Donnelly Group to host BC Rugby Fan Zone at HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament

Donnelly Group to host BC Rugby Fan Zone at HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament

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 at Library Square Public House.

The Vancouver Rugby Festival (March 10th-12th) and the HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver Tournament (March 12th – 13th) 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 only two blocks from the rugby epicentre at BC Place, and within footsteps of Library Square Public House.

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.

The BC Rugby Fan Zone will be open from 12PM-12AM on Friday and from 9AM-12AM on Saturday and Sunday, with minors invited to be part of the fun until 5pm daily. Library Square Public House will also be hosting the Vancouver Rugby Festival Awards Party in the evening of Friday, March 11th.

Follow along on Twitter @LibrarySq for updates on the BC Rugby Fan Zone and celebrations throughout the weekend.

James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email james@hellovancity.com

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