Announcing the 2016 Canadian Event Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Canadian Event Industry Award Recipients.

Awards were presented live at the stunning Grande Luxe Event Boutique in North York, Ontario on March 31, to a sold out audience, made up of Canada’s most elite event, design, marketing and meeting professionals. These companies won top honors over hundreds of events, entered from across Canada.It was an incredible competition and an equally amazing night. Thank you to the generous event sponsors, participants and everyone who came out to celebrate. Click here to see a list of event partners. Click here to see a full list of the 2016 Nominees.

2016 Award Recipients

Best Experiential Marketing Event

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON for Spotify Festival Tour

Best Brand/Product Launch

Site 6 Events, Edmonton, AB for Adventure Y – Siege of Dragonspear

Best Trade Show/ Exposition

Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON for HealthAchieve

Best Show Booth/Brand Display or Pavilion

BLD Decor and Scenery, Burnaby, BC for Metropolis Lightroom

Most Innovative Use of Event Technology

SDI Marketing, Toronto, ON for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

Freeman Audio Visual Canada, Edmonton, AB for 2015 Winter Cities Shake-Up

Best Event Photography

Photos With Finesse, Calgary, AB for Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) – Calgary

Best Technical Support for an Event

BC Event Management
, Port Moody, BC & FMAV, Vancouver, BC for Pan Am Games

& Nasco Staffing Solutions, Vancouver, BC for Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Pan Am Games

Best Lighting for an Event

FOS Decor Center, Toronto, ON for Lindt’s 20th Canadian Anniversary Gala

Best Conference/Corporate Meeting

aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON for P3 2015

Best Multiple Day Incentive or Convention

Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC for Top Achievers Club 2015

Best Corporate Team Building Event

POP Kollaborative Inc., Calgary, AB for Catalyst

Best Event Produced by an Association, Board or Committee

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON for Ontario Tourism Summit

Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival

Parléview, Toronto, ON for Ontario’s Celebration Zone

Best Event for a High Profile Charity

Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown

Best Event Produced for a Community Based Charitable Organization

Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON for The Kaleidoscope Ball

Best Event Produced for a Corporation by 3rd Party Planner

Senik Events inc, Montreal-Est QC, Crime of the Century

Best Entertainment Production

BaAM Productions, Toronto, ON for Closing Ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

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

McMaster University,
Hamilton, ON for Light Up the Night AND 
WestJet, Calgary, AB WestJet Christmas Party, Swing from the Chandelier

Best Fundraising Event for a High Profile Charity

Boom Goes the Drum, Calgary, AB for LOOK2015

Best Fundraising Event for a Community Based Organization

Portage,  Montreal, QC,12th Edition of the Soiree des Grands Philanthropes – Tribute to Jean-Guy Desjardins

Outstanding Logistical Achievement

Parléview Toronto, ON for Ontario’s Celebration Zone

Best Event Decor $0 – $30,000

Hart & Galla, Etobicoke, ON for  #LoveLentils Behind the Mask Mardi Gras AND Decor and More Inc, Oakville ON for 25th Anniversary

Best Event Decor $30,000 – $80,000

R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON for A Rouge Paradise – #Lovewins with Matt & Jesse

Best Event Decor $80,000 +

Visions Display Inc., Toronto, ON for Holiday Memories

Best TableScaping

DT Floral & Décor, Vaughan, ON for Vintage at Magna

Best Wedding Creative

OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for Jeff & Dawn

Best Wedding Under $75,000

RSVP Event Design, Saskatoon, SK for Homegrown Love

Best Wedding Over $75,000

Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB for Love & Luxury

Most Creative Catering Presentation

Savoury Chef Foods, Vancouver, BC for Cirque Du Soleil – KOOZA Lounge and VIP Experience

Best Overall Catered Event

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, QC for the Daffodil Ball – Shanghai Silk

Most Outstanding Event Up to $200,000

Fifth Element Group, North York, ON for A Knight in Gotham

Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000

BRANDLIVE Management Group
, Vancouver, BC for NYE Vancouver 2015 AND 
City of Richmond & John Donnelly & Associates, Vancouver, BC for the Richmond World Festival

Wedding Professional of the Year

Paras Mehta, Paras Events Inc., Brampton, ON

Caterer of the Year

Debra Lykkemark, Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, Vancouver, BC

Entertainer of the Year

Bob Cates, Comedian, Comedy in Motion, Cambridge, ON

Event Professional of the Year

Shelley Johnson, Vancouver, BC

Emerging Leader Award

Sarah Tammemagi, Parleview Events, Toronto, ON

Spirit of the Industry

Tara Sweeney, Calgary Stampede