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Dustin Westling

Risk-taker & Partner at OneWest Wow Your Participants with 10 Simple Updates

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CONTRIBUTORS

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to the Fall/Winter issue of the Alberta Meeting & Event Guide! In this issue we feature Dustin Westling, Partner at OneWest Events Inc. and Affiliate Chair of the International Live Events Association. Read about the road Dustin has travelled to get where he is today, as well as some suggestions he has for people just breaking into the events industry. Eryne Sarabin and Alicia Powers from Tycoon Event Planning bring Part 2 of 2 of our registration series, which explores On-Site Event Registration. A few pages over, Tahira Endean shares 10 Simple Event Design Updates that will take your event to the next level! In our Ask The Experts feature, we cover Digital Meetings with David Papp (a tech pioneer who specializes in CyberSecurity & Privacy, Social Media, Technology Management, and Blockchain) and chat with Pierre Marleau from Orange Frog Productions about lighting trends and tips. If you have any questions you would like to see answered in a future issue of the Alberta Meeting & Event Guide, send me an e-mail to editor@albertameetings.com

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Tahira Endean

Silvia Pikal

In 2018 Tahira was named a Top 20 Trendsetter by MeetingsToday, as well as MPI BC Chapter Mentor of the Year. Other honours include her 2015 induction into the Meetings Canada Hall of Fame in the Big Idea category. Tahira instructs both Special Event Planning and Sustainable Event Management at the BC Institute of Technology.

Silvia is a writer and editor based in Calgary. She has a special interest in long-form journalism and career profiles about amazing Albertans, which give her the opportunity to learn more about everything from designing handbags to distilling vodka in a basement lab. Find her on Twitter @silviapikal.

Eryne Sarabin

Nela Kovacovic

Eryne is the Owner and Lead Planner of Tycoon Event Planning & Promotions. Tycoon has been nominated for and won several awards at the Edmonton Event Awards, and Eryne was the 2017 Event Planner of the Year.

Nela has a Master of Arts in Production Management, is a Certified Meeting Professional and has experience working on many live events in Europe. She is a proud team member at Timewise Event Management, producing the Event Awards and GO WEST! She is also a VP of Membership for International Live Events Association (ILEA) Edmonton.


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Contents

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38 The Experts

11 News, Tips & Trends

14 Dustin Westling The entrepreuneur and “senior millennial” reflects on building OneWest

18 GO WEST 2019 The conference for event professionals in Western Canada returns for a second year! 22 ILEA Live Recap A glance at what happened at ILEA Live 24 Spotlight On: Calgary  Everything you need to know to plan an event in Calgary

36 Digital Meetings Q&A with David Papp of Mtek Digital 38 Production & Lighting Design Q&A with Pierre Marleau of Orange Frog Production Inc.

Setting the Stage 20 10 Simple Event Design Updates Take your event to the next level with these small changes

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32 On-Site Event Registration Part 2 of 2: If You Build It & They Come, What Then? 34 Swag Bags  They don’t have to be expensive, but they do have to be useful!

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Royal Alberta Museum | Opening The new Royal Alberta Museum is opening to the public on October 3, 2018! The new facility is right in the heart of downtown Edmonton and has plenty of meeting space available. The Amiskwaciy Theatre has 238 permanent seats and is ideal for events where Audio/Visual plays a big role (i.e., presentations, film screenings, performances). The Theatre Lobby is also available to rent, either with the theatre or on its own. There are three Seminar Rooms, each of which comes equipped with a conference phone and Audio Visual (HDMI/USB connections). For events that do not require meeting space, the Café, Private Dining Room and Fraser Courtyard are all available to book outside of the museum’s regular hours. For the ultimate exclusive experience, the full museum is available to rent after hours for $5,000/ hour. Visit royalalbertamuseum.ca for more information!

Edmonton & Calgary Event Awards Nominations

Malcolm Hotel & Conference Centre | Opening

The Edmonton & Calgary Event Awards will be opening nominations for the 2019 awards in mid-October. Make sure to keep an eye out on EventAwards.ca, and nominate someone in the event industry who stands out to you as above excellence!

The Malcolm Hotel and Conference Centre is set to open its doors on November 3, 2018! The hotel is a Clique Hotel and Resort property and is the first traditional hotel to be built in Canmore in more than two decades—and the first four-star luxury accommodation. The name is inspired by King Malcolm III and aims to pay tribute to Canmore’s Scottish history, while maintaining the mountain atmosphere that Canmore is known for. There is an 8,800 square foot event space, 124 guest rooms and suites, and a restaurant/lounge on the property.

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News, Tips & Trends

Calgary Public Library

New Central Library | Opening

On November 1, 2018, Calgary Public Library will open its New Central Library. This facility will have more than 30 bookable meeting rooms, ranging in size from small (accommodating groups of 6 people) to large (accommodating groups of 20+ people). All rooms will be equipped with whiteboards and A/V connections and displays. Also available for rent is the Idea Lab, which is set up specifically for brainstorming or discussion sessions and includes flip-top tables, study chairs and plenty of whiteboards. The Video Conference Room is another Special Space, which accommodates up to nine people and has a table, chairs and conferencing technology. If you’re looking for an Event Space, the Library also has four larger spaces. The BMO Financial Group Community room holds 80, the Performance Hall holds 400, and the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery is 5,000 square feet with endless options!

JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District The JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District hotel is opening its doors in March 2019 and is one of three JW Marriott branded hotels in Canada. There will be 10 meeting spaces in total, including what will be the largest ballroom in downtown Edmonton (10,500 square feet). All together, the hotel will have over 22,000 square feet of conference and meeting space. For the hockey fans, the added bonus is that all the rooms are named after Oilers alumni, including Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glen Sather, Paul Coffey, Glenn Anderson, Kevin Lowe, Grant Fuhr, Al Hamilton, Jari Kurri and Rod Phillips!

The VOID, Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire | Team Building Exclusive to the Rec Room in West Edmonton Mall is a new teambuilding activity for all Star Wars fans—and even those who aren’t! Become fully immersed in the hyper-reality experience, and work with your teammates on your assignment. Here’s how… “YOUR MISSION: A galaxy far, far away needs your help. In teams of four, you’ll be transported to the molten planet of Mustafar. Alongside pragmatic droid K-2S0, your team mission is to recover Imperial Intelligence vital to the rebellion’s survival. Navigate through an enemy facility disguised as stormtroopers, grab your blasters, solve puzzles and fight giant lava monsters in an effort to fulfill your mission.” ­—The Rec Room, West Edmonton Mall Full information can be found at therecroom.com/west-edmonton/ games/the-void

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The Experts

Dustin Westling

The entrepreneur and “senior millennial” reflects on building OneWest

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or 10 days out of the year, Calgary transforms into an Old West extravaganza. Not only do more than a million people flood through the gates at the Stampede Grounds for a rodeo, exhibition and festival, but across the city, there are hundreds of free pancake breakfasts, windows painted with Western insignia and Calgarians from corporate environments decked out in cowboy boots and

“I love the Stampede,” Westling says. “There’s no shortage of people in blue jeans and cowboy hats that are tapping their toes to the country music. For 10 days you feel an immense sense of pride for the city—it’s not just about the midway and the rodeo, it’s about a city showing off what we do best.” Alberta-born and raised, Westling has a special connection with the Calgary Stampede, as it was the site of his first

Dustin Westling speaking at ILEA Calgary Meeting at Heritage Park

denim. You’ll find Dustin Westling, managing partner of OneWest Event Design and Logistics, right in the heart of it. OneWest is an event-management and design company with offices in Calgary and Burnaby. They design, plan and execute hundreds of events a year for some of the most recognizable brands in Western Canada, including WestJet, Stantec and the Calgary Stampede. 14

I love things to be instant. I can identify with the traditional millennial, but I’m also very focused and strategic.”

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hospitality job and is now one of his biggest clients. He worked as a server for the venue’s year-round events, which include everything from graduation celebrations to Christmas parties. He moved on to work in hotels, convention centres and other public attractions, never straying from the hospitality industry: “Every day is a new adventure—whether it’s the guests you’re taking care of or employees—there’s always new and interesting people around you.” His background was the right fit for running OneWest. “One of the things you really learn in hospitality is service,” Westling says. “That’s something I know we’ve been really successful in—always providing a hospitality-level service with our clients and our guests.” He was always drawn to the hustle of the industry, which fits into the 34-year-old’s view of himself as a “senior millennial.” “In a lot of ways I think like a millennial,” he says. “I love the fast pace of business. I love things to be instant. I can identify with the traditional millennial, but I’m also very focused and strategic.” Pair that with a lifelong fascination with business, a strength for building relationships and a thirst for growth, and Westling has long possessed the characteristics required to be an entrepreneur—whether he was comfortable with that label or not. Nine years ago, through his connections in hospitality, Westling had the opportunity to buy a small company that would become OneWest. “For the first few years I refused to call myself an entrepreneur,” he explains. “I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. I bought the business because I thought it’d be a great a side-hustle. It took me

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The Experts OneWest team in weekly meeting

I’m so lucky to have such smart, hardworking, loyal, fierce, dedicated people that work for me. Watching them grow and take the opportunities provided, there’s nothing better in the world. Nothing.”

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years to finally accept that feeling you get about your business, and that die-hard loyalty to clients and employees, is really what an entrepreneur is.” In the beginning, Westling felt out of place in meetings, even as a leader of the company: “I felt I was working around people who were smarter or more experienced than me. I was lucky to work with really, really successful companies, and I would sit there and go, ‘I hope I can be helpful!’ And over time I realized I can do this. I don’t have to be afraid to speak up—I’ve earned a seat at the table. That changed my business. Fear as a business owner and entrepreneur will get you every time.” When asked what he considers the definitive key to his success, Westling doesn’t hesitate: “My team. There’s no

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question.” He found it difficult to stay motivated in the early days of OneWest when it was just himself and one part-time support person. “What I found as my business got bigger and I had the opportunity to lead a team, I really started to enjoy this,” Westling says. “So much of my efforts now go into creating opportunities for my team to be successful. At the end of the day that really drives me. I’m so lucky to have such smart, hard-working, loyal, fierce, dedicated people that work for me. Watching them grow and take the opportunities provided, there’s nothing better in the world. Nothing.” Renée Pittet, director of business development for OneWest, has worked with Westling for almost six years. They

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often collaborate on landing larger clients and creative brainstorming. She describes him as quick to lend a hand—the first person to jump on-site when needed and the last to leave. “His energy and passion for what we do not only inspires me and the team, but the entire event industry,” Pittet says. “He is truly interested in our values and goals both within OneWest and our personal lives—encouraging balance between the two and allowing for professional development regularly through conferences, speaking opportunities and sitting on boards. Leadership starts from

the top and he himself is a risk taker, pushing us to dig deep into our own creativity.” Westling oversees the project management team and still hires all of their employees. To find the best person for the job, he does interviews a little differently. He takes candidates through Calgary’s Plus 15 pedestrian skywalk system for an hour to make sure they can think on their feet while also keeping up with Westling’s brisk pace. “I’m 6'3"—if you can keep up with me and I haven’t killed you, you have the stamina required to do this,” he says.

For those who want to join the industry, he adds it’s important to be persistent: “Nothing is handed to you in this industry. Nothing. You will work for every single thing you want. If you’re willing to work for it and put in the time, anyone can be successful.” He recommends investing your time in a non-profit organization like the International Live Events Association (ILEA), which he says gives event professionals the opportunity to collaborate and advocate for their industry. This year Westling, along with fellow ILEA member Lisa Marks, won the J. Robert Graves Award for individuals who have made a significant contribution to ILEA, and the ILEA Canada team earned international recognition as Affiliate of the Year. He also recommends getting an education in public relations and marketing—key skills to possess in the industry, and building relationships with vendors, who are critical to a company’s success. “Make sure you’re open to every opportunity to make a name for yourself—and that name has to be something that’s genuine and honest and passionate,” he says. “If you can figure out how to do that, you’ll get a seat at the table and this industry will be really good to you.” n

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GO WEST

GO WEST 2019 The conference for event professionals in Western Canada returns for a second year!

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n 2018 Timewise Event Management took the leap and created the largest gathering of event professionals in Western Canada— something the industry did not have and proved there was a great need for. The conference was a huge success and will be even bigger and better in 2019! GO WEST is taking place in Edmonton, Alberta, January 21–22, 2019, and here is a sneak peek at what you can expect to see. This year’s lineup of speakers promises to keep you entertained, give you

recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers as one of North America’s Top Five Performing Venues. “For more than 35 years, we have worked hand in hand with event professionals from across the region to promote the strength of the meetings and conventions industry right here in Edmonton,” says Richard Wong, General Manager, Shaw Conference Centre. “It’s this collaborative spirit that has inspired us to push the limits of what we can provide to our planners and guests. We look forward to

We designed GO WEST to deliver an exceptional experience that helps event professionals change the way they do business and the way they design meetings and events” ­—Arlene Schilke, Executive Producer, Timewise Event Management

tons of useful information and send you away full of ideas and inspiration! David Adler, CEO & Founder of BizBash, and Will Curran, Founder & Chief Event Einstein of Endless Events, are two of the Main Stage speakers. Other speakers include Heather Reid, who will be talking about hotel contracts (Planner Protect), Alex Plaxen, who will be covering social media and sponsorship, and Shannon Boudreau, who will be back again to go through food and beverage trends. The event has moved to the Shaw Conference Centre, which was recently 18

New for 2019 Workshops in the morning of the first day with the speakers. These will be available as conference add-ons for an additional fee, and you can pick and choose which ones you want to attend. Reception at the Westin Hotel on Sunday night for the event planners staying there. Late-night party on Monday night, benefiting an industry foundation.

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hosting colleagues, connecting with new professionals and showcasing exciting initiatives at GO WEST 2019.” The conference will feature the Experiential Hall again this year, which showcases interactive, engaging tools for event professionals, as well as opens up the door to a new audience for suppliers. The Experiential Hall will have everything from an Escape Room to VR Experiences to a Tech Bar. The Hall aims not only to introduce tools for event professionals but also to give them a chance to be hands-on and see them in action. n

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Setting the Stage

10 Simple Event Design Updates

Take your event to the next level with these small changes By Tahira Endean

If you only do one thing, start with this. Meet the needs of your gluten-free participants to ensure everyone is able to maximize their experience. Food is fuel, full stop. When you combine fresh and delicious greens and fruit, light dairy and meat (or vegetable) proteins for your meals and breaks, your guests will be nourished and better able to concentrate and connect, to ideas and to each other.

2/ S  imply Rethink Design Ask yourself what else you could use your name badges for? Consider the basics, from the font size of the allimportant first name to what else people 20

need to know. Does the role or organization really matter in the context of your event? If so, include that. Will understanding a passion of your participants incite more conversations? If so, include that (instead).

friends. Avoid low-battery anxiety by ensuring you have access to plugins and/or provide recharging stations throughout the day. Bonus: while they wait, people talk.

3/ Set Smaller Tables

Small florals, a linen overlay and uplighting add visual interest to your space (including the often-forgotten small meeting rooms) without breaking the bank. This can reinforce a theme or brand colour or stimulate an emotion.

When you need to encourage conversation, keep your tables between 4 and 6 guests. They can easily see and hear each person, and this is the right amount for everyone to easily contribute and weave their ideas into the discussion.

4/ Recharge Me!

Everyone will arrive with at least one device and want to connect to the event, the office and their family and

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5/ Add Colour

6/ Remember That Music Matters Beyond the walk-in music, consider how you layer sound into your session. Need to inspire creativity? Powerful

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There are many ways to serve the people and purpose of an event, and often it is not in a “facethe-front and pay attention to me” format. classical music supports this. Need to increase energy? Then choose popular music with a great beat. Need to support conversation? Choose a beat close to a resting heartrate, and keep it below 70 decibels—think coffee shop volume. This is also where a great DJ or Spotify experience can help you.

7/ Mix Up the Learning Formats Beyond an inspiring keynote, how else can you provide content? Consider if peer-to-peer discussion-based learning will suit your purposes, or if a

one-to-few scenario will allow for the best contextualization of learning, or even if a hands-on workshop, genius bar or innovation lab format will serve the overall objectives. Test alternatives.

over a garden; around a building or a block; fresh air and a new perspective infused into a conversation improves idea generation. Bonus: natural light.

8/ Walk It Out

What is the BIG challenge facing your organization or industry? If you need new ways to collect ideas, bring in a sense of openness, invite play and bring out the post-it notes. Add in some fun food and beverage, let them know every idea is welcome and don’t hold back. Start with a flurry of ideas; you will always have time to edit.

