Canada Day Open House 2015 July 1 (West Building)
You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on Canada Day.
Explore the world’s first LEED® Platinum-certified convention centre, home to the renowned TED Conference and other exciting events from around the globe. Learn about the facility’s many “unconventional” features including its marine habit and six-acre living roof; learn about the convention and meetings business; and participate in fun family-friendly activities.
All indoor Open House activities will run from 10 am to 6 pm in the West building (1055 Canada Pl.) on July 1.
Convention Corner, Busy Bee Block and Community Corner
- Enjoy arts and crafts, games, prizes, a selfie station, videos and more.
- Learn about the Convention Centre’s partnership with United We Can, where 100 percent of the facility’s beverage recyclables are donated to the charity’s Recycling Depot to support people with multiple barriers to traditional employment.
- Bring your empty beverage recyclables to donate at the event.
Photo Contest – Follow the Convention Centre (@VanConventions) on Twitter or Instagram and tag a photo from the Open House. All photos will be entered in a draw for prize packages with wildflower honey harvested from the resident beehives. Photos entered from the selfie station will receive a bonus entry.
Brew with a View – Enjoy delicious, family-friendly fare and beautiful mountain and harbour views on the facility’s licensed Pacific Terrace, home to Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca. Food and beverage, including ice cold beer and wine, will be available for purchase from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Cauldron Lighting – This majestic 2010 legacy will be re-lit at 12 pm to celebrate Canada’s birthday. The public is invited to come sing the national anthem at this time!
In addition to the Open House, the Vancouver Convention Centre is a Community Partner of Canada Day at Canada Place, where an exciting line-up of events is scheduled in the Convention Centre’s East building and the Jack Poole Plaza.