Meet Our Esteemed Panel of Judges

The Canadian Event Awards is the most challenging award competition in the world for event professionals. The judging is a 4-stage process including pre-screening to eliminate non-qualified entries, a first-round analysis to determine shortlists, an in-depth evaluation where the entry is critically examined in detail for its calibre and merit and then, final judging to select the winners. To win this award is a true measure of excellence.

CEA Judges represent a diverse cross-section of industry experts and offer a wide breadth of knowledge on the critical elements that are needed to create successful events. We are proud to introduce this year’s judging panel.

Stacy Wyatt

Canadian Special Events

Richard Dasrath

Center Stage AV

Lynn Fletcher

Lynn Fletcher Weddings

Julia O'Grady

ITM Events

Trish Knox

TK events

Chad Brincheski

Event Strategy Partners (ESP)

Candice Tulsieram

360 Events & The Sustainable Events Forum

Evan Babins


Scott McCallister

Seneca College & Anonymous Events

Maggie Barton Baird

MB & Company events

Mia Halabi

Fancy Cookbook & Fancy Food Styling

Jordan Benson


Diana Carozza

World Vision Canada

Meghan Hird

JWI Global

Reid Hubick

e=mc2 events

John Macbride


Keri Miller

e=mc2 events

Michael Hooper

Bespoke AV

Sarah Downing

e=mc2 events

Stefanie Dunn

Decor & More Inc

Jason Koop

Canadian Special Events

Janice Cardinale

Cardinale Creative