SOURCE: Vancouver’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Society

November 20, 2015 15:00 ET

Vancouver's Community New Year's Eve Celebration Secures Key Financing, Presenting Sponsor, Concord Pacific, and Garners Support from Local Celebrities

A Limited Number of Tickets to VIP Viewing Area Released Today

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - November 20, 2015) - Vancouver's New Year's Eve Celebration Society today announced it has secured nearly $400,000 in funding through a combination of private, public and in-kind sponsorship to support the first all-ages, free community New Year's Eve event in the City in more than a decade. This week the City of Vancouver approved a $125,000 grant towards policing, safety personnel and equipment for the event. Concord Pacific has also come on as the presenting sponsor for the event, which include free programming, live music on the 102.7 THE PEAK Stage, food trucks, a midnight countdown, and a fireworks display over Burrard Inlet presented by Westpark.

"We are elated to see both Vancouver's private and public sectors coming together to support a shared vision for a free, all-ages community event," said Charles Gauthier, president of Vancouver's New Year's Eve Celebration Society, a not-for-profit community organization putting on the event. "Cultural events like these define our city and give residents of all ages and backgrounds a reason to come together as a community."

Local news, lifestyle and entertainment website Vancity Buzz, which founded the Society, today released a video with Anti-Social Media Solutions, featuring local celebrities such as Kirk McLean, Vikram Vij and Chin Injeti also relaying their support for the celebration, which is scheduled to take place in front of Canada Place, from 6:00 pm to 12:20 am on December 31st.

"When the opportunity arose to help make this New Year's Eve celebration happen we had to get involved," Matt Meehan, senior vice president, planning at Concord Pacific. "Being part of the community and supporting events that bring people together is an important part of the work we do."

A limited number of tickets for the CF Pacific Centre Viewing Lounge were released at 11:45 am today for residents seeking a more premium experience. The all-ages licensed ticketed area will feature a comfortable lounge atmosphere, gourmet food trucks, private washrooms, and an audio simulcast of band performances and the fireworks soundtrack. Guests will have in/out privileges so as to enjoy all that the free community festival has to offer.

A limited number of tickets to the CF Pacific Centre Viewing Lounge that opens at 8:00 pm are priced at $40 (early bird), $50 (regular) and $20 (youth aged six to 18) plus tax and ticket outlet fees. Children under six are free. Tickets can be purchased now through Tickets Tonight: www.ticketstonight.ca. For more information visit: www.nyevan.com.

About Vancouver's New Year's Eve Celebration Society

Made up of a collaborative group of local businesses and associations, the Vancouver New Year's Eve Celebration Society includes representatives from Vancity Buzz, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Port Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver, Starbucks Coffee, Vanterre Projects, Boughton Law Corporation and BDO Canada. Media partners are Vancity Buzz, Global BC, Vancouver 24 Hours, 102.7 The Peak FM, and Brix Media Co. The Society will also be working closely with the City of Vancouver to make the evening a joint success.

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