Fourth Best in the Northwest

Trent Ernst, Editor
Encana Events Centre has been named one of the top five stops by a magazine dedicated to venues across North America. 
The Encana Events Centre placed fourth in the 2,001–5000 capacity venue category, which included (in order of ranking) Keller Auditorium – Portland, Oregon, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, Oregon, Morrison Centre for Performing Arts – Boise, Idaho, Encana Events Centre – Dawson Creek, BC and South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC.  
The ranking was based on concert and event grosses from January 1, 2012 to December 10, 2012.
“Being named the fourth top stop in the pacific northwest is a great recognition for us on what an amazing year the Encana Events Centre had in 2012,” said Global Spectrum’s Ryan MacIvor, General Manager of the Encana Events Centre. “With 2013 being the fifth anniversary of the Encana Events Centre, this honour is a great way to get the year started. Along with having such successful shows like Eric Church and Carrie Underwood, this shows that in fact we are a top stop for artists of high caliber.” “I think a lot of artists love the idea of getting into secondary markets.  They can go back and play the same major markets four, five or six times, or they get an opportunity to play to some new fans and potentially create a new consumer outreach.” said Jim Cressman, President of Invictus Entertainment Group – a company that books entertainment at various small venues across British Columbia and other parts of Canada.
“The Encana Events Centre is a great asset to our community with the variety of events it has done in 2012 from Broadway’s Mamma Mia, Hockey Canada’s National Women’s U18 Hockey Championship to sold out shows from artists John Fogerty, Johnny Reid and Miranda Lambert,” said Mike Bernier, Mayor of Dawson Creek. “Having the Encana Events Centre named the fourth top stop in the Pacific Northwest shows the entertainment industry that the city of Dawson Creek is a stop they shouldn’t miss.” The Encana Events Centre will be celebrating a milestone during the week of March 7–9 as the 300,000 customer of the Encana Events Centre is expected to walk into the building during either the Price is Right Live!, the CMT Hitlist Tour or PFX The Pink Floyd Experience.  
To celebrate the 300,000 customer, the winner will receive two tickets to an upcoming show, opportunity to attend a sound check party at an upcoming show where they might meet the artist, Ovations bucks for food and beverage at the Centre, gift certificates for dinner to Boston Pizza and the Fixx and a framed copy of their photo to celebrate being the 300,000 customer.