CANADA: Montreal to Host 2022 NHL Draft, Plus AGO’s Picasso Exhibit, Vancouver’s Oktoberfest Celebration and More

CALGARY: The Global Energy Show, set to take place this week at the BMO Centre, has been postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases in the region. The show, previously called the Global Petroleum Show, typically brings together hundreds of international exhibitions in the energy sector. The next event is slated for June 7-9, also at the BMO Centre.

EDMONTON: The Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo, slated to run this past weekend, was canceled due to new COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta. The annual convention for anime, cosplay and comics fans typically draws tens of thousands of people; this 2021 event had been slated to feature William Shatner, Christina Ricci, Corey Feldman and other celebrities. Organizers plan to host the event in 2022.

MONTREAL: Montreal will officially be hosting the 2022 NHL Draft at the Bell Centre from July 7-8. This will be the 27th time the city has hosted the event, starting with the very first draft in 1963. The event had been scheduled to be hosted by Montreal in 2020, but was moved online due to the pandemic. 

TORONTO: Picasso: Painting the Blue Period, an upcoming exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), will be the first show in Canada to focus on the artist's early work from 1901-1904. It will feature more than 100 pieces, and it will be open to the general public from Oct. 26 to Jan. 16. Admission is free to those 25 years or younger, as well as to AGO members and annual pass holders.

VANCOUVER: Harvest Haus, an Oktoberfest celebration in Vancouver, will host its seventh edition from Oct. 8-9. The gathering at PNE Forum will feature close to 20 different types of beer to enjoy, along with local food, music and entertainment. 

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