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Hastings Park: Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park opening celebration

All ages, free admission

Come celebrate the opening of our new park! Demos, skills, races, tournaments, and sports drop-in sessions for all ages. Face painting, photo booth, crafts, CircusWest performers, the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan, and activity tents. The Z95 street team will be playing hits all day. Free cupcakes for the first 250 people to arrive!

Date and time

July 18 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park at Hastings Park, 2901 E Hastings St



Time  Activity
10:00am – 5:00pm  Drop-in beach volleyball (2 courts for youth 13 to 17 years, 2 courts for adults 18 years and up) 
11:00am – 12:30pm

FIFA Grassroots Festival (8 to 12 years)

11:00am – 1:00pm  Soccer stilt walkers
11:00am – 1:00pm  Pumptrack – BMX and mountain bike drop-in lessons (6 to 12 years, *helmets required) 
11:00am – 2:30pm  Night Hoops Youth basketball tournament  (12 to 18 years)
11:30am – 3:30pm  Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan 
12:00noon  Parkour demo 
12:00noon – 1:00pm  Skateboarding drop-in skills sessions (6 to 12 years, *helmets required) 
12:30 – 5:00pm  Whitecaps: Mascot Spike and activity tent 
1:00pm  BMX jump demo
1:15 – 3:30pm  Circus West unicycler, juggler, and human pyramid 
2:00pm Parkour demo
2:00pm Cross Border Tournament – Women's (BC Soccer)
2:00 – 2:30pm BMX pumptrack demos
2:30 – 3:00pm BMX race
2:45 – 3:30pm Night Hoops youth basketball skills challenge (12 to 18 years)
3:00 – 5:00pm Skateboarding demos and contest
3:30 – 4:30pm Night Hoops youth basketball drop-in (12 to 18 years)
4:00pm Cross Border Tournament – Men's (BC Soccer)


Schedule is subject to change.

On-site food vendors

  • BerryMobile
  • Wakwak burger
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Japadog
  • Mr.Cool Ice Cream
  • Potato Tornado

Bring a reusable bottle

Use our on-site water wagon for re-fills to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Directions to the park

Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park is located at Hastings Park, 2901 East Hastings St, beside Playland.

We highly recommend taking transit, biking, or walking. Parking is very limited. We will have extra bike racks on site.

Interested in having an on-site activation?

Email sponsor inquiries to marketing@vancouver.ca.



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