Congratulations to Following Companies

Thank you to all the participants in this year’s competition and the incredible contributions of our esteemed judges who have remained committed to this process amid the challenges of this difficult time. We hope the finalists and all the entrants will be uplifted and inspired as they celebrate their success and that of their clients, teams and suppliers. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s competition and from our family at Canadian Special Events to yours, be safe, be well, be strong.


Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

Creativ Nation, Laval, QC, for Lumen’s Annual Recognition Gala
FMAV & True Event Management, Toronto, ON, for Scotford Leadership Experience: Experiential Learning Project
The Calgary Stampede & Feature Productions, Calgary, AB, for the 2019 Cowboy Up Challenge Finals
The Globe and Mail Centre & EPiQVision Toronto, ON, for Elements: An Evening of Inspiration

 

Best Event for a Private Individual, Group or Cause 

R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Jamie’s Champions League Mitzvah
OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB, for Doggy Drag Show!
Wedding Finesse Inc., Calgary, AB, for a New Year Kids Party “Seeing out the Firebird”


Best Corporate Team Building Event

The Concierge Club, Toronto, ON, for Brand Ambassador Appreciation Day
Hypnotist Incredible Boris Cherniak, Thornhill, ON, for Walker Industries Day of Team Building and Motivation
Pacific Destination Services Inc. & Outback Team Building and Training, Vancouver, BC, for End Hunger Games

 

Best Single Day Event Produced for a Corporation by a Third Party Planner

e=mc² events Calgary, AB, for Singularity U After Dark
Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC, for West Coast Rainforest
Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal, QC, for Fusion of Past and Future
Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for the Toronto Region Board of Trade Annual Dinner
Creative Twist Inc. & KSA Toronto, Toronto, ON, for MPI WEC Opening Event
Tycoon Event Planning & Promotions, Edmonton, AB, for A Backyard Extravaganza – An Evening Under the Stars
aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON, for Night Circus – MPC Industry Networking Event
Atmosphere Event Communications, Montreal, QC, for the Québec Person of the Year Awards
Senik Events, Montreal
, QC, for UQAM ESG GALA PRIX PERFORMANCES 2019

 

Best Multi Day Event Produced for a Corporation by a Third Party Planner

Andréanne & Co, Montréal, QC, for the Brunet Annual Meeting
ProPlan Conferences & Events, Richmond Hill, ON for OASIS ~ Under the Big Top
Trademark, Montreal, QC, & San Francisco, CA, for AppDirect Engage 2019
HUMANCONTACT, Toronto, ON, for  KFC Canada RGM Conference
Power Play, Toronto, ON, iA Securities 2019 Advisor Summit
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for  Club P

 

Best Experiential Marketing Event

TK Events Inc., Oakville, ON, Salesforce Activation @ Elevate Tech Festival
Canada Dry, Toronto, ON & Furia, Santiago Metropolitana, for Canada Dry Snow Experience
CitizenXM & Thinking Box, Toronto, ON, for Cheetos Museum AR
CitizenXM Toronto, ON, for #EatTogether Canadian National Tour
CitizenXM, Toronto, ON, for Shoppers New&SoYou 2.0
The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON, for Elements: An Evening of Inspiration
MCC, Toronto, ON, for Global DMC Partners Canada Familiarization Trip 

 

Best Event Produced by an In-House Team at a Venue or Corporation

Providence Healthcare Foundation, Toronto, ON, for Cuisine & Cuvée
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC, for EpiKurious Kids
The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON, for Elements: An Evening of Inspiration
CHBA BC, Burnaby, BC, for the 2019 Georgie Awards Gala
TIAO – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON, for Ontario Tourism Summit 2019
Calgary Sports & Entertainment, Calgary, AB, for Jarome Iginla Jersey Retirement

 

Best Fundraising Event 

Hala Events & Communications Inc.,Toronto, ON, for Right to Play Heroes Gala 2019
Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON, for Ontario Science Centre’s RBC 50th Anniversary Innovators’ Ball
Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON, for Boat Rally for Kids
Power Play & MLSE Foundation Toronto, ON, for MLSE Team Up Challenge
BC Cancer Foundation, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Hope Couture
Portage, Montréal, QC, for the 16th Soirée des Grands Philanthropes – Tribute to Louis Audet
Liberty Entertainment Group, Toronto, ON, for FoodBall
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC, for the Crystal Ball
Altitude C, Montreal, QC, for Montreal Symphonic Orchestra

