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Cooking at Home with Chef Will: 5-Spice Chili Spot Prawns

July 8th, 2020

Cooking is a great way to stay connected with loved ones and support local by using BC ingredients during this unprecedented time. In this week's installment of 'Cooking at Home', Chef Will Tse from Centerplate at BC Place, shares a delicious recipe using fresh spot prawns. Check it out below!

You can find the complete recipe here: Chef Will Tse's 5-Spice Chili Spot Prawns

Northern Lights Display - July 2020

June 29th, 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 July:

July 1st - Canada Flags for Canada Day

July 6th - Green for National Injury Prevention Day

July 10th - Blue & Gold for Covenant House's 'Sleep Out' Event

July 19th - Blue for National Drowning Prevention Week

July 21st - Teal in advance of Fragile X Awareness Day (July 22nd)

July 22nd - Grey for Glioblastoma Awareness Day

July 27th - Rainbow for Vancouver Pride

July 28th - Red & Yellow for World Hepatitis Day

July 29th - Green in advance of Gastroschisis Awareness Day (July 30th)

July 30th - Light Blue for International Day of Friendship

July 31st - Red & White in advance of Food Day Canada (August 1st)

In addition to these lighting initiatives, the stadium will be lighting 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.

From the BC Lions: The Voice of BC Place

June 26th, 2020

The following feature comes from Victor Gouchee with the BC Lions Football Club.

A stadium announcer is often a role that is appreciated by fans but also under-acknowledged for the work put in during events. For those who frequent BC Place for Lions games, they should be familiar with Don Andrews, the in-stadium PA voice. Even throughout all of the changes on the field, Don’s Voice has been the one constant inside BC Place.

Don Andrews has been with the Lions for the last seven seasons, eagerly looking forward to his eighth, whenever we are cleared to play again. In the meantime, Andrews has been keeping busy, working from home. But he mentions these other jobs don’t quite compare to that of speaking in front of thousands of screaming fans and cheering on his favourite club. Here is a dive into the man behind the voice of the BC Lions.

Read the full story here: Behind the Scenes - The Voice of BC Place