Encana Events Centre turns 10

More than 15,000 hot dogs have been served at the Encana Events Centre over the last ten years. That’s a lot of meat. 

Former mayor Mike Bernier, current incarnation Dale Bumstead, and others were on hand to cut a cake celebrating ten years of the Encana Events Centre. This afternoon saw skating, swimming and wall climbing, as well as some of those infamous 15,000 tube steaks for free. As well as cake and remembrance.

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General manager with Spectra Events Ryan MacIvor said there have been more than 750,000 patrons grace the doors in the decade

“There is roughly $11 million put back into this community each year,” he added. 

It was noted that Peace area residents would travels to GP, PG or Edmonton for the big city concert experience. A thing of the distant past now. 

PRRD director Leonard Hiebert said the world-wide events and spotlight like the U17 championships are straightforward examples of the pull and power of the EEC. 

South Peace MLA Mike Bernier said he was around for the first hoe in the ground, to the last nail and ribbon cutting, to the first bass plucked live on stage. 

“I think of what it took to create this facility. This facility, as well as what happens in it, is world-class.”

Mayor Dale Bumstead brought salutations from the City of Dawson Creek.

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