Readers Choice Awards

HUGE Congratulations to the Nominees. Voting starts March 2nd 2017

Who Are Canada’s Favorite Event Suppliers?

It's happened!! Your clients and peers have shown their love and have nominated you for a Reader's Choice Award.

 

The 2017 Canadian Special Events Readers’ Choice Awards are the only event industry awards in Canada where the winners are chosen by their peers. Voting starts March 2nd. Votes are one per per email address.

1. How Did We Pick the Nominees?

We did not pick the nominees, the industry did. We asked our readers to nominate their favorite supplier, planner or colleague. All nominations were tallied and the finalists are listed below.

2. Now It is Up To Nominees to Campaign For Votes

Voting opens March 2, 2017. Once voting opens, finalists need to campaign for votes.  You can campaign in a multitude of ways; online, emails, social media, and our set of online tools will be provided to help you. Add your voting badge to your signature, blog, LinkedIn and Twitter. Its up to you how many votes you can gather. The online voting process will close March 21, 2017.

3. Win

Awards will be presented  in Toronto on March 28, at the EXPERIENCE20! Opening Night Party at the Aga Khan Museum. Winners receive a trophy, national recognition on canadianspecialevents.com, in Canadian Special Events Magazine and a series of online tools to help brag about your win.

2017 Readers Choice Award Finalists

1.   Favorite AV Company

       AV Strategies, Vancouver BC
       Proshow Audiovisual, Calgary, AB
       Quest Audio Visual, Toronto, ON
       FMAV, Calgary, AB
       PSAV,
Toronto, ON
       Pandor Productions, Toronto, ON
       Scotia Events Inc., Acton, ON

 

2.   Favorite Event Rental Company

       Handy Special Events, Saskatoon, SK
       Ottawa Special Events, Ottawa, ON
       Mastermind Event Rentals Inc., Ottawa, ON
       Chair Decor, Vancouver, BC
       Special Event Rentals, Calgary, AB
       Event Rental Group, Toronto, ON
       A&B Party & Event Rentals., Vancouver, BC

 

3.   Favorite Event Catering

       Toque Catering, Victoria, BC
       Seventh Heaven Event Catering, Toronto, ON
       Whistler Cooks, Whistler, BC
       Kiss the Cook Catering, Toronto, ON
       Simply Elegant Catering, Calgary, AB
       The Food Dudes, Toronto, ON
       Presidential Gourmet, Toronto, ON

 

4.   Favorite DJ

       Legends Entertainment,
       586 Event Group, Burlington, ON
       Quality Entertainment, Ottawa, ON
       Magic Moments DJ Entertainment, Woodbridge, ON
       Impact DJ. Toronto, ON
       GirlOnWax, Entertainment, Vancouver, BC

 

5.   Favorite Entertainment or Entertainer

       Comedy In Motion with Bob Cates, Cambridge, ON
       A2D2 ~ Aerial Dance Cirque Company
       God Made Me Funky, Toronto, ON
       Shugga, Toronto, ON
       Hypnotist The Incredible Boris, Toronto, ON
       Glisse on Ice, Toronto, ON
       Mega Magic- Magician Mike D'Urzo, Toronto, ON

 

6.   Favorite Entertainment Company

       RSDivas Creative Entertainment, Toronto, ON
       TDC Entertainment Inc, Mississauga, Toronto, ON
       Smoking Gun Entertainment, Calgary, AB
       PM Gigs, Calgary, AB
       The Character Guys, Vancouver, BC

       Carol Priest Entertainment, Toronto, ON

 

7.   Favorite Florist or Floral Designer

       Ashton Creative, Richmond Hill, ON

       Christopher J Designs, Vancouver, BC

       Opening Night Flowers, Oakville, ON

       FaBLOOMosity Inc., Edmonton, AB

       Flowerz, Vancouver, BC

 

8.   Favorite Event Photography

       Brian Dennehy Photography, Vancouver, BC

       Fun & Fancy Photography, Ottawa, ON

       Leblond Studio Inc., Calgary, AB

       424U Photo & Video, Toronto, ON

       Indigo Events Photography, Toronto, ON

       Jenn Best Photography, Vancouver, BC

 

9.   Favorite Event Planner In House

       Julie Mandarano - Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

       Nancie Huneault - City of Chestermere, Chestermere, AB

       Tracey Alleston - Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto, ON

       Tara Sweeney - Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

 

10. Favorite Event Planner Independent

       Sharon Bonner, Bright Ideas Event Coordinators, Richmond, BC

       Chantel Beauprem, Say Something Communications, Ottawa, ON

       Deb Lewis,  City Events, Toronto, ON

       Farida Pedhiwala, Fariday Events, Mississauga, ON

       Geraldine Cabral, Shake It Up Events, Brampton, ON

       Daniela Caputo, Event Planner, Montreal, QC

       Meagan Madill, Curated by M, Toronto, ON

 

