The ENMAX Centrium has been a landmark of central Alberta since 1991. Much planning and thought was put into every detail of the facility, even the name has significant meaning behind it.
The 'Centrium' name has 3 parts; 'Cen' denotes the project's key location in central Alberta and the intention to complete construction during Westerner Park's centennial year of 1991. 'Tri' indicated that there were three components to the complex and that funding came from three sources, the Federal Government, the Province of Alberta and The City of Red Deer. 'Ium' was derived from the usual suffix for large sports and convention facilities.
The meaning behind the 'Centrium' name still rings true today. The ENMAX Centrium is still an icon and a major economic driver of central Alberta. The facility has been home to some of the region's largest events including World Junior Hockey in December, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February and the Elton John concert in April.
Westerner Park continues to foster relationships cultivated with all levels of government long before the Centrium was built. Funding for the expansion was possible due to three levels of government – the Province of Alberta, The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County. In addition, Westerner Park is pleased to have made significant contributions to the project.