The IIHF Women’s World Championship will return to Nova Scotia for the first time in 16 years, as Hockey Canada announced Tuesday that Halifax and Truro will host the 2020 tournament.
Scotiabank Centre, Atlantic Canada’s largest venue for marquee sporting and entertainment events, re-opens today following completion of the ice slab replacement project.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, announced today that a team is coming to Halifax under the ownership of Curt Styres. Styres is the current owner and general manager of the Rochester Knighthawks.
Events East Group announced today, Aug.16, that Carrie Cussons has been re-appointed president and CEO of the organization for a three-year contract until Nov. 30, 2021.
The Canadian Hockey League today announced, on behalf of the 2019 Mastercard Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee, that the Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club will play host to the 101st edition of the league’s prestigious national championship.
The Sutton Place Hotels, a sophisticated collection of luxury properties in North America, is investing in a new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre. This is the first Sutton Place property in Atlantic Canada.
The Halifax Convention Centre has reached substantial completion, a milestone for the state-of-the-art, modern event space.
“Reaching substantial completion with this massive project is a milestone,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Lloyd Hines. “We have a beautiful, modern facility to help grow our tourism sector and showcase our province to the world.”
Substantial completion is a technical, legal and financial term that refers to a variety of financial and administrative issues which must be achieved before a building is deemed completed. It paves the way for federal, provincial and municipal payments to flow to the private sector developer.
Now that substantial completion has been met, funds from three levels of government, totalling $169.2 million, will begin to flow to Argyle Developments.
The federal government has contributed $51.4 million, in a lump sum.
The remaining $117.8 million will be split 50-50 between the province and Halifax Regional Municipality and will be paid out in monthly payments over the lifetime of a 25-year lease.
The province and Halifax Regional Municipality will collectively pay Argyle Developments a little more than $10.76 million per year over the next 25 years in annual base rent.
There are more than 100 events booked for the first year of operations in the new facility, which are estimated to bring more than 80,000 delegates and more than $50 million in new money to the province. This includes 44 national and international conventions.
The Halifax Convention Centre will host a Welcome Weekend open to the public Jan. 12-14, providing an opportunity to tour the new facility.
The Halifax Convention Centre hosted its official opening ceremony today, Dec. 15.
“The Halifax Convention Centre will attract thousands of new visitors from around the world to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will build on our booming tourism economy and help build a stronger Nova Scotia.”
The Halifax Convention Centre announced today, Nov. 28, it will host its official opening ceremony on Dec. 15.