Congratulations to the 2014 Star Award Winners for the Outstanding Achievements in Special Events, Meetings, Design, Technical Production, Conference and Trade Show Planning. Winners were announced March 27 at the Gala Celebration proudly hosted by Dynamic Hospitality at Atlantis Pavilions in Toronto.

Best Lighting Design for an Event 

Orange Frog Productions, Calgary, AB

Best Event Produced for a Corporation by an in House Team or Planner

Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
Social Enterprise World Forum Rodeo and Reception

Best Event Produced for a Corporation by 3rd Party Planner

MOUSE Marketing, Toronto, ON
Cake Boss Ultimate Wedding Cake Contest

Best Fundraising Event

Children’s Aid Foundation, Toronto, ON
Teddy Bear Affair


Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON
Book Lover’s Ball

Most Creative Catering Presentation

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel – RE Le Traiteur, Montreal, QC
76th Annual St Mary’s Ball

Best Opening Event

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Microsoft Office 365 Launch Dome at Dundas

Best Corporate Team Building Event

Calgary Corporate Challenge Association, Calgary, AB
Calgary Corporate Challenge – September Games

Best Public Entertainment Event

City of Surrey, Surrey, BC and John Donnelly & Associates, Vancouver, BC
Surrey Canada Day 2013

Outstanding Logistical Achievement

Iceculture Inc. and Fuse Marketing Group Inc., Hensall, ON
First Ever Drivable Ice Pick-up Truck Makes World Record Attempt

Best Festival

Woofstock, Toronto, ON

Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

e=mc2 events, Calgary, AB and Proshow Audiovisual, Vancouver, BC
The Brilliance Ball

Best Technical Support for an Event

BC Event Management Inc. and Riggit Services Inc. and Electric Aura Projects Inc., Burnaby, BC
Times of India Film Awards

Best Event Decor Under $25,000

e=mc2 events and OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB
Arpi’s Industries 50th Anniversary

Best Event Decor $25,000- $75,000

FOS Décor Center, Vaughan, ON
Natures Secret Garden

Best Event Decor Over $75,000

Decor & More Inc., Oakville, ON
Chinese New Year – Year of the Snake

Best Table Center

Ô Milieu, a division of Mina Martini, Montreal, QC
“The Blue Island” Adventure-Event

Best Event for a High Profile Charity

Sensix Communications and Events Inc., Montreal, QC
Lady Davis Ball Fundraiser “A World of Possibilities”

Best Sporting Event

Tennis Canada, Toronto, ON
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank

Best Trade Show

aNd Logistix, Toronto, ON
The Gentlemens’ Expo

Best Overall Catered Event

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth – RE Le Traiteur , Montreal, QC
Daffodil Ball

Best Venue Produced Event

Embassy Grand Convention Centre, Brampton, ON
Spaghetti Western

Best Entertainment Production

Mandell Entertainment Group Inc. and Bassett Events, Toronto, ON
David Foster Foundation 26th Annual Miracle Gala and Concert

Best Conference

Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON

Best Event Produced by an Association, Board or Committee

Limestone Learning Foundation, Kingston, ON
Crystal Ball Gala


Eventful Times, Sudbury, ON
Kiss 105.3 Father Daughter Ball

Best Wedding Creative

POP Kollaborative and Decor & More Inc., Calgary, AB

Best Trade Show Booth or Pavilion

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Windows Dorm Tour

Best Wedding under 75K

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton, AB
Love In The Desert

Best Wedding Over $75,000

Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc., Calgary, AB
Love United

Best Event Produced for a Community Based Charitable Organization

Events with Vizability, Fort McMurray, AB
Wine in the Park 4th Annual SMS Equipment Wine Auction in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Wood Buffalo

Most Outstanding Event Under $100,000

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
Adball: Gatsby

Most Outstanding Event $100,000 to $300,000

City of Surrey John Donnelly & Associates, Vancouver, BC
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival 2013

Most Outstanding Event Over $300,000

WestJet Airlines, Calgary, AB,
A Night In Oz

Entertainer of the Year

Mega Magic, Mike D’Urzo Toronto, ON

Event Professional of the Year

Keri Miller CSEP, e=mc2 events, Calgary, AB

Spirit of the Industry Awards

Eastern Canada – Julie Danaylov, CSEP

Western Canada – Corinne Kessel, CSEP