2014 Star Award Nominees

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

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

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

RBC (Royal Bank of Canada), Toronto ON
RBC Canadian Painting Competition Announcement Gala

Société de transport de Montréal, Montreal, QC
STM 25 years in the spotlight

Best Event Produced for a Corporation by 3rd Party Planner

Bright Ideas Events, Vancouver, BC
Christmas Around The World

Eclectic Events International Inc., Toronto, ON
Night Circus

Mina Martini Inc., Montreal, QC
“The Blue Island” Adventure-Event

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

MOUSE Marketing, Toronto, ON
Say Yes to Kleinfeld

Best Fundraising Event

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
True Patriot Dinner

Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division, Vancouver, BC
17th Annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball

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

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

Mandell Entertainment Group Inc, Toronto, ON
Bridle Bash V

Solutions with Impact (SWI), Toronto, ON
Angels Catwalk for Sick Kids

WinSport, Calgary, AB
WinSport Legacy Gala

Most Creative Catering Presentation

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

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Outside Catering – RE Le Traiteur, Montreal, QC
An Enchanted Journey

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth – RE Le Traiteur, Montreal, QC
Gala of the Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University

Best Opening Event

BC Event Management Inc., Burnaby, BC
Grand Opening of the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Saudia  Airlines Launch Events

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Porter Airlines Press Launch

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

Hypnotist The Incredible Boris, Thornhill, ON
Centennial Optical National Sales Meeting

POP Kollaborative, Calgary, AB
Piece by Piece

Best Public Entertainment Event

Canada Place Corporation and e=mc2 events, Vancouver, BC
Christmas at Canada Place

DeAngelis Entertainment Inc. and Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Summertime Jazz Sessions at Toronto Pearson International Airport

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

Outstanding Logistical Achievement

Altitude C and Rogers Communications, Montreal, QC
Rogers Lounge

BC Event Management Inc., Burnaby, BC
Times of India Film Awards

BC Event Management Inc., Burnaby, BC
Surrey Mayors Charity Ball

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

Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
The 2013 President’s Event

Creativiva Inc., Toronto, ON
Illuminite

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

Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON
HSCF Celebrity Human Race

Best Festival

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
TD Toronto Jazz Festival at Shops at Don Mills

Canada Place Corporation, e=mc2 events, The Pace Group and Archangel Fireworks, Vancouver, BC
Canada Day at Canada Place

City of Surrey, Surrey, BC and John Donnelly & Associates, Vancouver, BC
Surrey Fusion Festival

Jones & Jones, Brampton, ON
JAMBANA: One World Festival

Pride Toronto, Toronto, ON
Pride Week 2013

The Lightning Group, Toronto, ON
Taste of the Danforth

Woofstock, Toronto, ON
Woofstock

Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

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

Freeman Audio Visual, Mississauga, ON
2013 RE/MAX KickStart

Best Technical Support for an Event

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

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
Adball: Gatsby

e=mc2 events, Calgary, AB
Two Become One – Holiday Party Production

Freeman Audio Visual, Mississauga, ON
Unifor Founding Convention

Best Event Decor Under $25,000

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
Secret Garden

aNd Logistix, Toronto, ON and WOW Factor Event Design, Halifax, NS
IIROC’s Financial Administration Services Conference

DX Design, Quebec
New-York pour la vie

e=mc2 events, Dom Inc. & The MUSE, Calgary, AB
RGO 4. – 4th Location. 2nd Version.

Dom Inc. & The MUSE, e=mc2 events & OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB
Arpi’s Industries 50th Anniversary

Greenscape Design & Decor, Burnaby, BC
1001 Nights at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

SurMesure, créatrices d’occasions, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Bal des Prix d’Excellence 2013

W Events, Toronto, ON
Boobyball Toronto – BOOBY U

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

Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
Shades of Radiance

Decor & More Inc., Oakville, ON
Lucy Loves Ricky

E Group Canada, Calgary, AB
Seize the Night

Loungeworks, Vancouver, BC
Black Door Private Concert Experience

Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc., Calgary, AB
Love United

OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB
A Night in Oz

FOS Décor Center and Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Vaughan, ON
Moraccan Cirque

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

e=mc2events and Decor & More Inc., Calgary, AB
The Brilliance Ball

Events with Vizability, Fort McMurray, AB
Wine in the Park – 4th Annual SMS Equipment Wine Auction

Lynn Fletcher Weddings and Decor & More Inc , Calgary, AB
Living The Dream

POP Kollaborative and Decor & More Inc., Calgary, AB
Sugar & Spice Yes, Decor & More

Best Table Center

Events by Croce Consulting, St Catherines, ON
Mayors Au Marche

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

Best Event for a High Profile Charity

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
True Patriot Love Foundation Tribute Dinner 2013

e=mc2 events, Calgary, AB
The 2nd Annual TIFF Inaugural Gala – Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema

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

Mandell Entertainment Group and Bassett Events, Toronto, ON
Bliss Ball

Reach for the Rainbow, Toronto, ON
The 27th Crystal Ball

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

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
SFU’s 50th Anniversary Campaign Launch

