2023 Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the participants of this year’s competition! We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the incredible contributions of our esteemed judges, who helped make this year’s event a resounding success.

The awards were presented in May at the Canadian Event Awards Gala, Presented by Chair-man Mills and hosted by La Primavera Event Space. The event was produced by Stacy Wyatt (CSE) Jody Litvack (JET Entertainment) and designed by Julie Brunjes (Stardust Events). Event partners included Spotlight AVEvent ImagingShimmertech, Deja Dream, Custom Prop, Carol Priest Entertainment, Nemesis, Axe Media and Pheedloop. Special thank you to Luxury Coach, Canopy by Hilton Toronto and Nothers.

The entry portal for the 2024 awards is now open. If you are Interested in sponsoring the 2024 Canadian Event Awards Gala Email us today.

Best Audio Visual for an Event (IRL or Virtual)

♦ Quest Audio Visual, Toronto, ON for TPM22


Best Conference/Convention
♦ Charlie & Sprocket, Toronto, ON for Apex: XRPL Developer Summit

Best Event By An In-House Team (Venue, Corporate or NFP)

♦ Calgary Sports & Entertainment, Calgary, AB, for RED Lot Community Viewing Party 

Best Event By An Association Board or

♦ Canadian Dam Association, Markham, ON, for 2022 Canadian Dam Association Annual Conference

Best Conference

e=mc² events, & Energy Disruptors, Calgary, AB, for Energy Disruptors Unite Summit 2022

Best Brand or Product Launch

Citizen Experiential & Citizen Relations, Toronto, ON, Hop Valley Bubble Stash Smash

Best Experiential Marketing Event 

♦ Citizen Experiential and Citizen Relations, Toronto, ON, for VinFast US – Launch Event


Best Multiple-Day Incentive 
♦ Cantrav Services, Vancouver, BC, for From Sea to Sky


Best Corporate Team Building Event
♦ The Idea Hunter, Toronto, ON, for Sunny Summer Games


Best Event for a Private Individual/Group Cause
♦ R5 Event Design and Gloria Benaim Events, Toronto, ON, for Adrian’s OVO Bar-Mitzvah


Best Virtual Conference
♦ Impact AV Solutions, Etobicoke, ON, for Global Student Leadership Day


Best Cultural Event
♦ City of Surrey, Surrey, BC, & MRG Events, Vancouver, BC, for the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival


Best Trade Show Booth, Display or Pavillion Design
TK Events, Toronto, ON, for Dell Technologies at Siggraph

Best Event for a Community-Based Charity

♦ Solutions With Impact, Toronto, ON, for 2022 Culinary Showdown

Best Event for a High Profile Charity
♦ hala inc. Toronto, ON, for The Royal 100th Anniversary Gala

Best Fundraising Event – TIE
♦ Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Kelowna, BC, for Heart of Gold Gala
♦ Event Strategy Partners, (ESP) Inc., Toronto, ON for The Here and Now 2022 Southlake Gala

Best Market, Fair or Festival

♦ Brandlive Vancouver, BC, for Honda Celebration of Light 2022

Most Creative Floral Design

♦ Bespoke Blossoms, Victoria, BC, for Yellow and Blue Flowers for Hope

Most Creative Table Design
♦ OneWest Event Design, Calgary, A, forB Fifty Years of Connecting

Best Event Design/Decor Under $50,000

♦ Fab Fete Events, Thornhill, ON, & Rockpaper Events, North York, ON, for Hotel MIA-MI

Best Event Design/ Decor $50,000 – $150,000

♦ Bright Ideas Event Agency, Richmond, BC, for With Love From Paris

Best Event Photography

♦ Photos With Finesse, Calgary, AB, for Hockey Marathon 2022

Best Corporate Event Under $150,000

♦ Manina World, Montreal, QC, for Secret Tulum

Best Corporate Event $150,000 – $350,000

♦ The Concierge Club, West Toronto, ON, for A Corporate Conference

Best Corporate Event $350,000 +

♦ Lulu Events & Mirella DiBlasio, Montreal, QC, for UAE Reception at 41st General Assembly IACO
♦ FREE PEOPLE & Deloitte Canada, Halifax, NS, for Party in a Moonlit Park

Best Wedding Creative 

♦ R5 Event Design Inc. Toronto, ON, Fab Fete Events, Thornhill, ON, for Christine & Michael’s Black and White Wedding

Best Wedding Under $100,000

♦ Azuridge Estate Hotel, Foothills, AB, for Jonathan & Jessica’s Winter Wanderlust Wedding

Best Wedding $100,000 to $250,000

♦ Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for My Way

Best Wedding $250,000 +

♦ Liberty Entertainment Group Toronto, ON, for Simone + Di Donato Wedding

Best Virtual Corporate Event 

♦ TK Events Inc. Oakville, ON, for Dell Technologies Client Peripherals, Displays, and Imaging Expo

Best Virtual Non-Profit/Fundraising Event 

♦ TIAO – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON, for OTS22 – Ontario Tourism Summit

Best Entertainment Production

♦ Hala Inc., Toronto, ON, for the Royal 100th Anniversary Gala

Best Video or Filmmaking for an Event 

♦ Jet Entertainment, Toronto, ON, for The Horseshoe Residence, Platinum Agent Video

Outstanding Logistical Achievement 

♦ Greenscape Design & Decor Inc., Burnaby, BC, for A Starry Night

Best Audio Visual for an Event 

♦ bb Blanc Inc., Vaughan, ON, for the 2022 Honda CRV Hybrid Line-Off Ceremony

Best Technical Support for an Event- TIE

♦ MKEM North York, ON, for the 2023 CRA & AHPA Annual Scientific Meeting
♦ Quest Audio Visual, Toronto, ON, for TPM22 & TPMTech

Big Idea of the Year

♦ Cirque Revolution Events Inc., Smithville, ON, for Cirque Orchestra


Most Outstanding Event Under $150,000
♦ MRG Events & Translink, Vancouver, BC for Car Free Day New West


Most Outstanding Event $150,000 – $350,000
♦ The Glencoe Club, OneWest Event Design & Logistics & PM Gigs Inc., Calgary, AB, Splendour – A Celebration of Celebrations

Most Outstanding Event $350,000 +

♦ Canadian Tire Retail, Toronto, ON, for Celebration of a Century

Event Industry Volunteer of the Year 

Julie Danylov, Cirque Revolution 

Emerging Leader Award

Spencer Croft, MKEM, North York, ON

Leslee Bell Spirit of the Industry Award
♦ Rennie Colelli, bbBlanc Audio Visual 

Entertainer of the Year

♦ Dueling Piano Kings, Calgary, AB 

Wedding Professional of the Year
Julianne Young, Julianne Young Weddings Inc, Calgary, AB

Event Professional of the Year

♦ Hailey Dawood, The Idea Hunter Toronto, ON