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  • Great Blue Heron Opens New Events Venue

      Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the grand opening of a brand-new live entertainment and special events venue at Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel in Port Perry, Ont. Located on the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) near Lake Scugog in Durham Region, the new entertainment and special events venue boasts a total capacity of nearly 800, making it an ideal space for a wide range of events, from live performances and concerts to corporate gatherings. The versatile…

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    New Calgary Event Centre Deal Inked

      Calgary has moved one step closer towards breaking ground on a modern event centre. Construction of the event centre building, new public plazas and Calgary’s first downtown community rink on the new event centre block, and other district improvements will likely start in 2024. A finalized agreement to fund Calgary’s future event centre (between the City of Calgary, the Alberta government, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) and the Calgary Stampede) allows the city to begin the design and pre-construction…

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    BC Place Celebrates 40 Years

      BC Place is celebrating 40 years of operation. As Western Canada’s largest multi-purpose event venue, BC Place has hosted more than 36 million guests at live events such as international sporting events, world-class concerts, community events, and trade and consumer shows. “Since opening in 1983 ahead of Expo ’86, BC Place has remained a community staple,” said Gwendolyn Point, board chair at B.C. Pavilion Corporation, the provincial Crown Corporation governing BC Place. “BC Place is more than just a…

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    Great Canadian Entertainment Partners with Live Nation

      Great Canadian Entertainment has announced an exclusive partnership with Live Nation Canada to bring some of the biggest names in music and comedy to its venues across Canada including the 5,000-person theatre at the recently opened $1B Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. With this new partnership, Live Nation Canada becomes the exclusive booking agent, and the two companies will jointly promote the programming. This strategic alliance is one of the first of its kind in Canada and will elevate the entertainment…

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  • Industry Profile: Jody Litvack

      Veteran Toronto entertainer Jody Litvack began his professional career in the entertainment industry as a DJ in the 90s and then as a host for Much Music in the early 2000s. Over the next decade, he quickly became one of Toronto’s most recognized live event entertainers and MCs. In 2009 he launched Jet Entertainment, an event production and multimedia company that has delivered a wide variety of special events with world-class entertainment. According to Litvack, entertainment is a central…

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    Create In-Person Events that Drive Attendance

      In a world where virtual communication is becoming the norm, it is easy to forget the importance of in-person interaction. Live networking events give people a chance to connect on a human level, which can encourage smiling, laughing, and produce positive neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine that impact mood, satisfaction, and happiness. These connections translate into better productivity, business success, and overall personal and professional development. The goal then is to create experiences that drive happiness, productivity, and increase…

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    Canada’s Largest Casino Set to Open

      Great Canadian Entertainment announced that its $1 billion, brand-new entertainment resort Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will open this summer at the intersection of Highways 401 and 427. Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will be Canada’s largest destination casino resort, spanning 33 acres. It will feature a Vegas-style casino, 400-room hotel, 5,000-seat entertainment venue, new parkade, and multiple on-site dining options. The existing Casino Woodbine will continue to operate with no interruption until Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto debuts…

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  • Five Steps For a Successful Festival

      Remember that vibrant festival experience from days long ago? Great music, delicious food, colourful entertainment, being outdoors with a crowd taking in the brilliant sunshine. Festivals are ever-popular, and even more so now that we are back from years of “no gathering land.” We all miss getting together to enjoy a shared experience – it is an essential part of being human. Large corporations and small businesses alike love to align with successful festivals especially if they know your…

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  • Experiential Entertainment For Team Building

      With all the available options and directions for an event there is nothing more effective at bonding people, team building and creating a lasting impact than moments attendees can feel. There is abundant research to support the value of fun and entertainment. According to communications guru Dale Carnegie, “People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing.” By creating an environment where people enjoy the time they spend at an event, you set a welcoming…

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  • Fun Virtual Event Activities to Boost Audience Participation

    As stay-at-home orders press on and vaccines are still only available for frontline workers and the most vulnerable, the events industry continues to move ahead in the virtual realm. While many attendees are now used to online events, they are also increasingly prone to burnout and fatigue given the amount of time spent in front of a computer these days. So, how do you stop your audience from zoning out? Until we can offer hybrid options or in-person events once…

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