Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opens the Calgary Convention Centre, the largest full-service meeting space in Canada. In its first year of operation, the Centre hosts 90,000 visitors at 350 events. Thirty-nine years later in 2013, the Centre hosted 350,000 visitors who attended 700 events.
A Plus 15 connecting the north and south sides of the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is built based on a design by city planner Harold Hanen, who envisioned the world’s longest skywalk system (16 km). In 2000, it was the setting for the movie Waydowntown a sardonic comedy about 30 something Calgarians who bet a month’s salary that they can avoid going outside.