New Mosaic Place GM, Graham Edge, and His History of High-Profile Events
Mosaic Place/Yara FieldHouse have hired a new GM, to go along with the new advisory board and the new acting CEO they also just brought into the fold.
Graham Edge will begun his work as the General Manager of DFFH (Downtown Facility & Field House) effective January 15, 2018 .
According to a news release published by Ted Schaeffer, the current acting CEO, "Graham brings a great deal of facility and event management experience and knowledge to the position through his past work with Evraz Place, The Brandt Centre and the 2010 Vancouver /Olympic Winter Games"
According to Edge, he has "more than a decade of combined experience in driving operations and guest service within the food and beverage/hospitality industry. I have managed some of the most outstanding, high-profile events ever seen."
Aside from his work on the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Edge was also responsible for the 2013 Grey Cup Celebrations and the 2011 Ford World Curling Championships.
Between 2011-2017, Edge was the Vice President of Food & Beverage at Evraz Place. One of his key accomplishments was bringing franchise restaurants into the venue (Tim Hortons, Subway and Western Pizza).
Before that he spent four years as the Director at Brandt Centre, where he "provided executive oversight of all Ticketmaster operations".
In 2017, the old DFFH board dissolved after a report from Meyers, Norris & Penny (MNP) exposed the board for questionable tactics that caused the buildings to fall into deficits.
Also, earlier this week, MJ Independent released info regarding the DFFH's new budget, and how they will no longer be budgeting to promote concerts; instead they will simply rent the space out to others who wish to do so.
Clearly, Graham Edge has the qualifications to host large events; only time will what sort of impact he will make at the DFFH.