 

Best Technical Support for an Event 

FMAV & TRUE Event Management, Toronto, ON, for Scotford Leadership Experience: Experiential Learning Project
e=mc² events, Calgary, AB & Production Canada, Vaughan, ON, for Singularity U After Dark
The Globe and Mail Centre & EPiQVision,Toronto, ON, for Elements: An Evening of Inspiration
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for Club P
MRG Events Ltd. & Go2 Productions, Vancouver, BC, for TransLink Transport 2050
Go2 Productions & Freeman AV, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Facade Festival 

 

Best Trade Show Booth, Display or Pavilion 

ASTOUND Group & Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto, ON, for the Collision Conference
TK Events Inc., Oakville, ON, for the Dell Canada Partner Summit Activations
MRG Events Ltd. & Creative Others, Vancouver, BC, for TransLink Transport 2050
OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB, for Wheat, Beers and Baby Goats!
OneWest Events Inc.,Calgary, AB, for the Ultimate Brand Glow Up!

 

Best Public Event/Fair or Festival

Yellow House Events, Toronto, ON, for Brookfield Residential Dockside Movie Nights
Calgary Sports & Entertainment, Calgary, AB, for the 2019 Grey Cup Festival
BRANDLIVE, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Honda Celebration of Light
The City of Surrey, & MRG Events, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Surrey Fusion Festival
Create Vancouver Society, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Vancouver Mural Festival: Mt. Pleasant Street Party

 

Best Event Photography

Event Imaging, Toronto, ON, for the 2019 National Mortgage Conference – “Night Circus”
Butter Studios Agency, Port Moody, BC, for the 2019 HSBC Canada Sevens
Leblond Studio Inc., Calgary, AB, for Let’s Fly, A WestJet Christmas
Photos With Finesse, Calgary, AB, for STTI Congress 2019

 

Best Event for a High Profile Charity

Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON, for Right to Play Heroes Gala 2019
Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON, for Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation: Ignite the Night Gala 2019
Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON, for Game2Give
Yellow House Events, Toronto, ON, for the Secret Path Live
McGill University, Montreal, QC, for the Launch of “Made by McGill: the Campaign for our Third Century”
Burstyn Inc., Toronto, ON, for COC Centre Stage Gala
ESP Inc. & Seneca College Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design, Toronto ON, for Bloor Street Entertains 2019

 

Best Entertainment Production

Palace of Art Association, Calgary, AB, for the Amazing Space Adventure of Santa Claus
Sensix Communications and Events Inc. & Manina World, Montreal, QC, for Fusion of Past and Future
Carol Priest Entertainment, Toronto, ON, for the Swingin’ Silver Champagne Gala
A2D2~ Aerial Dance Cirque Co. & The Magen Boys (MBE Group), Toronto, ON, for Gabi’s Gone Mad Mitzvah

 

Best Event Produced by an Association, Boa rd or Committee 

CHBA BC, Burnaby, BC, for the 2019 Georgie Awards
ILEA Vancouver, MPI BC Chapter, and PCMA Canada West, Vancouver, BC, for Pure Imagination: The Vancouver Event Industry Holiday Party

 

Best Event Produced for a Community Based Non-Profit

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, Red Deer, AB, for Red Deer Festival of Trees
BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Housing Central Conference
Events with Vizability, Fort McMurray, AB, for Wonderland After Midnight
MRG Events Ltd., Vancouver, BC, for Khatsahlano Street Party 2019
Cava Rose, Montréal, QC, for Great Conductor, Great Chef
Cava Rose, Montréal, QC, for Underwater Odyssey
BRANDLIVE, Vancouver, BC, for Night of the Grizzly
MLSE, Toronto, ON & Decor & More, Oakville, ON, for Raps City Social 2019

 

