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Canada Day in London ,England!

On Friday, July 1st more than 50,000 people will gather in London’s Trafalgar Square for what has become the biggest Canada Day celebration to be held outside Canada’s borders. As a partner in the 2011 Canada Day in London event, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre will ensure that Calgary, Alberta is front and centre, welcoming ex-pat Canadians to the celebration and encouraging Londoners to consider travelling to and visiting Canadian destinations.

“With its high concentration of international associations and meeting planners, London is a key market for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre,” explains Melissa Kon, International Sales Manager. “Enhancing visibility and developing strategic partnerships in the UK, Germany and Belgium helps us bring more international conferences to Calgary. When international visitors come to Calgary, they are more likely to stay longer and spend more, which increases the economic benefit we deliver throughout our community.”

Now in its sixth year, Canada Day in London is the celebration of all things Canadian (minus the snow) and is free for everyone to attend. Highlights of the daylong celebration include the Trafalgar Cup street hockey tournament, Canadian food and drink, performances by musicians and artists, and cooking demonstrations from a celebrity Canadian chef.

Britain will have a special connection with Canada this July 1st as Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be celebrating the day in Canada during their first official tour together as husband and wife. The royal couple will be in Ottawa on the 1st of July celebrating Canada Day the very same day thousands of people will gather in Trafalgar Square. The City of Calgary will also be a stop on the newlyweds’ tour of Canada this July.

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre has partnered on the Canada Day Celebrations with Calgary based Rainmaker and companies such as the Canadian Tourism Commission, Nexen, Canadian Affair, Blackberry and Tim Horton’s.

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre has been one of Canada’s premier convention and meeting facilities since opening its doors in 1974.  Operated by the Calgary Convention Centre Authority on behalf of the City of Calgary its mandate is to market, manage and operate in an efficient and competitive manner in order to maximize overall economic benefits to the City of Calgary.


For more information, please contact:

Heather Lundy

Director of Marketing

Travel Alberta