Westerner Park wants new events

Westerner Park will be looking to attract some new events in the lead up to the 2016 Memorial Cup, says its new general manager Darrell Komick.

Westerner Park will be looking to attract some new events in the lead up to the 2016 Memorial Cup, says its new general manager Darrell Komick.

“We are an evolving organization that’s going to be 125 years old in 2016. We need to keep current with direction and focus,” said Komick at the Westerner’s annual general meeting held on Wednesday.

“We’re going to be focused on delivering certain key priorities for us. Music is one area, enhancing Westerner Days is another, creating opportunities for business to do business at Westerner Park, and to be that place that our partners and community people can come meet, share an experience.”

Komick, who is also the Westerner’s CEO, said it’s all about being relevant for the community and creating a place and a culture that allows business and people to prosper.

“We’re here for the long term so we want to work with the community and evolve as the community evolves.”

Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest trade show, agricultural, sports, entertainment and convention facility.

The centre has 50 full-time staff and 150 volunteers and generates $150 million in economic activity through the hosting of more than 1,500 events each year.

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