Westerner Park President, Michael Donlevy, in association with the MLA for Red Deer South, Cal Dallas, The City of Red Deer Mayor, Morris Flewwelling and Red Deer County Mayor, Jim Wood, launched the official ground breaking of the ENMAX Centrium Expansion Project during a press conference at the ENMAX Centrium on Monday, April 16th.

"This ground breaking event is a monumental day for Westerner Park, said John Harms, CEO and General Manager, Westerner Park. "The expansion will have significant economic impact on central Alberta in attracting national and international events to our facility."

The upgrade includes 13 more luxury suites, 40 club seats as well as an additional 1,000 seats added to the 6,000 seat ENMAX Centrium facility.

The upgrades are estimated to be completed by the 2012/2013 Red Deer Rebels hockey season.