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Annually, the Vancouver Convention Centre's district markers and arms of the Cauldron are illuminated in support of more than 145 community-based organizations and causes through the Illumination Program.


December 31: white for New Year’s Eve
January 1: white for New Year's Day
January 4: multicolour for National Ribbon Skirt Day
January 7: gold for Orthodox Christmas
January 24: blue for Bell Let's Talk Day
January 27: yellow for International Holocaust Remembrance Day


The Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place will consider lighting requests for community-based organizations and causes that are important to British Columbians.

All requests will be evaluated based on:

  • Availability within the event and lighting schedule

  • The nature of the request

  • Background, goals and values of the organization, cause or event

  • How the lighting will be used to benefit the cause/event

  • How the request relates to the Convention Centre's goal of creating economic, community and social benefit for all British Columbians

Please note that special lighting cannot be considered for:

  • Commercial requests (e.g. product launches, corporate events)

  • Individual recognition or personal occasions (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries)

  • Religious or political events or observances

  • Institutions or professions (e.g. hospitals, schools)

  • Requests made via petitions and/or social media campaigns

Please send your request at least 30 days before the lighting date(s) requested. Applicants will receive a response stating whether the request has been approved or not within one week of application receipt. Special lighting requests are approved at the sole discretion of PavCo and its facilities. All requests receive due consideration, however due to demand, some lighting requests may not be fulfilled.


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