2022 Canadian Event Awards Recipients

After two years of virtual award galas, the Canadian event community came back together to celebrate the 25th Annual Canadian Event Awards live from the fabulous Liberty Grand in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the Liberty Entertainment Group.

Hosted by Courtney Stanley, produced by Corey Mandell and Chad Brinchneski and designed by Eric Aragon, the gala was a stunning collaboration of creative minds and a beautiful reunion of passionate and talented event professionals.  Congratulations to the finalists and award recipients; thank you to all of our event partners, judges, sponsors, volunteers and collaborators. Look for a full recap in the fall issue of Canadian Special Events Magazine, including the 2022 Canadian Event Awards Look Book with bios on all the winning events. 

The 2023 Awards Portal will open for entries in November, and we look forward to the next event in the spring of 2023. 

2022 Canadian Event Awards Gala Producers Corey Mandell (middle) and Chad Brincheski (right) with Gala Designer Eric Aragon.

 

Congratulations to the 2022 Canadian Event Award Recipients 

Leslee Bell Spirit of the Industry Award
♦ Keri Miller CSEP, e=mc² events, Calgary, AB

Best Audio Visual for an Event (IRL or Virtual)
♦ Quest Audio Visual, Toronto, ON for TPM22

Best Conference/Convention
♦ Charlie & Sprocket, Toronto, ON for Apex: XRPL Developer Summit

Best Corporate Event
♦ Solutions With Impact, Toronto, ON, for PwC Holiday Festival

Best Drive-Through Event
♦ Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Thornhill, ON, for Kim & Mitch’s Schitt’s Creek Wedding

Best Event by an Association or Board
♦ TIAO – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON, for Ontario Tourism Summit 2021

Winners of Best Event by an Association or Board, Tourism Industry Association of Ontario for Ontario Tourism Summit 2021.

BIG Idea of the Year
♦ SOS Web Augmented Reality

Best Creative Solution
♦ Burstyn Inc, Toronto, ON, for Angel Ball

Best Event Design/Décor $0-$50,000
♦ Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Thornhill, ON, AND Alina Tacmelova for Bianca’s Parisian Bridal Shower

Best Event Design/Décor $50,000 – $150,000
♦ R5 Event Design Inc., Toronto, ON, for the Wedding of Monique & Ronen

Best Event Design/Décor $150,000+
♦ Anna Lacivita Designs, Etobicoke, ON, for Paris in Wonderland Bridal Shower

Best Event for a Community-Based Charity
♦ Solutions With Impact, Toronto, ON, for Culinary Showdown

Winner, Best Corporate Event and Best Event for a Community-Based Charity, Solutions With Impact

Best Event for a High Profile Charity
♦ BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC, for the 35th Annual Crystal Ball

Best Event for a Private Individual/Group
♦ Lux Affairs Design and Decor, Surrey, BC, for SIP AND SEE | Celebration of NewBorn Baby

Best Experience/Gift Box
♦ Jet Entertainment, North York, ON, for The FourME Ultimate Flight Experience Invite

Best Experiential Marketing Event
TIE
♦ CitizenXM, Toronto, ON, for PC Insiders Report Holiday 2022 – The Living Page
♦ Event Imaging & Spotlight Audio Visual Industries, Toronto, ON, for The Matrix Resurrections – Global Movie Premiere

CitizenXM, Toronto, ON, Winner of Best Experiential Marketing Event and Best Technical Support for an Event (IRL or Virtual) for PC Insiders Report Holiday 2022 – The Living Page.

