Grand Opening of the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre
Too much to celebrate in one day!
Two days of Grand Opening celebrations for the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre
The public Grand Opening welcomed hundreds of guests from all over the community.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
After years of planning, development and construction, the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre held its public Grand Opening on Sunday, May 27. Hundreds of guests toured the facility and had their ‘Galaxy of Rooms’ cards stamped. The cards were then placed in a box and one lucky guest won a new iPad. Wonderful food was enjoyed including mini-chicken sandwiches, burgers, Middle Eastern appetizers and refreshing beverages.
Mayor Randy Hope spoke and officially switched on the lovely water fountain that graces the front of the facility. Mayor Hope also thanked the two local women, Lauren Medenblik and Jean Pollock, who submitted the winning name for the Expo Centre: Freedom Hall. Each woman was given a plaque to commemorate her contribution.
Business-to-Business Preview Opening welcomed guests from specific business sectors.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Guests from area businesses, community groups, non-profit, and church groups enjoyed guided tours, dance and vocal performances from local entertainers and delicious food. Mayor Randy Hope and MP Dave VanKesteren congratulated the community on