Send small groups to solve a challenge while walking. A hallway with a view

9/ Gamestorm

10/ Engage with Q & A

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Beyond the ubiquitous mobile app, consider integrating easy Q & A apps, allowing alternate methods of engagement for today’s attendee who seeks deeper engagement, but without having to step up to a microphone. There are many ways to serve the people and purpose of an event, and often it is not in a “face-the-front and pay attention to me” format. As our audiences continue to be ever more driven by experiences, you can make small adaptations to your events, which will create more interest for the participants and, ultimately, drive better results for your organizations. ■ MEETINGSALBERTA.COM

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ILEA Live

2018 ILEA LIVE ATTENDIES

ILEA Live

What you missed at the ILEA Live Conference! By Nela Kovacovic

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vents professionals from around the globe gathered in Espey with Chipotle Mexican Grill and Rodrigo Espinosa with Denver, August 16-18, to attend the much-anticipated North America George P. Johnson Experience Marketing. The ILEA Live 2018 Conference. Organized by members main take-aways from these two keynote sessions were: of the International Live Events Association (ILEA), • Branding is everything, everything is branding. ILEA Live boasted a turnout of 505 Live events professionals. • Every point of contact creates customer experience. ILEA Live is about the business of experiential creativity • Connect your event audience to the event message and and the words experience and creativity were carried throughmission. out all three days. • People attend events to feel good and do something out of The conference kicked off with award-winning designer the ordinary, and our role is to deliver the experiences they Brent Mather introducing us to some of the cutting-edge don’t want to end! trends in architecture influencing the event design. After “ILEA Live 2018 had a terrific turnout, with a wide varithe opening keynote, guests were shuttled into the History ety of Live events professionals from around the globe,” said Colorado Center for an opening party, the Sara Grauf, CSEP, ILEA International Denver museum was transformed into a President. “The event continues to be a colourful reception space, with Denver rich setting for Live event professionals traditional food stations, live music and to exchange ideas about managing their fireworks. Day 2 of the ILEA Live was event businesses, build relationships and very special for Canadians! ILEA Canada 1. Global Connections with leaders learn from education sessions addressing received the Affiliate of the Year Award, from the event industry relevant industry trends and the business and ILEA Edmonton was honoured with of creativity.” 2. Sharing ideas & AHA moments Spirit of Excellence in Programming and ILEA Live attendees learned everyEducation Award for the first time in the 3. Quality Education with thing from F&B trends, work-life balance history of its existence, competing with nuggets of information spetips and best sales strategies to virtual chapters from all around the world. cifically applicable for event reality for events, storytelling through The highlights of the education sesprofessionals extended reality and creating the brand sions were two branding experts, William in the industry. n 22

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SPOTLIGHT ON:

Calgary

Everything you need to know to plan an event in Calgary

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osting an event in Calgary has never been easier! Whether you’re looking for a small outdoor event or a large formal event, the options in Calgary seem endless. While this list isn’t complete, here are some tips and suggestions for hosting your event in Calgary!

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Spotlight On: Calgary

Top Reasons to Host Your Event in Calgary What makes Calgary stand out as a meeting destination? The energy and experience. Its people, its downtown, and its industries are all growing and thriving. Not to mention the city has more than 100 years of experience hosting the world at the Calgary Stampede, Winter Olympics, and 700 annual festivals. That adds up to one impressive resume. Here are 10 more great reasons to host your event there.

Accolades 4th Most Livable City in the World —Economist 2018 4th Top Meeting Destination in Canada —Cvent 2018

1. A hub for business events: Calgary has not one but two venues for large events: the downtown Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and the east-side BMO Centre at Stampede Park.

Top 10 most walkable cities in Canada —Walk Score 2017 Calgary ranked #3 of the top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future for business friendliness

2. Wonderfully compact: Meeting in Calgary puts attendees in the vibrant cultural and entertainment districts, where they can walk from their meetings to restaurants, museums, shopping, and theatres.

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3. Fresh air everywhere: Calgary has 850 kms of walking and cycling paths and two of the largest urban parks in world. 4. A quick flight away: A western Canadian hub, Calgary is no more than one stop away from any major city in the world. 5. A base camp for adventure: Less than an hour from downtown are the Canadian Rocky Mountains and nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like Dinosaur Provincial Park. 6. Inspired cuisine: Calgary’s ambitious, awardwinning chefs are earning the city a well-deserved international reputation for delightful fare. 7. Microbreweries: Alberta’s ideal growing conditions produce some of the world’s best barley, helping to fuel Calgary’s booming microbrewery and distillery scene. 8. Inspiration is everywhere: Take groups on a field trip to the National Music Centre, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, or Spruce Meadows for a deep-dive into what makes Calgary unique. 9. A clean-energy leader: Calgary-based companies operate one-third of Canada’s wind-generation installations, and the clean tech market in the region’s oil and gas sector reached an estimated $1.3 billion last year. 10. The ultimate host: Working with Meetings + Conventions Calgary is sort of like visiting a close friend, the kind who knows all of the hidden local gems and never forgets to leave chocolate on the pillow.

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Spotlight On: Calgary

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

White Hat Ceremonies

Calgary has two major venues to host your event, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Creating, discovering, sharing, and connecting; this is the magic of living. We have the privilege of supplying the essential elements of space and time where the magic of creating, discovering, sharing, and connecting can flourish; we are Calgary’s TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC). At the CTCC we facilitate and host events that connect people. As a venue committed to exceptional service, our clients choose us because we help people converse, learn, grow, celebrate, discover, share, and experience what’s important to them. Whether it’s parking in our underground lot, riding on Calgary transit to our front doors, direct air access, or staying at one of our fabulous hotels, connecting to the CTCC is comfortable, convenient, and easy. Located at the centre of downtown Calgary, connected to the Marriott, Fairmont, Hyatt, and Le Germaine; CTCC brings people together from Calgary, Canada, and around the world for amazing events, meetings, special occasions,

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and conferences. Our Convention District is an intimate collection of restaurants, live theatres, concert halls, meeting rooms, ballrooms, convention facilities, museums, art galleries, retail shops, and more nestled in Calgary’s business towers. The CTCC has 122,000 square feet of flexible convention space, 47,000 square feet of exhibit space, 5 pre-function areas and 36 meeting rooms for a variety of configurations. calgary-convention.com BMO Centre at Stampede Park The official home of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Stampede Park is a multi-purpose group of facilities, with over 500,000 square feet of flexible space. Situated on the southern shoulder of downtown Calgary, the site

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has two light-rail transit stations and parking for more than 4,000 vehicles. Each year Stampede Park hosts trade and consumer shows, meetings, conferences, banquets, special events, concerts, and sporting events. calgarystampede.com Additional Attributes Calgary is also home to park facilities that include: BMO Centre, Agrium Western Event Centre, Big Four Building, Boyce Theatre, Grandstand, and more; On-site gourmet catering; All spaces offer advanced technical systems; Within a five-to-10-minute walk to several downtown hotels; Light-rail transit and bus access. BMO Centre at Stampede Park PHOTOS COURTESY MEETINGS + CONVENTIONS CALGARY; ADOBE STOCK

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Calgary is known for its Warm, Western Welcomes. Want to WOW your delegates? Consider our famous White Hat Ceremony. This is a tradition that has solid roots within our city and originated in the 1950’s. Our white hats have been worn by visiting dignitaries, celebrities, and many, many convention delegates.


Spotlight On: Calgary

Hidden Gems

Resources Available for Planners

The historic Simmons Building: Located in Calgary’s east village, the Simmons Building is the perfect offsite location to immerse yourself in a local Calgary experience. Home to Charbar, Sidewalk Citizen, and Phil and Sebastian Coffee roasters, this historic mattress factory is now a local hot-stop right next to the Bow River. Charbar offers unique private event space, and you can pair your reception with a roaster tour and latte art class with Phil and Sebastian Coffee. evexperience.com/simmons

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Urban Pedal Tours: Taste your way through Calgary’s brewery districts. Hop on a 15-passenger U-shaped bike, and pedal your way through Alberta’s top craftbeer taprooms and breweries. urbanpedaltours.com Sub Rosa: A single red triangle denotes the entrance to Sub Rosa, an ultra-glam lounge only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 pm to late. Groups can, of course, book the entire space from Sunday to Thursday nights with reception space for 300 or seated dinners for up to 100. subrosayyc.com Betty Lou’s Library: Taking a riff on the literary lost generation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Paris, the secretive Betty Lou’s Library serves up artisanal spirits in drinks with monikers like “Tender is the Night,” “The Last Tycoon,” and “The Beautiful and Damned.” To gain entry, you must make a reservation, and the “librarian” will text you a password to gain entry. Apparently finding the entranceway is half the fun, while you can while-away the evening arranged on antique furniture in quirky nooks and crannies. bettylouslibrary.com Speakeasy Culture: Who doesn’t want to be in on a secret? Calgary has a flourishing speakeasy scene, with cryptic entrances, swanky décor, and to-die-for cocktails—all the elements, wouldn’t you say, of a superb evening? Speakeasies to hunt for: Frenchie Wine Bar, The Bourbon Room, Model Citizen, Cannibale, Milk Tiger Lounge, PRLR Lounge.

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Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC) assists meeting planners, corporate clients, and association executives looking for a destination to host, connect, and inspire their delegates. A destination sales-and-marketing organization, MCC is your connection to Calgary. Our in-depth expertise and timely information will help you evaluate and choose from our wide range of meeting, convention, and accommodation venues. And we’ll support you throughout your planning process and the promotion of your event with attendance-building tools to help ensure success. We offer a wide range of services and tools to help you plan a successful event, including the following: • Research to find the meeting rooms, exhibition halls, and hotel rooms that best suit your needs • Coordination of your requests for proposals with hotels, venues, DMCs, and PCOs • Creation of detailed and personalized presentations of all Calgary services, events, and attractions • Production of bid documents • Recommendations on rate negotiations and site availability • Assistance in finding and securing financing from the public or private sector • Assistance of a convention services manager • Assistance in identifying local leaders and setting up a local organizing committee for your event • Development of customized promotional tools tailored to your event • Assistance in logistical support and organizing pre/post/ spouse programs Meetings + Conventions Calgary also works with partners such as the City of Calgary, Calgary Hotel Association, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, and The Calgary Stampede to provide direct access to the information, venues, planning support, and services that will make your meeting or convention a success. Event Services is an integral part of the planning process. Once Calgary is selected, Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s dedicated Event Servicing Team is able to assist meeting planners in organizing the details for their event. Our event service team can provide you with the following and more: • • • • •

Attendance Building Pageantry and Welcome Signage Onsite Services Calgary Tourism Information Desk at Conference Registration Promotional and Planning »» Custom destination microsite (website) »» Digital and print promotional items »» Logistical planning support (transportation services, companion tours, event venues etc.)

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Spotlight On: Calgary

Unique Off-Site Venues in Calgary Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

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National Music Centre

Studio Bell, The National Music Centre With five floors that open up into an inclusive space, the National Music Centre (NMC) is an architecturally stunning event venue. The National Music Centre’s Creative Space is spacious and versatile and lends itself well to meetings, receptions, presentations, and concerts. Centrally located, NMC is close to all major hotels and public transit options in Calgary. studiobell.ca

Glenbow

Calgary Zoo

Guests can see penguins and pandas when on route to meetings! The Calgary Zoo offers four unique meeting rooms with space for groups up to 425 people. Just minutes from downtown and two stops away on LRT, the Calgary Zoo is easily accessible for meeting attendees. calgaryzoo.com

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Canada Sports Hall of Fame

A unique venue where guests will experience Honoured Members’ magical moments through interactive exhibits. Your story and your brand can come to life within and alongside Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The facility is an awardwinning 40,000 square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, indoor and outdoor areas, and more than 50

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Located on the sixth floor of the downtown Hudson’s Bay’s heritage building, Hudson offers 18,000 square feet of event space. Hudson is suited with large windows that command stunning views of downtown Calgary’s historic district and invite natural light into the space. It consists of two unique venues, the contemporary Hudson Loft and the grand Hudson Flat, totalling over 18,000 square feet of event space. oliverbonacinievents.com/ Venues/Hudson.aspx

Glenbow

Glenbow is never the same place twice. Attached to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, the museum has three floors of gallery space featuring historical and contemporary art, world cultures, and Alberta history, all of which provide a stunning backdrop or intimate creative setting for your meeting, presentation, or reception. Glenbow offers customizable spaces with capacity for anywhere between 5 and 1000 people and can host a formal seated dinner or chic cocktail event in its dramatic lobby spaces. glenbow.org.

Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park

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The Nutrien Western Event Centre is the new heart and home of year-round western events and agricultural education on Stampede Park. It is a state-ofthe-art facility for western events and

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Host your event in the grand foyer, or take your dinner centre stage for a truly unique experience. The Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons offers theatre seating for 1797, banquet seating for 150, and a cocktail reception space for 200 people. artscommons.ca/rentals/venues/ jack-singer-concert-hall

hands-on interactive exhibits, including sport challenges, touch-screen sport lessons, mini-theatres, 3-D simulations, and more. The space includes a 120-person theatre, banquet space for 120, and a reception space for 225. sportshall.ca


Brilliance Happens Here! Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offers customized conference experiences with guest focused support in the unparalleled natural environment of Banff National Park. For more information, please contact: 877.760.4595 conferences@banffcentre.ca banffcentre.ca

Just minutes from the downtown core and with ample parking, TELUS Spark offers an intriguing, unforgettable and versatile venue. We have high capacity rooms, eye-catching design, full service catering and a comprehensive suite of audio/visual facilities. The venue is ideal for a wide range of functions including signature events, cocktail receptions, gala dinners, holiday parties, intimate meetings, trade shows and more. Whatever your needs, our Facility Sales Team will ensure a memorable experience and smooth execution. 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2 T 403-817-6887 E events@sparkscience.ca W sparkscience.ca

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Spotlight On: Calgary agriculture education, exhibition and industry in southern Alberta. venues.calgarystampede.com.

Spruce Meadows

This picturesque complex has captivated worldwide show-jumping audiences. It is also one of Canada’s premier centres for conferences, business meetings, and special events. Spruce Meadows blends the discipline of sport with the communication of international commerce, and the goodwill of visitors. The Congress Hall offers 12,000 square feet of specially designed space, with flexibility to handle meetings and events ranging from small to large. Additional attributes: Located on the southern outskirts of Calgary; More than 400 acres of property in Alberta foothills; Nearby accommodation include Carriage House Inn, Delta Calgary South Hotel, and the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. sprucemeadows.com.

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WinSport is home to many dynamic meeting-and-event spaces. Whether you’re booking corporate gatherings, concerts, sporting events, or trade shows, they’ll set up the space with the arrangement that provides the best experience for guests. From large to small and formal to informal, their venues are perfect for any occasion and feature complimentary parking, floor-to-ceiling windows, world-class catering, and on-site audio and visual. Additional attributes: On-site gourmet catering; WinSport is a national training centre for numerous winter sports; Public winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, bobsleighing, skating, cross-country skiing, luge, ice hockey, and curling; Public summer activities include mountain biking, ziplining, mini-golf, a children’s activity area, and more. They also have team-building experiences (including ziplining and bobsleighing) that can be built into your conference program. winsportcanada.ca. n

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The Carriage House Inn has been known for superior hospitality for over 50 years. With 17,000+ square feet of function space, three magnificent ballrooms and ample free parking, we can accommodate groups from 5 to 500. With well-designed meeting and event facilities including a newly renovated ballroom are designed to provide flexibility with a wide variety of room setups. Our professional staff provides exceptional personal service and assistance throughout your event. Here you’ll find the perfect venue for banquets, receptions, charity functions, anniversary, birthday celebrations and newly renovated guest rooms for out of town guests.

HISTORIC EVENTS HAPPEN HERE The scene is already set. Let Heritage Park be your picturesque backdrop for entertaining 12 to 3,000 guests. Our diverse and distinctive venues offer the perfect setting for any event, year-round. Each venue offers a unique ambience and style with no additional décor required. BANQUETS I SEMINARS I WEDDINGS I BUSINESS LUNCHEONS I BARBEQUES VENUE

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On-Site Event Registration Part 2 of 2: If You Build It & They Come, What Then? By Eryne Sarabin and Alicia Powers

To Name Badge or Not To Name Badge We’ve all seen them, we’ve all worn them. Though some are more memorable than others, most serve a limited usefulness.

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But what if you customized them to include additional information about the event and incorporate your brand? With the paperless trend gaining momentum, think about including a mini agenda at the back of the badge, space permitting. By investing a few extra dollars to have your name badge template designed by a professional so that the aesthetic mimics your event branding, you could potentially open the door to another sponsorship or gamification opportunity. In addition, these templates could be used year after year, with slight modifications, to create consistency amongst events and activities. For those events that do not require name badges but do require check-in of guests, make sure you use an exception registration system that has the capacity to effectively capture the information you need from your attendees and that can be easily exported into an easy-to-read

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report that can be shared with your client, staff and event volunteers. Format your registration sheets in a few different ways, as your registration team will all have different ways in which they interpret or read information. You want to make it easy for them. Be sure to have text at a legible size so that finding names is easy to do. Should your event allow walk-ups or last-minute check-ins, ensure that the proper tracking system (digital or paper) is set up to account for these guests’ details. If you have name badges that you’re giving out, you’ll also need to account for an on-site printer, backup printer ink and paper.

