Township of Langley, BC, Wednesday, October 3, 2012: The Langley Events Centre is excited to announce the return of Vancouver SportsFest featuring the Sports and Collectibles Mega Show for this October 19 to 21. This year will feature some new and exciting activities as well as featured autograph guests Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks and five-time Grey Cup winner and CFL and NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon.
In addition to the autograph and collectible opportunities available to fans there will a SportFest Fantasy Lounge, presented by the Brick, which will feature a cosy place for guests to enjoy their food and sit back and watch NHL hockey and NFL football during the course of the event. Right beside the Fantasy Lounge will be the Interactive Zone featuring some great ways for sports fan to test their mettle at their favourite sport. Whether it is measuring how hard their slap shot or seeing if they can toss it to the wide receiver in mid stride, Party Works will have your answer.
“We wanted to really engage the community so that when they came through the doors there was not only a chance to meet the greats and purchase great sports memorabilia, but now they can really participate too,” LEC Director of Business Development Jared Harman noted.
The show will include 150 collectors tables packed with great sports memorabilia from all sports. Everything from jerseys to playing cards will be available for the avid sport fan to purchase. Fans looking to purchase an autograph from Kesler or Moon can bring their own memorabilia or buy some at the event to have signed.
For more information on the signing guests please call 604.882.8800
About Langley Events Centre
The Langley Events Centre (LEC) is a 260,483 square foot state of the art facility, which includes an Arena Bowl, Triple Gymnasium, Banquet Hall and Meeting Spaces all in one. Opened in 2009 with the latest technology, the LEC is home to Trinity Western University Athletics (Basketball, Volleyball and Hockey), the Langley Rivermen of the BC Hockey League, the Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association and the Langley Junior Thunder of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League. Many organizations call the LEC home including Basketball BC, Langley Sports Medicine Clinic, Tourism Langley, MLA Rich Coleman, the Langley Gymnastics Foundation, RE Mountain Secondary School, and the Willoughby Community Centre. The facility has hosted events such as the 2010 BC Summer Games, 2011 CIS Men’s Volleyball National Championships, the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge, the 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling, the 2012 TELUS Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Championships, the 2011 and 2012 BC High School Boys' AAA Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS, and multiple Provincial Gymnastics Championships. The LEC is also proud to be host to the 2012 U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup and the 2013 BC AAA Girls Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS. For a complete list of previous and upcoming events, please visit www.langleyeventscentre.com