1. The Vancouver Convention Centre is an economic driver for the province of BC, bringing in over 9 million guests from around the world to experience our communities, businesses and attractions.

In the 10 years since opening the West building, what is the total amount in economic impact (direct spend) generated by the 5,500+ events hosted?* Hint

2. At the Vancouver Convention Centre, we constantly strive to make a positive impact on our communities and throughout the province. At the local level, our team partners with several Vancouver-based social enterprises to ensure we are doing what we can, as much as we can.

Which of these charities do we partner with to support communities in Vancouver’s inner city?* Hint

3. The Vancouver Convention Centre is home to many local and international art works and collections through The Art Project. Our vision is to create a world class art project that represents both our own local artists as well as international talent, and showcase their excellence to the thousands of guests who come to our facility.

What country do the artists behind our iconic sculpture ‘The Drop’ reside in?* Hint

4. Since the doors first opened, our facilities have welcomed an enormous range of industries and sectors for their events – from government, to academic and scientific research, film and television shoots, and groups working towards solutions to global issues like gender equality.

We are proud to have been a repeat Host venue, in 2011, 2014 and 2018, for this group that advances computer graphics and interactive techniques. Which international organization is this?* Hint

5. Atop our West Building are six acres of green grass that make up our ‘living roof’. In fact, our roof is the largest green roof in Canada, and the largest non-industrial living roof in North America. On it there are more than 20 species of plants growing and several beehives that are managed through our partnership with Hives for Humanity.

How many times a year does the six acres of grass get mowed?* Hint

6. One of the more recent additions to the West Building is the LOT185 Café + Wine Bar. Whether you’re in the mood for a locally roasted Moja coffee or Fraser Valley duck confit, everything on our menu is sourced here and made fresh. With LOT185, we hope to provide both guests and residents an exceptional casual dining experience as well as a unique space option for connecting with someone.

Where does the name LOT185 originate from?* Hint

7. Over the last 10 years, the West Building has hosted more than 5,500 events for organizations and groups across the world.

Which types of events are commonly hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre?* Hint

8. One of the things that makes us unique in the meetings and event industry is our kitchen program. The Vancouver Convention Centre proudly runs a ‘scratch kitchen’, meaning everything that is served here is also made here by our team. This also gives us the opportunity to work with many local suppliers and businesses for our food and ingredients.

The Vancouver Convention Centre sources its “chèvre” from the Okanagan.* Hint

9. The Vancouver Convention Centre served as host for the Main Media Centre for the 2010 Winter Games, welcoming over 10,000 broadcasters and journalists from around the world. We were also (and still are) the home for the Olympic Cauldron, which stands tall as a permanent landmark on Jack Poole Plaza.

In feet, how tall is the Olympic Cauldron?* Hint

10. While this year marks the West Building’s 10th anniversary after opening its doors in 2009, the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East Building at Canada Place has been open for some time longer.

What year did the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East Building open?* Hint

Bonus: What is your great idea for how the Vancouver Convention Centre can be successful in the next 10 years?

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