Noralta Lodge Ltd. is conveniently located in the portals to northern Alberta’s oil and gas hot spots.
We pride ourselves on being the first choice for quality accommodation for hundreds of companies across northern Alberta. We are also proud to be the first industrial lodge in Alberta to obtain COR designation through the Partnership in Injury Reduction Program (PIR) via the Alberta Hotel Safety Association. As a partner to our clients, we help oil and gas producers and oilfield service companies manage the challenges of workforce accommodation. With nine lodges located where you operate, we can house large workforces and small teams, providing a consistent and enjoyable guest experience so your company is viewed as an employer of choice.
Flexible to Meet Your Needs
In the energy sector, planning for accommodation can be difficult. We recognize that companies and our guests require flexibility, and we are happy to work with you to ensure that you have the rooms you need, when you need them.
Solutions to Your Challenges
With years of experience, we understand the challenges you face. To assist, we’ll provide recommendations that help you streamline business processes, handle last-minute accommodation needs, and plan for the future.
Here for the Long Term
Growth and reinvestment in our current facilities are the cornerstones of our company's strategy. Noralta Lodge is committed to expanding with its customers into new marketplaces with the highest-quality facilities available.
Talk to us about your needs.
Lance started Noralta Lodge in the fall of 1997 under the name of Kamp Keltor.
Born and raised in Northern Alberta, Lance is very well connected in the Alberta energy service industry. He was and still is the youngest town councillor in the history of Slave Lake and, prior to starting Noralta Lodge, owned and operated a number of successful business ventures. In his role as Chairman, he has developed strong relationships with senior management of several of Noralta Lodge’s key customers.
Lance attended the University of Calgary and graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with a Business Administration in Management degree. He was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Prairies Award for Energy, Privately Held, as well as the NAIT 2013 Alumni Award of Distinction.
Corey joined Noralta Lodge as Chief Operating Officer in January 2013, bringing with him a track record of operational excellence, long-term strategic-planning discipline, and a focused marketing and sales mindset. Since his arrival, Corey has forged strong relationships both within our team and with our clients. His leadership presence has proven consistent with Noralta Lodge’s core values and culture, and his business acumen has created multiple opportunities for the company.
Corey was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. He oversees all aspects of the business, including business development, construction and mobilization of the facilities, safety and security, operations of our lodges, and transportation and logistics. His specific focus is on the strategic direction of the company.
Corey has a history of significant accomplishments in Alberta’s business community. He was one of the founding management team members of Lacent Technologies, an advanced manufacturing business; sat as the director of new ventures for the Alberta Research Council; and served the Edmonton-based international company SCM Insurance Services as both President of its Investigative Services Division and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.
John received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1995 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1998 from the University of Alberta. John practiced law and became a partner at the national Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, and its successor global law firm Dentons Canada LLP. Throughout his legal career in private practice, John specialized in tax law, corporate law and commercial transactions. John advised clients in a variety of areas, including tax and estate planning, succession planning, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance, business structuring, partnerships, contracts and mergers and acquisitions. After serving as external legal counsel to Noralta Lodge Ltd. and its founder, Lance Torgerson, for more than 16 years, John joined Noralta Lodge Ltd. as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in July of 2014.
John brings working knowledge and experience to the Noralta Lodge Ltd. executive team, having been an advisor to the business from the onset of operations and through all of its years of expansion to present day. John is responsible for overseeing corporate risk management, all contractual facets of the business, compliance, tax planning, corporate structuring and governance.
Neil has been Chief Financial Officer at Noralta Lodge since February 2015. Neil joined Noralta Lodge in June 2012 as Director, Accounting and most recently has acted as Vice President, Finance.
As CFO, Neil leads the finance division, including Information Technology, and all areas related to financial reporting and compliance. He is responsible for the financial risk management and administrative operation of Noralta Lodge.
Neil is a Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Grant MacEwan University, and the University of Alberta. Neil comes to Noralta Lodge from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was a member of the audit team in Edmonton and the U.K. for nine years.
Dave stepped into the role of Chief Operating Officer in November 2014 after serving as Vice President, Operations since June 2013. In this role, Dave provides executive leadership and leads all operations-related activities for the company.
Dave has over 15 years of executive experience as an officer and director of businesses in the real estate, property maintenance, facilities services, oil and gas, telecommunications, and technology sectors. Throughout his career he has supported change initiatives related to merger and acquisition activities, operational efficiencies, and overall corporate growth and development.
Dave has a Business Administration diploma from NAIT, a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Royal Roads University.
The Wood Buffalo region is full of passionate people, businesses, and civic partners who pride themselves on taking every project and opportunity to the next level. It’s in this spirit that Noralta Lodge was excited to take on the role of Official Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, hosting the 2,500 athletes and 300 technical officials visiting our region. As we do every day for the hardworking men and women in the Athabasca Oil Sands, we were proud to offer accommodations that helped them reach their peak performance.
In true Wood Buffalo form, we showed them the absolute best in northern hospitality.
Noralta Lodge is proud to support initiatives that help develop the quality of life and economic health of the communities in which we, and our clients, operate. Our community investment benefits people living not only in Western Canada, but across the globe, by providing financial and volunteer support for the projects and organizations that meet their vision for the future.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility Committee works to review submissions and identify areas that allow Noralta Lodge to provide community support with a primary focus being on: our team members, environment, health and wellness, and sport and youth.
Noralta Lodge also funds, or participates in: community events; trade shows; career fairs; industry fundraisers; industry sporting events; and Aboriginal cultural celebrations. In addition, we support community school and youth programs, and provide funding for Christmas and holiday celebrations in communities such as Slave Lake, Red Earth Creek, Wabasca, Fort McMurray, Peace River, and Athabasca.
Our contributions include:
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Health and safety are priorities for Noralta Lodge. We are proud to have received the Certificate of Recognition (COR) and we are the first industrial lodge in Alberta to have become COR certified through the Partnership in Injury Reduction Program (PIR) via the Alberta Hotel Safety Association.
Health and Safety Program
To protect our team, guests, contractors, and property, we have a comprehensive health and safety program in place. Our program meets or exceeds the requirements of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Code, and Regulation.
The program's goals are to:
To achieve the highest level of safety in the workplace, we: