Congratulations to Following Companies


Canadian Special Events Magazine is proud to announce the following companies have been named 2017 award recipients in the 1st Annual Canadian Regional Event Awards Competition.

The Canadian Event Industry Awards National Competition opens January 8th. National finalists will be announced online on February 28th and winners of the Nationals will be announced live on March 21 in Toronto at the CEIA Awards Gala. 


Best Event Produced by a Venue In-House  

BRITISH COLUMBIA  – Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC for All About Me
ALBERTA  – Great Events Group, Calgary, AB for Foodies in the Park


Best Audio Visual Design for an Event 

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Go2 Productions, Vancouver, BC for the Facade Festival 2017
Quest Audio Visual, Toronto, ON for the Arbonne Canadian National Training Conference


Best Conference 

ONTARIO/QUEBEC – Tap Resources, Ohsweken ON and Six Nations Polytechnic and AV Canada, Toronto, ON for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE)


Best Entertainment Production

ONTARIO/QUEBEC – ENT Marketing, Toronto, ON for Playlist Live


Best Event Design Concept Up to $30,000

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Elizabeth Stanley Event Design, Richmond, BC for the DISTILL Gala
ALBERTA- OneWest Events Inc.
Calgary, AB for One True North
ONTARIO/QUEBEC – R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON for Garden Grunge, the Wedding of Kate & Sandy


Best Event Design Concept Over $30,000

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Bright Ideas Events Ltd., Richmond BC for Secret Garden
ALBERTA – OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for Midnight In The Park
, Toronto, ON for Sierra’s Jungle


Best Event For a Private Individual/Group/Cause

ALBERTA – OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for The Great GatsBea’s 90th Birthday
ONTARIO/QUEBEC – DT Floral & Decor Inc. Vaughan, ON for  Tyler’s Hockey Bar Mitzvah


Outstanding Logistical Achievement

ALBERTA – OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for The Selfie Station
ONTARIO/QUEBEC – Sénik Inc. Montréal Club des Étoiles Belairdirect


Best Fundraising Event

BRITISH COLUMBIA – BC Cancer Foundation, Vancouver, BC for The 2017 Hope Couture
ONTARIO/QUEBEC – Fondation du CHU de Québec, QC for Québec Bal des Grands Romantiques


Best Catered Event

1. Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events
, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, for Monet Secret Summer Gala
2. EdgeCeptional Catering, Vancouver, BC for Jerica and Jeff’s Wedding

ALBERTA –Great Events Group, Calgary, AB for Foodies in the Park


Best Public Event/Fair/Festival

BRITISH COLUMBIA – City of Surrey, Surrey, BC and John Donnelly & Associates for the 2017 Surrey Fusion Festival
ONTARIO/QUEBEC – Curated by M Inc,
Toronto for the 40th Anniversary Cabbagetown Festival


Best Wedding Creative

ONTARIO/QUEBEC – DT Floral & Decor Inc. Toronto, ON and Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Toronto, ON for Alex and Mario’s Wedding


Most Creative Table Centre

ONTARIO/QUEBEC – R5 Event Design & Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Toronto, ON #BlushLove; A Wondrous Wisteria Table Design


Entertainer of the Year 

PRAIRIES – Danny Kramer Band, Winnipeg, MB
ONTARIO/QUEBECHypnotist Incredible BORIS, Toronto, ON, 


Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000 – Public Event 

BRITISH COLUMBIA – City of Surrey, Surrey, BC and John Donnelly & Associates for the 2017 Surrey Canada Day Festival


Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000 – Corporate

1. Bright Ideas Events Ltd.,
Richmond, BC for The Secret Garden
2. Loungeworks Inc. Vancouver, BC for The Mad Hatter’s House Party
ONTARIO/QUEBEC – Sénik Inc. Montréal Lego Battle of the Chefs