Paper or Electronic Check-In For large events, splitting your registration lines into alphabetical name badge sections is a total time saver. Three to six

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n Part One of our registration feature, we compiled a roundup of a variety of event registration platforms, software and apps that can be used for events small to large. In Part Two of our registration feature, we want to dive into on-site event registration. Now that we’ve successfully mastered the art of getting attendees to commit and confirm their attendance to your event, we can focus on how to make their process of arriving at and entering your event painless, seamless and efficient? Let’s look at some best practices around on-site event registration—the process, the experience, the software, the signage and the people.


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lines usually does the trick, depending on your attendance numbers and staffing support. Be sure to have plenty of visible signage leading up to the registration tables and at the tables themselves. To ensure lines move efficiently, place stanchions out to define each line, and dedicate a separate registration table for trouble shooting/walk ups/etc. Should you have VIPs, dignitaries, media, high-profile guests, keynote speakers, etc. at your event, set up a separate registration line with a dedicated staff member to manage those guests once they arrive on-site. Once checked in, they should then be handed over to a designated liaison. From here, their respective liaison can lead them to the green room, to the stage for sound check, to the media room, etc., and stay with them throughout the day if necessary. Depending on the guest’s role within the event, their assigned liaison may be required to be dedicated to them for the duration of the event to keep them on time, to make sure they know how to get where they need to be and to introduce them to any “key people,” etc.

Staffing It’s always helpful to have some identifiable staff or volunteer members posted at each of the accessible entrances into the event venue. These hosts can easily spot and guide unfamiliar attendees to the registration area. One host per 100 guests is a good rule of thumb. Each staff member or volunteer should be well trained and versed on the venue, registration process, timings and event procedures. Staff should also be strategically placed and assigned to a specific area. Ideally, these hosts might be given a radio or have a means of quickly liaising

with their assigned lead event member should they be presented with questions that they do not know how to answer.

your event should be a curated moment that provides an experience to guests and is a chance to engage with them.

First Impressions Signage, people, and impact. A trifecta that will ensure to create a fantastic first impression for your guests. The last thing you want is for attendees to be confused, lost, frustrated or underwhelmed. Ensure that from the moment guests walk into the venue that wayfinding sig-

Communication Is Key A solid communication strategy among your staff is vital to your event’s success. Communication between staff members and event volunteers is crucial on-site. Make sure the roles and responsibilities of each staff member are clear and that your staff members are accessible by phone or walkie-talkie. This way, staff can join forces if there is a situation that requires immediate attention. Be sure to identify the leads for each area so that event staff and volunteers know who to go to themselves or who to send guests to, should the need arise. Ensure that a preevent registration team meeting is done in advance of your event, and a quick huddle is done on-site at the event prior to registration opening. This will ensure everyone is in the know and that any questions or oversights can be flagged and addressed then and there, rather than on-site during the event kickoff. There are a lot of variables that can affect how to best set up your on-site registration, but it all leads back to having a streamlined, thoughtful and well communicated process in place. Be sure to have a solid plan in place and one that everyone is aware of in advance of your event so that once onsite your team feels empowered and confident with what is expected and required of them. These elements will ensure your guests have a wonderful, stress-free, and positive first impression of your event. ■

nage is visible and legible, and that there is enough of it. Ensure that your guests know how to get from point A to point B. If using event staff or volunteers as your wayfinders, or perhaps in addition to signage, these individuals should be approachable, friendly and equipped with the answers to questions that guests may ask. Ensure that it is also obvious that these team members are part of your event so that guests feel comfortable and confident approaching them. At whichever point along the way you have the opportunity to create an impactful entrance or experience while walking towards registration, take advantage of creating a memorable impression for guests. Perhaps there is also an opportunity to engage guests while in the lineup waiting to have their registration processed. Remember that every aspect of

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Swag Bags They don’t have to be expensive, but they do have to be useful! By Meghann Tanner

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hat is one thing adults have in common with kids? We love getting goody bags after birthday parties. And grand openings. And conferences. And every other event we go to! Everybody loves free stuff. One way to keep people thinking, talking and, equally important, posting on social media about your event after it is over is by sending them home with a swag bag filled with goodies that are both fun and useful.

Step One: The Bag Itself Remember that if you want people to reuse the bag, it needs to be something they want to carry around. Just because your 2. Partner with a Local Sports Team and Offer Tickets. NHL event colour or brand is orange, doesn’t mean the bag needs or CFL games may be out of your price range, but consider partto be bright orange. Your logo doesn’t need to cover the entire nering with a junior team (like the Edmonton Oil Kings/Calgary surface of the bag, either. Make sure it is something that people Hitmen or Edmonton Wildcats/Calgary Colts) on offering tickwant to take home, and then incorporate your marketing into ets to a game, or a discount coupon code. that. If you have a larger budget, consider using a backpack as a swag bag. 3. Offer Complimentary Headshots. Instead of setting up a Size also matters. If the bag is too small, it won’t be usefully photo booth at your conference, consider setting up a headshot reusable after the event. If it is too large, it won’t station. Your attendees will already be dressed be practical to haul around all day. Aim for someup, and this will give them something that is both where in the middle! useful and a reminder of your event. Want to include your sponsors on the bag but don’t want multiple logos on it? Build a lug4. Include Snacks! The only thing people like gage tag that has your sponsor’s logos on it, and more than free stuff is food. Customize your attach it to the bag. If you have a bigger budget, snacks by putting a second wrapper branded with you can custom make them to have one side that your event information overtop a chocolate bar, the attendee can put their business card in and and look for treats that are made locally or canthe second side for your sponsors’ logos. Or, for a dies that match your theme (i.e., cinnamon hearts If you have attendees smaller budget, just print the logos on a businessfor a relationship conference). People will appretravelling for your size piece of paper, laminate it, hole punch it and event, make sure ciate the sugar pick-me-up in the afternoon, and you do not include tie it to the bag with some pretty string! they won’t be wasted.

Step Two: What Goes in It Whether your budget is large or small, here are a few ideas for your next event! 1. Use Smartphone Projectors. Starting at around $38/person (before quantity discounts), a smartphone projector lets your attendees create their own home-theatre experiences!

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anything that will not pass airport security. If you’re giving away something that is liquid, make sure it is under 3.4 oz so they can include it in their carry-on and don’t have to throw it away or risk it breaking in their checked luggage.

5. Support Local Charities. Select two or three local charities, and include a little blurb about who they are/what they do. Then let your attendees select one and donate $5 (or whatever amount you are comfortable with) to their charity of choice on their behalf. This is a great way to introduce select charities to your attendees, give back to the community and make them feel good about contributing! n

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Olds College – The New Way to Meet! Whether your group is large or small, enjoy a unique rural experience in the agricultural heartland of Alberta at Olds College. Experience state of the art technology and facilities, and a variety of value added features, including; • a private rodeo • touring our breathtaking Botanic Gardens and Wetlands • learning about craft beer in the Olds College Brewery • exploring cutting edge technology in Smart Agriculture on the Olds College Smart Farm • and more! Make your event memorable, discover a new way to meet at Olds College. For more information, email conferenceservices@oldscollege or call 403.556.8330 Olds College is now on Guidebook! guidebook.com/g/occs

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The Experts

Digital Meetings Q&A with David Papp (P.Eng.) of Mtek Digital By Meghann Tanner Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

Skype for Business — Up to 250 people can participate, and it’s very well known.

I am a tech pioneer specializing in CyberSecurity & Privacy, Social Media, Technology Management, and Blockchain. I have my degree in computer engineering and have accumulated a number of industry certifications over my 25 years in the industry. I help businesses and individuals embrace technology to thrive in the on-line world. I am also an author and member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, where I have been the Edmonton Chapter President since 2017. I own a consulting business (Mtek Digital). Digital meetings are becoming more popular, and the technology for them is growing exponentially. Tell us about a few of the platforms that are available. There are a lot, but here are few worth mentioning: Adobe Connect Pro — Up to 200 people can participate, it has many features and can be complex to learn. GoToMeeting — Up to 15 or 25 people can participate (based on licensing model), it’s very intuitive and requires software install.

WebEx Meeting Center — Up to 2,000 people can participate, it has many tools and products, and flexible screen layouts for all platforms. Zoom Video Communications — Up to 1,000 people can participate, it has a free offering and is very intuitive. You have said before that your favourite platform is Zoom. What is it about Zoom that makes it stand out?

You can easily host webinars at little cost…

Zoom has a lot of great benefits that make it stand out. It is easy to use, and the free version is still a great version to use. If you need to upgrade, the pricing is very fair. It has great video and audio quality, and screen sharing. For everyone to join from their phone, tablet or desktop, it is just a quick click. There is no infrastructure required — everything runs on the Cloud, and you can easily record the entire session. You can also use it as either a video platform or an audio-only conference call. What resources (i.e., laptop, Wi-Fi) does each user need available to them to use Zoom? All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a laptop/computer, a speaker, webcam and a microphone.

The greatest advantage is they can save time and money for online business meetings, conference calls and hosting events. You can easily host webinars at little cost and get access to amazing speakers/presenters at minimal-to-no cost (no need to pay for flight, accommodations, etc.). There is also the ability to increase the number of participants in your events and meetings with people connecting remotely. n

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What are some unique experiences that event professionals can bring to their clients by using a digital meeting platform? How will it make their events stand out above other ones?


Summer’s Over. Time for Your Team to Get Back to Work. For that planning conference or team-building program choose Drayton Valley Drayton Valley, often overlooked on the drive to Jasper and the Rockies, is an inspiring getaway only 90 minutes from downtown Edmonton. With much of the same natural beauty of its bigger brothers to the West, Drayton Valley/Brazeau County is a beautiful area to host your meetings away from the hustle and pressure of larger centres and tourism destinations—and the accommodations and services are more affordable, too. Slow down, and take the short drive to Drayton Valley, where the natural attractions and setting allow your meetings to be focused and relaxed. A selection of meeting facilities to accommodate groups from a dozen to hundreds.

Excellent accommodations close to all areas and adjacent to outstanding valley scenery. A selection of fine eateries for your dining needs—breakfast, lunch and dinner. After the conference/meeting, hike/run or mountain bike the trails of Eagle Point/Blue Rapids Provincial Park. Many kilometers of well-maintained trails allow you to walk through Mother Nature’s palette of exploding fall colours that surround the landscape and wildlife in this natural setting, or… it can be all about you and relaxing.

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The Experts

Production & Lighting Design Q&A with Pierre Marleau of Orange Frog Production Inc. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.

of lighting the same way you would think of a movie director…. lighting tells you where to look, it can grab your attention at a specific moment. Lighting has the power to quiet a room (by doing a blackout) or pump up the energy of the room to 10 by following the beat of the music and making you feel like you are a part of the action.

I am a production and lighting designer. I graduated from National Theatre School in 1990 and started in the industry in Montreal in 1988. I worked on Broadway for a large part of the 1990s and also toured with multiple Broadway shows throughout Canada and Asia. Between Broadway shows, I worked with Cirque du Soleil. In 1999 I was tired of always being on the road and decided to move to Alberta and Started Orange Frog Production Inc. We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary next year. I also worked as the lighting and production designer for the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show for 19 years. What are some of the trends you are seeing for meetings/galas/conferences as we head into 2019? One of the trends I am seeing is a shift from the typical staging of two screens and a podium for gala night to a more creative environment with integrated video screen, scenery and MVA/Brit Awards/Juno-type lighting installation. Pixel mapping, which is different than video mapping, is also becoming a trend. Pixel mapping is where you can run video content throughout video screen, lighting fixture, led tube, led tape and led in scenic components. Gobos are also a big trend in my circle. Texturing a room with lighting fixture can totally transform a concrete bunker into a beautiful room. How can small events utilize A/V to make their event stand out? For me I am a little biased to lighting. If you have only a few dollars to spend on an event, spend it on lights. A few gobo textures projected on the wall, some up-lights, a buffet well lit or a dance floor that has lights moving to the music are some of the best ROI an event can get. So many planners spend lots of money on photographers and videographers but not on lighting. The problem is that these artists need lighting to capture the scene. The better the lighting setup will be, the better the photos and video are. Finally, lighting gives the room a focus. Think 38

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Smaller budgets mean decisions need to be made regarding what the “must-haves” are. What would you consider a “must-have” for smaller events? As I mentioned before, lighting is a great ROI for smaller budgets. A few lights positioned in the right area can really transform a room. Wrapping the room

The better the lighting setup will be, the better the photos and video are.

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with up-lights or projecting half a dozen gobos on the wall can take you from zero to hero in no time. Obviously, if you are doing a PowerPoint presentation, your best ROI is a video screen and a sound system. Unfortunately, most of the time lighting is an afterthought, but lately we are noticing more and more successful event professional making a shift and making lighting a priority. Many planners have shared with us that beautiful lighting design has been their secret weapon for years. Finally, make sure that your lighting designer has chops. If you are just dropping some light in a room without purpose, it will not benefit you. What should event professionals be looking for when considering an A/V company? Are there any “red flags?” Event professionals have to be aware that there are two types of AV companies out there. There are generalists that can do everything for you, and there are specialists that are on top of

the latest trends in their specific field. There is an advantage to both scenarios. The turnkey AV company (generalist) can provide you with everything you need from screen to audio, décor and lighting. Some will even provide you with entertainment. This simplifies the workload of the event professional, who most of the time is overloaded with projects. On the other hand, there is the specialist, the company that specialize in only a few subjects to the best of their ability. These companies are lighting, audio, décor, scenic, DJ and video companies. These companies tend to be ultra-specialized, and they know everything there is to know about their specific fields. When using these specialists, it will require more time from a planning perspective, but it brings a lot more creative options to the table. You are getting multiple voices at the table, and if you like being a part of a tribe, collaborating and being creative, it is well worth the extra effort, and you will see the difference on your events every time. n

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Businesses with this icon are current & past Event Awards winners

AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Calgary Show Services Ltd. #107, 3009-23 Ave. SW Calgary T3E 0J3 T: 403-453-0911 Evolution Audio Visual #129, 2312-52 Ave. SE Calgary T2C 0A3 T: 1-800-561-9820 2018 Event Award Winner Evolution Presentation Technologies 6910 Farrell Rd. SE Calgary T2H 0T1 T: 403-259-3793 2017 Event Award Winner FMAV 3036-15 St. NE Calgary T2E 7A3 T: 403-278-1200

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Freeman Audio Visual 2931-5 Ave. NE Calgary T2A 6T8 T: 403-235-1563 Inland Audio Visual Bay 1, 700-58 Ave. SE Calgary T2H 2E2 T: 403-252-7726

CATERING Alpine Catering 3513D-78 Ave. SE Calgary T2C 1J7 T: 403-279-6664 Boreal Cuisine Calgary T: 403-836-6587

Orange Frog Productions #236, 2880-45 Ave. SE Calgary T2B 3M1 T: 403-703-9218 2018 Event Award Winner

Fork + Farm Catered Events #20, 920-28 St. NE Calgary T2A 6K1 T: 403-457-9931

PK Sound Bay 133, 2634-45 Ave. SE Calgary T2B 3M1 T: 403-452-6004

Great Events Catering 7207 Fairmount Dr. SE Calgary T2H 0X6 T: 403-319-0028 2018 Event Award Winner

Proshow Audiovisual #117, 3016-10 Ave. NE Calgary T2A 6A3 T: 403-474-3757 PSAV 20, 4807-32 St. SE Calgary T2B 2X3 T: 587-315-3428

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Indulge Catering 5524-1A St. SW Calgary T2H 0E7 T: 403-229-9029 Simply Elegant #7, 3600-19 St. NE Calgary T2E 6V2 T: 403-242-0598

Urbane Culinary Calgary T: 403-619-8997 WinSport 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW Calgary T3B 5R5 T: 403-247-5607 2017 & 2018 Event Award Winner ENTERTAINMENT & SPEAKERS Duelling Piano Kings Suite 220, 4722-1 St. SW Calgary T2G 0A2 T: 403-276-4447 2017 Event Award Winner Edge Entertainment Ltd. Calgary T: 403-274-6000 Indigo Circus Calgary T: 403-973-3211 Michelle Cederberg Calgary T: 403-850-5589

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GRANDE PRAIRIE

The City of Grande Prairie

Bowes Event Centre

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ME E T IN G FACILIT IE S Grande Prairie is the community of choice to host a wide variety of events from conferences, weddings, concerts, trade-shows and meetings to high-calibre sport and recreation events. With world-class facilities, major airline and public transportation services and more than 3,400 hotel rooms, Grande Prairie is a premier destination for many events. Grande Prairie is the vibrant regional hub of the Peace Country with a population of over 63,000 people and encompasses a trading area of more than 281,000 people. From boardrooms to concerts, you’ll find the perfect place for your next meeting or event in the beautiful Peace Country. Come see what Grande Prairie has to offer. Visit cityofgp.com/eventguide to check out the City of Grande Prairie’s Meeting and Event Guide and Sports Facilities Guide before planning your next Grande Prairie event!

