A DAY AT THE RACES

“Inspired by the gentrified atmosphere you might find at the Kentucky Derby”

- Caitlin Best, Notable.ca

THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER.

“Every detail of the day was exquisitely executed.”

- Robyn Jesson, ET Canada

A SOCIAL AFFAIR.

“To say there were some fashionable and stunning people at the first annual Packwood Grand event would be an understatement.”

-Aldona Barutowicz, Calgary Herald

Pick Your Pony.

“Ultimate luxury is just the beginning at this event, there was horse racing, fashion and, of course, food & drink.”

- Kaitlyn Johnson, Calgary Buzz

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Century Downs Racetrack 
Balzac, AB
July 29, 2017
Red Carpet: 12:00 p.m.
Post: 1:20 p.m.
On Sale
May 18, 2017

a true celebration of old world
leisure and sophistication.

PACKWOOD GRAND

JULY 29, 2017 - CENTURY DOWNS
RACETRACK AND CASINO
Packwood Grand is set to be a true celebration of old world leisure and sophistication. Last year, this refined and colourful event set the stage for the ultimate in luxury, horse racing, fashion, and food & drink. As the must-attend social & lifestyle event of 2017, more than 2000 of Calgary’s highly cultured, business-leading, and fashion forward bon-vivants will take part in the affair.
GUEST EXPERIENCE
The Packwood Guest Experience Includes:
  • Well-appointed covered and open-air viewing areas, comfortable seating lounges, and private suites.
  • A spectacularly crafted luncheon designed by our executive chef.
  • A menu of premium cocktails designed by our executive mixologist, and a selection of premium wine, champagne, beer and spirits for purchase.
  • Private access to wagering kiosks and terminals, concierge services, and betting assistance.
  • Access to the Packwood Grand Starting Gate held pre-race at National Beer Hall (10th Avenue location), with (optional) luxury transportation to/from Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
  • Access to the Packwood Grand Winner's Circle held post-race at The Palace Theatre.
  • Unique sites and sounds, gifts from our partners, and more.
VIP Guest experience
The Packwood Grand VIP Guest Experience includes:
  • VIP guest express check-in.
  • Express access to the CrossIron Mills Red Carpet.
  • Exclusive access to the Calgary Jewellery in-field VIP Area featuring well-appointed covered and open-air viewing areas, comfortable seating lounges, private suites and exclusive amenities for VIP guests.
  • VIP Champagne reception, and VIP guest gift bag furnished with gifts and surprises from our partners.
  • A spectacularly crafted luncheon designed by our executive chef including gourmet snacks, and small bites created exclusively for our VIP guests.
  • A menu of premium cocktails designed by our executive mixologist, and a selection of premium wine, champagne, beer and spirits for purchase.
  • Private access to wagering kiosks and terminals, concierge services, and betting assistance.
  • A privately hosted cigar lounge exclusively available to VIP guests.
  • Access to the Packwood Grand Starting Gate held pre-race at National Beer Hall (10th Avenue location), with (optional add-on) luxury transportation to/from Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
  • Access to the Packwood Grand Winner's Circle held post-race at The Palace Theatre.
  • Unique sites and sounds, gifts from our partners, and more.
VIP INFIELD SUITE EXPERIENCE
The Packwood Grand VIP Infield Suite Experience hosted by Calgary Jewellery includes:
  • Chauffeured limousine to and from Century Downs Racetrack & Casino furnished with two complimentary bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
  • Express direct check-in and entry to Packwood Grand.
  • Express access to the CrossIron Mills Red Carpet.
  • Exclusive access to the Calgary Jewellery in-field VIP Area featuring private areas and amenities for VIP guests.
  • VIP Champagne reception, and VIP guest gift bag furnished with gifts and surprises from our partners.
  • A private VIP Suite located trackside including covered and outdoor lounge-seating for ten guests.
  • A private VIP Suite hostess & server.
  • A menu of premium cocktails designed by our executive mixologist, and bottle service featuring a selection of premium wine, champagne, beer and spirits for purchase.
  • A spectacularly crafted luncheon designed by our executive chef including gourmet snacks, seafood, and small bites created exclusively for our VIP guests served to the private suite.
  • Private access to wagering kiosks and terminals, concierge services, and betting assistance.
  • A privately hosted cigar lounge exclusively available to VIP guests.
  • VIP access to the Packwood Grand Winner's Circle held post-race at The Palace Theatre.
  • Unique sites and sounds, gifts from our partners, and more.
SCENES OF THE DAY
Scenes of the day include:
  • 10:00AM to 11:30AM
    The Packwood Grand Starting Gate (registration and check-in) at National Beer Hall. Reservations are available with a menu of brunch items available for purchase.
  • 11:30AM
    (Optional) transportation to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino departs from National Beer Hall.
  • 12:00PM
    Official opening of Packwood Grand and the red carpet at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
  • 1:10PM
    Post: Racing begins.
  • 5:00PM
    Final race of the day.
  • 5:30PM
    (Optional) transportation to The Palace Theatre for Packwood Grand Winner's Circle.
  • 5:30PM
    Packwood Grand Winner's Circle at The Palace Theatre.

THE ESSENCE OF THE RACES
FROM DECADES PAST

THE TEAM

Tyler Rygus
Tyler Rygus 
Executive Producer
T: 403.836.6801
E: tyler@packwoodgrand.com
Cory Edwards
Cory Edwards
Executive Producer
T: 403.807.9469
E: cory@packwoodgrand.com
Mirissa Kampf
Director of Marketing
Riley Fisher
Event Manager
Jay Skelly
Hospitality Manager

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JULY 29, 2017
Century Downs Racetrack & Casino

Tickets are available to incumbent guests and by invitation only. To request an invitation to this event, please submit your information.

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OFFICIAL PARTNERS

PACKWOOD GRAND 2017 PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

MEDIA

HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR BIGGEST FANS
"This year's thoroughbred event was a fun filled day of elegant extravagance... Attendees donned their fanciest frocks and most dapper attire to enjoy an afternoon of champagne and entertainment while trying their luck on the races. Every detail of the day was exquisitely executed."

ROBYN JESSON
Great weather, well-dressed folks, fun crowd, and a great party...

BINZENTO
Inspired by the gentrified atmosphere you might find at the Kentucky Derby - it's safe to say this will become an annual affair in Alberta."

CAITLIN BEST
"A summer event that the attendees won't soon forget. To say there were some fashionable and stunning people at the first annual Packwood Grand event would be an understatement."

ALDONA BARUTOWICZ

"EVERY DETAIL OF THE DAY
WAS EXQUISITELY EXECUTED"

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