On behalf of my colleagues on Vancouver City Council, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone attending the 8th annual HSBC Canada Sevens. We are honoured to be selected as a host on this world tour and are ecstatic to welcome both men’s and women’s team under one roof in 2023.
As Mayor, I am proud of our city’s world-class hosting reputation and we are thrilled to once again be a stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series! We have a proud rugby community in Vancouver and I know the impact of this international level competition continues to be an inspiration to the next generation of athletes in our community and around British Columbia.
I want to commend Rugby Canada and the local organizing committee for their hard work and dedication to ensuring the HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver is a tremendous success year after year. With more days, more costumes, more FUN, more sevens – I can’t wait to see your fantastic outfits as we witness some incredible matches with the world’s best Sevens teams at BC Place Stadium.
Mayor Ken Sim