Last Tuesday I attended a press conference by Ken King, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Flames.
He came to SAIT Polytechnic to talk about the project CalgaryNEXT.
The objective of this project consists of a globally recognized centrepiece that will transform the way Calgarians live, work and play. At the same time, it will be a destination for world class events.
CalgaryNEXT is yet to be approved. King is explaining the plan to different publics including citizens, the government and companies. He’s convinced that this is the right time to propose this kind of project and make it a reality.
In that aspect, I admire his enthusiasm. It’s true that, right now, the economy crisis is critical in the province. It seems like there’s other issues with higher priority; however, in the long term, a project like this can bring great benefits in terms of employment, tourism and entertainment.
I’m curious to see how the project progresses.