TCU Place is pleased to welcome Kirby Wirchenko as its newest member of the leadership team – Director Community Engagement starting in January 2022. Our board and leadership team have created a very robust strategic plan this year, and a large component of that is to continue to elevate the role TCU Place plays in our community. We are looking to work with organizations in the community to help them bring their events to life at TCU Place or in the community. Tammy Sweeney, TCU Place CEO adds:
“This is an exciting and challenging time to help steer the organization, and Kirby’s leadership in the industry will help TCU Place to bring a variety of new events and opportunities to life. Kirby is excited to both leverage and build on the incredible history of TCU Place, and forge forward to keep TCU Place at the centre of the community’s most memorable moments and events.”
Kirby is well known for his leadership at the Broadway Theatre for the past 13 years as he elevated the programming, offerings, and profile in this iconic theatre. “Kirby is a mover, and he pushes the envelope. He has a strong pulse for what’s happening in the industry and what’s needed in our community. I’m looking forward to seeing how these two things come together for Kirby at TCU Place”, says Tammy Sweeney.
Kirby had this to say about his new role:
“As Saskatonians, we all ‘own’ TCU Place. I am very excited to do all I can to deepen this connection with the arts, culture and community centre in the core of our city. I am humbled and ready to join a dynamic team doing great things, downtown and beyond.”
There is much excitement for TCU Place in the short-term and the long-term, including navigating post-pandemic waters and the continuing advancement of the Downtown Entertainment District project, a key element that touches everyone in Saskatoon. “This addition to the leadership team is like finding that last puzzle piece. Now the picture is complete”, says Sweeney.
About TCU Place
Located in downtown Saskatoon, Sask., TCU Place is a leading conference facility in Western Canada. With over 104,000 square feet of convention space, this facility is one of the most versatile properties in Saskatoon. The Convention Centre houses 21 different rooms with configurations that allow unlimited combinations, as well as Sid Buckwold Theatre – a 2,074 soft seat theatre that has hosted international and national performers, speakers and theatrical productions. TCU Place is owned by the City of Saskatoon. The facility is operated by the Centennial Auditorium and Convention Centre Corporation, a not-for-profit organization with oversight from a volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the City of Saskatoon. For more information, visit https://tcuplace.com/.