Eventpower was honored to be asked to oversee the power and provide additional distribution for multiple Paul McCartney arena and stadium shows in Vancouver between 2012 and 2019.
As well as powering several amazing Roger Waters shows at Rogers Arena, we were contracted to be the power supplier for massive 2014 “The Wall” show at BC Place Stadium.
Eventpower is the exclusive power provider for the annual FVDED in the Park. This two day rap/EDM festival, set in Surrey’s Holland Park has become one of the most successful and well attended events of the summer. Over 40,000 people attended in 2019.
In May, Eventpower travelled to Saskatchewan to provide power for the second “test” event, a concert headlined by Bryan Adams at the newly completed Mosaic Stadium. As a test event, seating was capped at 75% of the 33000-person capacity and it sold out quickly. It was great seeing the Adams crew having recently worked with them on the NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto on January 1st.
Almost exactly one year to the day, we returned to Mosaic Stadium in Regina to power The Eagles concert, and opening of the 100th CHL Memorial Cup.
The International is an annual esports tournament for the video game DOTA 2. 2018 marked our first year of involvement with this huge event when it was hosted in Vancouver. With a prize worth over USD $25 million, the event itself won the title of being the largest single-tournament prize pool of any esport event!
The Skookum Festival was an amazing weekend of food, art, and music set in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park. This was a very challenging, exciting, and rewarding project to be involved with. As a truly green event, generators would not be allowed so Eventpower was tasked by the producers and the Vancouver Parks Board with powering the entire site with clean, hydroelectric power. Something that had never been attempted on that site before. On a very tight timeline, with no existing infrastructure available and severe archeological restrictions in place, it was obvious that it was not going to be an easy one. Even after the engineering and difficult civil work was completed, we had to ship, and actually manufacture an additional 5km of portable power cable on site to complete the power runs to the four remote stages, gourmet food stations, multiple bar setups, art installations, food trucks and several large backstage artist compounds. All that while still juggling our always busy, summer schedule. Skookum ran without a hitch and was the pinnacle of our 2018 season.
The festival was originally planned to be an annual event. Despite a very successful inaugural event, the organizers decided to take a one-year break. Unfortunately, it now appears that this great festival was destined to be a one-time happening. We miss it but will always be thankful for being a part of the amazing experience that was Skookum.
As the contracted show power provider for Rogers Arena we continue to provide the house electrician and electrical support for dozens of concerts and events every year.
During the last 10 Olympics Games, the Holland Heineken House has been the traditional ‘home away from home’ for the Dutch sporting world throughout the Olympic Games and is hosted by NOC*NSF (Netherlands Olympic Committee). Once again, it was widely regarded as the ‘hottest place in town’ during the Olympics and welcomed over 120,000 visitors during its 18 days of operation.
The site was near the Richmond Olympic Oval in the 5000 square meters of the Minoru Arenas. The arenas were completely transformed for the 18 days of operation with the addition of a restaurant, several food outlets, clothing and merchandise areas, a special athletes room, VIP facilities for members of the Dutch Royal family and government officials, a full gym for the athletes to train, a business lounge for partners and suppliers of the NOC*NSF and facilities for Dutch media. The setup included a complete mobile kitchen from the Netherlands capable of feeding the 300 person crew – including more than 170 volunteer Dutch crew members. A Dutch radio station broadcasted live from HHH during the entire event and a live satellite feed was also available 24/7 to the Netherlands. The highlight of the Holland House experience was the main hall which featured celebratory medal ceremonies for the 8 Dutch Olympic wins and nightly performances by renowned Dutch artists and DJ’s.
Initial requirements for Holland Heineken House included over 2mW of power at six different voltages and different frequencies making this setup one of the most interesting project that Billy and our people were involved with during the Olympics. One of the largest challenges we faced was the substantial amount of European equipment that HHH was bringing from the Netherlands. The use of this equipment in Canada required obtaining special permission to do so. This process alone required nearly three months work to acquire the necessary documentation and ultimately receive the variance to utilize this equipment. Special electrical equipment and cabling was then manufactured to Canadian standards to feed this equipment. Two synched 500kW generators from Aggreko were used to generate the 230/400V at 50hz providing uninterrupted European power for the kitchens, cash points, vendors and bar equipment. A 1.5mW substation was provided to take advantage of BC’s clean hydro-electric power to satisfy the needs for 600kW of HVAC, 550kW of stage lighting, audio, video and miscellaneous power drops. Full time, on site electricians were provided for the daily 20 hours of operation to help ensure that the Holland Heineken House was again the ‘place to be’ during the Olympics.
Our people designed and provided a backup power system for His Highness The Aga Kahn’s Golden Jubilee visit to Vancouver. The event was held in BC Place and was attended by over 20,000 from around the world who came to hear the Ismaili Muslim leader’s spiritual advice and prayers. Billy provided generator supplied backup power for all of the lighting, audio, video and broadcast components of the event.
We successfully installed and managed all the temporary power requirements at Rexall Speedway in Edmonton for the eleventh round of the 2009 IndyCar Series. Apart from a tornado touching down the weekend before the race, which forced us to re-install much of the previous week’s work, it was one of our favorite jobs!