Outstanding Logistical Achievement 

EPCOR, Edmonton, AB, e=mc² events, Calgary, AB & Singularity U, Toronto, ON, for Singularity U After Dark Reception
Providence Healthcare Foundation, Toronto, ON, for Cuisine & Cuvée
Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB, for Bulls After Dark
McGill University, Montreal , QC, for the Launch of “Made by McGill: the Campaign for our Third Century”
Production Canada & Calgary Sports and Entertainment, Calgary, AB  for the Grey Cup Festival 2019
ESP Inc. & Seneca College Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design, Toronto ON, for Bloor Street Entertains 2019
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for Würth Congress
MCC, Toronto, Ontario, for Elastic All Hands Engineering (EAH) 2019 DMC Program 

 

Best Conference 

aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON, for the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) National Conference
TK Events Inc., Oakville, ON, for D2L FUSION
e=mc² events & Energy Disruptors, Calgary, AB, for Energy Disruptors: UNITE 2019
O2D Media Inc., Vancouver, BC, for The Entrepreneur
Yellow House Events, Toronto, ON, for Intuit Canada QuickBooks Connect
ConnectSeven, Vancouver, BC, for FPCC/FPCF – HELISET TŦE SḰÁL “Let the Languages Live” 2019 International Conference on Indigenous Languages
BRANDLIVE, Vancouver, BC, for External Development Summit
Altitude C, Montreal, QC, for Effervescence 

 

Best Multiple Day Incentive

aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON, for the 2019 Acceleration CARSTAR Convention
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for the Würth Congress
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for Board of Governors
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for Club P
Cava Rose, Montréal, QC, for Point S – Portugal 2019 

 

Most Creative Food Presentation 

Toque Catering Inc, Victoria, BC, for Farmed & Foraged IV
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC, A Tribute to Picasso at the Daffodil Ball
Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, Toronto, ON, Candice & Alison’s 10 Year Anniversary Party
SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts, Calgary, AB, SWIRL’s Big Bake Viewing Party 

 

Best Catered Event

Toque Catering Inc, Victoria, BC, for the Bilston Creek Lavender Farm Wedding
Toque Catering Inc, Victoria, BC, for Farmed & Foraged IV
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC, CANDIDE at the Bal du MAC
Culinary Capers Catering & the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, for the Summer Gala: A Line Through Time
Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality & We Day, Toronto, ON, for WE Day Toronto Celebration Dinner: A Meal in the Mara
Truffles Catering, Victoria, BC, for the Royal BC Museum – Maya Gala

 

Best Event Design/Decor Concept $0 – $50,000 

Karma Design Studio, Brampton, ON, for Diwali – A Night to Shine Gala 2019
Events with Vizability,  Fort McMurray, AB, for Wonderland After Midnight
Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Thornhill, ON & R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Gabi’s Gone Mad Bat Mitzvah
The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON, for Elements: An Evening of Inspiration
Pacific Destination Services Inc. & Spectra Events, Vancouver, BC, for Whistler Like A Local Welcome Reception
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC, for A Night of Miracles
Décor & More Inc., Oakville, ON, for Elevate Awards
Décor & More Inc., Oakville, ON, for CP Women’s Open – VIP Party

 

Best Event Design/Decor Concept $50,000 -$150,000 

R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for A Crystal Heaven – Wedding of Ethan & Carmen
The Concierge Club, Toronto, ON, & R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for the Tav Malhotra After Party #AddAnotherZero
Tycoon Event Planning & Promotions, Edmonton, AB, for A Holiday Party Like No Other
OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB, for Celebrate Chalet
Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for Floating Tables 

 

Best Event Design/Decor Concept $150,000 +

Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC, for Vancouver Culture Crawl
OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB, for Together We Rise
Decor & More Inc., Oakville, ON, for Holiday GLOW
Decor & More Inc., Oakville, ON, for Chinese New Year 2019. 

 

Most Creative Tablescaping or Center Design

Spectra Event Group, Vancouver, BC, for What’s Your Wild
Karma Design Studio, Brampton, ON, for A Serene Getaway in Hawaii
R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Jamie’s Champions League Mitzvah
Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Thornhill, ON, & R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Ashley & Danny’s White Garden Head Table
Greenscape Design & Décor, Burnaby, BC, for Galvanize 2019
Fifth Element Group , Toronto, ON, for Floating Tables 

 

Best Brand / Product Launch

Congratulations to CitizenXM, Toronto, ON, 2020 Canadian Event Award Recipient for Best Brand/Product Launch for the Air Italy Canadian Launch. 

