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About BMO Centre

History:

Originally called the Round-up Centre, this $21 million building has undergone two major expansions since it was first opened in 1981. The Palomino Ballroom and Hall D were added in May 2000 and meeting rooms and Hall E were added in 2009.

Year-round:

Not only is BMO Centre the largest venue space in Calgary, it also has the only in-house special events team to coordinate banquets, speaking engagements and trade shows hosted year-round. Its five exhibit halls include: the Boyce Theatre, which seats up to 500 people and is used for theatrical productions, small concerts, and lectures; and the Palomino, Quarter Horse, Arabian, and Mustang rooms, used for wedding receptions, gala events and luncheons. 

Calgary Stampede, 2012:

The Stampede Market at BMO Centre offers about 13,900 square metres of shopping from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Here visitors can enter the Stampede Lotteries to win a dream car, luxury home or limited edition Stampede Packs made up of a $100 worth of goodies and coupons. For a taste of western art and culture, the cool Western Oasis located in Halls D and E offers nature-inspired art, photography, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.  This year, visitors can watch surfing demonstrations or try the sport first hand on the Flow Rider Surf Simulator at The Beach!

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