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Client: Calgary Horse Racing at Century Downs

Century Downs Public Relations Part 2

Click for the April 25, 2015 Century Downs Racetrack Opening Day

For Jim Prentice’s speach click Jim Prentice Century Downs Calgary.

After the December, 2013 ground breaking press conference, Matterhorn PR was again engaged to take care of all media and public relations activities for both the casino’s ribbon cutting ceremony (April 1, 2015) and the opening day for the horse racing track (April 25, 2015). Below are some of the photos and videos of those events.

April 1, 2015 Casino Ribbon Cutting Event

Century Downs Media Relations Calgary TV Interview

Newspaper Interview Century Downs Media Relations Calgary Max Gibb

Media Coverage

The following are Newspaper, Radio, and TV reports generated from the March 27, 2015 Media Advisor and the March 31, 2015 Press Release.


Airdrie Echo – March 31, 2015


AM 770 News – April 1, 2015

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660 News Radio – April 1, 2015

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Calgary Herald – April 1, 2015


Calgary Sun – April 1, 2015—april-25-opening-of-racetrack-will-return-horse-racing-to-calgary-area-after-long-absence


CBC – April 1, 2015


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CTV – April 1, 2015


Casino Daily News – April 2, 2015


Edmonton Journal – April 1, 2015


Regina Leader Post – April 1, 2015


Discover Airdrie – April 1, 2015


Standardbred Canada – April 1, 2015


City TV/Shaw – April 1, 2015

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Calgary Harness Racing at Century Downs Event Management Press Conference Calgary

Calgary Public Relations Companies

April 20, 2015 MEDIA ADVISORY

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, North Calgary, Alberta CALGARY, Alberta, April 20, 2015 – United Horsemen of Alberta and Century Casinos are pleased to announce the first day of horse racing in Calgary since 2008.

Interested members of the media are invited to the press event at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino on April 25, 2015 at 08:30 AM at 261095 Dwight McLellan Trail, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0V5 (located just east of CrossIron Mills). On April 25, 2015, at 2 PM, the first horses and drivers will leave the starting gate and will cross the finish line for the first time. Most harness races finish in about two minutes but such a sight has been an eight-year wait for many Albertans.

A press release containing further details will be released within the next few days. Any media wishing accommodation for an early set-up or early morning broadcast from the facility should contact Janette Ahrens, Marketing Manager eMail: or (403) 465-2660.