Northlands

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For other uses, see Northland (disambiguation).
Type Non-profit Organization
Founded 1879
Headquarters

53°34′2″N 113°27′15″W / 53.56722°N 113.45417°W / 53.56722; -113.45417Coordinates: 53°34′2″N 113°27′15″W / 53.56722°N 113.45417°W / 53.56722; -113.45417

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Key people Laura Gadowsky, Chairman
Sharilee Fossum, Acting President
Website www.northlands.com
The midway at the 2010 K-Days

Northlands is a non-profit, volunteer organization in Edmonton, Alberta. It was founded in 1879, before the official incorporation of the city of Edmonton, or the province of Alberta.

Northlands attracts over 4 million visitors every year to more than 2,500 events, including Canadian Finals Rodeo, Farmfair International, K-Days, headliner concerts, international events, trade shows, Edmonton Oilers hockey, live horse racing and slot machines.[1] Northlands reinvests its revenues in the events and facilities it maintains for Edmontonians and the residents of north and central Alberta.

Northlands facilities[edit]

Northlands horses in front of a saddlery in Ryley, Alberta

All events hosted by Northlands take place in the park by the same name, it was formerly known as Northlands Park until 2006.

  • Edmonton Expo Centre - Completed in 1984, as the "Agricom", it underwent a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) expansion in 2009[2]
  • Rexall Place - completed in 1974, previously named Skyreach Centre, Edmonton Coliseum and Northlands Coliseum.
  • Northlands Park (formerly The Spectrum) - Horse racing circuit completed in 1951, renovated in 1995. Features over 625 slot machines, 700 seat restaurant, live harness and thoroughbred racing and simulcast racing from around the world.
  • Northlands Sportex - Convention hall built in 1963 and demolished in 2008 to make room for the expansion of the Edmonton Expo Centre.[3]
  • Edmonton Gardens - Completed in 1913, held 5,200 spectators until its demolition after the completion of the Coliseum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northlands 2007 Annual Report". Northlands. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  2. ^ AgriCom Evolution.09 expansion[dead link]
  3. ^ "Northlands Sportex demolished for new building". ctvedmonton.ca. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 

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