FlyOver Canada chooses 100 per cent renewable electricity with Bullfrog Power for the Vancouver location of its virtual flight ride
Vancouver, June 17, 2013—Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider, and FlyOver Canada, a new major visitor attraction opening on Vancouver’s waterfront at Canada Place in Spring 2013, today announced an important new partnership. As a result, FlyOver Canada is bullfrogpowering all of its operations with 100 per cent clean, renewable energy.
“Bullfrog Power is a key part of our strategy to minimize the environmental impact of FlyOver Canada,” said Stephen Geddes, President of Soaring Attractions, FlyOver Canada’s owner. “Our attraction is all about showing off this beautiful country and we want to do our part to preserve that beauty for future generations.”
The experience, a first of its kind in Canada, gives visitors of all ages the opportunity to see Canada like never before. Groups of up to 60 guests at a time will strap in and be lifted in front of a large custom spherical screen where they will “fly” from east to west across some of Canada’s most stunning scenery. The seats will move in concert with the on-screen action and the immersive nature of the ride will be enhanced by high-tech effects including wind, scents, mist and surround sound. The entire experience will be bullfrogpowered with 100 per cent clean, green electricity.
Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power’s generators inject 100 per cent renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of power FlyOver Canada uses. In B.C., Bullfrog’s power comes exclusively from local wind power facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program.
“By choosing 100 per cent renewable electricity, FlyOver Canada is reducing its impact and helping support the development of new renewable generation in Canada,” said Anthony Santilli, Vice President, Sales, Bullfrog Power. “As a major attraction, FlyOver Canada has a real opportunity to raise awareness about the value of our natural environment and the actions we can all take to create a cleaner, healthier world.”
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by switching to green energy with Bullfrog Power. Homes and businesses can sign up easily, quickly and affordably at www.bullfrogpower.com.
About Soaring Attractions LP
FlyOverTM Canada is being developed by Soaring Attractions LP, a partnership involving two experienced Vancouver tourism entrepreneurs, Stephen Geddes and Andrew Strang, and Aquilini Investment Group, the owners of the Vancouver Canucks. FlyOver Canada is destined to become a first-class experience befitting its location at Canada Place. Soaring Attractions has put together a team of experts in themed entertainment from around the world with one simple mission: to create unforgettable experiences. They are committed to producing world-class destinations that deeply impact guests and the community alike.www.soaringattractions.com
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