Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Medicine Hat, AB (July 28, 2015) – After twenty-­three months of construction, the Canalta Centre is ready for its debut.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Canalta Centre is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22 at 1:00 p.m. Self-­guided tours of the facility will be held immediately following the ribbon cutting and will be available until 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank.

“We can’t wait to open the doors and show the facility off,” said Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston. The Canalta Centre will allow Medicine Hat and area residents’ access to entertainment and events never before available in our community. The facility will help keep local dollars in Medicine Hat and bring in visitors and investors from other communities.”

This state-­of-the-­art facility, with a total project budget of $74.9 million, is Medicine Hat’s newest premiere entertainment venue. As the new home for the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Canalta Centre will also host a diverse array of entertainment experiences the whole family can enjoy including concerts, family shows, sporting events, conventions and more. With full-­bowl concert seating of over 6,600 seats, two star dressing rooms, four auxiliary rooms, a moveable curtain system for multiple event configurations, this facility is over 192,000 sq ft and is truly a world-­class event centre.

The Canalta Centre is proudly owned by the City of Medicine Hat and operated by SMG, a global leader in venue management.

For more information on the Community Open House and the Canalta Centre, please visit canaltacentre.com.