VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - Like amusement parks and sweets, superheroes are a phenomenon that most people never really outgrow. That's good news for movie producers and even better news for people in need. That's because just like the superheroes they admire, fans often like coming to the rescue of those who need it most. This fall, would-be superheroes everywhere get the chance to do just that when the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel hosts its second-annual Superhero Ball in support of BC Children's Hospital.

The fun begins at 7 p.m. on October 24, 2014. Whether guests choose to fly, teleport or simply drive, they will arrive at the ball on the 19th floor of this destination, premier among Vancouver hotels on the waterfront.

The setting matches the theme in spectacular ways. Just as superheroes accomplish amazing feats, this revolving rooftop event space, known as Vistas, revolves 360 degrees in approximately an hour for unrivalled views of Vancouver's Coal Harbour. Of course, considering that guests are encouraged to dress in full superhero regalia, there will be plenty to look at inside Vistas as well as outside it.

Few, if any, downtown Vancouver restaurants can compete with the views at Vistas, and fewer still can match its calibre of food. Guests of the Superhero Ball will nosh on artfully crafted cocktails and canapés so savoury and innovative, they'll keep everyone swaying and swooping to the beats mixed by DJ Southpaw.

After costume contests for most original, best duo and best villain, guests can then be immortalized in the photo booth. But the best souvenir just might be something won at the silent auction. Not only are the goodies up for grabs tempting in their own right, they are just one more way superheroes -- even those who are suiting up for only one evening -- can help the children of BC Children's Hospital.

Last year's sold-out event raised $15,000 for the hospital, but the goal for this year is even more ambitious. Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel wants to outperform its previous accomplishment and raise at least $18,000.

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About the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Dramatically situated on the waterfront, the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel combines design and a sense of destination in exciting ways. Guests arrive at the luxury boutique property to find a wide variety of amenities, including a fitness centre, solarium and indoor pool, as well as one of the most exciting restaurants in downtown Vancouver, p2b bistro & bar. This upscale-casual eatery serves fresh, local fare like seafood, steak and salad to keep guests energized, whether they're in town to work within the hotel's 29,000 square feet of flexible event space or sightsee at the nearby Gastown, Robson Street and other top attractions. At the end of the day, travellers can relax in the hotel's 434 guest rooms and eight suites outfitted with cotton-rich linens, upscale bathrooms and high-speed Internet access.

About BC Children's Hospital
BC Children's Hospital is the province's only full-service acute-care hospital dedicated to serving close to one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 85,000 children were treated at Children's Hospital. Funds raised by BC Children's Hospital Foundation are used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. For more information visit and follow @BCCHF on Twitter.

Contact Information:

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3T3 Canada