2016 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Canadian Event Awards Recipients

The 2016 Canadian Event Awards Gala Awards were presented at the stunning Grande Luxe Event Boutique in North York, on March 31 to a sold-out audience of Canada’s leading event and meeting professionals. The event was produced by Eclectic Events in partnership with our generous event partners including Luxe Modern Rentals, 424U, Luxury Coach, DT Floral, Nasco, Food Studio, Nothers, A2D2 Aerial Dance Cirque Co, Stardust Events, Centre Stage AV, Idea Hunter, BTown Sound and ILEA. 

Best Experiential Marketing Event
Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON for Spotify Festival Tour


Best Brand/Product Launch
Site6 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 SceneryBurnaby, 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-TIE
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 the 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 the Closing Ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games


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

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON for Light Up the Night
+ WestJet, Calgary, AB for the 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 -TIE
Hart & Galla, Etobicoke, ON for #LoveLentils Behind the Mask Mardi Gras+ 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 – TIE
BRANDLIVE Management Group
, Vancouver, BC for NYE Vancouver 2015

+ 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, SJP EVents, Vancouver, BC


Emerging Leader Award
Sarah Tammemagi, Parleview Events, Toronto,  ON


Spirit of the Industry
Tara Sweeney, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB