At the match: Find out what's happening at Saturday's match against Portland Timbers
We know you’ve been looking forward to this exciting match against Portland Timbers on Saturday! Make sure you arrive early to interact with our match sponsor, Bell, and our community partners: Breakfast Club of Canada and the Vancouver Police Foundation.
See below for a summary of activations to look out for.
Match Sponsor – Bell
Bring your Whitecaps FC August 30 matchday ticket or ‘Caps Card to a Bell store near you and receive a $50 bill credit when you purchase a new Bell phone. Visit a Bell store for details. Hurry, offer ends September 2nd. In addition, Bell will be handing out 6,000 Bell branded earbuds post-match on the concourse.
‘Caps in the Community Matchday Partner - Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada ensures that children start off the day with the most important meal of the day. The number of children in vulnerable areas who may arrive at school without having eaten is steadily increasing. In Canada, nearly one in seven children are at risk. Breakfast Club aims to improve the children’s chances of success and ensure that they keep trusting in their dreams and abilities by helping them grow one breakfast at a time. Make sure to visit their booth at ‘Caps Kickoff on matchday!
Kops’ Shades for Kids - Vancouver Police Foundation
The Vancouver Police Foundation has reintroduced its arresting Kops’ Shades for Kids campaign this summer. The campaign, back by popular demand, connects the public to the police through iconic, mirrored aviator sunglasses - a signature look inherently tied to police. All proceeds from the campaign fund important community outreach programs that are primarily focused on inner-city kids and at-risk youth, such as the VPD summer soccer camp, which is organized in partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. By leading and organizing ongoing activities with vulnerable youth, we can help them gain skills and self-confidence for a brighter future. The Campaign also seeks to strengthen the link between the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the community it serves. The sunglasses cost $20 each and are available on the Vancouver Police Foundation website. Be sure to visit the Vancouver Police Foundation booth at ‘Caps Kickoff to get your new shades!
Bell Fan Zone
Be sure to visit the Bell Fan Zone from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT for your chance to meet Whitecaps FC defender Johnny Leveron. While you are at the Bell Fan Zone, you can also show off your Whitecaps FC pride by getting your face painted, colouring your own unique Whitecaps FC scarf, and scoring goals against the opposition as your favourite Whitecaps FC players in EA SPORTS FIFA 14.
Come out to ‘Caps Kickoff from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT at Terry Fox Plaza and get excited about the match. ‘Caps fans of all ages are invited show their support for the Blue and White at this fun community event.
Be sure to visit Bell Media at ‘Caps Kickoff, as TEAM Radio will be live at Terry Fox Plaza to broadcast their pre-match show.
To get your ‘Caps spirit going, the Comic Soccer players featuring Sammy Soccer on stilts and Freddy Futball will be roaming the grounds at ‘Caps Kickoff to deliver laughs for Whitecaps FC fans.
Be sure to stop by Section 215 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. PT, as musician Johnny Leroux will be performing.
USL PRO to New Westminster
Show your support for USL PRO in New Westminster. Royal City Youth Soccer Club will be on ‘Caps Kickoff with their petition in support of a potential new professional soccer team in New Westminster. Come by and let your voice be heard!
BMO Kicking Cage
The BMO Kicking Cage, which Whitecaps FC fans can find at ‘Caps Kickoff at Terry Fox Plaza, offers the chance for you to measure your speed and accuracy and see how you compare against your favourite ‘Caps players. Be sure to sign up for a BMO MasterCard while you are visiting the BMO booth to experience the Power of Blue.
BMO Power of Blue
Win access to exclusive match experiences such as the BMO Official Coin Toss, the BMO Move of the Match and the Post-Match Kick by using your BMO MasterCard or debit card at the BMO Power of Blue line at Gate A at BC Place.
Kia Selfie Contest
Check out the Kia tent, where the Kia team will be on hand, helping fans enter their Selfie Contest. Take a selfie with the custom Whitecaps FC 2014 Kia Sorento, and post it to social media using the hashtag #KiasupportsWFC for a chance to win Whitecaps FC merchandise!
Zipcar will be hosting a Throw-In Challenge at the ‘Caps Kickoff. Come out and show that you’ve got the know-how for proper throw-ins and receive prizes!
Stop by Continental Tire’s tent to visit their photo booth, or test your skills at their Cornering Performance Challenge for a chance to win a Continental Tire scarf!
Whitecaps FC Merchandise
Gear up the kids for the fall! ‘Caps fans can enjoy 20% OFF YOUTH APPAREL available only at this Saturday's match. Offer includes hats, tees, jackets and hoodies. Please note offer does not include kids jerseys and cannot be combined with any other offer.
At the match, 'Caps fans will have the opportunity to round up their merchandise purchases to the nearest dollar with proceeds benefiting the ‘Caps community matchday partner. The merchandise roundup proceeds this Saturday will go towards our community partner: Breakfast Club of Canada.
It’s not too late to participate in the best sporting experience in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of ticket products, including prorated season tickets, 5-packs, student season tickets, and a youth soccer half-season ticket. Single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.