Published: Jul 11, 2023

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Dawson Creek, BC, Canada – The City of Dawson Creek and OVG360, operator of the Ovintiv Events Centre in Dawson Creek, announced today that Ovintiv Canada ULC will continue to sponsor the naming rights for the Ovintiv Events Centre for another three years. The three-year commitment will see an investment of $375,000 dollars for the naming rights of the Ovintiv Events Centre.

“Having a strong community partner such as Ovintiv Canada is so important and is a great example of partners working together to enhance the quality of life for the residents in Dawson Creek,” said Darcy Dober, Mayor of Dawson Creek. “This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a prominent and caring business that has a deep commitment to our community and region. The City of Dawson Creek looks forward to the future and potential of the Ovintiv Events Centre. This renewed investment solidifies Ovintiv’s long-term commitment to our city.”

The Ovintiv Events Centre is part of the South Peace Multiplex within the City of Dawson Creek located at Mile Zero of the world-famous Alaska Highway. Previously known as the Encana Events Centre, the venue and naming rights partner underwent rebranding in 2021 which included the name change to Ovintiv and signage changes to the interior and exterior of the facility.

“Strengthening the communities we call home is part of our social commitment,” says Kim Williams, VP & GM of Ovintiv’s Canadian Operations. “We want to ensure we’re making positive impacts both now and in the future, and supporting the event centre’s role in connecting the community and region is an example Ovintiv is proud to commit to."

The naming rights renewal announcement comes when the Ovintiv Events Centre is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. The doors of the venue opened to the public for the first event on May 25th, 2008 when Robert Munsch presented his “Love You Forever” tour and has since celebrated artists such as Loretta Lynn (SOLD OUT), Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Dixie Chicks, Tragically Hip, John Fogerty, Carrie Underwood, Megadeath, Disturbed, Florida Georgia Line and many more! Monster Trucks, indoor Rodeos, Hockey Canada events, Broadway Shows, Figure Skating, Curling, non-profit fundraisers and more make up the legacy of entertainment that the Ovintiv Events Centre has been able to bring to the community and region.

“OVG360 is truly excited to renew the partnership with Ovintiv Canada and its partner Cutbank Dawson Gas Resources (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation) to further position the venue and build upon its success over the past fifteen years. The Ovintiv Events Centre is a catalyst for economic development and provides diverse recreational and entertainment opportunities which increase the quality of life to the citizens of Dawson Creek and surrounding region. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary of the venue, there is no better time to renew our agreement with our prominent naming rights partner. This is another defining moment for the venue, the City and the Peace Region,” said OVG360’s Dustin Bodnaryk, General Manager of the Ovintiv Events Centre.


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