Global News - July 6, 2017


CBC Vancouver CBC Vancouver CTV Cam Man CTV Cam Man2 CTV Reporter Global TV Reporter Team United vs VPD: exhibition match Team United The National Alan Waterman Interview with TV Station in Vancouver

Indian Express - October 1, 2017

Tibet's women's football team: The story of the snow lionesses
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Georgia Straight - July 7, 2017

Soccer Festival brings Team Tibet, inclusion to Empire Field
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CBC News - June 21, 2017

Tibetan Women’s soccer team set to make International debut in Vancouver
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Official Press Release - June, 2017

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VISF 2017 Announcement - May, 2017

Hosting Tibet Women’s Soccer Team
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Jewish Independent News - May 19, 2017

Soccer unites people
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South Asian Post - April 25, 2017

Vancouver Soccer Fest to host tibetan women's team
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NBC NEWS - March 3, 2017

Tibet Soccer team denied Entry to US
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BBC - March 2, 2017

Tibet women's football team 'denied US visas'
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USA Today - February 28, 2017

Tibet women's soccer team denied US travel visas
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FOX Sports - February 28, 2017

Tibetan women’s soccer team denied visas to visit U.S. ahead of Dallas Cup
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The Guardian - February 28, 2017

Tibetan women's soccer players denied US visas for Texas tournament
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Official Press Release - June, 2016

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City Lights - Novus TV Report 2016


Official Press Release - June, 2015

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Official Press Release - June 12th, 2014

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Official Poster - 2014

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La Source - June 10, 2014

Le Mondial des outsiders en chants et en sons
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Official Press Release - June 20th, 2013

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Official Poster - 2013

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Vancouver Sun - July 8, 2011

International soccer tournament aims to promote 'world peace'
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Vancouver Courier - July 6, 2011

United in soccer: Cultural differences left off the field
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Vancouver Courier - July 6, 2011

Styled after the World Cup, the Vancouver International Soccer Festival counts 20 men's teams and 20 co-ed teams. For the first time since the inaugural festival in 2004, there is also a women's draw.
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Vancouver Courier - July 6, 2011

Palestinian-Israeli women's team striker finds freedom on the pitch
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Press Release - July 6, 2011

Vancouver Police Women Soccer Team Vs. Palestine- Israel UNITED
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Event Promotion and Publicity

VISF has caught the attention of local and international media, receiving extensive promotion and editorial coverage through TV, radio, print, and other multi-media outlets. Media sponsors are selected carefully to ensure that the event is promoted well. VISF provides sponsors with opportunities for promotion and publicity through an extensive advertising and media plan, and a publicity campaign which includes: a media campaign, promotional materials, an event website and an onsite event program.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Vancouver International Soccer Festival
101-1590 West 15th Avenue
Vancouver BC
V6J 2K6

Adri Hamael, President
Tel: 1.604.727.7038

High Resolution pictures and promotional material for media use are available upon request. Contact for more info or contact us by phone at 604.727.7038


2017 VISF: July 7-8-9

Empire Fields , Vancouver, BC
3311 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Come out and enjoy a World Cup-style soccer tournament featuring fun, food, and festivities for the whole family. FREE Admission!




I would like to thank you for participating in this annual Soccer festival. As an athlete, as a parent or as a spectator, you are taking part in much more than a multi-ethnic soccer tournament; you are expressing one of Canada’s most cherished values: acceptance.

We live in a country where we have understood that we are rich not despite our diversity but because of it. For me this is a message that will need to be repeated from generation to generation to make sure that this core value of what makes us Canadian never dies.

The Honorable Justin P. J. Trudeau
Membre of Canadian Parlement

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Vancouver International Soccer Festival! I hope that you are able to experience all of the cultural and sporting events this weekend has to offer. This international event is a celebration of diversity, reflecting the rich culture we enjoy here in Vancouver. I would also like to thank all the volunteers, workers and sponsors who have dedicated themselves to making this special event happen

Hon. Libby Davies, Member Of Canadian Parliament