everyone around the world affected by recent tragic events.

November 17, 2015 – World Prematurity Day
1-in-12 babies are born prematurely in Canada and these numbers are on the rise. By lighting buildings and monuments purple, The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation aims to raise the profile and increase awareness of Prematurity in the hope of decreasing these numbers greatly.
BC Place was glowing PURPLE on Tuesday, November 17 to show its support and to help raise awareness for this important cause.

​More info: http://www.cpbf-fbpc.org/

November 25, 2015 – Crohn’s & Colitis
BC Place was glowing RED on Wednesday, November 25 to help generate awareness for 'Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Month'. It is estimated that 1 in every 150 Canadians are living with Crohn's and Colitis.

For more information visit www.crohnsandcolitis.ca/

November 26, 2015 – Mental Health Awareness
BC Place lit up PURPLE on Thursday, November 26th for Mental Health Awareness and to support the Amanda Todd Legacy Society. The Amanda Todd Legacy Society. Society promotes youth mental health issues, anti-bully initiatives and supports for learning disabilities.
To find out more information visit www.amandatoddlegacy.org

November 29, 2015 – Orange the World - End violence against women
The ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ is an international campaign which runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day). BC Place was shining ORANGE on Sunday, November 29th to show its support.
During the 16 Days Campaign, the United Nations’ UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites governments, civil society organizations, and individuals to mark the 16 Days of Activism by increasing awareness and creating opportunities for discussions about challenges and solutions. The UNiTE Campaign uses the colour orange as a uniting theme symbolizing a brighter future.

More information

November 30, 2015 – Giving Day – Growing Chefs
BC Place was lit up GREEN on Monday, November 30th to show its support for Growing Chefs’ GivingTuesday campaign.
Known as GivingTuesday, the global day of giving, BC’s Growing Chefs! has challenged Canadians to view a special Growing Chefs! video, produced by Georgia Street Media, where every unique view will result in a one dollar donation by a supporting corporation (up to a maximum amount of their choosing).

About Growing Chefs!
Growing Chefs! runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary schools to get kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating good, healthy food. Chef volunteers are paired with Grades 1-3 classrooms for the primary program and Grades 4-7 classrooms for the intermediate program to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience. The program will be delivered by over 130 volunteers in more than 40 BC classrooms in the 2015/2016 school year.


BC Place Named One of “Top 100 Best Soccer Stadiums in the World”!

November 13th, 2015

BC Place Stadium has been ranked in the top 100 on FourFourTwo Magzine’s prestigious countdown of the “best soccer stadiums in the world”! The England-based publication is the world’s biggest football magazine with more than 15 editions across the globe, millions of subscribers and countless readership.

BC Place was honored for its ‘sweeping lines and awe-inspiring retractable roof, along with the sound and fury on display when the 'Caps host their Cascadia Cup rivals from Seattle and Portland.’

Only 4 MLS venues have made the list revealed this week. In addition to BC Place, Red Bull Arena, home of the New York Red Bulls, the Seattle Sounders’ CenturyLink Field and Providence Park home pitch of the Portland Timbers.

The team at BC Place is always excited to welcome the greatest Fans who make it so amazing here! Thank you to everyone who has attended a soccer match at BC Place!

Click HERE for the full list!

Lights, Camera, ACTION: Film Shoots at BC Place

September 29th, 2015

BC Place Stadium is known for being a versatile venue, hosting international sporting events, the province’s largest consumer shows and the world’s most popular entertainers. What many people do not realize is that BC Place’s busy events schedule is also filled many local and international film productions! Since re-opening in 2011 BC Place has welcomed more than 30 different film productions - from major motion pictures, to television series and international commercials.

​What makes BC Place an ideal filming location?
The revitalized stadium is a unique facility with concrete, steel and glass to providing an ideal environment for industrial and urban settings. From cavernous electrical rooms, to old industrial fans and winding concrete ramp systems, BC Place has been molded into a futuristic transit station, a prison facility, an FBI bunker and, yes, even a soccer stadium!
Over the years BC Place has played both a small and large part in some truly amazing productions including:

Godzilla 3D
Metallica Through the Never
The Fantastic Four
Double Jeopardy
Two for the Money
Battle in Seattle
Alien vs. Predator
Step Up 5

The Flash
The Amazing Race Canada
Almost Human
Battlestar Galactica

American Express
Canadian Olympic Committee
Bank of America