Shaw Conference Centre

Shaw Conference Centre

October 01, 2014 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: October Events at the Shaw Conference Centre

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre hosts half a million guests at over 700 events annually, including the following events taking place in October.

Oct. 6

Pixies Concert with guests Royal Blood

Tickets $70 each through Ticketmaster (1-855-985-5000)

Oct. 7 – 8

University of Alberta Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

The 15th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium gathers academics and community to explore how universities and communities are changing.

Oct. 8

University of Alberta 2014 School of Retailing's Henry Singer Awards

Retail professionals and students from across Canada annual awards celebration of exceptional leadership in retailing and services. This year's award recipient, Mark Wolverton, CEO of LUSH Cosmetics. Tickets available online

Oct. 9

Wild Rose Party Edmonton Leader's Dinner

Tickets available at the Edmonton Party Office at 1-888-262-1888 or Event website:

Oct. 10

The Sound of Q-Dance concert

18+ No Minors. Renowned EDM show, first time in Canada, hosted by McVillain. Weekend pass provides entry to both Boodang events on the Thanksgiving long weekend. Tickets $55 - $95 + fees and available through Boodang

Oct. 11

Pure - A Night in White concert

18+ No Minors. Western Canada's favourite EDM event, the largest and longest running white themed EDM show returns for the fifth consecutive year.

Tickets $95 - $115 + fees and available through Boodang

Oct. 15 – 18

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees 38th Annual Convention

"Preparing for Change" Event website:

Oct. 17 – 18

Association Canadienne-Francaise de l'Alberta

Le Congrès annuel de la francophonie albertaine: Rond Point 2014

Event website:

Oct. 23

The Way We Green - Free Lunch n' Learn

Noon- 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch and enjoy this free event in the Riverview Room. Learn how the Shaw Conference Centre reduces its environmental foot print, followed by building tours.

Oct. 23

Gold Medal Plates

Raising funds for Canada's Olympic athletes, this sold-out event takes place in eleven cities across Canada and features superb wines and premier chefs in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary chef in each city, and then nationwide.

Oct 24-25

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

Friday: 5 – 10 pm; Saturday: 12 – 4 pm; Sunday: 6 – 10 pm

Now in its 13th year, Festival guests can sample premium wines, spirits, and beer plus cuisine from an assortment of Edmonton's top restaurants and hotels.

Tickets $21.00 - $33.50 + fees and available online.

Oct 25

11th Annual Literacy and Learning Day Conference

Free event offering adults an opportunity to obtain skills, resources and knowledge that will help to support children in school and life. Online pre-registration is required.

Oct. 26 – 28

Western Association of Broadcast Engineers Convention

Event website:

Oct 29 – 30

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

"Canada's Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement"

Event website:

Oct. 30

Fashion with Compassion

Luncheon fashion show: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm; gala fashion show: 6:00 pm

The annual signature fundraiser supporting Sorrentino's Compassion House and the healing journey of women fighting breast cancer. Tickets online (Luncheon sold-out)

Oct. 31

Halloween Howler

18+ No Minors. Halloween's best concert event featuring Headstones, Steel Panther, Monster Truck and Danko Jones. General admission; no Will Call at the venue, all tickets must be picked up in advance. Tickets $68.00 + fees at Ticketmaster (1-855-985-5000)

Homeless Connect - October 19

The Shaw Conference Centre is a proud founding partner of Homeless Connect Edmonton, taking place Sunday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This one-day, one-stop event provides free services to those who are homeless or at-risk-of-becoming homeless. Under the stewardship of Homeward Trust, Homeless Connect serves 1,500 guests thanks to the involvement of 400 volunteers, 65 service providers and over 20 community sponsors. Guests receive a free hot meal and services such as eye care, dental, haircuts, legal services, library books, phone and internet access, employment and counselling services.

For more information:

Visit the Shaw Conference Centre events calendar

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