Legislators have been invited to celebrate BC Place's re-opening following the competition of a $565 million stadium upgrade project that cost $200 million more than initially estimated. In an email sent to MLAs and exclusively obtained by Public Eye, Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell advised that elected officials and their guest "will have the use of the Edgewater Lounge, along with municipal leaders, workers and other PavCo guests." The celebration is schedule to take place tomorrow during a BC Lions game. The following is a complete copy of the aforementioned email.
On behalf of the Pavilion Corporation, I would like to invite all Members of the Legislative Assembly and a guest to join British Columbians in celebrating the re-opening of BC Place on Friday, September 30, 2011.
The BC Lions will host the Edmonton Eskimos in the first event to take place in the stadium since the original roof was deflated in Spring, 2010. The stadium has been under construction since then, receiving not only the world's largest cable-supported retractable roof, but a complete retro-fit that has modernized one of our province's greatest public assets.
MLAs and their guest will have the use of the Edgewater Lounge, along with municipal leaders, workers and other PavCo guests.
To RSVP, please contact George Lenko at firstname.lastname@example.org.