Room

Montrose Cultural Centre

Norbord Room

AREA

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Sq. Ft.

Theatre

Banquet

Reception

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700 — 32 15 24

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900 Standing

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Bowes Event Centre Revolution Arena Rock 97.7 Room Terry Lock Room Auto Dealers Room MONTROSE CULTURAL CENTRE

Teresa Sargent Hall COCA-COLA CENTRE

Norbord Room KMSC Law Meeting Room A & B Hockey Legends Lounge GRANDE PRAIRIE MUSEUM

Community Room McQueen Presbyterian Church

ERNIE RADBOURNE PAVILION AT MUSKOSEEPI PARK

Meeting Room Auditorium

880 964

50 50

30 30

50 50

480 1,100

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25 40

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EASTLINK CENTRE

Large Board Room Cooking Classroom

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Music by Starlite 535-36 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 1W5 T: 403-258-3575 Musical Twist DJ Service 8 Tuscany Hills Point NW Calgary T3L 2C6 T: 403-667-1514 Pez Productions 606 Meredith Rd. Calgary T2E 5A8 T: 403-768-2737 2018 Event Award Winner PM Gigs Inc. #200, 4722-1 St. SW Calgary T2G 0A2 T: 403-276-4447 2017 & 2018 Event Award Winner Split Circuit Sound Calgary T: 403-291-4626 Tina Varughese Calgary T: 403-478-0880 EVENT DÉCOR & RENTALS Blazing Saddle Western Display Calgary T: 403-216-2202 Chair Flair Linen Rentals & Event Decor Suite 9, 11651-40 St. SE Calgary T2Z 4M8 T: 403-923-8751 2017 Event Award Winner Great Events Rentals 7207 Fairmount Dr. SE Calgary T2H 0X6 T: 403-319-0028 SOS Charging Solutions Calgary T: 587-755-9355 Special Event Rentals #101, 2312-52 Ave. SE Calgary T2C 0A3 T: 403-235-2211 Superior Show Service Inc. #109, 18 Highland Park Way NE Airdrie T4A 0R1 T: 587-775-6677 E: info@superiorshow.com W: superiorshow.com Twisted Gobos 8 Tuscany Hills Point NW Calgary T3L 2C6 T: 403-389-1700

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Wedding Finesse Inc. # 70, 2150-29 St. NE Calgary T1Y 7G4 T: 403-700-3773 2018 Event Award Winner EVENT PLANNERS & DESIGNERS Allison Ainsley Events Ltd. Calgary T: 403-922-7951 Boom Goes the Drum 2501 Alyth Rd. Calgary T2G 1P7 T: 587-316-5292

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant 15979 Bow Bottom Tr. SE Calgary T2J 7A7 T: 403-476-1310 Calgary Central Library 800-3 St. SE Calgary T2G 2E7 T: 403-260-2779 Calgary Stampede 1410 Olympic Way SE Calgary T2G 2W1 T: 403-261-0105

DMG Events 302, 1333-8 St. SW Calgary T2R 1M6 T: 403-209-3555

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre 120-9 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 0P3 T: 403-261-8500 Total Meeting Space: 122,000 sq. ft.

e=mc2 Events 620, 1207-11 Ave. SW Calgary T3C 0M5 T: 403-770-1383

Calgary Tower 101-9 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 1J9 T: 403-266-7171

Epic Events Suite 9, 11651-40 St. SE Calgary T2Z 4M8 T: 403-589-3900 2018 Event Award Winner

Calgary Zoo 1300 Zoo Rd. NE Calgary T2E 7V6 T: 403-232-9300

Event Group, The #210, 1235-17 Ave. SW Calgary T2T 0C2 T: 403-543-1509 OneWest Events Inc. 3620-50 Ave. SE Calgary T2B 3N9 T: 877-598-9378 Pop Kollaborative 250, 237-8 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 5C3 T: 403-264-9801 Spark Event Management Unit #A205, 1600-90 Ave. SW Calgary T2V 5A8 T: 587-880-2672 2017 Event Award Winner True Event Management #101, 2734-17 Ave. SW Calgary T3E 0A7 T: 403-589-4022 Vida Events Calgary T: 403-710-5739 2018 Event Award Winner EVENT VENUES Arts Common 205-8 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 0K9 T: 403-294-7455

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 169 Canada Olympic Rd. SW Calgary T3B 6B7 T: 403-776-1040 E: info@cshof.ca W: sportshall.ca Contact: Ruth Cowan Development Coordinator Total Meeting Space: 17,000 sq. ft. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame offers a unique and inspiring venue in Calgary to host your next event, state-of-the-art technology, dozens of hands-on interactive exhibits, including multi-sport simulators, teambuilding activities, and more! Century Downs Racetrack & Casino 260 Century Downs Dr. Rocky View T4A 0V5 T: 587-349-7777 Commons, The 1206-20 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 1M8 T: 403-452-7938 Total Meeting Space: 5,680 sq. ft. Commonwealth Centre #1177, 3961-52 Ave. NE Calgary T3J 0J7 T: 403-338-2100 Total Meeting Space: 15,200 sq. ft.

Fort Calgary National Historic Site 750-9 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 5E1 T: 403-290-1875 Genesis Centre #10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE Calgary T3J 0C9 T: 403-590-2833 E: bookings@genesis-centre.ca W: genesis-centre.ca Total Meeting Space: 30,000 sq. ft. The Genesis Centre is not only a venue for sport and recreation, but a place which caters to the diverse interests of the community. Facility spaces are capable of hosting cultural events, concerts and performing arts, business meetings, trade shows, conferences and weddings. Glenbow Museum 130-9 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 0P3 T: 403-268-4110 Total Meeting Space: 13,800 sq. ft. Hangar Flight Museum, The 4629 McCall Way NE Calgary T2E 8A5 T: 403-250-3752 Heritage Park 1900 Heritage Dr. SW Calgary T2V 2X3 T: 403-268-8500 Total Meeting Space: 23,100 sq. ft. 2017 Event Award Winner Hudson 200-8 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 1B5 T: 403-351-3771 Total Meeting Space: 18,000 sq. ft. Kahanoff Centre, The Suite 200, 105-12 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 1A1 T: 403-262-1224 Total Meeting Space: 9,600 sq. ft. Lougheed House 707-13 Ave. SW Calgary T2R 0K8 T: 403-244-6333 MacEwan Conference & Event Centre 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary T2N 1N4 T: 403-210-9375 Total Meeting Space: 40,000 sq. ft.


Magnolia Banquet Hall #900, 5075 Falconridge Blvd. NE Calgary T3J 4L8 T: 403-590-9092

Rec Room, The #1180, 901-64 Ave. NE Calgary T2E 7P4 T: 587-535-6077

Metropolitan Centre, The 333-4 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 0H9 T: 403-266-3876 Total Meeting Space: 6,446 sq. ft.

Silver Springs Golf & Country Club 1600 Varsity Estate Dr. NW Calgary T3B 2W9 T: 403-286-1456

Mount Royal University 4825 Mt. Royal Gate SW Calgary T3E 6K6 T: 403-440-8890 Total Meeting Space: 38,720 sq. ft. Olds College 4500-50 St. Olds T4H 1R6 T: 403-556-4731 Total Meeting Space: 18,629 sq. ft. Palace Theatre, The 219-8 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 1B7 T: 587-393-6993 Total Meeting Space: 3,000 sq. ft.

Spruce Meadows 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW Calgary T2X 4B7 T: 403-974-4200 2018 Event Award Winner Studio Bell 850-4 St. SE Calgary T2G 1R1 T: 403-543-5115 TELUS Spark 220 St. George’s Dr. NE Calgary T2E 5T2 T: 403-817-6800 Total Meeting Space: 17,295 sq. ft. Theatre Junction GRAND 608-1 St. SW Calgary T2P 1M6 T: 403-205-2922 Total Meeting Space: 6,500 sq. ft.

University of Calgary Downtown Campus 906-8 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 1H9 T: 403-210-6277 Total Meeting Space: 30,000 sq. ft.

Kensington Florist Ltd. #3, 1145 Kensington Cres. NW Calgary T2N 1X7 T: 403-270-4026 HOTELS Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport 123 Freeport Blvd. NE Calgary T3N 0A3 T: 403-291-8000

Wild Wild West Event Centre 67 Commercial Court Calgary T3Z 2A6 T: 403-312-6462

Alt Hotel Calgary East Village 635 Confluence Way SE Calgary T2G 0G1 T: 833-258-6635 Total Meeting Space: 3,500 sq. ft.

WinSport 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW Calgary T3B 5R5 T: 403-247-5607 2017 & 2018 Event Award Winner

Azuridge Estate Hotel 178057-272 St. W Priddis T0L 1W0 T: 403-931-0100

FLORAL DESIGN Amborella Floral #155, 2515-90 Ave. SW Calgary T2V 0V8 T: 403-386-0330

Best Western Plus Village Park Inn Calgary 1804 Crowchild Tr. NW Calgary T2M 3Y7 T: 403-289-0241 Total Meeting Space: 9,100 sq. ft.

Bloom Screens Calgary T: 403-605-1016 2017 Event Award Winner Designing on the Edge Calgary T: 403-202-2201 2017 Event Award Winner

CALGARY

The Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre The Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre is an independent South Calgary hotel that has over 30 years of experience in providing outstanding hospitality. Our catering specialists provide professional and friendly service and can assist you with catering, event planning and accommodations, and guide you through our many flexible menu options. With 15,000 sq. ft. of adaptable banquet space, we have established ourselves as the hotel of choice for meetings and events of all sizes, and will accommodate your business meetings and annual conventions with the same personal attention and professional service as your family dinner or wedding celebration.

1000 Glenmore Court SE Calgary, AB T2C 2E6 T 403-279-8611 F 403-236-8035 E cindythomas@glenmoreinn.com W glenmoreinn.com

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CAPACITY

Room

Sq. Ft.

Theatre

Classroom

Glenmore Ballroom

9,742

1,200

440

Banquet Reception 750

700

Glenmore Centre or West

1,931

220

92

140

100

Glenmore East

4,314

540

200

360

260

Heritage #1 or #2

720

70

32

50

N/A

Heritage

1,395

150

68

100

80

Macleod #1 or #2

700

60

24

40

N/A

Macleod

1,288

130

60

90

75

Ogden

1,008

80

36

50

N/A

Deerfoot

585

60

28

40

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Foothills

961

90

40

70

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Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel 2008 Airport Rd. NE Calgary T2E 3B9 T: 403-717-0522 Total Meeting Space: 18,350 sq. ft. Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel 110-9 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 5A6 T: 403-266-7331 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft. Carriage House Inn 9030 Macleod Tr. S Calgary T2H 0M4 T: 800-661-9566 Total Meeting Space: 16,000 sq. ft. Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary 2120-16 Ave. NE Calgary T2E 1L4 T: 403-291-4666 Total Meeting Space: 16,000 sq. ft. Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 1316-33 St. NE Calgary T2A 6B6 T: 403-248-8888 Total Meeting Space: 20,000 sq. ft. Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport 2500-48 Ave. NE Calgary T3J 4V8 T: 403-238-1000 Total Meeting Space: 6,473 sq. ft. Deerfoot Inn & Casino 1000, 11500-5 St. SE Calgary T2Z 3W4 T: 403-236-7529 Total Meeting Space: 17,000 sq. ft. Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal 2001 Airport Rd. NE Calgary T2E 6Z8 T: 403-291-2600 Total Meeting Space: 5,534 sq. ft. Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown 209-4 Ave. SE Calgary T2G 0C6 T: 403-266-1980 Total Meeting Space: 10,955 sq. ft.

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Delta Hotels Calgary South 135 Southland Dr. SE Calgary T2J 5X5 T: 403-278-5050 Total Meeting Space: 23,246 sq. ft. Executive Royal Hotel Calgary 2828-23 St. NE Calgary T2E 8T4 T: 403-291-2003 Total Meeting Space: 7,000 sq. ft. Fairmont Palliser 133-9th Ave. SW Calgary T2P 2M3 T: 403-262-1234 Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport 2875 Sunridge Way NE Calgary T1Y 7K7 T: 403-648-3180 Total Meeting Space: 5,993 sq. ft. Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary 8220 Bowridge Cres. NW Calgary T3B 2V1 T: 403-288-4441 Total Meeting Space: 6,500 sq. ft. Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre 2720 Glenmore Tr. SE Calgary T2C 2E6 T: 403-279-8611 Total Meeting Space: 15,000 sq. ft. Grey Eagle Resort & Casino 3779 Grey Eagle Dr. Calgary T3E 3X8 T: 403-719-8777 Total Meeting Space: 37,881 sq. ft. 2017 Event Award Winner Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown Suite A, 711-4 St. SE Calgary 587-352-2020 Total Meeting Space: 3,016 sq. ft. Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South Conference Centre 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary T2J 7E1 T: 403-475-8561 Total Meeting Space: 7,469 sq. ft.

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Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South 4206 Macleod Tr. Calgary T2G 2R7 T: 403-287-2700 Total Meeting Space: 5,000 sq. ft.

Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel 2620-32 Ave. NE Calgary T1Y 6B8 T: 403-291-0107 Total Meeting Space: 12,060 sq. ft.

Hotel Arts 119-12 Ave. SW Calgary T2R 0G8 T: 403-266-4611

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire 255 Barclay Parade SW Calgary T2P 5C2 T: 403-266-7200 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft.

Hotel Blackfoot 5940 Blackfoot Tr. SE Calgary T2H 2B5 T: 403-252-2253 Total Meeting Space: 10,000 sq. ft. Hotel Clique & Applause Hotel Calgary Airport 24 Aero Cres. NE Calgary T2E 7Y5 T: 403-460-9588 Total Meeting Space: 8,940 sq. ft. Hyatt Regency Calgary 700 Centre St. SE Calgary T2G 5P6 T: 403-717-1234 Total Meeting Space: 33,000 sq. ft. International Hotel Calgary 220-4 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 0H5 T: 403-265-9600 Total Meeting Space: 6,500 sq. ft. Kensington Riverside Inn 1126 Memorial Dr. NW Calgary T2N 3E3 T: 403-228-4442 Le Germain Hotel Calgary 899 Centre St. SW Calgary T2G 1B8 T: 877-362-8990 Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport 6620-36 St. NE Calgary T3J 4C8 T: 403-475-1111 Total Meeting Space: 10,000 sq. ft. Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown 708-8 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 1H2 T: 403-263-7600 Sandman Signature Calgary Airport Hotel 25A - Hopewell Way NE Calgary T3J 4V7 T: 403-234-7255

Westin Calgary Airport, The 671 Aero Dr. NE Calgary T2E 7Y5 T: 403-452-5406 Westin Calgary, The 320-4 Ave. SW Calgary T2P 2S6 T: 403-266-1611 Total Meeting Space: 26,042 sq. ft. Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport 57 Freeport Cres. NE Calgary T3J 0TA T: 587-393-0700 Total Meeting Space: 1,849 sq. ft. PHOTO BOOTHS Silly Booth Calgary T: 403-978-1110 Twisted Photobooths 8 Tuscany Hills Point NW Calgary T3L 2C6 T: 403-667-1514 VIP Booth Calgary T: 403-667-8054 PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS J&J Lawrence Photography 1811-34 Ave. SW Calgary T2T 2B9 T: 403-613-6951 2017 Event Award Winner Julie Vincent Photography Calgary T2T 4P5 T: 403-461-6200 New West Video Calgary T: 587-707-0796 Photos With Finesse 55 Hawkmount Green NW Calgary T3G 3T9 T: 403-703-2275 2018 Event Award Winner


Sequence Event Video 64 Scenic Rise NW Calgary T3L 1A8 T: 403-667-7879

Cowan Imaging Group #55, 4511 Glenmore Trail SE Calgary T2C 2R9 T: 403-233-9200

Samko Party Services & Events 1456-42 St. NE Calgary T2A 3L4 T: 403-250-2212 W: samkopartyservices.com Contact: John Norrish Samko is Canada’s largest toy wholesaler providing discounted toys and crafts to groups, schools and charities for all kinds of events and functions.

