The Olympic Experience Museum is turning down the lights, and turning up the music for an adults-only night of craft beer, sports simulations and beer-inspired food at the inaugural Night at the Museum: BC Ale Trail Edition.
BC Ale Trail is thrilled to be partnering with the Richmond Olympic Oval (ROX) and Tourism Richmond on Night at the Museum, a celebration of sports, beer, food and music, on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Sports: Explore over 400 “artefacts”, digital archives, and a dozen sports simulators and challenges, at Canada’s first Olympic Museum.
Beer: Five of the breweries (all award-winners at the recent BC Beer Awards) on the New West, Surrey, Delta & Richmond Ale Trail will be participating; Central City Brewers & Distillers, Four Winds Brewing, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Monkey 9 Brewing and Britannia Brewing. Neighbours with a passion for craft beer!
Food: East Side Beer Food will be on hand serving multiple options to satiate your appetite with beer-friendly foods.
Music: Mark Woodyard will be providing the soundtrack for the evening with his truly unique and dance-inspiring sound.
I asked one of the event organizers from the Olympic Experience (ROX) Museum for more details about what makes this event so unique.
What was the inspiration for this event at the Richmond Olympic Oval?
A big part of the Olympic Games is bringing people together to celebrate, this event is a great way for the Olympic Experience (ROX) museum to do that! We wanted to give adults an exclusive night to have their run of the museum without kids underfoot, with all the interactives in the ROX it’s the perfect place for kids-at-heart to have some fun and play! What goes better with sports than beer?
Why partner with the BC Ale Trail?
We felt partnering with the BC Ale Trail and local breweries was the perfect way to reach new audiences and work together to show off Richmond, and the New West, Surrey, Delta, Richmond Ale Trail. Like the craft brewing industry growing by being a strong community and collaborating, tourism is much the same way. With the museum being new, having only opened in late 2015 many people are still finding out about the Olympic Experience and we want to grow awareness and are excited to host many first-time guests.
Tell us more about this: Explore over 400 artefacts, digital archives, and a dozen sport simulators and challenges.
Olympic content is exclusive, and as one of 30 world-wide IOC (International Olympic Committee) Olympic Museum Network members, the ROX has items, photos, videos, and stories you won’t be able to see anywhere else. This includes artefacts such as Olympic medals and torches, digital archives of a curated story bank with the best stories from every modern Games and a globe highlighting every nation’s Olympic achievements, interactive challenges like reaction time and be a broadcaster, and state-of-the-art sport simulators that give you the closest experience next to actually being in a bobsleigh, sit-ski, race car, ski jump or kayak. This names a few of over 30 exhibits. (Artefact is the Britsh spelling and the one they have adopted)
Any other fun facts?
When I tell people I work at the Olympic Oval, many say they haven’t visited – for your readers this could be the best occasion to make it a destination for a night. The tagline of the Olympic Oval is: Built for the Games, designed for legacy. The building is truly stunning and still 10 years after it was built holds an inspiring feel. It hosted long track speeding skating during the 2010 Vancouver Games and has since been converted into multi-use. It is architecturally very unique with one of the longest clear-span roofs in North America, and the ceiling is made from pine-beetle kill wood. The building has won dozens of awards for design and sustainability, and additionally, it is a world-class example of post-Games legacy reaching over a million visits a year. The Legacy Lounge adjacent to the museum where Mark Woodyard will be playing was the VIP viewing lounge during the Vancouver Games.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 0A2
Tickets: $59 and inclusive of entry, beer and cider samples, food and entertainment and are on sale now here!
19+ event. Follow the official Facebook Event Page for updates.
Want to make a night of it? Stay in Richmond! The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is offering a discounted rate for November 3. Call in for reservations 604-273-7878 and quote OLYMPIC OVAL.