Big Sisters Luminary Soiree

Canada vs China Basketball at Rogers Arena

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 — 12:09pm PDT
Comments 54

Canada vs China BasketballOn August 10th the Canadian national basketball team with take on team China at Rogers Arena.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams have engaged in international play in preparation for the FIBA World Championships later this summer. The women just finished a tour in BC versus Chile and Sweden. The men will take on team France August 12th and 13th in Toronto and this will be their first time playing at the newly renamed Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

I just so happen to have a pair of court-side tickets to give away to the mens’ game against China Tuesday August 10th. Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post about basketball (1 entry)
  • Re-tweet the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win Canada vs China @canbball basketball game tix from @Miss604

    Regular game tickets start at $19.75 (plus service charges). I will draw a contest winner Thursday August 5th at 9:00am.

    Update The winner is Dave – have fun at the game!

    Current contests on


    1. Devlino says:

      I wonder if Yao Ming will be playing?

    2. Kathy says:

      I’m still bummed that Vancouver doesn’t have NBA basketball team. Even though the Grizzlies sucked, I enjoy watching basketball games. Thanks for having this contest!

    3. kelly m says:

      Canada vs China would be a great matchup. Seeing as I was born in canada and I’m chinese. I wonder if levon kendall is playing

    4. anoop says:

      nice to see some basketball returning to Vancouver

    5. Tyler says:

      Eww GM Place is called Rogers Arena now?

    6. Darko Sikman says:

      This is gonna be interesting to watch with so many Chinese-Canadians in the audience. Thank you for the contest.

    7. Marissa says:

      It’s funny to see “Rogers Arena”
      The very first and last basketball game I went to was Lakers vs. Raptors when Kobe scored those dreadful 81 points. I would love to go see another basketball game.

    8. Brenda says:

      I’m from HK so I’d love to go and support China!

    9. Dom says:

      Great match up to see.

    10. Dave says:

      With all of the injuries to the other teams main stars, team canada may be able to sneak up the rankings & steal a few wins. Can’t wait for the world championships!

    11. Patrick says:

      Hope the game won’t disappoint.

    12. Caio says:

      I’d love to see the match!

    13. bekki says:

      years ago went to see van grizzlies vs seattle sonics. cheered for the sonics.

    14. Audrey says:

      I would love to go see the game with my brother, who’s an NBA fanatic ๐Ÿ˜›

    15. mike313la says:

      This should an awesome game… live in person =D

    16. Teresa says:

      I like basketball.

    17. eli says:

      This level of basketball in Vancouver is always just fantastic for the kids and the game. Enjoy it hoop fans!

    18. shmuel says:

      Yi! Levon! It’s canada vs. china at the rogers centre august tenth!

    19. dlbrows says:

      Yes please. I refuse to go to any of the sympathy NBA pre-season games after the Grizz left for little to no reason so I’d love to go to this.

    20. Veronica says:

      Wow! This looks like an interesting game! Wouldn’t mind checking this out. Tweeted as well.

    21. Devon says:

      My basketball comment. . .

    22. Dennis says:

      wish Yao Ming and Hair Canada were playing. Should still be a good game to watch.

    23. scott says:

      it’s great to see that basketball canada is bringing our men’s national team to town for a game. fingers crossed, though, that they sell enough tickets to make a good atmosphere at rogers arena!

    24. mike says:

      basketball…umm its a fun game to play. id like to see yao ming in person though, he was a good player for the houston rockets

    25. Christine says:

      I like basketball! And it would be great to see our National team play in Vancouver.

    26. Basketball has been my “stress-reliever” ever since I first picked up the basketball in grade 4. It’s awesome to see that Canada continues to have a strong basketball program. BBALL 4 LIFE.

    27. Vincent Yan says:

      Would be awesome to see this!

    28. Ron K. says:

      I miss watching basketball games at the old GM Place.

    29. Ray says:

      We have a few promising Canadian high school players in the states expected to make it to the NBA, one projected a lottery pick in Cory Joseph. If they develop in the NBA and commits to Team Canada, which they have at the Junior level, hopefully we’ll improve in terms of international competition. right now, we’re still not even close…

    30. Can says:

      I would love these tickets.. maybe i should RT also just in case.

    31. Justin says:

      Tell you friends and get the word out. Let’s show some national pride and cheer on our Canadian boys. They can use our support. Remember to bring your Canadian flags. Canadian basketball rocks!

    32. Jeremy Cockrill says:

      Yao Ming will definitely not be playing, he might never play competitive basketball again because of a foot injury. It will be so awesome having the national team in Vancouver, hopefully we see some Olympic spirit at Rogers Arena that night. I have a feeling we will.

    33. Ian Yeung says:

      come on come onnnn pick me!!!

    34. kelsey says:

      grizzlies come back!

    35. Sanaz says:

      Never been to a live Basketball game, so very interested in seeing a live match!

    36. Renn says:

      I have never been to a live basketball game but would love for my first game to be a China-Canada match, especially being Chinese-Canadian!

    37. Elaan says:

      I love basketball! ๐Ÿ™‚

    38. Matt says:

      I haven’t been to a basketball game since the Grizzlies were in town!

    39. Mike says:

      Great match up for me, growing up playing basketball in Beijing, China.

    40. Mike says:

      And it would be a great opportunity to watch Team China in their post-Yao Ming era vs. the upcoming talented and athletic Team Canada.

      Growing up in the neighbourhood of the Olympic basketball arena in Beijing and missed the Olympic basketball games in 2008, now it is a great time to catch up all the actions here in Vancouver.

    41. LTD.Edition says:

      I used to play basketball.

    42. Earl says:

      I love international basketball I hope Canada can show the world that we can compete with the best this year!

    43. Ruby says:

      I remember when Vancouver had the Grizzlies .. they didn’t play great but at least it was fun watching basketball

    44. It’s great to see basketball in Vancouver… doesn’t happen enough!

    45. Jason says:

      Yao probably won’t play…

    46. Melanie says:

      Would love to win these tickets for me and my hubby ! He is a b-ball fanatic ๐Ÿ™‚

    47. Jamie says:

      Triple double trouble is coming to your town and going to make rubble.

    48. Steve H. says:

      I was lucky enough to watch Steve Nash’s last international game when China played Canada at GM Place. Nash put on a tremendous show and Yao Ming was a rookie entering the NBA. What surprised me most was the tremendous support for Team China. Chants and cheers were dominating the crowd and I felt we (as Canadians) were playing an away game – great experience!

    49. oscar says:

      It will be a great match up!

    50. Yang says:

      China has been practicing since june so they have had lots of time to prepare. They have played exhibtions and tournments against top teams like lituanian, argrentina, austrialia and slovenia. They did well against those team. I think they should be able to win against canada. Yi jianlian has been a beast

    51. Jared says:

      I heard Yi Jianlian was at the River Rock last night.

    52. Fei says:

      Yeah he was!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ My friend saw him there ๐Ÿ™‚

    53. pierre says:

      Which team is the winner?

    54. Nash put on a tremendous show and Yao Ming was a rookie entering the NBA. What surprised me most was the tremendous support for Team China.

    next »
    Celebration of Light 2010 Fireworks Photos: Finale
    « previously
    Live Music Summer Recap & ShoreFest Rundown