GiftRevel Calgary T: 587-433-4440 E: Caroline@giftrevel.com W: giftrevel.com Contact: Caroline Forsyth

Superior Show Service Inc. #109, 18 Highland Park Way NE Airdrie T4A 0R1 T: 587-775-6677 E: info@superiorshow.com W: superiorshow.com

TRADE SHOW SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Nexus Exhibits 2424-2 Ave. SE Calgary T2E 6J9 T: 403-262-8030

A1 Limousine & Sedan Services 205-1211-14 St. SW Calgary T3J 3Y1 T: 403-399-2916

PROMOTIONAL & PRINTING SERVICES

Ambassador Limousine Service 316 Meridian Rd. SE Calgary T2A 1X2 T: 403-299-4910 Associated Cab 307-41 Ave. NE Calgary T2E 2N4 T: 403-299-1111

MC Limo Chauffeured Transportation Calgary T: 403-269-5466

Megan Sawchuk Weddings #101, 314-21 Ave. SW Calgary T2S 0G8 T: 403-650-7219

WEDDING PLANNERS

Canadian Rockies

Evelyn Clark Weddings Calgary T: 403-837-9667

Banff

Everlasting Impressions 2005 Luxstone Link SW Airdrie T4B OA5 T: 587-897-4342 2017 Event Award Winner

AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Freeman Audio Visual 105 Falcon St. Banff T1L 1J2 T: 403-760-4440

Infinity Weddings & Events Calgary T: 403-918-7916

CATERING

Julianne Young Weddings Inc. #9, 606 Meredith Rd. NE Calgary T2E 5A8 T: 403-456-2439 2017 Event Award Winner

Bison Restaurant & Terrace, The 211 Bear St. Banff T1L 1E4 T: 403-762-5550

Lynn Fletcher Weddings 423 Forge Rd. SE Calgary T2H 0S9 T: 403-457-1324 2018 Event Award Winner

Patti’s Pantry Catering 100 Owl St. Banff T1L 1C9 T: 403-609-7051

KANANASKIS

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Prepare to be dazzled: If you’ve never been to Kananaskis before, then you’re in for a surprise. The Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is revitalized and ready to be RE-discovered! Located at the base of Mt. Kidd, there is no better place to host your next event than in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. With 21 meeting and event rooms and 18,351 sq. ft. of event space, we have room for all your event needs. Host a focused meeting in our boardroom, or choose our 5,700 sq. ft. Olympic Ballroom for your next convention. Sound too typical? No problem! Take your meeting outdoors or meet alongside the hydrotherapy pools at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa. We’ll take care of the details and ensure that your event is as perfect as the setting. 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0 T 403-591-7711 F 403-591-7770 E sales@lodgeatkananaskis.com W lodgeatkananaskis.com

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Sq. Ft.

Theatre

Classroom Banquet

Olympic Ballroom

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450

300

450

Reception 450

Explorer

2,336

120

100

120

120

Champion

780

50

30

40

50

Walker

780

50

30

40

50

Pocaterra

520

36

20

24

30

Nakiska

780

40

32

32

40

Summit

500

30

20

24

30

Executive Boardroom

513

12

Wildflower Room

1,200

70

60

50

60

Mt. Kidd

3,016

250

180

200

250

Mt. Allan

780

40

32

40

40

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EVENT DÉCOR & RENTALS

FLORAL DESIGN

Special Event Rentals 150 Eagle Cres. Banff T1L 1B1 T: 403-762-2227

Forget-Me-Not Flowers 220 Bear Street Mall Banff T1L 1C4 T: 403-762-4111

EVENT PLANNERS & DESIGNERS

HOTELS

Mountainscape Productions & Events 150 Eagle Cres. Banff T1L 1A9 T: 403-760-5436 EVENT VENUES Banff Centre 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr. Banff T1L 1H5 T: 403-762-6100 Total Meeting Space: 21,000 sq. ft. Banff Rocky Mountain Resort & Conference Centre 1029 Banff Ave. Banff T1L 1H8 T: 403-762-5531 Total Meeting Space: 5,000 sq. ft. Cave & Basin National Historic Site 311 Cave Ave. Banff T0L 0C0 T: 403-762-1566 Total Meeting Space: 9,548 sq. ft. Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre 100 Norquay Rd. Banff V9B 1V2 T: 403-762-1238 Total Meeting Space: 39,323 sq. ft. Mt. Norquay Mount Norquay Rd. Banff T1L 1B4 T: 403-762-4421 Total Meeting Space: 24,000 sq. ft. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 111 Bear St. Banff T1L 1A3 T: 403-762-2291 Total Meeting Space: 7,530 sq. ft. Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon 201 Banff Ave. Banff T1L 1C4 T: 403-762-0333 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft.

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Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel & Conference Centre 222 Lynx St. Banff T1L 1K5 T: 403-762-4433 Total Meeting Space: 18,897 sq. ft. Buffalo Mountain Lodge 700 Tunnel Mountain Road Banff T1L 1B3 T: 800-661-1367 Total Meeting Space: 5,000 sq. ft. Fairmont Banff Springs 405 Spray Ave. Banff T1L 1J4 T: 403-762-2211 Total Meeting Space: 76,000 sq. ft. Juniper Hotel 1 Juniper Way Banff T1L 1E1 T: 403-762-2281 The Rimrock Resort Hotel 300 Mountain Ave. Banff T1L 1J2 T: 403-762-3356 Total Meeting Space: 18,099 sq. ft. PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS Burnett Photography 122E Eagle Cres. Banff T1L 1H1 T: 403-678-4127

Canmore CATERING Bow Valley Gourmet Canmore T: 403-679-8470 TSD Catering Canmore T: 403-609-3663 EVENT VENUES Bill Warren Training Centre 100, 1995 Olympic Way Canmore T1W 2T6 T: 403-678-5759 Boundary Ranch Kananaskis T: 877-591-7177

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Cornerstone Theatre 125 Kananaskis Way Canmore T1W 2X2 T: 403-609-0004 FLORAL DESIGN Elements Floral Design #1, 626 Main St. Canmore T1W 2B5 T: 403-678-4554 HOTELS Blackstone Mountain Lodge 170 Kananaskis Way Canmore T1W 0A8 T: 403-609-8098 Total Meeting Space: 905 sq. ft. Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre 511 Bow Valley Tr. Canmore T1W 1N7 T: 403-678-3625 E: m.kendal@coasthotels.com W: coastcanmorehotel.com Contact: Misty Kendal Director of Sales & Marketing Total Meeting Space: 8,842 sq. ft. Falcon Crest Lodge 190 Kananaskis Way Canmore T1W 3K5 T: 403-678-6150 Total Meeting Space: 540 sq. ft. Grande Rockies Resort 901 Mountain St. Canmore T1W 0C9 T: 403-678-8880 Malcolm Hotel, The 321 Spring Creek Dr. Canmore T1W 0K3 T: 888-570-0603 Total Meeting Space: 7,600 sq. ft. Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge 1 Centennial Dr. Kananaskis Village T0L 2H0 T: 403-591-7711 Total Meeting Space: 18,351 sq. ft. Solara Resort & Spa 187 Kananaskis Way Canmore T1W 0A3 T: 403-609-3600 Stoneridge Mountain Resort 30 Lincoln Park Canmore T1W 3E9 T: 403-675-5000 Total Meeting Space: 830 sq. ft.

Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 888 Nakoda Way Kananaskis T0L 1N0 T: 403-881-2830 Total Meeting Space: 8,500 sq. ft.

Jasper EVENT PLANNERS & DESIGNERS Jasper Event Management PO Box 2857 Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 780-931-2245 EVENT VENUES Maligne Lake Chalet Maligne Lake Rd. Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 780-852-3370 HOTELS Chateau Jasper 96 Geikie St. Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 587-802-3529 Crimson, The 200 Connaught Dr. Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 587-802-3577 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Old Lodge Rd. Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 780-852-3301 Total Meeting Space: 26,500 sq. ft. Lobstick Lodge 94 Geikie St. Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 587-802-3664 Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre 76 Connaught Dr. Jasper T0E 1E0 T: 780-852-5111 Total Meeting Space: 5,500 sq. ft.

Lake Louise HOTELS Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 111 Lake Louise Dr. Lake Louise T0L 1E0 T: 403-522-3511 Total Meeting Space: 30,000 sq. ft. Lake Louise Inn 210 Village Rd. Lake Louise T0L 1E0 T: 403-522-2018


Post Hotel & Spa 200 Pipestone Rd. Lake Louise T0L 1E0 T: 403-522-3989

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Big Sky Camp Catering Ltd. #201, 5208-53 Ave. Red Deer T4N 5K2 T: 403-347-3838

Apple of Your Eye Wedding & Event Coordination Red Deer T: 403-505-7122

Blue Sage Catering Red Deer T: 403-986-1176

Shared Seasons Events Consulting Red Deer T: 403-309-0429

Red Deer AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Parkland Audio 5550-45 St. Red Deer T4N 1L1 T: 403-309-9499 Red Deer Audio Visual Red Deer T: 403-341-6460 Vold Audio Group Inc #106, 4819C-48 Ave. Red Deer T4N 3T2 T: 403-348-5800 Willson AV #7, 4676-61 St. Red Deer T4N 2R2 T: 403-340-0240

All Seasons Pig Roast & BBQ RR #2, Site 3, Box 3 Red Deer T4N 5E2 T: 403-347-1611

Red Deer Catering 38253 Rge Rd. 283 Red Deer T4E 1Z5 T: 403-343-6186 Remi’s Catering E9, 5560-45 St. Red Deer T4N 1S1 T: 403-358-4110 ENTERTAINMENT & SPEAKERS Five Star DJ Services Red Deer T: 403-740-5719 Klay Tate Productions Red Deer T: 403-740-2608

Show Time Sound Solutions Red Deer T: 403-447-9172 EVENT PLANNERS & DESIGNERS

Your Wedding with Irene 87 Duncan Cres. Red Deer T4R1W3 T: 403-343-7653 EVENT VENUES Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum #102,4200 Hwy 2 Red Deer T4N 1E3 T: 403-341-8619 Total Meeting Space: 15,000 sq. ft.

Bower Ponds 4715 Fountain Dr. Red Deer T4N 6W4 T: 403-318-6298 Total Meeting Space: 1,000 sq. ft. Canyon Ski Resort 38433 Range Rd. 264A Red Deer T4N 5E2 T: 403-346-5588 Total Meeting Space: 7,000 sq. ft. Festival Hall 4214-58 St. Red Deer T4N 2L6 T: 403-346-0055 Total Meeting Space: 3,900 sq. ft. G.H. Dawe Community Centre 56 Holt St. Red Deer T4N 6A6 T: 403-406-8600 Total Meeting Space: 3,085 sq. ft. Heritage Ranch 6300 Cronquist Dr. Red Deer T4N 7E8 T: 403-347-4977 Total Meeting Space: 4,000 sq. ft.

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The Edmonton Gun Club The Edmonton Gun Club offers a unique option of corporate team building events or as an entertainment option to conferences in and around the Capital Region. Our packages are tailored for both experienced and beginner trap shooters, with all the gear, qualified range supervisors and instructors on hand. Venue Notes: • Indoor Reception Hall Capacity: 100 ppl • Number of Trap Shooting Fields: 12 • Gear and instructional session provided • Catering can be arranged • Ample Free Parking 50301, Range Road 254, Leduc County, AB T0C 0V0 T 780-945-1413 (Jack Broadfoot) E info@edmontongunclub.com W edmontongunclub.com

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Pidherney Centre E-4725-43 St. Red Deer T4N 6Z3 T: 403-346-3777 Total Meeting Space: 32,000 sq. ft. Recreation Centre 4501-47A Ave. Red Deer T4N 6Z6 T: 403-309-8428 Total Meeting Space: 2,800 sq. ft.

Heritage Park Historic Events Happen Here. Let Heritage Park be your picturesque backdrop for entertaining 12 to 3,000 guests.

1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB T 403-268-8526 W heritagepark.ca

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Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce 3017 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer T4N 5Y6 T: 403-347-4491 Total Meeting Space: 360 sq. ft. Red Deer College 100 College Blvd. Red Deer T4N 5H5 T: 403-342-3567 Total Meeting Space: 350,000 sq. ft. Red Deer Memorial Centre 4214-58 St. Red Deer T4N 2L6 T: 403-347-8111 Total Meeting Space: 12,000 sq. ft. River Bend Golf & Recreation Centre 800 River Bend Dr. Red Deer T4N 5E2 T: 403-343-6341 Total Meeting Space: 4,000 sq. ft. Waskasoo Environment Education Society/Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300-45 Ave. Red Deer T4N 3M4 T: 403-346-2010 Total Meeting Space: 3,500 sq. ft.

Opening 2018 From a small boardroom to a reception of 400, this brand-new hotel is sure to make your event memorable!

Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South Conference Centre 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, AB, T2J 7E1 T 403-475-8561 W holidayinncalgary.com

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Westerner Park 4847A-19 St. Red Deer T4R 2N7 T: 403-343-7800 Total Meeting Space: 50,000 sq. ft. HOTELS Baymont Inn & Suites Red Deer 4311-49 Ave. Red Deer T4N 5Y7 T: 403-754-5503 Total Meeting Space: 9,495 sq. ft.

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Best Western Plus Red Deer Inn & Suites 6839-66 St. Red Deer T4P 3T5 T: 403-346-3555 Total Meeting Space: 704 sq. ft. Black Knight Inn 2929-50 Ave. Red Deer T4R 1H1 T: 1-800-661-8793 Total Meeting Space: 10,200 sq. ft. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Red Deer 128 Leva Ave. Red Deer T4E 1B9 T: 403-346-6688 Total Meeting Space: 1,026 sq. ft. Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South 33 Petrolia Dr. Red Deer T4R 1H1 T: 403-348-8485 Total Meeting Space: 7,000 sq. ft. Holiday Inn Express North Red Deer 6433 Orr Dr. Red Deer T4P 1A6 T: 587-457-7829 Total Meeting Space: 1,712 sq. ft. Microtel Inn & Suites 126 Leva Ave. Red Deer T4E 1B9 T: 403-967-0320 Total Meeting Space: 1,537 sq. ft. Quality Inn & Conference Centre 7150-50 Ave. Red Deer T4N 6A5 T: 403-343-8800 Total Meeting Space: 8,967 sq. ft. Radisson Red Deer 6500-67 St. Red Deer T4P 1A2 T: 403-342-6567 Total Meeting Space: 20,000 sq. ft. Ramada Red Deer Hotel & Suites 6853-66 St. Red Deer T4P 3T5 T: 403-342-445

Sandman Hotel Red Deer 2818 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer T4R 1M4 T: 403-343-7400 Total Meeting Space: 700 sq. ft. Sheraton Red Deer Hotel 3310-50 Ave. Red Deer T4N 3X9 T: 403-346-2091 Total Meeting Space: 55,000 sq. ft. TownePlace Suites Red Deer 6822-66 St. Red Deer T4P 3T5 T: 403-341-3589 Total Meeting Space: 581 sq. ft. PHOTO BOOTHS Memory Lane Booth Red Deer T: 403-348-1224 Twilite Photo Booth Red Deer T: 1-888-343-3318 TwitchyBooth Red Deer T: 403-304-3604 PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS Truelight Photography 14 Randolph St. Red Deer T4P 3K3 T: 403-343-2907 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Arrow Limousine & Sedan Services Ltd Bay 3, 6841-52 Ave. Red Deer T4N 4L2 T: 403-346-0034 Premier Limousine Services 6812-52 Ave. Red Deer T4N 4L1 T: 403-342-9565 WEDDING PLANNERS Engaged by Darcie Red Deer T: 780-832-8706 Red Deer Event Design #3, 5100 Lakeshore Dr. Sylvan Lake T4S 2L7 T: 403-896-8191 Your Wedding with Irene 87 Duncan Cres. Red Deer T4R1W3 T: 403-343-7653


Edmonton & Area Edmonton AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Event Technology Solutions #101, 18112-105 Ave. Edmonton T5S 2T4 T: 780-444-6776 Evolution Audio Visual 11410-119 St. Edmonton T5G 2X6 T: 1-800-561-9820 2018 Event Award Winner FMAV 14737-123 Ave. Edmonton T5L 2Y6 T: 780-401-1000 2017 Event Award Winner Freeman Audio Visual 15353–114 Ave. Edmonton T5M 3S9 T: 780-454-8840 Invert720 Productions 100, 18224-105 Ave. Edmonton T5S 2R5 T: 780-489-7203 KDL Audio Productions Box 3301 Sherwood Park T8H 2T2 T: 780-498-6336 W: kdlaudio.com Contact: Kyle Lupul kyle@kdlaudio.com

Stir Catering 1116-74 St. Edmonton T6X 0N7 T: 780-993-9262 2016 Event Award Winner ENTERTAINMENT & SPEAKERS Advanced DJ Services 4204-40 Ave. Edmonton T6L 5T4 T: 780-235-3866 Coady Entertainment PO Box 53097 Edmonton T5N 4A8 T: 780-909-5160 Danny Hooper Productions 8882-170 St. Edmonton T5T 4J2 T: 780-487-5291

Firefly Theatre & Circus 8540 Roper Rd. Edmonton T6E 6V4 T: 780-758-9999 2016 Event Award Winner IATSE Local 210 10428-123 St. Edmonton T5N 1N7 T: 780-423-1863

Production World 12410B-142 St. Edmonton T5L 4K2 T: 780-452-4843 2016 & 2018 Event Award Winner

Mind Magic Productions 304, 10221-111 St. Edmonton T5K 2W5 T: 780-436-2053

Bridges Catering 9203-111 Ave. Edmonton T5G 0A2 T: 780-425-0173 Mercer’s Catering 12514-124 St. Edmonton T5L 0N2 T: 780-431-0972 2017 Event Award Winner

Whether it’s a start-up pitch or an exit celebration we bring the meal to the deal. From cheese and veggie platters to multi-course dinners with full beverage service, Bridges is the top-floor corner office of catering.

