Centre 2000 Trade and Tourism is a success story of how one man’s vision 11 years ago has evolved into the Centre Stage for Tourism, Trade and Economic Development. Since the Centre’s Opening in May of 2000 the magic has continued bringing a building alive!
Grande Prairie Centre 2000 was founded on the concepts of partnership, volunteerism and community connection and the need to adequately equip Grande Prairie and area with a facility to service the region in the areas of tourism, trade and community information. For the individuals associated with the project during its earliest stages, changes occurred in knowledge and attitudes as partnerships were discussed and developed. The partners involved brought their skills in negotiation and cooperation to the table and generally developed an attitude of working for the benefit of the project rather than the organization they represented. Without their dedication and commitment to the project Centre 2000 would still be but a dream.
Centre 2000 offers an exciting interpretive museum, visitor information, business resources as well as office, meeting and special events space within this 24,000 sq.ft. venue. Continuing to excel as we meet the important needs of visitors, business and community, Centre 2000 offers a “one-stop information shop”. Centre 2000 is in close proximity to existing facilities allowing for greater cast efficiencies and enhancement to Muskoseepi Park, becoming the gateway to our urban park system. Visitors to Grande Prairie enjoy this fantastic facility including the access to tourism information through one of the Provincial Travel Alberta locations.
Centre 2000 is fun, educational, and interactive and will continue to act as center stage of our community. It is a beautiful and inspiring place where new initiatives are born and launched. This jewel on the banks of the Muskoseepi Park is also a first-stop for business support – a place where entrepreneurial and economic development inspires endeavors that make Grande Prairie an international model of a sustainable community. Centre 2000 has been recognized as the example for other communities; demonstrating interaction with the world – Grande Prairie is a connected community!
As an accessible multi-functional facility that exemplifies a welcoming and friendly environment, Centre 2000 showcases our community pride, the warmth of our people and the treasures of our region. We continually and repeatedly attract local, national and international visitors who come to experience our hospitality, knowledge and fascinating interactive displays. Our multi-functional facility is the focal point for public and private events – a place where things happen!
Contributing to the overall success of this fascinating facility are the following partners that call Centre 2000 home: Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Discovery Centre, Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association, Travel Alberta, City of Grande Prairie, United Way Grande Prairie and Region, Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie, Industry Canada.
Centre 2000 possesses a Synergy unlike no other!
Centre 2000 is clearly the centre stage of regional activity for tourism, trade and economic development!