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BC Place Centerplate team donates another 1,000 pounds of food

June 2nd, 2021

The Centerplate team at BC Place was able to make another donation of more than 1,000 pounds food today to Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light supporting our neighbours on the Downtown Eastside.

Since the postponement of major events at the stadium in March 2020, BC Place and Centerplate have donated nearly 20,000 pounds of food to charitable organizations benefiting some of the province's most vulnerable communities.

We want to thank our incredible team members for their unwavering commitment to supporting our neighbours throughout the COVID-19 pandemic!

About The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light

For 65 years, Harbour Light has been a place of miracles and new beginnings in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Harbour Light is a team of nearly 200 hard-working, fun-loving professionals who feel called to work in and for the Downtown Eastside community. Together, the team bring a wide range of personal and professional experiences to work, united by the belief in the missions of Harbour Light and The Salvation Army.

From the front lines to leadership, approximately 35% of Harbour Light employees are alumni of the programs. Their lived experiences are integral to Harbour Light's ability to walk alongside our clients in their journeys to housing and recovery.

About Centerplate

Centerplate is a leader in live event hospitality, "Making It Better To Be There®" for more than 115 million guests each year at more than 200 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues. From hosting VIPs at the Super Bowl to superheroes at Comic Con, the company provides hospitality services to North America's premier events and destinations. A Sodexo company, Centerplate creates unique, locally inspired menus, best-in-class guest service, and one-of-a-kind experiences backed by world-class design and insights teams.

Celebrating Tourism Week across British Columbia

May 26th, 2021

Tourism Week is a seven-day coast to coast to coast event to recognize Canada’s tourism economy, and the impact it has on every community across the country, including those right here in BC.

Did you know prior to COVID-19, tourism in Canada was a $105 billion sector that employed over 1.8 million workers?

In British Columbia, the tourism industry is a key driver of economic success. Here is how the value of tourism breaks down, pre-pandemic, across the province:

  • Tourism generated a direct contribution to B.C.'s gross domestic product of $8.7 billion in 2019.

  • Tourism-related businesses employed nearly 150,000 British Columbians.

  • Tourism industry paid wages and salaries topped more than $6.1 billion.

  • There were nearly 20,000 tourism-related businesses in operation in 2019, an increase over the previous year.

Tourism makes significant contributions to our economy, and it enriches our lives. Tourism supports a greater diversity of amenities, such as museums and galleries, festival and sports events, transportation, dining and wine touring, parks and recreational facilities, and many other benefits that make life so good here in BC. When people stop travelling, the benefits of tourism stop, too. Most tourism businesses buy goods locally, hire locally, and retain their profits locally.

This year, to recognize and support the resilience of BC’s tourism industry through this unprecedented time, we encourage you to join TIAC’s pledge, but with a BC focus, asking all British Columbians to take the 2021 Tourism Pledge To Travel In BC, once restrictions are lifted. #BCTourismCounts

For more information, visit www.tourismcounts.ca

Northern Lights Display - June 2021

May 25th, 2021

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 June:

June 1st - Orange to honour the 215 children whose remains were discovered in a mass grave at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School and to honour all others who lost their lives to the residential school system.

June 2nd - Red for Red Shirt Day and National AccessAbility Week

June 3rd - Purple for ALS Awareness Month

June 4th - Red for National Health and Fitness Week

June 5th - Blue and Green for World Environment Day

June 6th - Blue, Yellow and Red for Filipino Heritage Month

June 7th - Grey in advance of International Brain Tumour Awareness Day on June 8th

June 8th - Blue for World Oceans Day

June 9th - Blue for National Deafblind Awareness Month

June 10th - Blue and Orange for World Anxiety Day

June 11th - Blue for Brain Injury Awareness Month

June 12th - Teal for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

June 13th - Blue for Canadian Men's Health Month

June 14th - Red for World Blood Donor Day

June 15th - Purple for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 17th - Green for Spina Bifida Awareness Month

June 18th - Blue for 'Plaid for Dad' Campaign

June 19th - Red for World Sickle Cell Day

June 20th - Blue for World Refugee Day

June 21st - Multi-Colour for National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 22nd - Green for Thyroid Awareness Month

June 23rd - Red and Blue for Global Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Awareness Day

June 24th - Red for Stroke Awareness Month

June 26th - Teal in advance of PTSD Awareness Day on June 27th

June 27th - Rainbow for Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 29th - Teal for World Scleroderma Day

In addition to these lighting initiatives, the stadium will continue to light up with a special animation at the top of each hour (between sunset and 11pm) 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 our Northern Lights Display page.