Divinity DJs Edmonton T: 780-994-4331 2018 Event Award Winner

Lauren Sergy Edmonton T: 780-966-2401

A Cappella Catering 12105-120 Ave. Edmonton T5L 4K4 T: 780-454-2642

AT BRIDGES GOOD FOOD MEANS BUSINESS.

David Papp Edmonton T: 780-951-4869

Keylite Design Edmonton T: 780-690-6590

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EDMONTON

Mitchell Entertainment Services Ltd. PO Box 62030 Edmonton T5M 4B5 T: 780-488-4715 Oil City Sound Machine Edmonton T: 780-488-4715 2018 Event Award Winner Rapid Fire Theatre Improv 9828-101A Ave. Edmonton T5J 3C6 T: 780-443-6044 RETROFITZ, The Edmonton E: hoodoosmusik@shaw.ca 2017 Event Award Winner

9203-111 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5G 0A2 T 780-425-0173 W bridgescatering.ca

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., located inside West Edmonton Mall by the Fantasy Land Hotel, offers Great Food, Great Fun and a Great Party atmosphere inspired by Forest Gump! We are experts at bringing together great food and fun making your event box of chocolate unforgettable. Guest Capacity - Banquet: 200 people - Reception: 280 people - Free Parking - Wheelchair accessible - Forrest Gump sighting can also be arranged

#2393, 8882-170 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2 T 780-244-4867 E bgwe@ldry.com W bubbagump.com

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TransFlowmation Entertainment Edmonton 2018 Event Award Winner

Currie Communications Ltd 202, 10471-178 St. Edmonton T5S 1R5 T: 780-413-9570

Uptown Entertainment Edmonton T: 780-908-2633

J’Adore Design & Events 10548-101 St. Edmonton T: 780-267-9882

Wayne Lee Enterprises Edmonton T: 780-989-7000 EVENT DÉCOR & RENTALS

Nisku Recreation Centre The NRC is the perfect venue to host a variety of events, including training sessions, workshops, meetings, corporate retreats and staff appreciation events. Staff at the NRC will work with you to plan a successful function for up to 200 people.

606 18 Avenue, Nisku, AB T9E 7V8 T 780-955-7533 W leduc-county.com/nrc

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A Chair to Remember Edmonton T: 780-908-2526 2017 Event Award Winner Details Vintage Decor Rentals Edmonton T: 780-903-4171 Etc. Event Styling & Decor Inc. 11355-105 Ave. Edmonton T5H 3Y3 T: 780-425-1240 I-D Bohemia Edmonton T: 780-221-1812 2016 Event Award Winner Infinite Event Services 12640-126 St. Edmonton T5L 0X7 T: 780-975-6152 River City Events 1215-95 St. SW Edmonton T6X 0P8 T: 780-424-6001 2017 & 2018 Event Award Winner Superior Show Service Inc. 8599-111 St. Fort Saskatchewan T8L 4S1 T: 780-992-0404 E: info@superiorshow.com W: superiorshow.com EVENT PLANNERS & DESIGNERS

#SuperiorEvents Specializing in superior events for Trade Shows, Music Festivals, Tent Rentals, and Corporate & Community events.

#109, 18 Highland Park Way NE, Airdrie, AB T4A 0R1 T 587-775-6677 E info@superiorshow.com W superiorshow.com

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Buksa Strategic Conference Services #307, 10328-81 Ave. Edmonton T6E 1X2 T: 780-436-0983 2018 Event Award Winner CEO Corporate Event Organization Inc. #102, 10306-112 St. Edmonton T5K 1N1 T: 780-421-1240 CM Events 103, 9741-110 St. Edmonton T5K 2V8 T: 780-761-6682 2018 Event Award Winner

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KMG Events 10801-68 Ave. Edmonton T6H 2B8 T: 780-757-3077 2016 Event Award Winner Kristin Glass Events Edmonton T: 780-267-4848 MS Productions 12618-124 St. Edmonton T5L 0N7 T: 780-488-5257 Planit Events Inc. Edmonton T: 780-993-6933 Ringmaster Events Management Edmonton T: 780-690-9236 Site 6 Event Design & Production 10563-111 St. Edmonton T5H 3E8 T: 780-952-5133 2017 & 2018 Event Award Winner SK Events Edmonton T: 780-222-0732 2016 Event Award Winner Sugar Plum Marketing & Events Edmonton T: 780-756-0719 Three Tall Women Design Inc. 9718-70 Ave. Edmonton T6E 0V4 T: 780-433-4877 Timewise Event Management #101, 18112-105 Ave. Edmonton T5S 2T4 T: 780-444-3773 Tycoon Event Planning & Promotions Edmonton T: 780-667-5183 2016 & 2017 Event Award Winner VIP Event Consultants Edmonton T: 780-905-3571

EVENT VENUES Alberta Aviation Museum 11410 Kingsway Edmonton T5G 0X4 T: 780-451-1175 Total Meeting Space: 18,000 sq. ft. Alfred H. Savage Centre 13909 Fox Dr. Edmonton T6H 4P3 T: 780-496-2601 Total Meeting Space: 1,300 sq. ft. Arden Theatre, The 5 St. Anne St. St. Albert T8N 3Z9 T: 780-459-1524 Total Meeting Space: 1,200 sq. ft. Art Gallery of Alberta 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Edmonton T5J 2C1 T: 780-392-2505 ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave. Edmonton T6E 2G9 T: 780-448-9000 Total Meeting Space: 11,755 sq. ft. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. #2393, 8882-170 St. Edmonton T5T 4M2 T: 780-244-4867 E: bgwe@ldry.com W: bubbagump.com Contact: Phoebe Lam Sales Manager Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. captures the charm and American spirit that made the movie “Forrest Gump” a smash hit. Shrimp is the specialty here, but in its fun and casual setting, there is definitely something for everyone. Enjoy grilled and fried seafood platters, pastas, burgers, salads, award-winning Dixie-style baby back ribs, and signature hand shaken cocktails. Located in West Edmonton Mall - North America’s largest indoor shopping destination! Century Casino St. Albert 24 Boudreau Rd. St. Albert T8N 6K3 T: 780-460-8092 Total Meeting Space: 2,375 sq. ft.


Dow Centennial Centre 8700-84 St. Fort Saskatchewan T8L 4P5 T: 780-992-6400 Total Meeting Space: 170,000 sq. ft.

King’s University, The 9125-50 St. Edmonton T6B 2H3 T: 780-465-3500 Total Meeting Space: 10,000 sq. ft.

Edmonton EXPO Centre 7300-116 Ave. Edmonton T5B 4X5 T: 780-471-7210 Total Meeting Space: 522,000 sq. ft.

Kitchen by Brad #101, 10130-105 St. Edmonton T5J 1C9 T: 780-757-7704

Edmonton Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Rd. Edmonton T5J 2R7 T: 780-496-2601 Total Meeting Space: 4,200 sq. ft. Ellerslie Rugby Park 11004 Ellerslie Rd. Edmonton T6W 1A2 T: 780-988-5245 EPCOR Tower Conference Centre 10423-101 St. Edmonton T5H 0E7 T: 780-424-1331 Total Meeting Space: 2,405 sq. ft. Festival Place 100 Festival Way Sherwood Park T8A 5T2 T: 780-464-2852 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft. Fort Edmonton Park Fox Dr. & Whitemud Dr., 7000143 St. Edmonton T6H 4P3 T: 780-496-7381 Garneau Theatre 8712-109 St. Edmonton T6G 1E9 T: 780-425-9212 Heritage Park 5100-41 Ave. Stony Plain T7Z 0B4 T: 780-963-8647 Total Meeting Space: 27,500 sq. ft. Hole’s Greenhouses at the Enjoy Centre 101 Riel Dr. St. Albert T8N 3X4 T: 780-419-6800 Total Meeting Space: 20,000 sq. ft.

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture 10242-106 St. Edmonton T5J 1H7 T: 780-423-5353 Total Meeting Space: 2,690 sq. ft. Lodge at Snow Valley, The Located on 119 St. one block South off Whitemud Dr. Edmonton T6R 2V4 T: 780- 809-2374 London Villas 9620-109 Ave. Edmonton T5H 1C8 T: 780-970-2106 MacEwan University Conference & Event Service 10700-104 Ave. Edmonton T5J 4S2 T: 780-497-5032 Millennium Place 2000 Premier Way Sherwood Park T8H 2G4 T: 780-416-3300

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Century Casino Edmonton • 26 Room Boutique Hotel • Boardrooms & Meeting Spaces Available • Restaurant & Lounge • Free Heated Underground Parking • 800 Slot Machines and 35 Table Games • High Limit Gaming Room and 24 Hour Poker Room • Century Showroom - Live Entertainment Venue • Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club

13103 Fort Rd, Edmonton, AB T5A 1C3 T 780-643-4000 F 780-406-1037 W cnty.com/edmonton

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Muttart Conservatory 9626-96A St. Edmonton T6C 4L8 T: 780-496-8355 Total Meeting Space: 3,910 sq. ft. Oasis Centre, The 10930-177 St. Edmonton T5S 2X7 T: 780-451-9227 2018 Event Award Winner Old Timer’s Cabin 9430 Scona Rd. Edmonton T6E 3W4 T: 780-465-2139 Total Meeting Space: 3,600 sq. ft. Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm 56311 Lily Lake Rd. Bon Accord T0A 0K0 T: 780-921-2272 2016 Event Award Winner

Courtyard by Marriott West Our property features 6 event rooms totaling 4,600 sq. ft. of state-ofthe-art meeting space with in-house audio-visual and MVP-trained associates perfect for your gala or meeting. Our outdoor courtyard also offers a nice, intimate setting for small summer gatherings. Room Sq. Ft. Theatre Reception Banquet Platinum B 1,511 100 100 80 Platinum A 1,560 100 100 80 Platinum C 1,560 100 100 80 Platinum AB 3,071 250 250 160 Platinum BC 3,071 250 250 160 Platinum Grand Ballroom 4,631 360 350 260

10011-184 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5S 0C7 T 780-638-6070 E kylec@genesishospitality.ca W marriott.com/YEGEW

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Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre 10440-108 Ave. Edmonton T5H 3Z9 T: 780-496-8355 Total Meeting Space: 17,500 sq. ft. Providence Renewal Centre 3005-119 St. Edmonton T6J 5R5 T: 780-430-9491 Total Meeting Space: 20,000 sq. ft.

Studio96 Located in the heart of Edmonton, Studio96 is a warm and intimate venue that provides a historic and inspiring setting for meetings, events & celebrations. Where Magic Happens!

10909-96 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 2K4 T 780-428-8450 E studio96yeg@gmail.com W studio96.ca

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#SuperiorEvents Specializing in superior events for Trade Shows, Music Festivals, Tent Rentals, and Corporate & Community events.

8599 111 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4S1 T 780-992-0404 E info@superiorshow.com W superiorshow.com

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Rec Room, The #2065, 8882-170 St. West Edmonton Mall Edmonton T5T 3J7 T: 780-900-8714 Rec Room, The 1725-99 St. Edmonton T6N 1K5 T: 780-702-1332 Royal Alberta Museum 9810-103A Ave. Edmonton T5J 0G2 T: 825-468-6000 Royal Glenora Club 11160 River Valley Rd. Edmonton T5J 2G7 T: 780-482-2371 Total Meeting Space: 9,142 sq. ft. 2017 Event Award Winner Saville Community Sports Centre - Edmonton 11610-65 Ave. Edmonton T6H 2V8 T: 780-492-7678 E: knilsson@ualberta.ca Contact: Katherine Nilsson Bookings & Event Coordinator Total Meeting Space: 5,181 sq. ft. The Saville Community Sports Centre has two boardrooms and four classrooms that can be configured to accommodate meetings for seating of 12 up to 180 people depending upon set up specifics. All spaces are fully equipped with a LCD projector and screen, along with access to free wifi Guest @UofA and wired data ports. On-site catering available through Hat Tricks Restaurant. Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Ave. Edmonton T5J 1N9 T: 780-421-9797 Total Meeting Space: 150,000 sq. ft.

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Spark Centre 116 Broadmoor Place IV Sherwood Park T8H 2M8 T: 780-488-9559 Starlight Casino - Edmonton #2710, 8882-170 St. West Edmonton Mall Edmonton T5T 3J7 T: 587-598-7666 Studio96 10909-96 St. Edmonton T5H 2K4 T: 780-428-8450 Total Meeting Space: 3,577 sq. ft. TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE) 11211-142 St. Edmonton T5M 4A1 T: 780-452-9100 E: hnash@twose.ca W: twose.ca Contact: Contact: Hilary Nash Manager, Facility Rentals Every occasion is interactive, memorable, and engaging. Book the completely re-imagined Zeidler Dome, featuring a center stage and seating for up to 200 people. The Zeidler Dome is fully A/V-equipped. Host your reception in the all new S.P.A.C.E gallery, with catering provided by the Purple Pear restaurant. Themed galleries and an IMAX® Theatre provide unique team-building opportunities and dramatic presentation settings. University of Alberta Conference Centre 1-047 Lister Centre Edmonton T6G 2H6 T: 780-492-6057 University of Alberta Faculty Club 11435 Saskatchewan Dr. Edmonton T6G 2G9 T: 780-492-4231 Victoria Golf Course Clubhouse 12130 River Valley Rd. Edmonton T5N 0E0 T: 780-496-8355 Total Meeting Space: 888 sq. ft. West Edmonton Mall 8882-170 St. Edmonton T5T 4J2 T: 780-444-5308

Winspear Centre for Music 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Edmonton T5J 4B2 T: 780-401-2522 Total Meeting Space: 300,000 sq. ft. Woodvale Facility at Millwoods Golf Course 4540-50 St. Edmonton T6L 6B6 T: 780-462-2101 Zinc Restaurant at Art Gallery of Alberta 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Edmonton T5J 2C1 T: 780-392-2505 Total Meeting Space: 12,500 sq. ft. FLORAL DESIGN Best Buds Flower Company 11722-104 Ave. Edmonton T5K 2P3 T: 780-488-1302 Flowers by Merle 12320-105 Ave. Edmonton T5N 0Y4 T: 780-482-1222 Flowers in the Park #108, 134 Pembina Rd. Sherwood Park T8H 0M2 T: 780-417-0293 Floral Studio at Hole’s Greenhouses, The 101 Riel Dr. St. Albert T8N 3X4 T: 780-419-6800 Graham & Lane Florists 10205-101 St. Edmonton T5J 2Y9 T: 780-429-1637 Heather de Kok Floral Design #103, 6303 Wagner Rd. Edmonton T6E 4N4 T: 780-468-9459 2016 Event Award Winner Laurel’s on Whyte 8210–104 St. Edmonton T6E 4E6 T: 780–431–0738 Studio Bloom 10991-124 St. Edmonton T5M 0H9 T: 780-937-6012 Tickled Floral #165, 130 Broadway Blvd. Sherwood Park T8H 2A3 T: 780-417-1627 2017 Event Award Winner


Wheelbarrow Florist, The #220, 6 Renault Cres. St. Albert T8N 4B8 T: 780-458-0785 HOTELS Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites 3101-43 Ave. Stony Plain T7Z 1L1 T: 780-968-1716 Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton 13103 Fort Rd. Edmonton T5A 1C3 T: 780-643-4000 Total Meeting Space: 10,700 sq. ft. Chateau Lacombe Hotel 10111 Bellamy Hill Edmonton T5J 1N7 T: 780-428-6611 Total Meeting Space: 14,000 sq. ft. Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre 11727 Kingsway Edmonton T5G 3A1 T: 780-452-7770 Total Meeting Space: 10,000 sq. ft. Chateau Nova Kingsway 159 Airport Rd. Edmonton T5G 0W6 T: 780-424-6682 Chateau Nova Yellowhead 13920 Yellowhead Tr. Edmonton T5L 3C2 T: 780-454-5441 Total Meeting Space: 4,170 sq. ft.

