CANADA: PGA Tour Canada’s New Series, Edmonton’s Transit Hotel Plans Reopening, and More

NATIONAL: Hilton has launched its EventReady with CleanStay program, which offers expanded cleanliness protocols and a focus on health and environmental concerns; the program also offers flexible pricing, simplified contracts, and a propriety Hilton EventReady Playbook filled with curated resources. 

PGA Tour Canada has announced The Canada Life Series, two 54-hole events at Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort Community in Langford on Vancouver Island, and two more at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in August and September. The tour will consist of Canadian professionals and elite amateurs, with field sizes between 90 and 120 players and purses set at $50,000 (CAD) per event.

EDMONTON: After closing in 2017, the 112-year-old Transit Hotel plans to reopen as a pub and restaurant. The venue launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $5,000; it plans to reopen the pub portion first, and reinvest profits for extensive renovations to the hotel portion of the property.

MONTREAL: Anime convention Otakuthon will host a virtual edition on August 15-16. The event will include a live stream of panels, plus a virtual exhibition hall with dealers and artists. Attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes by earning points as they participate in the online convention. Pre-registration for the event is open until July 15.

TORONTO: The new CityView drive-in theater and outdoor concert venue plans to open for concerts on July 16. First up is Monster Truck, followed by Allan Rayman on July 18 and A Tribe Called Red on August 9. Guests will be provided with a designated FM radio frequency to tune in from their cars without needing to lower their windows. Venue tickets can be purchased online, and will be scanned at the gate via a touchless system.

VANCOUVER: Playland amusement park reopened to the public on July 10, and is offering 10-12 of its most famous attractions to guests. The park is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and all tickets must be pre-purchased for specific dates and time slots. The park is offering a limited number of food and beverage options using cashless procedures. Additionally, Playland has an enhanced list of safety precautions to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff. 

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