Best Micro Event 
♦ Decor & More, Oakville, ON, for “We Back”

Best Outdoor Event
♦ Brandlive, Vancouver, BC, for Beedie Rock ‘N The Park 2021

Best Technical Support for an Event (IRL or Virtual)
♦ CitizenXM and Page Activations, Toronto, ON for PC Insiders Report Holiday 2022 – The Living Page

Best Virtual Awards Show
♦ e=mc² events, Calgary, AB, for 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada

Best Virtual Conference
♦ BIG HQ & JUNōO, Toronto, ON, for 1Password Virtual Annual Conference

Best Virtual Consumer /Public Show
♦ MKEM, North York, ON, for The Allstate Soccer Show: Live online

Winners of Best Virtual Consumer/ Public Show, MKEM for Allstate Soccer Show: Live Online

Best Virtual Corporate Event Under $100,000
♦ Creative Twist Inc., Red Deer. AB, & Bright Ideas Event Agency, Richmond, BC for Virtual Beach Retreat

Best Virtual Corporate Event $100,000 – $250,000
♦ TK Events, Oakville, ON, for BMO Stackt Market Forum

Best Virtual Corporate Event $250,000 +
♦ E.L. Productions Ltd. TD Brilliance Mississauga ON

Best Virtual Cultural/Multicultural Event
♦ Reveal Events Group Ltd., Port Coquitlam, BC. for 2021 World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

Best Virtual Entertainment Performance
♦ The Idea Hunter, Toronto, ON, for MPI Awards Gala

Best Virtual Event by an Association or Board
♦ TIAO – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON, for Ontario Tourism Summit 2021

Winners of Best Virtual Corporate Event $250,000+, E.L. Productions for TD Brilliance.

Best Virtual Event for a Non-Profit – Community Based
♦ ESP Inc., Toronto, ON, for Laugh Out Loud: The Last Laugh

Best Virtual Platform
♦ TK Events, Oakville ON

Best Virtual Event for a Non-Profit – High Profile
♦ Hala Inc., Toronto, ON, for Virtually Ottawa & The Delegate Journey

Best Virtual Marketing Event
♦ ESP Inc., & Destination Toronto, Toronto, ON, for Virtually Yours – Experience Toronto FAM
♦ TK Events, Oakville, ON, for Dell Technologies Den at Virtual Sundance Film Festival

Best Wedding under $100,000
♦ Blush & Co. Events, Calgary, AB, for Sasha & Sahib’s Colorful Sikh Wedding

Best Wedding $100,000 to $250,000
♦ Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for NOW

Winner of Entertainer of the Year, Dueling Piano Kings; Winners of Best Virtual Awards Show, e=mc2 events; Winner of Best Idea of the Year, SOS Web Augmented Reality; Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Winner of Best Wedding $100,000 to $250,000, Creative Twist, Winner of Best Virtual Corporate Event Under $100,000, showcasing award on behalf of Jessie Khaira Inc, Winner of Best Wedding $250,000+ and Keri Miller, Winner of the Inaugural Leslee Bell Spirit of the Industry Award.

Best Wedding $250,000 +
♦ Jessie Khaira Inc., Surrey, BC, for P & G’s Wedding

Most Outstanding Event 2021
♦ Event Imaging, & Spotlight Audio Visual Industries, Toronto, ON, for The Matrix Resurrections – Global Movie Premiere

Most Outstanding Virtual Event 2021 Under $125,000
♦ TK Events Inc., Oakville, ON, for Dell Technologies World – Canada House

Most Outstanding Virtual Event 2021 $125,000+
TIE
♦ Brandlive, Vancouver, BC, for External Development Summit (XDS Adapt) 2021
♦ Reveal Events Group Ltd., Port Coquitlam, BC, for the 2021 World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

Outstanding Logistical Achievement
TIE
♦ Event Imaging, Toronto, ON, and Spotlight Audio Visual Industries for The Matrix  Resurrections – Global Movie Premiere
♦ Greenscape Design & Decor Inc., Burnaby, BC, for A Starry Night

Brandlive, Winners of Most Outstanding Virtual Event 2021 $125,000+ and Best Outdoor Event.

Entertainer of the Year
♦ Dueling Piano Kings, Calgary, AB

Event Professional of the Year
♦ Jody Litvack, Jet Entertainment, North York, ON

Wedding Professional of the Year
♦ Saaraa Premji Virani, Blush & Co. Events, Calgary, AB