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown One Thornton Court Edmonton T5J 2E7 T: 780-423-9999 Total Meeting Space: 2,788 sq. ft. Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West 10011-184 St. Edmonton T5S 0C7 T: 780-628-6070 Total Meeting Space: 4,631 sq. ft. Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suite 10222-102 St. Edmonton T5J 4C5 T: 780-428-1566 Total Meeting Space: 10,271 sq. ft. Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton T6H 5C2 T: 780-434-6415 Total Meeting Space: 25,820 sq. ft. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton 16615-109 Ave. Edmonton T5P 4K8 T: 780-484-0821 Total Meeting Space: 38,000 sq. ft. 2017 Event Award Winner

Century Casino St. Albert • Banquet Room, Private Dining & Meeting Spaces Available • Over 400 Slot Machines, 20 VLT’s • 11 Table Games • Restaurant & Lounge • Free Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights • Plenty of Free Parking • Located at the Campbell Rd. Exit off the Anthony Henday

24 Boudreau Rd, St. Albert, AB T8N 6K3 T 780-460-8092 W cnty.com/stalbert

ST. ALBERT

Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre 11834 Kingsway Edmonton T5G 3J5 T: 780-454-5454

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Sherwood Park 2100 Premier Way Sherwood Park T8H 2G4 T: 780-464-4900 Total Meeting Space: 22,000 sq. ft.

Executive Royal Hotel West Edmonton 10010-178 St. Edmonton T5S 1T3 T: 780-484-6000 Total Meeting Space: 5,500 sq. ft.

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA 10155-105 St. Edmonton T5J 1E2 T: 780-423-4811 Total Meeting Space: 14,000 sq. ft.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald 10065-100 St. Edmonton T5J 0N6 T: 780-424-5181 Total Meeting Space: 13,000 sq. ft.

Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre 18035 Stony Plain Rd. Edmonton T5S 1B2 T: 780-483-7770 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft.

ST. ALBERT

Fantasyland Hotel 17700-87 Ave. Edmonton T5T 4V4 T: 780-444-3000 Total Meeting Space: 25,000 sq. ft.

St. Albert Inn & Suites • Conference, Banquet, and Board Rooms (over 11,000 sq. ft. available) • On-site catering and restaurant services • 148 guest rooms, including suites • Group bookings • Free parking and Wi-Fi • 15 minutes from West Edmonton Mall Contact us to learn how to host your next event at The St. Albert Inn & Suites.

#156 – St. Albert Trail, St. Albert, AB T8N 0P5 T 780-459-5551 TF 1-800-450-8612 W stab-inn-suites.ca

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Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway 10010-12 Ave. SW Edmonton T6X 0P9 T: 780-801-4000 Total Meeting Space: 4,900 sq. ft. Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South 7230 Argyll Rd. Edmonton T6C 4A6 T: 780-465-7931 Total Meeting Space: 10,274 sq. ft.

Woodvale Facility Woodvale Facility located on The Millwoods Golf Course accommodates 20 - 400 people and is suitable for a variety of events, including corporate functions.

4540 50 St, Edmonton, AB, T6L 6B6 T 780-462-2101 E woodvalecommunityfacility@ shaw.ca W woodvalefacility.ca

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Four Points by Sheraton Sherwood Park 1005 Provincial Ave. Sherwood Park T8H 0Y7 T: 780-705-3552 Total Meeting Space: 3,000 sq. ft. Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton 17610 Stony Plain Rd. Edmonton T5S 1A2 T: 780-443-2233 Total Meeting Space: 3,270 sq. ft. Holiday Inn Conference Centre Edmonton South 4485 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton T6H 5C3 T: 780-431-1100 Total Meeting Space: 7,235 sq. ft. Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown 10010-104 St. Edmonton T5J 0Z1 T: 780-423-2450 Total Meeting Space: 7,100 sq. ft. Hyatt Place Edmonton West 18004-100 Ave. Edmonton T5S 2T6 T: 780-244-4900 Total Meeting Space: 2,750 sq. ft. JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District 10360-102 St. Edmonton T5J 4Y8 T: 780-784-7950 Total Meeting Space: 22,000 sq. ft.

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Matrix Hotel 10640-100 Ave. Edmonton T5J 3N8 T: 780-429-2861 Total Meeting Space: 8,000 sq. ft.

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Metterra Hotel on Whyte 10454-82 Ave. Edmonton T6E 4Z7 T: 780-465-8150 Quarter Note Hotel Edmonton Downtown 9576 Jasper Ave. Edmonton T5H 4H7 T: 587-525-1234 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft. Radisson Hotel Edmonton South 4440 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton T6H 5C2 T: 780-437-6010 Total Meeting Space: 30,000 sq. ft. Ramada Inn & Suites Stony Plain 3301-43 Ave. Stony Plain T7Z 1L1 T: 780-963-0222 Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel 4236-36 St. East, Edmonton International Airport Edmonton T9E 0V4 T: 780-488-7159 Total Meeting Space: 9,844 sq. ft. 2016 Event Award Winner River Cree Resort & Casino 300 East Lapotac Blvd. Enoch T7X 3Y3 T: 780-484-2121 Total Meeting Space: 58,303 sq. ft. Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel 10111 Ellerslie Rd. SW Edmonton T6X 0J3 T: 780-430-7263 Sawridge Inn Edmonton South 4235 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton T6J 5H2 T: 780-438-1222 W: sawridgeedmonton.com Total Meeting Space: 9,000 sq. ft. St. Albert Inn & Suites #156 St. Albert Tr. St. Albert T8N 0P5 T: 780-459-5551 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft. Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton, The 10235-101 St. Edmonton T5J 3E9 T: 780-428-7111

Union Bank Inn 10053 Jasper Ave. Edmonton T5J 1S5 T: 780-401-2214 Total Meeting Space: 2,800 sq. ft. Varscona Hotel on Whyte 8208-106 St. Edmonton T6E 6R9 T: 780-434-6111 Total Meeting Space: 4,000 sq. ft. Westin Edmonton, The 10135-100 St. Edmonton T5J 0N7 T: 780-493-8909 Total Meeting Space: 24,000 sq. ft. Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton West 18220-100 Ave. Edmonton T5S 2V2 T: 780-443-1000 Total Meeting Space: 2,944 sq. ft. PHOTO BOOTHS Flashworks Photobooth 14604-117A St. Edmonton T5X 1K2 T: 780-886-1230 Ready, Set, Booth 8714-79 Ave. Edmonton T6C 0R6 T: 780-993-9582 TapSnap Edmonton T: 780-297-8500 PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS Curtis Comeau Photography 10832-61 Ave. Edmonton T6H 1M1 T: 780-907-8678 Epic Photography 11528-107 Ave. Edmonton T5H 4K7 T: 780-432-3742 Grant Cree Event Media #475, 11007 Jasper Ave. Edmonton T5K OK6 T: 780-940-3228 J. Alleyne Photography #2, 11011-124 St. Edmonton T5M 0J5 T: 780-479-2831


Moments in Digital Photography #203, 10301-109 St. Edmonton T: 780-940-1288 2018 Event Award Winner Special Events Digital Photo 10458-174 St. Edmonton T5S 2G9 T: 780-489-3992 2017 Event Award Winner PROMOTIONAL & PRINTING SERVICES Capital Colour Press 4904-89 St. Edmonton T6E 5K1 T: 780-465-8080 E: reception@capitalcolour.com Display Design Systems 17306-106 Ave. Edmonton T5S 1H9 T: 780-483-6355 Echo Promotions 11606-149 St. Edmonton T5M 3R3 T: 800-769-6469 Edge Promotional Group Inc. 10819-182 St. Edmonton T5S 1J5 T: 780-443-6577 GiftRevel Calgary T: 587-433-4440 E: Caroline@giftrevel.com W: giftrevel.com Contact: Caroline Forsyth High Speed Printing 5531-99 St. Edmonton T6E 3N8 T: 780-434-7431 nexGen Grafix Inc. 11661-163 St. Edmonton T5M 3W6 T: 780-451-0571 The Burke Group 17407-106 Ave. Edmonton T5S 1E7 T: 780-482-6026 TRADE SHOW SERVICES GES Exposition Services (Canada) Ltd. 7730-34 St. Edmonton T6B 3J6 T: 780-469-7767 Go Big Event Inc. 52, 9912-106 St. Edmonton T5K 1C5 T: 780-436-4484

Goodkey Show Services Ltd. 9519-49 St. Edmonton T6B 2L8 T: 780-426-2211

EDMONTON

Production Lighting Ltd. 14709-123 Ave. Edmonton T5L 2Y6 T: 780-448-7298 Samko Party Services & Events 1456-42 St. NE Calgary T2A 3L4 T: 403-250-2212 W: samkopartyservices.com Contact: John Norrish Samko is Canada’s largest toy wholesaler providing discounted toys and crafts to groups, schools and charities for all kinds of events and functions. Showtech Power & Lighting #111, 9797 Jasper Ave. Edmonton T5J 1N9 T: 780-429-1162 Superior Show Service Inc. 8599-111 St. Fort Saskatchewan T8L 4S1 T: 780-992-0404 E: info@superiorshow.com W: superiorshow.com

TELUS World of Science – Edmonton Great New Spaces…For Unique Events! From galleries to theatres to science experiments and experiences! • • • • •

Free Wi-Fi Free Parking Casual Catering 15 minutes from Downtown Edmonton Customized packages to suit any style and size of event

Contact: Hilary Nash Manager, Facility Rentals hnash@twose.ca

11211-142 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1 T 780-452-9100, ext. 2267 W twose.ca/rentals

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Edmonton Taxi Service Group 10135-31 Ave. Edmonton T6N 1C2 T: 780-462-3456

EDMONTON

Park Lane Executive Transportation Edmonton T: 780-448-1666 Prestige Limousine & Sedan Edmonton T: 780-463-5000 WEDDING PLANNERS Aisle Plan Your Day Edmonton T: 780-868-4279 E: monica@aisleplanyourday. com 2017 Event Award Winner Cocktails & Details Edmonton T: 780-232-6723 2017 Event Award Winner Jennifer Bergman Weddings Edmonton T: 780-298-8244 2018 Event Award Winner

Union Bank Inn Edmonton's Premier 4 Star Boutique Hotel located in the Heart of Edmonton's Business, Arts and Ice District. 40 Designer Guest Rooms with Fireplaces Included Free: À la Carte Breakfast, Daily Delivery Wine & Cheese, In-Room Coffee, Wi-Fi • Madison’s Grill • Meeting Facilities Room

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10053 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1S5 T 780-401-2214 E sales@unionbankinn.com W unionbankinn.com

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Story Weddings & Events Edmonton T: 780-221-9436 2016 Event Award Winner

Northern Alberta

Leduc / Nisku

EVENT VENUES

EVENT VENUES Edmonton Gun Club 50301, Range Rd. 254 Leduc County T0C 0V0 T: 780-945-1413 Total Meeting Space: 3,600 sq. ft. Leduc West Antique Society 49541 Range Rd. 260 Leduc T9G 0K2 T: 780-446-7652 Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts 4308-50 St. Leduc T9E 6K8 T: 780-980-1866

Drayton Valley Clean Energy Technology Centre 5400-24 Ave. Drayton Valley T7A 1A1 T: 780-514-2200 Total Meeting Space: 28,500 sq. ft. MacKenzie Conference Centre 5745-45 Ave. Drayton Valley T0E 1Z0 T: 780-514-2233 Total Meeting Space: 6,700 sq. ft. Max Centre, The 4801-43 St. Drayton Valley T7A 1P4 T: 780-898-1707

Nisku Recreation Centre 606-18 Ave. Nisku T9E 7V8 T: 780-955-7533 Total Meeting Space: 4,000 sq. ft.

Omniplex 5737-45 Ave. Drayton Valley T7A 0B6 T: 780-514-2233 Total Meeting Space: 17,000 sq. ft.

HOTELS

HOTELS

Best Western Plus Edmonton Airport Hotel 5705-50 St. Leduc T9E 6Z8 T: 780-986-6550

Lakeview Inn & Suites Drayton Valley 4302-50 St. Drayton Valley T7A 1M4 T: 780-542-3200

Best Western Premier Denham Inn & Suites 5207-50 Ave. Leduc T9E 6V3 T: 780-986-2241

Ramada Drayton Valley 2051-50 St. Drayton Valley T7A 1S5 T: 780-514-7861 Total Meeting Space: 1,100 sq. ft.

Executive Royal Hotel Edmonton Airport 8450 Sparrow Dr. Leduc T9E 7G4 T: 888-202-3770 Holiday Inn & Suites Edmonton International Airport – Conference Centre 1100-4 St. Nisku T9E 8E2 T: 780-979-0839 Total Meeting Space: 5,000 sq. ft. Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton Airport 7120 Sparrow Dr. Leduc T9E 8A5 T: 780-900-8047 Total Meeting Space: 2,400 sq. ft.

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Fort McMurray EVENT DÉCOR & RENTALS Arsenal FX 8124 Fraser Ave. Fort McMurray T9H 1W6 T: 780-742-9712 EVENT VENUES MacDonald Island Park 1 C.A. Knight Way Fort McMurray T9H 5C5 T: 780-791-0070 Total Meeting Space: 12,743 sq. ft.

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Shell Place & Suncor Community Leisure Centre 1 C.A. Knight Way Fort McMurray T9H 5C5 T: 780-792-5156 Total Meeting Space: 98,000 sq. ft. HOTELS Merit Hotel & Suites 8200 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray T9H 2H9 T: 780-714-9444 Quality Hotel & Conference Centre 424 Gregoire Dr. Fort McMurray T9H 3R2 T: 780-791-7200 Total Meeting Space: 12,000 sq. ft. Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray 435 Gregoire Dr. Fort McMurray T9H 4K7 T: 780-743-2400 Total Meeting Space: 8,107 sq. ft. Stonebridge Hotel Fort McMurray 9713 Hardin St. Fort McMurray T9H 1L2 T: 855-243-3301 Vantage Inn & Suites 200 Parent Way Fort McMurray T9H 5E6 T: 780-713-4111 Total Meeting Space: 742 sq. ft.

Grande Prairie AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Heartbeat Productions #111, 10530-117 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 7N7 T: 780-831-6480 CATERING Crystal Catering 10017-99 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 0R7 T: 780-539-4009 Jeffrey’s Cafe 9909-102 St. Grande Prairie T8V 2V4 T: 780-539-3131 EVENT DÉCOR & RENTALS Affordable Elegance Wedding & Event Rentals 9830-100 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 0T8 T: 780-532-0801

Western Event Rentals #105, 10014-102 St. Grande Prairie T8V 2V6 T: 780-814-8320 EVENT VENUES Centre for Creative Arts 9904-101 Ave. Grande Prairie T: 780-814-6080 Total Meeting Space: 4,600 sq. ft. Coca-Cola Centre #6 Knowledge Way Grande Prairie T8W 2V9 T: 780-513-5252 Total Meeting Space: 4,800 sq. ft. Eastlink Centre #10 Knowledge Way Grande Prairie T8W 2V9 T: 780-830-5000 Total Meeting Space: 1,580 sq. ft. ENTREC Centre at Evergreen Park Box 370 Grande Prairie T8V 3A5 T: 780-532-3279 Total Meeting Space: 115,000 sq. ft. Golden Age Centre 10222-101 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 0Y5 T: 780-532-5818 Total Meeting Space: 5,080 sq. ft. Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Village 10329-101 Ave. Muskoseepi Park Grande Prairie T8V 3A8 T: 780-830-7090 Total Meeting Space: 1,940 sq. ft. Montrose Cultrual Centre 9893-103 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 6M7 T: 780-357-4987 Total Meeting Space: 5,000 sq. ft. Muskoseepi Park Pavilion 10326-102 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 6V3 T: 780-538-0451 Total Meeting Space: 1,840 sq. ft.


Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 9301-112 Ave. Wembley T0H 3S0 T: 587-771-0662 Total Meeting Space: 41,000 sq. ft. Revolution Place 10017-99 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 0R7 T: 780-538-0387 Total Meeting Space: 17,000 sq. ft. HOTELS Best Western Grande Prairie Hotel & Suites 10745-117 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 7N6 T: 780-402-2378 Total Meeting Space: 5,124 sq. ft. Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie-Conference Centre 9816-107 St. Grande Prairie T8V 8E7 T: 780-402-6886 Total Meeting Space: 12,000 sq. ft. Paradise Inn & Conference Centre Grande Prairie 11201-100 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 5M6 T: 780-532-1961 Total Meeting Space: 8,000 sq. ft. Podollan Inn & Spa 10612-99 Ave. Grande Prairie T8V 8E8 T: 780-320-2000 Total Meeting Space: 4,034 sq. ft. Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Grande Prairie 11633-100 St. Grande Prairie T8V 3Y4 T: 780-532-5221 Total Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft. Stonebridge Hotel Grande Prairie 12102-100 St. Grande Prairie T8V 5P1 T: 780-539-5561 Total Meeting Space: 5,466 sq. ft.

