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BC Rugby –BC Rugby Official Sponsors, Library Square Public House, to host BC Rugby Fan Zone throughout weekend of March 11th -13th

Vancouver, BC – February 5, 2016: Rugby Fans from across North America and around the world will be coming to Vancouver in March, and the party will be at the BC Rugby Fan Zone located at Library Square Public House.
 
BC Rugby’s Vancouver Rugby Festival (March 10th – 12th) and the HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament (March 11th – 12th) are just over one month away, and Donnelly Group is pleased to partner with BC Rugby to create the official BC Rugby Fan Zone, which will be welcoming rugby enthusiasts throughout the events.
 
The 5000 square foot BC Rugby Fan Zone, situated at the corner of Georgia and Homer Streets, will be less than a block from the rugby epicentre at BC Place, and within footsteps of Library Square Public House.
 
“As we prepare to host the best Sevens players in the world, it’s great to know that the sport and culture of Rugby will be celebrated both inside and outside of BC Place Stadium,” said Bill Cooper, CEO of Canada Sevens. “The Vancouver Rugby Festival will play an important role in setting the stage for what is bound to be one of the most exciting weekends of the year for Vancouverites.” 
 
The Fan Zone will feature interactive rugby games, giant outdoor TVs showing all the action, along with DJs to keep the party rocking. In addition, demos and games will get fans in the spirit to enjoy the world-class rugby being played inside BC Place. With two huge tents set up so that the fun continues whatever the weather, it will be the best place all weekend to catch the games on TV and to celebrate before and after the matches.
 
The Fan Zone is being run in support of grassroots rugby in British Columbia with $1 from every beer sold being donated to BC Rugby youth programs. In addition, demos and games will get fans in the spirit to enjoy the world class rugby being played inside BC Place.
 
“The Vancouver Rugby Festival and the HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament represent a huge moment for our sport in BC,” said BC Rugby CEO, Annabel Kehoe. “Donnelly Group has been a great partner for our sport and we’re thrilled to be working with them to spread the fun of rugby and raise money for youth rugby in BC.”
 
Library Square Public House has been a long-time destination for rugby fans before, during and after matches.
 
“We’ve got rugby fans across the entire Donnelly Group, but Library Square is the go-to spot for Vancouver’s most passionate sports fans,” said Damon Holowchak, Donnelly Group Director of Marketing. “We’ve fostered a fantastic rugby culture here at Library Square. Many members of our team are active players with local Rugby Clubs and are extremely knowledgeable about the game.”
 
The atmosphere will continue to build at Library Square in the weeks leading up to the HSBC Canada Sevens, as Library Square is set for viewing parties to be held throughout the Six Nations Tournament from Europe.
 
Library Square Public House will also be hosting the Vancouver Rugby Festival Awards Party in the evening of Friday, March 11th.
 
Limited spaces are still available in both age-grade and open divisions of the Vancouver Rugby Festival. To register your team today, visit bcrugby.com/vanrugbyfest.
 
Follow along on Twitter @LibrarySq and @BCRugbyUnion for updates on the BC Rugby Fan Zone and celebrations throughout the weekend. 

 

About the Vancouver Rugby Festival

Come join us this spring for a weekend of exciting rugby and great competition as BC Rugby hosts the inaugural Vancouver Rugby Festival!

Matches will take place just outside downtown Vancouver at Brockton Oval (Elite and Open divisions), University of British Columbia (U18 and U16 divisions) and Connaught Park (Men’s 40-plus division).

The tournament will take place ahead of the HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament at BC Place – which will be a great way to culminate a fantastic two days of competition!

Dates: March 10-11, 2016
For more information, visit www.bcrugby.com/vanrugbyfest

More information about BC Rugby

The British Columbia Rugby Union, commonly known as BC Rugby, is the governing body for Rugby in British Columbia and is a Provincial Union of Rugby Canada, the national governing body. Representing over 7,500 individuals registered through around 60 Member Clubs and Associations across the Province, BC Rugby leads and manages the sport with the aim to grow participation and develop excellence in all games of Rugby and in all facets of the sport.
 
Web: bcrugby.com
Twitter: twitter.com/bcrugbyunion
Facebook: facebook.com/bcrugbyunion

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To download the press release in Word, click here.

For further information, please contact:
 
BC Rugby
Brendan Munro
Communications Manager
Tel: +1- 604-737-3070
Cell: +1-604-349-3104
bmunro@bcrugby.com