(Dawson Creek, British Columbia) Global Spectrum Facility Management, the management company that operates the EnCana Events Centre, named Ryan MacIvor, as the facility?s General Manager, it was announced today by Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page.
?Ryan?s experience will be invaluable as the City of Dawson Creek and Global Spectrum Facility Management begin this new venture,? said Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier. ?Ryan has been an integral; part of our community over the past seven years has been a tremendous asset to us opening the EnCana Events Centre over the past year. Ryan has been involved with the planning of the South Peace Community Multiplex since day one.?
MacIvor, who was most recently the Assistant General Manager and Director of Marketing for the EnCana Events Centre and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the EnCana Events Centre, including the booking, scheduling, financial review, marketing, public relations and maintenance of the multi-facility complex. His official start date is Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
Ryan takes over from Gunnar Fox, who has been the General Manager of the EnCana Events Centre for the past year and three months and is being transferred to the Santa Ana Star Centre in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Global Spectrum Facility Management has been awarded the contract to take over management of the three year old 7000 seat Facility. ?I really enjoyed my time in Dawson Creek. Opening a facility is like no other experience. I will miss the friends I have made and the staff.?
?Senior city staff have already worked with Ryan and Gunnar on a variety of items regarding the EnCana Events Centre. The facility has not been open for an entire year and we continue to open and commission the facility. I wish Gunnar and his wife Moira the very best and thank him for all he has done for us. We look forward to continually working with Ryan and his team to book events and management the facility on our behalf. Ryan has been involved with various aspects of the EnCana Events Centre, the creation of the South Peace Community Multiplex and other major projects within the City of Dawson Creek. He has a great depth of knowledge regarding the facility and we are excited that Ryan will be managing our facility.? stated Jim Chute, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Dawson Creek.
Prior to joining the EnCana Events Center, MacIvor was Tourism Development Coordinator for Tourism Dawson Creek, a subsidiary organization of the Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association (NRAHTA). He received a degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and calls Dawson Creek Home with Wife Allison Crandall.
The EnCana Events Centre is a 4,500 seat facility and is part of the South Peace Community Multiplex. Managed by Global-Spectrum Facility Management we are committed to bringing a diverse group and mix of entertainment opportunities to the Peace Region. As a subsidiary of the internationally recognized sports and entertainment leader Comcast-Spectacor, Global Spectrum Facility Management more than 82 arenas, stadiums and conventions centres throughout Canada and the US, including the Abbottsford Sports and Entertainment Centre in Abbotsford, and the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. Global Spectrum?s parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, owns the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team among many other entities.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 80 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world?s largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast-Spectacor, which also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, a regional sports programming network, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company and 3601 Creative Group, a full-service in-house advertising agency. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.