23.September 2016 Share

SMG announces changes to food offerings in concessions at the Canalta Centre

Medicine Hat, AB (Sept. 23, 2016) – SMG is thrilled to share some of the recent changes to food offerings in the concessions at the Canalta Centre for the upcoming 2016/2017 season.

In early 2016, SMG conducted a satisfaction survey where guests were encouraged to share their overall feedback of their experience(s) at the Canalta Centre in its first season of operation. The survey asked guests to rate various departments including food and beverage, operations, cleanliness of facilty, staff, and parking and to share personal comments and/or concerns. In conclusion to the survey, SMG’s food and beverage department received the most feedback and recognized the need for change.

SMG learned a lot from the citizens of Medicine Hat and are excited to announce the addition of new, qualified staff, new food items, combos, healthier options, and new partnerships with local food providers.

“We are excited to welcome Sean Ganley as our new food and beverage director at the Canalta Centre,” says Peter Jelinski, general manager of the Canalta Centre. Sean most recently worked with Aramark, a fortune 200 global leader whom provides award-winning food services to hospitals, universities, schools, stadiums, municipalities and more.”

Some of the new items available at the concessions include bacon-on-a-stick, vegetarian burgers, veggie cups, signature Skinny’s Smokehouse riblets and more. Kids combos have been introduced on the new menus and will offer apple slices and fresh-baked cookies as an alternative to fries or candy on the side. SMG is also excited to expand their local food partnerships with Skinny’s Smokehouse in addition to Redcliff Bakery. All of the hamburger buns, pulled pork sandwiches and hot dog buns are baked fresh daily from Redcliff Bakery.

“Our goal is to create an enjoyable and affordable night out for the whole family, explains Sean Ganley, food and beverage director. Every single food or beverage item on our concession menus is $8 or under and every combo is no more than $11. I believe in quality and value and the Canalta Centre is here to create value and memorable experiences for our guests.”


About the Canalta Centre

The Canalta Centre is Medicine Hat’s premiere entertainment venue and home to the Medicine Hat Tigers. Located in the Box Springs Business Park, this state-of-the-art facility has seating for over 7,000 people and boasts top-notch sporting and entertainment events. Canalta Centre is in the business of creating memories through world-class entertainment and service excellence. Proudly owned by the City of Medicine Hat and managed by SMG Canada.

About SMG Canada

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.

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