 

Best Wedding Under $150,000

Andréanne & Co, Montréal, QC, for Joanie & Vincent
Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for Fire & Ice
Cava Rose, Montreal, QC, for Enchanted English Garden, M&J Wedding
The Good Party, Victoria, BC, for Kliman /Hiscox Wedding

 

Best Wedding Over $150,000

Evelyn Clark Weddings, Calgary, AB, for Sonia & James’ Fusion Wedding
Jennifer Bergman Weddings and Events , Edmonton, AB, for Indian Garden Grandeur
Andréanne & Co, Montréal, QC, Marie-Hélène & Nikolaos’s Wedding 
Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for Daddy’s Little Girl
Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for Draped in Details
Jessie Khaira Events, Surrey, BC, for Arvind & Shania’s Wedding
R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for A Crystal Heaven – Wedding of Ethan & Carmen
Kim Miyama Events, Toronto, ON, for Tuscan Garden Wedding 

 

Best Wedding Creative 

Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for Daddy’s Little Girl
Karma Design Studio, Brampton, ON, for the Wedding at Maharaja’s Palace
Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Thornhill, ON, & R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Carmela & Gilad’s Pastel Garden Wedding
Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for the Vizcaya Miami Wedding Creative

 

Most Outstanding Event Up to $250,000 

Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON, for Tech4Good
Providence Healthcare Foundation, Toronto, ON, for Cuisine & Cuvée
Rare Indigo Inc, Vancouver, BC, for Snow Ball
Senik Events, Montreal, QC, for UQAM ESG Gala Prix Performances 2019
IILEA Vancouver, MPI BC Chapter, and PCMA Canada West, Vancouver, BC, for Pure Imagination: The Vancouver Event Industry Holiday Party
Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for the Toronto Region Board of Trade Annual Dinner 

 

Most Outstanding $250,000 – $500,000

Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON, for Right to Play Heroes Gala 2019
Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON, for Ontario Science Centre’s RBC 50th Anniversary Innovators’ Ball
Calgary Sports & Entertainment, Trixstar & FM Systems, Calgary, AB, for the Grey Cup Gala Dinner
Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for Club P
Tycoon Event Planning & Promotions, Edmonton, AB, for A Backyard Extravaganza – An Evening Under the Stars
Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC, for Vancouver Culture Crawl
TIAO – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON, for the Ontario Tourism Summit 2019 

 

Most Outstanding Event $500,000+ 

Atmosphere Event Communications, Montreal, QC, for The State of Qatar Reception at the 40th General Assembly
Lulu Events, Montreal, QC, for the UAE (United Arab Emirates) Reception 2019
Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON, for the Car Rally for Kids
Andréanne & Co, Montréal QC, for Brunet Annual Meeting
Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC, for West Coast Rainforest
City of Surrey, Surrey, BC, & MRG Events, Vancouver, BC, for Surrey Canada Day

 

Entertainer of the Year

Olga Pankova Entertainment, Markham, ON
Dueling Piano Kings, Calgary, AB
Hypnotist Incredible Boris Cherniak, Thornhill, ON
Mega Magic- Magician Mike D’Urzo, Toronto, ON
Danny Kramer Dance Band, Winnipeg, MB
uRequest Live, Toronto, ON
Jay Chevery, Montreal, QC


Emerging Industry Leader
 

Chantel Megaffin, Events & Community Manager, DesignX Community, Toronto, ON
Melissa MinshallLead Planner and Owner, Cloud 9 Event Services, Brantford, ON
Hanae Chefraji, Operations Manager, R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON
Zaman Ishaad, Conference Coordinator, Academic Internship Council
Shannon Minielly, Yellow House Events, Toronto, ON


Event Professional of the Year 

Rachel Klar, Senior Events Marketing Manager, Intuit, Mississauga, ON
Laura Chok, Senior Director, Events and Educational Programs, CHBA BC, Burnaby, BC
Sebastien David, President, Senik Events, Montreal, QC
Ruby Sohi, Director, Royal Blue Events Management, Toronto, ON
Thomas Giraudo, President, Altitude C, Montreal

 

Caterer of the Year

Congratulations to Nicholas Waters, Toque Catering, Victoria, BC, 2020 Canadian Caterer of the Year