The venue was featured in the 2,001-5,000 capacity category, which included in order of their ranking, Portland, Oregon’s Keller Auditorium and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Boise, Idaho’s Morrison Centre for Performing Arts, Dawson Creek’s Encana Events Centre, as well as the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, B.C.
General Manager of the Encana Events Centre Ryan MacIvor, says the recognition is the perfect cap to a great year.
"Being named the fourth top spot in the Pacific Northwest is a great recognition for us on what an amazing year the Encana Events Centre had in 2012. With 2013 being the fifth anniversary of the Encana Events Centre, this honour is a great way to get the year started. Along with having such successful shows like Eric Church and Carrie Underwood, this shows that in fact we are a top stop for artists of high caliber."
The fourth place ranking was based on concert and event grosses from January 1, 2012 until December 10, 2012 as reported to Venues Today.
Mike Bernier, Mayor of Dawson Creek, says the honour displays just how valuable the Encana Events Centre is to the community as it attracts a wide range of entertainment.
"The Encana Events Centre is a great asset to our community with the variety of events it has done in 2012 from Broadway’s Mama Mia, Hockey Canada’s National Women’s U18 Hockey Championships, to sold out shows from artists John Fogerty, Johnny Reid and Miranda Lambert. Having the Encana Events Centre named the fourth top spot in the Pacific Northwest shows the entertainment industry that the city of Dawson Creek is a stop they shouldn’t miss."
This year, the Encana Events Centre will also be celebrating a milestone during the week of March 7-9, with the 300,000th customer expected to walk into the building. The entrance will either take place during the Price is Right Live!, the CMT Hitlist Tour, or PFX The Pink Floyd Experience.
In celebration of the tremendous accomplishment, the 300,000th person to enter will receive two tickets to an upcoming show, an opportunity to attend a sound check party where they could potentially mingle with the artist, gift certificates to the Encana Events Centre’s concession stands, Dawson Creek restaurant gift certificates, as well as a framed copy of their photo as the 300,000 customer.