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New Canada Sevens flag show highlights March Northern Lights Display schedule

March 1st, 2023

Earth Hour, Nowruz/Navroz, International Women’s Day, and International Transgender Day of Visibility among community initiatives for the month

(Photo Credit: Ted McGrath/Flickr)

VANCOUVER, BC – BC Place’s Northern Lights Display will feature a special new illumination showcasing the flags of the participating international teams at the HSBC Canada Sevens on the weekend of March 3-5, 2023.

The 2023 tournament will mark the eighth time that the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has visited Vancouver, but it will be the first-time full Men’s and Women’s Series tournaments will be run concurrently as part of the event. This has lengthened the event to include a Friday schedule, with 28 teams playing 79 total matches and two Cup Champions being crowned. Tickets remain available at

Community initiatives that will be amplified with the light show during the month include Nowruz/Navroz, International Women’s Day, and International Transgender Day of Visibility, while the stadium illumination will remain off throughout March 25 in observance of Earth Hour.

BC Place also welcomes back the BC Home + Garden Show from March 16-19, with the stadium lighting in earth green colours for the event.

BC Place is recognized around the world as a landmark of Vancouver’s skyline and a place of pride for all British Columbians. Besides enhancing the overall guest experience during events, the stadium’s Northern Lights Display is used to amplify important causes that impact our community.

Below is the complete Northern Lights Display schedule for March (subject to change).

March 2-5: flag show for HSBC Canada Sevens

March 6: blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 7: purple for International Women's Day (March 8)*

March 8: blue & white for Whitecaps FC match

March 11: pink & light blue for Whitecaps FC match

March 12: red for Amyloidosis Awareness Month

March 13: red for Red Cross Month

March 14: red for Liver Health Month

March 15: blue & yellow for World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)*

March 16-19: earth green for BC Home + Garden Show

March 20-21: red & green for Nowruz/Navroz

March 22: blue for World Water Day

March 23: yellow for Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 24: red for World Tuberculosis Day

March 25: lights off for Earth Hour

March 26: purple for Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness)

March 31: light blue & pink for International Transgender Day of Visibility

*in advance

Follow the stadium’s social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram for the latest on the Northern Lights display.