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  • BC Place years

    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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    Strong Summer of Conventions at MTCC

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) will host a series of six citywide conventions this summer that will gather more than 27,000 national and international visitors. These large conventions will create a significant boost for the region’s economy and local businesses. In its 2023/24 fiscal year, the MTCC will host 22 citywide conventions set to generate over $246 million in economic impact. Global leaders and scientists will gather at the MTCC this summer to innovate and exchange knowledge on…

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  • PNE amphitheatre

    New PNE Amphitheatre Plans Revealed

      A brand-new PNE Amphitheatre at Hastings Park in Vancouver has been unveiled, featuring a dramatic mass timber curved roof. Construction of the open-air, 10,000-seat venue is set to begin in 2024, with expected completion in 2026. The estimated cost is $65 million. “The amphitheatre will be a jewel in Vancouver’s crown of spectacular venues,” says PNE president and CEO Shelley Frost. “The project will be designed to showcase British Columbia building products and engineering while adhering to the highest…

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    Cascades Casino Delta Set to Open

      Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced that Cascades Casino Delta in B.C. will officially open its doors on September 29, 2022. Located next to the interchange of Highway 99 with Highway 17A, the newest Gateway property will feature state-of-the-art meeting and event space, entertainment and culinary options to suit any taste including Gateway’s signature restaurants – The Buffet, Summit Bar and Match Eatery & Public House, which will feature a multi-season patio and the Bud Room. “Cascades Casino Delta will…

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  • Edmonton solar

    Edmonton Expo Centre Builds Solar Roof

      The Edmonton Expo Centre will soon be home to the largest rooftop solar array in the country. Phase 1 of the $5 million project will see 5,754 solar panels installed across 193,735.5 square feet above Halls D through H. The rooftop solar panel array will generate at least 2.8 gigawatts of energy annually, equal to about 375 homes. Based on the design energy models the array is anticipated to yield operational savings around $290,000 to $460,000 per year. “Our…

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  • Paradox

    Paradox Hotel Vancouver Opens in April

      Paradox Hotel Vancouver has opened in downtown Vancouver. The 147 room hotel is the flagship location for Paradox Hotel Group, a global hotel and hospitality brand with locations worldwide. The hotel is a rebranding of the former Trump International Hotel & Tower at 1161 West Georgia street and features seven event venues totalling 15,000 sq.ft.; a 3,982 sq.ft. wrap-around terrace; indoor pool and walk-out whirlpool; a fitness centre and 3,000 sq.ft. spa facility. “We have always wanted to consolidate our…

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    New Vernon Event Venue Breaks Ground

      The Rise Golf Course in Vernon, B.C. has multi-million-dollar project plans for a 30,000 square foot, multi-amenity building that includes a restaurant and lounge, corporate event space and wedding venue. The venue’s top floor will feature 35-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a 120-seat casual dining area including a multi-level patio overlooking Okanagan Lake, the City of Vernon and the golf course. “Vernon, B.C. is the right place and now is the right time to elevate local experiences. We’re breaking ground now and…

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    Canadian Canoe Museum Construction Underway

      Construction has begun on the new 65,000 square foot Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, ON. The five-acre site of the new museum will provide stunning west-facing views of Little Lake, a connection to the Trans Canada Trail and will be surrounded by public parks. It will become a vibrant community space for activities and the Museum’s canoeing and outdoor programs and events. The inspiring two-storey building will be a purpose-built facility that will serve as home to the Museum’s…

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    Yonge-Dundas Square Open for Events

    Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS), an outdoor public and event space in downtown Toronto, is accepting applications for 2022 events. Located at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, the square is a popular event venue dubbed the “Times Square of Canada” that accommodates gatherings of various sizes and types including marketing activations, community celebrations, concerts, receptions, and promotions. With pandemic-related measures in place such as proof of vaccination and changes to restrictions, it is anticipated that the local economy will be…

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  • Events in the age of disruption

    Montreal is a city in the midst of a boom. With its vibrant tech scene, bustling nightlife and well-earned reputation as a culinary mecca, Canada’s unofficial arts capital is teeming with culture and opportunity — and no one is feeling that positive vibe more than Robert Mercure, president and CEO of The Palais des congrès de Montreal. “This city is really breaking out,” the Montreal-native said. “I haven’t seen this kind of energy and appetite for our city since, frankly,…

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