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

Best Sporting Event

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

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

Best Trade Show

aNd Logistix, Toronto, ON
The Gentlemens’ Expo

Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON
HealthAchieve

Best Overall Catered Event

Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, Vancouver, BC
Filipino Inspired Garden Barbecue

Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, Vancouver, BC
Monogram Dinner by Design Vancouver

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel – RE Le Traiteur, Montreal, QC
Montreal Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) Annual Ball

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Outside Catering – RE Le Traiteur, Montreal, QC
The Grand Evening

Great Events Catering, Calgary, AB
ISES Kouvert – Hidden from Reality

Great Events Catering, Calgary, AB
Artistry of Catering

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

Best Venue Produced Event

Allstream Centre, Toronto, ON
Allstream Centre Annual Client Event

Embassy Grand Convention Centre, Brampton, ON
Spaghetti Western

Best Entertainment Production

A2D2 Inc., Toronto, ON
WestJet – A Night in OZ

Creativiva Inc., Toronto, ON
ILLUMINITE

e=mc2 events and Fuze Entertainment Solutions, Calgary, AB
The Brilliance Ball

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

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

Best Conference

aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON
Mortgage Forum 2013

 aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON
Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships

Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON
HealthAchieve

Truck Loggers Association, Vancouver, BC
70th Annual Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Best Event Produced by an Association, Board or Committee

Eventful Times,  Sudbury, ON
KISS 105.3 Father Daughter Ball

Friends of We Care, Aurora, ON
30th Anniversary Gala

ISES Toronto, Newmarket, ON
2013 ISES Toronto Gala – GLOW: A Reflection of Creativity

Limestone Learning Foundation, Kingston, ON
Crystal Ball Gala

Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON
HealthAchieve

Truck Loggers Association, Vancouver, BC
70th Annual Truck Logger Association Convention and Trade Show

Best Wedding Creative

Art of the Party Inc., Burnaby, BC
Christy and Peter

Boom Goes the Drum and Designing On The Edge, Calgary, AB
A Home Grown Wedding

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

FOS Décor Center, Vaughan, ON
Natures Secret Garden

Best Trade Show Booth or Pavilion

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Windows Dorm Tour

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

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON
Windows 8 Airport Golf

Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto, ON
Health Achieve

Best Wedding under 75K

Atmosphere Productions Inc., Edmonton, AB
“All Love Is Equal” – The Marriage of Mathew & Jordan

Eventful Times by Lisa Bonin, Sudbury, ON
Christiane & Steve’s Wedding

Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Edmonton, AB
Love In The Desert

Best Wedding Over $75,000

A2D2~ Aerial Dance Cirque Company, Toronto, ON
Cirque-it, Bling-it, Love-it!

Cava Rose, Montreal, QC
Flower Gallery Wedding

Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc., Calgary, AB
Love United

Best Event Produced for a Community Based Charitable Organization

Cava Rose, Montreal,QC
“Extravaganza” Valentine’s Day Ball

Events By Croce Consulting, Niagara Falls, ON
St. Catharines Mayors Au Marche

Events with Vizability, Fort McMurray, AB
Dancing with the Stars Wood Buffalo

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

Inventa, Vancouver, BC
Holiday Train

The Social Concierge and Hybridity, Vancouver, BC
TOUCH Gala 2013

Most Outstanding Event Under $100,000

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
Canadian Hospitality Foundation Gala

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
Adball: Gatsby

Eclectic Events International Inc., Toronto, ON
Night Circus

Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON
Ultimate Food Challenge

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

Stardust Events, Markham, ON and A2D2, Toronto, ON
Cirque Wonderland

FOS Décor Center, Vaughan, ON
I’m in Miami

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

5th Element Events, Markham, ON
Hatch Gala

Events with Vizability, Fort McMurray, AB
Dancing with the Stars Wood Buffalo

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

Social Butterfly Event Design and JJL Events and SolePower Productions, Toronto, ON
Venetian Nights- Mantella Christmas 2013

Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver BC
Divas of the Forest

Most Outstanding Event Over $300,000

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

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

WestJet Airlines, Calgary, AB,
A Night In Oz

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

Entertainer of the Year

Boogie Wonder Band, Montreal, QC
Fusion Events, Toronto, ON
Gordie Brown Enterprises, Inc., Granby , QC
Hypnotist The Incredible Boris, Thornhill, ON
Mega Magic, Mike D’Urzo  Toronto, ON
Martin Dube., Montreal, QC

Event Professional of the Year

Julie Danylov, CSEP, A2D2 Inc, Toronto, ON
Arthur K, Fusion Events, Toronto, ON
Peg Gallison, Building Owners & Managers Association of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Keri Miller CSEP, e=mc2 events, Calgary, AB
Hala Bissada, Hala Events & Communications Inc. , Toronto, ON
Heidi Barlow Lee, HBL Events, Victoria, BC
Corey Mandell, Mandell Entertainment Group Inc. Toronto, ON

 

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