B.C. sports fans will need a vaccine to attend games this fall

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The B.C. government’s vaccine card will be required for entry at all pro sports venues in the Lower Mainland, including B.C. Place, Rogers Arena, the Langley Events Centre and the Abbotsford Centre.

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Patrick Johnston

Ray Frison gets his vaccine shot from nurse Stephanie McLeod and a free pass to a game, prior to the CFL game to start between BC Lions and Edmonton Elks at BC Place in Vancouver, BC, August 19, 2021. Photo by Arlen Redekop /PNG Article content

The B.C. government’s decision Monday to require sports fan present a proof of vaccination in order to enter B.C.’s is being greeted with cheers by the Lower Mainland’s sports teams.

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And it’s not come as a big surprise, since several teams have been speaking openly in recent days about their preference for a proper mandate to come from government.

Before the provincial government made their Monday afternoon announcement, a B.C. Lions spokesperson said the team had been hoping for some time that the government would step in.

Once the news was made official, team president Rick LeLacheur noted that the Lions’ next home game will be after the first phase of the new policy, which will require anyone attending an event after Sept. 7 to have received…

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