2018 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 Canadian Event Awards Recipients

The 2018 Canadian Event Awards Gala took place at the beautiful Hotel X Toronto and was produced by Mandell Entertainment. Thank you to our incredible partners including By Peter & Pauls Catering, ESP Inc, Jet Entertainment, PSAV, Idea Hunter, Decor & More, Abbey Road, Hart Entertainment, Luxury Coach, Creative Twist, A2D2 Aerial Dance Cirque Centre & many others who generously supported the event.

Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

POP Kollaborative, Calgary, AB & Proshow Audiovisual, Calgary, AB for Onward


Best Event for a Private Individual/Group/Cause 

OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for The Great GatsBEA


Best Event Photography

Photos With Finesse, Calgary, AB for Stephanie & Arnold’s $98,000 Dream Wedding


Best Event Produced for a Corporation/Organization or Business

Cantrav Services Inc., Vancouver, BC for Electric Surge


Best Experiential Marketing Event

Mandell Entertainment, Toronto, ON for Roots Northern Lights


Best Fundraising Event – TIE 

Fondation du CHU de Québec, Quebec, QC, for Bal des Grands Romantiques
+ Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON for Montreal Culinary Showdown


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

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC for All About Me


Best Corporate Team Building Event 

Eventology Canada, Vancouver, BC for  The Big Picture – MTU Maintenance Core Values 2017


Best Technical Support for an Event 

Westbury National, Toronto, ON for the WestJet Desert Lights


Best Trade Show 

aNd Logistix, Toronto, ON for Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery


Best Trade Show Booth, Display or Pavillion 

Citizen Relations, Toronto, ON for The Shoppers Drug Mart Top Picks Experiential Campaign


Best Public Event/Fair or Festival – TIE

Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for RECESS – Ronald McDonald House
+ Parléview,
 Toronto, ON for the Ontario 150 Festivals


Best Event for a High Profile Charity

Event Strategy Partners (ESP) Inc., Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) & Seneca College – Event Management, Toronto, ON for Bloor Street Entertains 2017


Best Entertainment Production

A2D2 Inc & Jet Entertainment, Toronto, ON for Cirque Cabaret


Best Event Produced by an Association, Board or Committee 

ILEA Vancouver, MPI BC Chapter and PCMA Canada West, Vancouver, BC  for Through The Wardrobe: The Vancouver Event Industry Holiday Party


Best Event Produced for a Community Based Charitable Organization 

Hala Events & Communications Inc. Toronto, ON for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Moonlight Gala


Outstanding Logistical Achievement 

Regal Tent Productions, Toronto, ON for Fashion Week 2017


Best Conference – TIE 

aNd Logistix Inc, Toronto, ON for the Mortgage Professionals Canada – National Conference 2017
+ Tap ResourcesOhsweken ON and Six Nations Polytechnic and AV Canada, Toronto, ON for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE)


Best Multiple-Day Incentive

Cantrav Services Inc. Vancouver, BC for Amway


Most Creative Food Presentation 

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Outside Catering, Montreal, QC for The 2017 Daffodil Ball – Imagine: The Beatles & Beyond


Best Overall Catered Event

Toque Catering Inc., Victoria, BC for Dedicated to David: A Legendary Evening Honouring David Foster David Foster


Best Event Design/Decor Concept $0 – $30,000 

Fab Fête Event Planning Boutique & DT Floral and Decor, Toronto, ON for Chantelle & Leon’s White Garden Wedding


Best Event Design/Decor Concept $30,000 -$80,000 – TIE 

Bright Ideas Events Ltd, Richmond, BC for a Christmas Carol Celebration
+ OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for WestJet Holiday Party, Steampunk Express


Best Event Design/Decor Concept $80,000 +

Creative Twist Inc., Canadian Tire Corporation, Decor & More Inc. & Palmer Audio, Toronto, ON for 1922 Welcome


Most Creative Table/ Centre Design

Christopher J Design, Vancouver, BC for  Step into Spring


Best Brand or Product Launch

Citizen Relations, Toronto, ON for the SickKids VS Limits Media Launch


Best Wedding Creative 

Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB for My Home


Best Wedding Under $75,000

RSVP Event Management, Saskatoon, SK for Northern Romance


Best Wedding Over $75,000

Celebrate Events, Whistler, BC for the Giesbrecht Gill Wedding


Most Outstanding Event Up to $200,000 Corporate/Business/Association/Non-Profit

Providence Healthcare Foundation, Toronto, ON for the 17th Annual Cuisine & Cuvée


Most Outstanding Over $200,000 Corporate/Business/Association/Non-Profit

Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON for Montreal Culinary Showdown


Most Outstanding Over $200,000 Public/Festival/Sporting/Cultural

BRANDLIVE Group, Vancouver, BC for Honda Celebration of Light Honda Celebration of Light


Emerging Industry Leader 

Amy Nelson, Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB


Spirit of the Industry Legacy Award

Chad Brincheski, Event Strategy Partners Inc. Toronto, ON


Entertainer of the Year

Danny Kramer, Danny Kramer Dance Band, Winnipeg, MB


Wedding Professional of the Year 

Julianne Young, Julianne Young Weddings, Calgary, AB


Caterer of the Year 

Armando Arruda, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC


Event Professional of the Year 

Brent Taylor, Timewise Event Management Inc., Edmonton, AB