|| Media Information Day for
15th Annual Bright Nights in Stanley Park
A joint event of the Vancouver Park Board and BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund
|Date:||Monday, November 26, 2012|
|Time:||10 AM to 2 PM|
|Place:||Stanley Park, Miniature Train Area (Turn Right, off Pipeline Road)|
STANLEY PARK, VANCOUVER, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, November 26, we invite the media to join BC's Professional Fire Fighters, the staff from the Stanley Park Train, adult burn survivors and even Santa, as everyone puts the finishing touches on the 15th Annual Bright Nights in Stanley Park lighting event.
An annual tradition for many families in the Lower Mainland, over 100,000 people visit Bright Nights each year. A joint event of the Vancouver Park Board and the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund, Bright Nights runs from Thursday, November 29, 2012 until Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Hours are Sun-Thurs 3-10PM and Fri/Sat 3-11PM. Matinees are offered every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 11AM. Closed Christmas Day.
SAFETY TIPS, EVENT & TICKET INFORMATION:
Event information is available at www.burnfund.org
TICKET INFORMATION: Advance tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca or order by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Same-day tickets available at the Stanley Park Train from noon daily. Note that half the tickets for each date are available for on-site purchase.
Special performances and visuals by Mortal Coil Performance Society.
SANTA PHOTOS & STANLEY PARK TRAIN OPERATING
- The train will run on request and the Santa photo booth is open between 10 AM and 2 PM.
- The illuminated lights are visible in the dense trees surrounding the park and railway during daylight hours.
- Vancouver Fire Fighters will have a fire engine on site, unless there is an emergency call.
- BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund: Michael Hurley, President and Ray Boucher, Burn Fund Director & Chair of the Bright Nights Committee
- Vancouver Park Board: Ken Maguire, Supervisor of Business Services
- Adult Burn Survivors: Brady Tupper and Barbara Radford
- Santa Claus will be on hand to oversee the decorating, and is more than happy to do an interview.
BRIGHT NIGHTS IN STANLEY PARK RAISES MONEY FOR THE BURN FUND
"Preventing Victims, Empowering Survivors!!!"™ - Partial proceeds from the train and all donations at the event help raise funds for the important work carried out by the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. The fundraising goal for this year is $275,000.
The Burn Fund provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia. More than 3,800 professional fire fighters from fifty-three communities around the province dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public's knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness, Research and Prevention Programs.
A new feature at this year's Bright Nights is our 'Parade of Trees'. Our Sponsors will be on-site on Media Day decorating their trees. So come out and get some great footage!
The Burn Fund offers a text-to-donate "Bright Nights Campaign". Supporters can easily support this campaign by texting "burnfund" for a $5 donation to 20222. Donors will immediately receive a confirmation text to approve the donation. All contributions assist us in 'Preventing Victims and Empowering Survivors!!!'.
Please confirm your attendance by calling 604-436-5617 or
On Monday, November 26: Please contact Nola Laubach on cell at 604-721-7190
DIRECTIONS to Bright Nights from downtown Vancouver: Drive along Georgia Street, heading west. Keep in the right lane, and take the 'Stanley Park' exit. You'll be heading north, and will come to a roundabout. Take the second road off the roundabout, which is Pipeline Road. Drive up a slight hill, past the Rose Garden and the right-hand turn off to Malkin Bowl and the Stanley Park Pavilion. Continue up the hill, and at the fourth road on your right, turn right into the parking lot for the Stanley Park Train, and the entrance to Bright Nights.
SOURCE: British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund
For further information:
Media Contact: Nola Laubach at 604-436-5617
On Nov. 26th, please phone this mobile number: 604-721-7190