January 4, 2017
Mark your calendars: What’s coming in 2017
Following a successful year of sport hosting in 2016, Vancouver is excited to kick off 2017 with a great selection of events. With some returning favourites and an exciting newcomer, 2017 is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Below is a snapshot of the upcoming year, with many more events taking place each month, make sure to stay up to date and check our events page.
ROGERS HOMETOWN HOCKEY
JANUARY 14-15, 2017
The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is the ultimate hockey fan experience, making stops in communities across Canada. Next weekend, the party takes to Larwill Park in Downtown Vancouver (at the corner of W Georgia and Cambie Street). This FREE family friendly festival will feature programming and activities all weekend long.
Visit hometownhockey.com to RSVP and view event schedules.
CANADA’S BRONZE MEDAL CELEBRATION MATCH VS MEXICO
FEBRURARY 4, 2017
Take to the stands of BC Place on Saturday February 4th and join Canada Women’s National Team at their celebration match versus Mexico. Following a summer performance which lead them to their back-to-back bronze medals at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Canada is ready to take the pitch in celebration with the fans of Vancouver in their first match here since the massively successful FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.
Tickets are still available – visit canadasoccer.com for more information.
HSBC CANADA SEVENS
MARCH 11-12, 2017
Rugby is back for 2017! Now embarking on the second year as hosts on the HSBC Rugby Sevens Series Tour, Canada and Vancouver are already embracing the excitement. Many tickets and packages are already sold out with only single day general admission still available. See you at BC Place in March, and don’t forget your costume!
Grab your tickets before they’re gone – at ticketmaster.ca
BMO VANCOUVER MARATHON
MAY 7, 2017
Encouraging and supporting beginner runners to elite athletes, the BMO Vancouver Marathon invites local and international participants, spectators and media to celebrate the love of running, courage and camaraderie in Vancouver. Experience a recognized running event with four unique courses that showcase breathtaking views, a journey past some of the city’s iconic landmarks and a sensational downtown finish.
Register to RUN VAN today at bmovanmarathon.ca
NCAA BASKETBALL – VANCOUVER SHOWCASE
New to the annual event calendar for 2017 is the Vancouver Showcase, an NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament set to take place over the American Thanksgiving week at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This tournament will feature a men’s and women’s competition and will boast some of the best teams from the NCAA. A temporary 3,000 seat stadium will be built out to accommodate an intimate and exciting atmosphere for both the athletes and spectators. Basketball is back in Vancouver!
Stay tuned to van.bdglobalsports.com for information and on-sale dates.
Sport Hosting Vancouver is a partnership between the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, PavCo, UBC, and Tourism Vancouver. We attract, develop, and support world-class sport events in Vancouver through great partnerships, enthusiastic guidance and an innovative approach.
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Image from Canada Sevens 2016 – photo credit Mario Soriano, Victory Creative Co.