July 3, 2014
ENMAX Corporation announced a 10-year legacy investment in the creation of ENMAX Park, a new gathering place in the heart of the Calgary Stampede.
Located on the east side of Stampede Park, ENMAX Park will become a year-round community gathering place along the banks of the Elbow River honouring the more than 100-year history between the two organizations while building a solid foundation for the future.
"ENMAX Park is a beautiful way to celebrate and continue our long-standing relationship with the Calgary Stampede," says Gianna Manes, President and CEO, ENMAX. "Like the power and gas we provide to Albertans, this vibrant, public space will be available 365 days of the year to connect ENMAX Park visitors to the community for years to come."
ENMAX Park will be an open-air museum and outdoor classroom. Families will have the chance to learn about environmental stewardship, First Nations of Treaty 7, and Calgary's history.
"ENMAX Park will be used year-round for large and small functions, everything from festivals to family picnics," said Vern Kimball, CEO Calgary Stampede. "We're pleased to continue the long-standing relationship with ENMAX to provide a space that all ages will enjoy."
ENMAX Park will also become a new environment for existing urban wildlife including fish, birds and small mammals. Revitalizing 16 acres - previously used as light industrial land - with 200 new trees and 800 new shrubs while retaining healthy old growth trees. The space will be a gathering place for recreation, celebration and learning.
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ENMAX, through its subsidiaries, makes, moves and sells electricity to residential, small business and large commercial customers and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with offices in Edmonton. ENMAX Power Corporation owns and operates transmission and distribution infrastructure in Calgary and ENMAX Energy Corporation owns diverse electricity generation facilities throughout the province. Since 2007, ENMAX has been named one of Alberta's Top Employers. ENMAX Energy is currently the retailer of choice for both The City of Calgary and The City of Edmonton.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We're Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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