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N O RT H L A N D S

www.northlands.com Budget: $180 million Headquarters: Edmonton, Alberta
Employees: 1,700 Specialty: Venue management and event planning

Northlands manages Rexall Place in Edmonton, home of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team and concerts.

A Legacy of Service
Northlands continues to build on its 135-year history by promoting events that stay true to its
agricultural roots while also bringing millions of dollars of revenue to Edmonton. BY JIM HARRIS

Tim Reid

president and CEO
"Our history has produced a
culture that is very service-based."

On Oct. 15, 1879, a group of 275
farmers, ranchers and other agriculturists gathered for the first time in
Fort Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta,
to exhibit livestock, grain, vegetables and crafts and to award prizes.
Seeing an opportunity to serve their
community, the group continued to

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band together in the ensuing years
to host events that both promoted
agriculture and offered entertainment
to attendees.
Today, the agricultural society -
known as Northlands - has evolved
to become one of Edmonton's largest
entertainment venue operators and
event promoters while retaining
its roots. "The fact that we are an
organization that has deep roots and
a 135-year history is something I'm
very proud of," President and CEO Tim
Reid says. "Our history has produced
a culture that is very service-based."

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL | WWW.LHIMAGAZINE.COM Spring 2015

The nonprofit agency is responsible for management and event
planning at three venues located
on 160 acres of land leased from
the city: Rexall Place, an arena that
is home to the National Hockey
League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Edmonton Oil
Kings, as well as a concert and event
venue; the Edmonton EXPO Centre, a
522,000-square-foot convention center that hosts more than 100 trade
shows and conventions throughout
the year; and Northlands Park, a
horse racing venue and casino.


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