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Christie Lites Opens New Location in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Christie Lites has announced the opening of a new stage lighting and equipment sales and rental office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The new location - its thirteenth - strengthens Christie Lites’ multi-office network of full service and equipment across North America.

"Winnipeg is a great city with plenty of culture and entertainment," said Christie Lites CEO Huntly Christie. "I am very pleased that Christie Lites will be able to offer local support to the many events which use stage lighting."

The new Winnipeg office is located at 25 Terracon Place, Unit 19. Although the official opening is set for May 1, Christie Lites is already fulfilling immediate lighting needs by servicing show productions in the area.

Said Ken Alexander, VP Rentals for Christie Lites: "The Winnipeg market is already welcoming the Christie Lites Rentals team and equipment to town with open arms. The new shop location will be supplied from our nationwide inventory of state-of-the-art lighting and rigging equipment; this includes the latest in Martin moving lights, TourRig double brake motors, and a large stock of grandMA and Martin consoles, to name just a few."

Along with its extensive inventory, the new office is staffed with an experienced team of industry professionals. More than a dozen of Christie Lites’ Canadian Rental Reps are already supplying clients within the Manitoba marketplace, Alexander said.

Leading the Winnipeg team are Ben Kantorovich and Gary Sywake.

Longtime Christie Lites Rentals Rep Ben Kantorovich, who is from Winnipeg and has a long history with clients there, has already started servicing the local clientele. He has already added the new Winnipeg location to his regular itinerary traveling between his home-base in Toronto and the many locations across America where his Broadway touring clients take him. "Ben’s familiarity with the Winnipeg arts and entertainment marketplace is a strong advantage to both Christie Lites and our clients," Alexander said.

29th April 2013

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