I had the pleasure of having a private site tour of the new CE Centre in Ottawa. With my hard hat and construction boots, I was led by Kate Buchanan (Sales Manager) around the 220,000 square-foot event space located near the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport.
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The expected completion date is early December and there are already many shows planned. Upcoming shows include:
Ottawa International Motorcycle Show
January 13, 2012–January 15, 2012
The Home Renovations Show
January 20, 2012–January 22, 2012
The Ottawa Wedding Show
January 28, 2012–January 29, 2012
Not only is the space great for galas, conferences and tradeshows but there are several pre-function spaces and separate meeting rooms that can also be dedicated to social events such as dinners, parties, and weddings of any size.
All food and beverage catering is provided by Great Canadian Plates by Tulips & Maple who is the exclusive caterer for the new CE Centre. There are sample four plate menu packages that start from $70/person.
The facility is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Candidate in its efforts to minimize impact on the environment.
I am glad I had the chance to preview the CE Centre when it's nearing completion of it's final phase of construction. It will be a state-of-the-art event facility that will be a pride of Ottawa.