When the Alberta floods hit Calgary in June of 2013, the Scotiabank Saddledome was caught in the midst of the devastation. The 19,289 seat arena was submerged in water up to nine feet, six inches at the event level and the eighth row of seating. As a result of this flooding, everything from the Flames dressing room to the ice plant and kitchen was destroyed and needed to be replaced. It was also later discovered that there was a sewage backup in seven club suites, the club corridor and the club level kitchen.
Answering the Flames President and CEO Ken King’s call that “nothing waits for nothing”, a dedicated team of CANA personnel and subcontractors pumped 30,000,000 gallons of water and sludge from the Saddledome bowl within days of the disaster. From there, CANA and its subcontractors worked 24 hours a day and saw over 1,900 individual workers, so that the occupancy date could be achieved. CANA successfully received Occupancy on the Saddledome Remediation project on Friday, August 30, 2013 (2 days ahead of schedule).