BC Place floor on loan to Alberta Flood Aid Benefit Concert

Dec 19 2017, 8:08 am

BC Place Stadium is getting behind Alberta’s efforts to raise funds for flood-affected communities by providing 100,000sq.ft. of concert flooring to the Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert.

BC Place’s Terracover flooring system will be loaned to Alberta Flood Aid for their concert at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Thursday, August 15. The star-studded event will raise much-needed funds for flood recovery efforts in Calgary, High River, Canmore and nearby First Nation reserves.

“The goal of the concert is to raise funds and raise spirits,” said Ken Cretney, Chief Operating Officer, BC Pavilion Corporation, “and we are pleased to be able to assist our entertainment industry colleagues, and support this very worthwhile cause by loaning our stadium flooring system.”

Peter Jurisic, Chair, Alberta Flood Aid, added: “The support we have received from BC Place to assist in staging this fundraising concert has been fantastic. The loan of this specialized flooring will ensure more of the funds raised will reach the communities most impacted by the flooding.”

More than 100,000 people were displaced as a result of the flooding in June 2013, and although many evacuees have returned home following the initial clean-up, the long-term rebuilding continues for those hardest hit.

The list of performers for the benefit concert continues to grow, but already the following artists have confirmed their participation: Nickelback, Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs, and Ian Tyson. The evening will be hosted by comedian Brent Butt. For further information on Alberta Flood Aid, the concert, performers, tickets and donations, please visit abfloodaid.ca.

Terracover is an interlocking system of plastic flooring panels, specially designed to protect artificial or natural turf surfaces from equipment and foot traffic in multipurpose event venues.

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