A group of concerned business owners got together this week to discuss the incredible opportunity that exists in the capital region. That opportunity is to turn Edmonton into a world class center anchored by a vibrant entertainment district. Other leading Canadian cities like Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto have seen the benefit of bringing entertainment to the downtown core.
Our vision of the future of Edmonton and Northern Alberta includes an Iconic Arena District in the Capital City.
Our elected leaders have the ability to make this project a success, but we need to act now to show our support.
We fully support the proposed downtown Edmonton Arena District, and encourage ALL the stakeholders involved to finalize a workable deal.
"This is our chance to make a statement and set a new course for our city. The Arena District is a hockey rink, casino, hotel and more but it's also a billion dollar project that will help reduce urban sprawl and increase transit ridership while simultaneously driving downtown revitalization through secondary development in surrounding neighbourhoods."
We'd love to chat with you about this initiative – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help? ACT NOW:
- Copy & paste the following letter and email or mail it to ALL/ANY of the parties involved including:
All the City Councillors (For Mac users)
The Premiers office
The Prime Ministers office
Katz Group of Companies
- Copy & paste the following letter and send it to everyone you know
- Tweet, post, and e-mail this link to your friends and colleagues: www.buildthearena.com #yegarena
October 26th, Edmonton's City Council votes 10-3 in favour of the Arena District.
Following concessions on both sides, on October 26th Edmonton's city councillors had the vision and the courage to vote 10 -3 in favour of the Arena District. All sides of the negotiation have expressed their gratitude for your support and felt that it truly MADE A DIFFERENCE. In the face of the vocal minority, your efforts made it very clear to the media and key stakeholders that Edmontonians have a vision for an iconic arena district in the downtown core. Congratulations!
Highlights of our campaign:
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We want to thank all the members of the Build The Arena team.. all 255 of us should be proud of this worthy initiative.
- Our committee mobilized a team of 255 Edmonton and area leaders to step up and let voices be heard
- Our supporters encouraged their vast networks through mail, e-mail, and social media to get involved
- Our initiative was featured in the Edmonton Journal, the Edmonton Sun, Astral Radio Network, Global News, the Globe and Mail, electronic billboards, and numerous publications
- Our presence was felt at City Council thanks to an organized initiative to bring our supporters together
- Our voices represented many of the speakers representing supporting positions at the City Council Open Forum
We know that there are still some hurdles to overcome with funding, design and logistics, but we are encouraged that discussions are happening with all of our elected leaders to find a way to move forward. Where there's a will there's a way!
On behalf of our organizing committee (John Radostits, Wes Patterson, John Trapp, Jared Smith, Marshall Sadd, Terry O'Flynn), thanks for being a proud Edmontonian.
The Build The Arena Association is a
non-profit society led by:
John Radostits President, Radco Group
Terry O'Flynn President, Prism Flow Products Inc.
Wes Patterson President, Brokel Industries Inc.
Marshall Sadd President, Lloyd Sadd Insurance
Jared Smith Co-Founder, Incite Marketing
John Trapp President, Total-R Insulation Solutions
Sticks & Stones
Fred Foord, First Truck Centre
Terry O'Flynn, Prism Flow Products
Cathy A. King
George H Eisert
Jared Smith, Incite Marketing
Bruno Muller, Caron Transportation
Performance Business Brokers
iomer internet solutions inc.
David Feigel, Universe Machine
Carl Rosenau, Rosenau Transport
Keller Denali Construction
Soho Master Hair Stylists
Fission Media Group Inc.
Tim Hanas, Ignition Media
Irving Kipnes, Delcon Development Group
Micah Slavens, Lift Interactive
Ian Stanley, Stanley Foods Ltd
Windsor Plywood's Commercial Division
Bob Walker, Ledcor Construction
Jocelyn Kennedy Accessories
Gerry Somers/Derek Ward, Donalco Western Inc.
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Andy Boelee, Omega Structural Detailing
Advantage Signs Ltd.
Jim Dryden, Dryden Agencies Ltd.
Barry & Dan Arndt, Boston Pizza Terwillegar
Dean Cisek, Summit Trailer
Paul Verhesen, Clark Builders
Action Express & Hotshot
Rob Gingras, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance
Lyle Funk, Holt Renfrew
Kelly Noland, MyBlackCard
Barry James, PwC
Peter J Sorrell
Mike McAllister, CS&M Pipe Services
Jason Wordie, Henry Singer Fashion Group
Karmac - The German Autohaus Ltd.
David and Janice Dorward
The Ranch Golf and Country Club
Blair Corbeil, Superior Buildings & Design Ltd.
FIXAUTO Edmonton West Albert Rosanova
Dr. Harbuksh Sekhon, Lewis Estates Dental Centre
Scott A Matheson
Lyle R Best C.M.
Brendan Connolly, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Bob McIntyre, A&A Disposal
Jason Knapton, Great Canadian
Brokel Stainless/Norlab Systems
Gerry Demers, Demelco Electric
Dayle & Darlene McKIBBON
Jim Stout, Grant Thornton LLP
Dr. Bob Steadward
Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers
Scott Burns, BURNCO Rock Products
William Huff Advertising
Joe Cairo, M.C. College Group
Italo Bruno Kingsgate Homes
Carl H Shields
Chris Suvan, Nor Chris Holding's Inc.
Rick O'Donnell, DSD Canada
Jim Donovan, Donovan Group of Companies
Jim Allen, Jatec Electric
Edward J Green
Predictable Futures Inc.
Paul G. Douglas
John Robert Cowley
Trevor Ross, Grasschopper Landscaping
Jozef Klimko, Hurricane Machining & Mfg.
LIAP Media, Inc.
Dr. William J. Sharun
Sylvia J Nasseri
Barry Wiedman, MHA Group
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