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CONTACT 2018 Spotlight: Skrillex

December 6th, 2018

Grammy Award-winning artist Skrillex returns to BC Place for Canada's largest winter music festival on Friday, December 28th.

Known as the undisputed king of Dubstep, Skrillex is credited with transforming the EDM scene. Since earning his first three Grammy wins in 2011, Skrillex has continued to dominate the charts. His bass-heavy remix of Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" currently sits at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here are some facts you may not know about the hit producer:

  1. His real name is Sonny Moore, and his original moniker was Twipz.
  2. He used to be the lead singer for popular Emo band, From First to Last. He actually released a new song with them earlier this year - take a listen.
  3. Skrillex made an estimated $30 million in 2017, making him the fourth highest-paid DJ in the world last year.
  4. He is a big fan of classical music and instruments, particularly the harp.
  5. This year marks Skrillex's second time performing at CONTACT - the king of Dubstep first headlined the festival in 2013 to rave reviews.

Skrillex headlines Day 1 of CONTACT Winter Music Festival 2018 on December 28th. Tickets can be purchased here.

From VarsityLetters.ca: The Holy Grail of Subway Bowl! Why it means the world for B.C. high school football teams to play games at B.C. Place Stadium

November 21st, 2018

Photo by Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca

The following is an excerpt from an article by Howard Tsumura. To read the full story, visit VarsityLetters.ca.

VANCOUVER — It’s one thing to enter B.C. Place Stadium by purchasing a ticket and clicking through the turnstiles. 

It’s entirely another thing to appear there via earned invitation on a Saturday in either late November or early December. 

The Dome? 

It’s the Holy Grail of B.C. high school football.

Today, the four head coaches who lead teams into the semifinal portion of the B.C. Double-A championships, set for this Saturday, reflect on the true meaning of a trip on the team bus to 777 Pacific Blvd.

THE MEANING OF THE DOME

Rob Stevenson has always seen the game he coaches from its widest possible angle, innately appreciating how all the significant levels of importance combine to produce an environment where so many of our most important traits can be both polished and sharpened.

So ask him about the meaning a Subway Bowl playoff game at B.C. Place carries for him, and all you need to imagine is this large man looking skyward and spreading his arms as wide as they will go.

“What is neat is that when you get under that roof, you know you have earned your place inside,” says the head coach of Nanaimo’s John Barsby Bulldogs, who face the Vernon Panthers in a 1:30 p.m. semifinal on Saturday. “You can also be very confident that your opponent has done the same and when the whistle blows, it doesn’t matter where you are from, where you come from in society, what your story is…it’s just two great teams out there on a level playing field competing mentally and physically, measuring themselves against one another where the rules are the same. It is a meritocracy and it is beautiful. Pure competition. Win or lose on the scoreboard, the game was played between two red-hot teams and settled fair and honest. The memory resonates for a lifetime and in retrospect, it was played by ‘winners’ against ‘winners’. Simply love it!”

Very simply, if that doesn’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, you need to check your pulse.

Stevenson is not only a masterful orator but a person who taps into the true meaning of Subway Bowl season.

And while his teams have been among the tier’s most frequent visitors, as both junior and senior varsity teams, getting the chance to help a class of newbies make their first trek to this gridiron Mecca can also be awesome.

To continue reading the full article, visit VarsityLetters.ca

BC Place participates in Take Our Kids to Work Day 2018

November 15th, 2018

Take Our Kids to Work Day is an annual career exploration event, held every November, where Grade 9 students across Canada spend the day in the life of a working professional.

Here is 14-year-old Domenique getting a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of BC Place on Wednesday, November 14th. From the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps FC locker rooms, to the BC Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announcement Day ceremony. She even got to meet 2019 inductees Daniel and Henrik Sedin!

Take Our Kids to Work Day offers young people a view of the work world, and gives them an understanding of its demands and opportunities. The initiative also demonstrates that education goes beyond the classroom and helps prepare younger generations for their future.