Jim Laurendeau, Vice-President – Park Planning & Development

Jim Laurendeau is responsible for the execution of our Master Plan, including the build-out of our Youth Campus, the reintroduction of 17th Avenue through Stampede Park, and the integration of BMO Centre expansion. As well, Jim oversees park operations and some of the Stampede’s critical relationships including with The City of Calgary, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and neighbouring communities.


Since joining the organization in 1999, Jim has held increasingly senior roles in various departments, including leading the operational response that allowed more than 1.1 million visitors to attend The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth just 14 days after the worst flood in Canadian history. Jim is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions.

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