Revolution Place announced today that it will be enhancing its event security measures.
Beginning with the February 9th Hedley performance, handheld security wands will be incorporated into the security scanning procedure. These measures are being implemented to ensure guest safety at events.
The security wands will be used for all concerts and major events going forward and while the process is expected to result in slightly longer entry times to the facility, guests are asked to adjust their arrival time at Revolution Place in order to avoid any delays.
“We work very hard each and every day to ensure that our guests are safe and fully enjoy the events they attend,” says Revolution Place General Manager, Scott Clark. “To that end we are pleased to introduce these enhanced security measures for Revolution Place and the Bowes Event Centre.”
"The safety of our community is always at the forefront of our concerns", says Cpl Shawn Graham of Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment. "The use of hand held metal detectors in public venues as a safety measure is a proactive step towards protection of the citizens of Grande Prairie."
It is advised that ‘knives and weapons’ are strictly prohibited. Guests should leave pocketknives and other dangerous paraphernalia at home. Belts, cash, wallets, watches, shoes and jackets may be kept on your person during the scanning procedure.
Hedley, February 9, 2018. Hedley will be the first performance where the new security scanning procedure is implemented. Guests are asked to arrive early, take advantage of all the opening acts and reduce the chance of delays. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Black Label Society and Storm Hockey, February 16, 2018. The Black Label Society performance in the Bowes Event Centre will run in parallel with the Grande Prairie Storm’s game vs the Brooks Bandits. All guests entering the venue that evening, for either event, will be subject to the new security scanning procedure. Hockey fans may encounter brief delays when entering Revolution Place so it is recommended that they adjust their arrival time accordingly.