It won’t be long until the BMO Centre Expansion Project opens to the public, and when it does there will be a ton to see – inside and outside!

In addition to the largest indoor fireplace in Canada, exhibit spaces, and meeting rooms, Western Canada’s largest convention centre will also have some incredible artwork, one of the largest being a 70-foot-tall sculpture which has just been installed.

Weighing 112,000 pounds, Gerry Judah’s ‘Spirit of Water’ is 45 feet wide, made of 211 vertical steel tubes, and “embodies the power and vitality of water.”

“This monumental sculpture serves as a testament to the power of public art in shaping vibrant and inclusive communities,” said Clare LePan, Vice President of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.

“The sculpture’s grand scale and striking design will captivate viewers, offering an immersive experience that resonates with the spirit of the Calgary Stampede and of The Culture + Entertainment District.”

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According to the Calgary Stampede, the Spirit of Water is one of 85 pieces commissioned for the expansion and has joined the 14 outdoor art pieces that were already on the grounds.

Want to see it for yourself?

The grand opening of the BMO Centre Expansion is scheduled for June 5th, 2024, followed by a public event on June 8th in which guests can tour the new convention centre and Gerry’s larger-than-life sculpture.

Big things are coming, just in time for the city’s biggest event!

Enjoy and maybe we’ll see you out there! There’s really nothing quite like it and we can’t wait to see what other surprises await us.