Bright Lights Windsor

Nominated for “Best Outdoor Event”, Bright Lights Windsor by The City of Windsor displays a world of celebrations and creates lifelong memories. Bright Lights Windsor 2021, welcomed over 100,000 guests to “create memories that last a lifetime.” Bright Lights Windsor is more than a holiday lights show it is an opportunity for our community to come…

The Soirée des Grands Philanthropes by Portage

The Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, produced by Portage & nominated for “18th Soirée des Grands Philanthropes. Tribute to Alain Lemaire and Robert Tessier,” was an opportunity to pay tribute to outstanding individuals from Quebec’s business community.  For the 2nd year in a row, Portage had to reinvent the concept by adding a hybrid component. Honoured personalities, members of…

The Microsoft Impact Award Box by CitizenXM

CitizenXM is nominated in “Best Experience/Gift Box” for designing an extraordinary unboxing experience called the Microsoft Impact Award Box. Microsoft challenged the team at CitizenXM to create an award experience that;  Provided a unique “unboxing” experience. Was a work of art that could be proudly displayed with the award. Was produced using sustainable materials as…

Golf and Grill by Avison Young and Melanoma Canada

“Golf and Grill presented by Avison Young,” produced by Melanoma Canada & nominated for “Best Event for a Community Based Charity,” was a very cool event that combined two of my favourite things. Given the challenges COVID-19 posed to fundraising via in-person events, Melanoma Canada opted to deliver a one-of-a-kind Golf Tournament. Drawing players from…

For the Love of Basketball by Burstyn Inc.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? This event, originally planned for June 2021, was postponed till Sept and then again till October, requiring Amy Burstyn Fritz & her team from Burstyn Inc. to pivot a few times, which meant securing vendors and making changes on the fly with short lead times. You’d never know that if you attended the…

Solutions With Impact & The Culinary Showdown

My cooking talent is best described as surprisingly intuitive,… mostly because I make it up as I go along, and it’s a surprise when it works, but I love to cook, and I would have loved to be on stage at this event. The second annual Culinary Showdown, produced by industry icon Joel Hock & his…

Citizen XM’s Breath of Fresh Air for Mentos

Connect a positive experience with a brand, and you build fans. Nominated in a few categories, the “Mentos – BaSkateBowl Park” produced by Citizen XM & Cossette does all that and more. It’s an outstanding example of a brand giving back to the community, creating fans and generating attention all at the same time. Working closely with The…

JUNO Opening Night Awards

Like many events produced in the fall of 2021, the JUNO Opening Night Awards, Presented by Music Canada, produced by e=mc² events, and nominated for “Best Virtual Awards Show” started as a live event. However, rising infection rates forced the team to pivot, creating a new hybrid experience that blended live event production elements with traditional broadcast…