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EDMONTON

Lethbridge CATERING Chef Stella 525-4th Ave. South Lethbridge T1J 0N3 T: 403-359-8704 Country Kitchen Catering 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. South Lethbridge T1K 2R7 T: 403-328-7756 LA Chefs Lethbridge T: 403-320-7702 Prime Catering 421 Mayor Magrath Dr. Lethbridge T1J 3L8 T: 403-331-6921 Rustic Chef, The Lethbridge T: 403-393-0772

ZINC Restaurant & Catering @ Art Gallery of Alberta ZINC is a full-service catering and event management operation that oversees all events within the Art Gallery of Alberta. Our exceptional venue offers diversity, contemporary edge with the right amount of elegance. Our goal is to ensure that our clients and their guests, leave our establishment knowing they received the best in customer service and an incomparable culinary experience. Creation of our menu is inspired by local food products, culinary trends, and of course, the desires and expectations from our clientele. We pride ourselves on providing forward-thinking food and beverage service.

EVENT VENUES Dr. Foster James Penny Building 324-5 St. S Lethbridge T1J 2B5 T: 403-329-2244 Total Meeting Space: 6,000 sq. ft. ENMAX Centre 2510 Scenic Dr. S Lethbridge T1K 1N2 T: 403-320-4040 Total Meeting Space: 21,780 sq. ft. Exhibition Park 3401 Parkside Dr. S Lethbridge T1J 4R3 T: 403-328-4491 Total Meeting Space: 120,000 sq. ft. Fort Whoop-Up 200 Indian Battle Rd. S Lethbridge T1J 5B3 T: 403-320-3777 Total Meeting Space: 650 sq. ft. Galt Museum & Archives 502-1 St. S Lethbridge T1J 1Y4 T: 403-320-3898 Total Meeting Space: 3,437 sq. ft. Helen Schuler Nature Centre 1 Indian Battle Rd. S Lethbridge T1J 0P6 T: 403-320-3064

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T 780-392-2505 E zinc.events@compass-canada.com W zincrestaurant.ca

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Banff & Area Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff AB T1L 1H5 Tel 877-760-4595 Web banffcentre.ca/conferences

I/O 60+ 21,000 5,960 959 490 617 • • F • 1 F

Calgary & Area Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre 1000 Glenmore Crt. SE, Calgary AB T2C 2E6 Tel 403-279-8611 Web glenmoreinn.com

I 14 15,000 9,742 1,200 750 1,000 • • F • 1 F

Heritage Park 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary AB T2V 2X3 Tel 403-268-8500 Web heritagepark.ca

I 10 23,100 4,200 420 400 1,000 • • F • 1 P

TELUS Spark 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary AB T2E 5T2 Tel 403-817-6887 Web sparkscience.ca

I/O 9 17,295 10,000 245 400 900 • • F • 1 P

Olds College Campus 4500-50 St., Olds AB T4H 1R6 Tel 403-556-4731 Web oldscollege.ca

I/O 15+ 18,629 7,137 500 360 400 • • F • 1 P

Edmonton & Area Alfred H. Savage Centre 13204 Fox Dr. NW, Edmonton AB T6H 4P3 Tel 780-496-2601 Web edmonton.ca/facilityrentals

I 1 1,300 1,300 175 109 109 • • F • 1 F

The Arden Theatre 5 St. Anne St., St. Albert AB T8N 3Z9 Tel 780-459-1542 Web ardentheatre.com

I 1 1,200 1,200 509 80-120 250 • F • 1 F

ATB Financial Arts Barn 10330-84 Ave., Edmonton AB T6E 2G9 Tel 780-448-9000 Web fringetheatre.ca

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Century Casino Edmonton 13103 Fort Rd., Edmonton AB T5A 1C3 Tel 780-643-4000 Web cnty.com/edmonton

I 2 12,300 10,700 500 500 500 • • F • 1 F

Century Casino St. Albert 24 Boudreau Rd., St. Albert AB T8N 6K3 Tel 780-460-8092 Web cnty.com/stalbert

I 2 2,610 2,315 200 150 175 • • F • 1 F

Edmonton EXPO Centre 7515-118 Ave., Edmonton AB T5B 0J2 Tel 780-471-7377 Web edmontonexpocentre.com

I 34 462,286 104,610 4,000 4,300 3,500 • P • 1 P

Edmonton Gun Club 50301 Range Rd., Leduc County AB T0C 0V0 Tel 780-945-1413 Web edmontongunclub.com

I/O 1 3,600 3,600 2,000 2,000 2,000 • F 1 F

Edmonton Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Rd., Edmonton AB T5J 2R7 Tel 780-496-2601 Web edmonton.ca/facilityrentals

I/O 4 4,200 2,060 120 100 120 • • F • 1 F

Francis Winspear Centre for Music 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton AB T5J 4B2 Tel 780-401-2522 Web winspearcentre.com

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Hole’s Greenhouses at the Enjoy Centre 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert AB T8N 3X4 Tel 780-419-6800 Web eventsatholes.com

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Muttart Conservatory 9626-96A St., Edmonton AB T6C 4L8 Tel 780-496-8355 Web edmonton.ca/facilityrentals

I 2 3,910 2,530 N/A 150 150 • F • 1 F

Nisku Recreation Centre 606-18 Ave., Nisku AB T9E 7V8 Tel 780-955-7533 Web leduccounty.com/nrc

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Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre 10440-108 Ave., Edmonton AB T5H 3Z9 Tel 780-496-8355 Web edmonton.ca/facilityrentals

I 4 17,500 5,600 200 100

Providence Renewal Centre 3005-119 St., Edmonton AB T6J 5R5 Tel 780-430-9491 Web providencerenewal.ca

I 8 20,000 3,864 200 150 150 • • F • 1 F

Saville Community Sports Centre 11610+65 Ave., Edmonton AB T6H 2V8 Tel 780-492-7678 Web savillecentre.ca

I 6 5,181 2,625 180 80 80 • • F • 1 F

Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Ave., Edmonton AB T5J 1N9 Tel 780-421-9797 Web shawconferencecentre.com

I/O 20 150,000 80,000 6,600 4,000 5,500 • • F/P • 1 P

Studio96 10901-96 St., Edmonton AB T5H 2K4 Tel 780-428-8450 Web

I 2 3,577 2,225 175 150 200 • F • F

TELUS World of Science—Edmonton 11211–142 St., Edmonton AB T5M 4A1 Tel 780-451-3344 Web twose.ca

I 5 N/A N/A 175-200 50-100 50-500 • • F • 1 F

Victoria Golf Course Clubhouse 12130 River Valley Rd., Edmonton AB T5N 0E0 Tel 780-496-8355 Web edmonton.ca/facilityrentals

I 1 888 888 80 80 80 • F • F

Woodvale Facility 4540-50 St., Edmonton AB T6L 6B6 Tel 780-462-2101 Web woodvalefacility.ca

I 3 N/A 4,000 400 350 350 • • F • 1 F

ZINC Restaurant and Catering @ Art Gallery of Alberta 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton AB T5J 2C1 Tel 780-392-2505 Web zincrestaurant.ca

I/O 7 12,500 5,400 167 200 300-500 • • P • 1 P

Grande Prairie & Area Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre 11633-100 St., Grande Prairie AB T8V 3Y4 Tel 780-532-5221 Web pomeroyhotel.com/grande-prairie

I 5 11,000 7,500 800 350 500 • • F • 1 F

Red Deer & Area Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College 4601-46 Ave., Olds AB T4H 1P5 Tel 403-556-8815 Web pomeroyinnandsuites.com/hotels-olds-alberta Westerner Park 4847A-19 St., Red Deer AB T4R 2N7 Tel 403-343-7800 Web westernerpark.ca

I 2 6,200 5,700 720 350 720 • • F • 1 F

I/O 16 42,000 2,200 2,500 4,000 • F • 1 F/P

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AIRPORT SHUTTLE (FREE/PAID)

PARKING (FREE/PAID)

ACCESSIBILITY

MUST USE IN-HOUSE CATERING

WIFI (FREE/PAID/NONE)

IN-HOUSE A/V AVAIL.

RECEPTION

BANQUET

CAPACITY OF LARGEST ROOM

THEATRE

LARGEST ROOM (SQ. FT.)

TOTAL MEETING SPACE (SQ. FT.)

NO. OF MEETING ROOMS

SPA/FITNESS/EXERCISE ROOM

POOL (INDOOR/OUTDOOR)

AIR CONDITIONING

RESTAURANT ON-SITE

MAX NO. GUEST ROOM BLOCK

RATE RANGE

$—up to 119, $$—120-169, $$$—170-209, $$$$—over 210

NO. OF SUITES

RATE RANGES:

NO. OF ROOMS

Hotels

Banff & Area Blackstone Mountain Lodge 170 Kananaskis Way, Canmore AB T1W 0A8 Tel 403-609-8098 Web blackstonelodge.ca

27 104 $$$- 40 • O F/E 1 $$$$

905 905 60 48 60 • F • F

Falcon Crest Lodge 190 Kananaskis Way, Canmore AB T1W 3K5 Tel 403-678-6150 Web falconcrestlodge.ca

9 61 $$- 10 • • F/E 1 $$$$

540 540

45 30

30 • F • 1 F

The Malcolm Hotel 321 Spring Creek Dr., Canmore AB T1W 0K3 Tel 1-888-570-0603 Web malcolmhotel.ca

124 20 $$$- • • O F/E 6 7,600 4,600 533 350 480 • F • 1 F $$$$

Stoneridge Mountain Resort 30 Lincoln Park, Canmore AB T1W 3E9 Tel 403-675-5000 Web stoneridgeresort.ca

N/A 100 $$$$ 40 • • O F/E

1

830

1,100

58

36

36

• F F

111 19 $- 75 • • I E $$$$

5 8,500 6,000 300 248 400 • F • 1 F

Carriage House Inn 9030 Macleod Trail S, Calgary AB T2H 0M4 Tel 403-253-1101 Web carriagehouse.net

151 6 $$- 157 • • O F $$$$

13 16,000 5,000 500 420 600 • F • 1 F

Deerfoot Inn and Casino 1000, 11500-35 Street SE, Calgary AB T2Z 3W4 Tel 403-236-7529 Web deerfootinn.com

188 49 $$$ 139 • • I S/F/E 13 17,000 6,848 600 400 500 • F • 1 F

Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis AB T0L 1N0 Tel 403-881-2830 Web stoneynakodaresort.com

Calgary & Area

Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South Conference Centre 153 42 $$$ 65 • • I F/E 6 7,469 5,243 400 290 400 • F • 1 P P 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary AB T2J 7E1 Tel 403-475-8561 Web holidayinncalgary.com Hotel Clique Calgary Airport & Applause Hotel Calgary Airport 24 Aero Cres. NE, Calgary AB T2E 7Y5 Tel 403-460-9588 Web hotelclique.ca & applausehotel.ca

200 4 $$ 40 • • F/E 4 8,940 2,230 200 160 180 • F • 1 F F

Edmonton & Area Fantasyland Hotel 17700-87 Ave., Edmonton AB T5T 4V4 Tel 1-800-RESERVE Web flh.ca

355 1 $$$- 200 • • S/F/E 11 25,000 9,100 1,100 580 1,200 • F • 1 F P $$$$

St. Albert Inn & Suites 156 St. Albert Tr., St. Albert AB T8N 0P5 Tel 780-459-5551 Web stab-inn-suites.ca

148 20 $$ 60 • • I E

9 11,000 5,479 450 400 300 • F • 1 F P

Union Bank Inn 10053 Jasper Ave., Edmonton AB T5J 1S5 Tel 780-423-3600 Web unionbankinn.com

40 40 $$$- 36 • • $$$$

3 2,800 1,500 60 70 100 • F • 1 P P

F

Lethbridge & Area Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge AB T1J 3M2 Tel 403-327-5701 Web coasthotels.com

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103 10 $-$$ 70 • • I F

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AIRPORT SHUTTLE (FREE/PAID)

PARKING (FREE/PAID)

ACCESSIBILITY

MUST USE IN-HOUSE CATERING

WIFI (FREE/PAID/NONE)

IN-HOUSE A/V AVAIL.

BANQUET

RECEPTION

CAPACITY OF LARGEST ROOM

THEATRE

LARGEST ROOM (SQ. FT.)

TOTAL MEETING SPACE (SQ. FT.)

NO. OF MEETING ROOMS

SPA/FITNESS/EXERCISE ROOM

POOL (INDOOR/OUTDOOR)

AIR CONDITIONING

RESTAURANT ON-SITE

MAX NO. GUEST ROOM BLOCK

$—up to 119, $$—120-169, $$$—170-209, $$$$—over 210

RATE RANGE

RATE RANGES:

NO. OF SUITES

NO. OF ROOMS

Hotels

Grande Prairie & Area 2 3,200 3,000 350 200 375 • F • 1 F

Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie 6702-106 St., Grande Prairie AB T8W 0K8 Tel +1-587-771-1300 Web fourpointsgrandeprairie.com

128 53 $$ 80 • • I F

Stonebridge Hotel Grande Prairie 12102-100 St., Grande Prairie AB T8V 5P1 Tel 780-539-5561 / 1-888-419-4657 Web stonebridgehotel.ca/contact-grande-prairie

125 1 $$ 60 • • F/E 5 5,000 5,000 300 250 300 • F • 1 F

Lethbridge & Area 40 • F 1 F

Best Western Plus Service Inn & Suites 209-41 Street S, Lethbridge AB T1J 1Z3 Tel 403-329-6844 Web bestwesternlethbridge.ca

113 42 $$- 50 • I F/E $$$

2

Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge AB T1J 3M2 Tel 403-327-5701 Web coasthotels.com

103 10 $-$$ 70 • • I F

5 13,500 8,557 800 600 800 • F • 1 F

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 120 Stafford Dr. S, Lethbridge AB T1J 4W4 Tel 403-394-9292 Web ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/lethbridge/yqlca/hoteldetail

102 43 $$ 50 • I

F

1

Lux Hotel 4401 University Dr. W, Lethbridge AB T1J 5H9 Tel 403-329-2244 Web uleth.ca/conference

N/A 99 $-$$$ N/A

E

700

700

600 600

65

35

25

– • F 1 F F

– 5,800 500 500 500 • F • 1 P

Red Deer & Area 25 F 1 F

Best Western Plus Red Deer Inn & Suites 6839-66 St., Red Deer AB T4P 3T5 Tel 403-346-3555 Web bestwesternreddeer.com

92 32 $$ 40 • I F

Radisson Red Deer 6500-67 St., Red Deer AB T4P 1A2 Tel 403-342-6567 Web radisson.com/red-deer

142 33 $$$ 100 • • I S/F 9 19,369 5,280 200 300 300 • F • 1 F

Sandman Hotel Red Deer 2818 Gaetz Ave., Red Deer AB T4R 1M4 Tel 403-343-7400 Web sandmanhotels.ca

142 72 $$$ 80 • • I F

1

Sheraton Hotel Red Deer 3310 Gaetz Ave., Red Deer AB T4N 3X9 Tel 403-346-2091 Web sheratonhotelreddeer.ca

241 13 $$$ 180 • • I F

16 53,000 25,668 1,560 2,208 2,200 • F • 1 F P

2 704 466 15

700 700

25 32

45 • F • 1 F

Associations You Should Know Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP)

canspep.ca

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)

capscalgary.ca • capsedmonton.ca

International Live Events Association (ILEA)

ileacanada.com/calgary • ​ileacanada.com/edmonton

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

mpiedmonton.org • mpi-gcc.org

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

canadawest.pcma.org

Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC)

wpic.ca

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Looking Forward

Get Ready to Discover the Canadian Rockies Whether you’re planning an event or hoping to attend one, there’s no place like the Canadian Rockies to mix business with pleasure. That’s why our upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 issue will be shining a spotlight on this iconic wonder of the Canadian landscape.

PHOTO COURTESY BANFF & LAKE LOUISE TOURISM / PAUL ZIZKA PHOTOGRAPHY

Expect info on how to get there, where to book venues with breathtaking views, and tips for venturing out, as well as staying in. Ready to be inspired? The Canadian Rockies are calling.

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Written by and for Alberta’s meeting and special event planners, the Alberta Meeting & Event Guide showcases the province’s wealth of incred...

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