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Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre Employee Recognized for Venue Engineering

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jan Szabat, director of Engineering Services for Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre, has been recognized by Venues Today Magazine, Venue Solutions Group and the Venue Operations Summit Board of Advisors for excellence in venue management. The award recognizes one engineer working


WestJet Grows Abbotsford Service

May 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet launched  its new non-stop service between Abbotsford and Winnipeg on Sunday. With the launch, it becomes the largest carrier operating out of Winnipeg this summer with 51 per cent of total available seats. In addition, it increased the frequency of


Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre Earns ASTM Certification

April 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre has become the latest convention centre to be certified to an international sustainability standard for the meetings and event industry. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) certification is awarded to venues that achieve high


Edmonton and Saskatoon Radissons Win Awards

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and Radisson Hotel Saskatoon each took home the Radisson President’s Award by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The award is given out to the top Radisson hotels demonstrating an outstanding level of enthusiasm and dedication


Shaw Conference Centre Hires Executive Pastry Chef

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jason Wang is rejoining the award-winning pastry team at Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) in the role of Executive Pastry Chef. A certified red and blue seal pastry chef, Chef Wang is a rising star who has developed his culinary talent


WestJet Launches Service to Phoenix-Mesa

January 23, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet has launched service from Calgary and Edmonton to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, it was announced Jan. 19. “The Phoenix-Mesa market is very robust and WestJet continues to add new service to meet demand. These new non-stop flights connect


WestJet Launches Winnipeg-Hamilton Service

January 19, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet launched non-stop service between Winnipeg and Hamilton, Ont., it was announced Jan. 17. A day earlier, the airline also relaunched non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax from Hamilton. WestJet now offers 27 weekly departures to seven non-stop


IHG Opens First Dual-Branded Property in Canada

January 6, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the 77-room Candlewood Suites and 137-room Holiday Inn Express property near the West Edmonton Mall, the company’s first dual-branded property in Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites


Shaw Centre's Urban Beekeeping Celebrated

November 29, 2016 by douloff

EDMONTON — Japanese television highlighted Shaw Conference Centre’s urban beekeeping program, one of six Canadian destinations featured on the show Bee World, airing on the Tokyo TV network, it was announced last month. In its first year under the City


WestJet Adding Flights to Mesa, Ariz. in January

November 29, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will begin serving Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Calgary and Edmonton starting Jan. 19, 2017, it was announced last month. Beginning Jan. 19, flights will serve Calgary and Mesa three times a week, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Beginning


WestJet Announces New Canadian Flights

July 3, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet announced on June 24 that it has introduced flights from Edmonton to Hamilton, Ont., and Winnipeg to Kelowna, B.C. Flights are available for sale as of June 27, with service beginning July 28. “These are cities we


SilverBirch Adds to Executive Culinary Teams

April 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

Three new chefs—Curtis Toth, Brian McBride and Adam Brack—have joined SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts‘ award-winning executive culinary teams at the DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton respectively. “We are exceptionally