Canmore Uncorked Sold

Canmore, Alberta, September 20, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Canmore Business and Tourism (CBT) is pleased to announce the sale of Canmore Uncorked, its annual 12-day Food and Drink Festival, to the organization’s former CEO Andrew Nickerson.

Following the cessation of CBT’s marketing activities in July 2016, the Board invited bids for the festival through a request for proposals. After an extensive selection process the Board determined that Nickerson’s bid was the strongest and offered the best chance of success for the future of the Festival. Under the banner of a newly incorporated company, Uncorked Experiences Ltd., Nickerson will continue to grow the Festival and add associated products that will continue to feature Canmore’s remarkable food and beverage industry.

Canmore Uncorked will return May 3rd to 14th, 2017. The Festival first started in 2014 to celebrate and showcase the remarkable dining experiences in Canmore, Alberta. The Festival is an annual 12-day food and drink event consisting of a series of daily prix-fixe menus and culinary experiences at over 50 locations, as well as a series of signature events including the Long Table Dinner, Wine, Beer and Whisky Festivals, Progressive Dinner Tours, the Big Brunch, and the Culinary Symphony. In its first year, the Festival won Alberta’s first ever award for Collaborative Tourism, and in 2015 the Festival won Event of the Year at the prestigious Canadian Tourism Awards.

Aaron Parker, General Manager of Murrieta’s and a long-term member of the Festival’s industry advisory committee, said, “We are thrilled at the news that Andrew’s bid has been successful and look forward to an exciting future for Canmore Uncorked.”

“Andrew Nickerson has been both the creative force and the driver of the Festival since its inception in 2014, and the CBT Board is in full agreement that the Festival is in the best possible hands”, added Don Blackett, Secretary and Board lawyer for CBT. “Andrew’s bid demonstrated an exciting plan for the future, a thorough understanding of Canmore’s F&B industry, and a very strong show of support from F&B industry members”.

For further information about Canmore Uncorked contact:
403 609 1285

Andrew Nickerson