31.July 2015 Share

Write and record the official song for the 2016 Alberta Winter Games

Medicine Hat, AB (July 31, 2015) – SMG Canada and the Canalta Centre are proud sponsors of the 2016 Alberta Winter Games taking place in Medicine Hat from February 13 – 16, 2016. As a part of the sponsorship, SMG Canada and the Canalta Centre are excited to announce the 2016 Alberta Winter Games Song Contest.

Local artists and musicians are invited to write a song that will be entered in a contest to become the official song of the 2016 Alberta Winter Games. The chosen artist will have the opportunity to record their song at Absynthe Studio in Medicine Hat and when the final production is complete, the song will be revealed at the opening ceremonies to a crowd of approximately 5,000 people at the Canalta Centre, Medicine Hat’s newest premiere entertainment venue.

“Music is a vital component to why the Canalta Centre was built,” says Peter Jelinski, general manager of the Canalta Centre. Hopefully one of the entries in this contest goes onto a sellout show at our venue.”

Approximately 2,800 athletes, coaches and technical officials come from all across Alberta to celebrate the games. Athletes ages 11 - 17, will compete in 22 different sporting events at various venues in Medicine Hat and Elkwater.

For more information about the Song Contest, preview the promotional video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo6Vf17Nk3A.

For more information about the Canalta Centre, please visit canaltacentre.com.


About the Canalta Centre
Formerly the Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre, the Canalta Centre is Medicine Hat’s new home for entertainment. This state-of-the-art facility has seating for over 6,600 people and is scheduled to open in August 2015. The Canalta Centre is owned by the City of Medicine Hat and managed by SMG, a global leader in venue management. For more information visit www.canaltacentre.com.

About SMG
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centres, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centres, equestrian facilities, science centres, and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

Media Contact
Kelli Ireland, Director of Marketing and Sales
Canalta Centre
(403) 797-0902

Alberta Winter Games Contact
Kara Brake, Games Manager
2016 Alberta Winter Games
(403) 580-5677