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Event planning

  • 1. Benefits of hosting your event in Strathcona County

    • Easy access from all major highways and roads  
    • Recreation and park facilities link to over 100 km of parkway trail winding throughout the community
    • FREE parking at all recreation facilities (Note: parking fees in effect at the Community Centre)
    • Currently, there are eight hotel properties with 900 rooms (plus two Bed & Breakfasts). In 2017, three more hotels will be added, with a total new room count of 443. Once the expansions are complete, there will be 11 hotels and 1,343 rooms available. 
    • Quality medical services including Strathcona Community Hospital, Strathcona County Health Centre and a variety of medicentres, doctor offices and physiotherapy clinics
    • A strong local business community and with great shopping and a wide variety of restaurants. Check out the Strathcona County Visitor's Guide for details.
    • Exciting recreation fun to compliment major tournaments and events.
    • Sherwood Park is the largest hamlet in Strathcona County with over 65,0000 (two-thirds) of residents living in this community. 
    • Public transportation options via Strathcona County Transit
  • 2. Available event facilities

    • indoor venues - amenities, floor plans, booking information and other services
    • outdoor venues - amenities, site plans, field and diamond inventory and booking information

Event checklist

Recreation event promotion tools

  • 1. Local advertising

  • 2. Prize requests

    • Prize requests
      Eligibility and online prize request form for small prizes.
  • 3. Communication tools

    • media release – fax/email a release to local and/or regional print/broadcast media
    • Strathcona County Community Calendar
    • Mayor's office: Include a Message from the Mayor in your official event program, invite the Mayor out to attend or speak at your event or inquire about Strathcona County pins. Call 780-464-8103.
    • Event program advertising: Please send any requests to advertise in recreation related programs/events to for consideration. 
    • Community map
    • Impacts and notices
      Depending on the type of event, time and location, you may be required to send out a neighbourhood impact notices to affected residents or post signs within the park to educate about your upcoming event. You will be notified by Strathcona County if this is necessary during the booking process.

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Page ID: 42581