11. Favorite Event Supplier

       Nasco Staffing Solutions, Vancouver, BC

       Greenscape Design & Décor, Vancouver, BC

       Superior Events, Toronto, ON

       Divine Furniture, Toronto, ON

       Loungeworks, Vancouver, BC

       Production Canada, Calgary, AB

 

12. Favorite Event Decorator

       OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB

       Wedding Belles Decor, Ottawa, ON

       Debut Event Design Inc., Vancouver, BC

       R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON

       Elizabeth Stanley Event Design, Richmond, BC

       Stardust Events, Toronto, ON

       Christopher J Design, Vancouver, BC

 

13. Favorite Event Venue

       Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, BC

       Casa Loma, Toronto, ON

       Canvas Event Venue, Toronto, ON

       130 West – Loungeworks Space, Vancouver, BC

       Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

       Waterview, Vancouver, BC

       Distillery Events,  Toronto, ON

 

14. Favorite Wedding Planner

       Fusion Events, Toronto, ON

     The White Book Company, Toronto, ON

       Mystical Weddings & Event Planning, Mississauga, ON

       La Chic Soirée, Toronto, ON

       Lynn Fletcher Wedding, Calgary, AB

       Lux Events, Saskatoon, SK

       Beyoutiful Beginnings, Toronto, ON

 

15. Favorite Specialty Service Provider (fun food, tschokas, signage….)

       Allante Transportation Services, Ottawa, ON

       Boomerang Marketing, Concord, ON

       Go2 Productions, Vancouver, BC

       L. A. Limo's, Markham, ON

       Succulent Chocolates and Sweets Inc., Vaughan, ON

       Boutique Websites, Toronto, ON

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Awards will be presented  in Toronto on March 28, at the EXPERIENCE20! Opening Night Party at the Aga Khan Museum. Winners receive a trophy, national recognition on canadianspecialevents.com, in Canadian Special Events Magazine and a series of online tools to help brag about your win.

1.   Favorite AV Company

       AV Strategies, Vancouver BC
       Proshow Audiovisual, Calgary, AB
       Quest Audio Visual, Toronto, ON
       FMAV, Calgary, AB
       PSAV,
Toronto, ON
       Pandor Productions, Toronto, ON
       Scotia Events Inc., Acton, ON

 

2.   Favorite Event Rental Company

       Handy Special Events, Saskatoon, SK
       Ottawa Special Events, Ottawa, ON
       Mastermind Event Rentals Inc., Ottawa, ON
       Chair Decor, Vancouver, BC
       Special Event Rentals, Calgary, AB
       Event Rental Group, Toronto, ON
       A&B Party & Event Rentals., Vancouver, BC

 

3.   Favorite Event Catering

       Toque Catering, Victoria, BC
       Seventh Heaven Event Catering, Toronto, ON
       Whistler Cooks, Whistler, BC
       Kiss the Cook Catering, Toronto, ON
       Simply Elegant Catering, Calgary, AB
       The Food Dudes, Toronto, ON
       Presidential Gourmet, Toronto, ON

 

4.   Favorite DJ

       Legends Entertainment,
       586 Event Group, Burlington, ON
       Quality Entertainment, Ottawa, ON
       Magic Moments DJ Entertainment, Woodbridge, ON
       Impact DJ. Toronto, ON
       GirlOnWax, Entertainment, Vancouver, BC

 

5.   Favorite Entertainment or Entertainer

       Comedy In Motion with Bob Cates, Cambridge, ON
       A2D2 ~ Aerial Dance Cirque Company
       God Made Me Funky, Toronto, ON
       Shugga, Toronto, ON
       Hypnotist The Incredible Boris, Toronto, ON
       Glisse on Ice, Toronto, ON
       Mega Magic- Magician Mike D'Urzo, Toronto, ON

 

6.   Favorite Entertainment Company

       RSDivas Creative Entertainment, Toronto, ON
       TDC Entertainment Inc, Mississauga, Toronto, ON
       Smoking Gun Entertainment, Calgary, AB
       PM Gigs, Calgary, AB
       The Character Guys, Vancouver, BC

       Carol Priest Entertainment, Toronto, ON

 

7.   Favorite Florist or Floral Designer

       Ashton Creative, Richmond Hill, ON

       Christopher J Designs, Vancouver, BC

       Opening Night Flowers, Oakville, ON

       FaBLOOMosity Inc., Edmonton, AB

       Flowerz, Vancouver, BC

 

8.   Favorite Event Photography

       Brian Dennehy Photography, Vancouver, BC

       Fun & Fancy Photography, Ottawa, ON

       Leblond Studio Inc., Calgary, AB

       424U Photo & Video, Toronto, ON

       Indigo Events Photography, Toronto, ON

       Jenn Best Photography, Vancouver, BC

 

9.   Favorite Event Planner In House

       Julie Mandarano - Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

       Nancie Huneault - City of Chestermere, Chestermere, AB

       Tracey Alleston - Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto, ON

       Tara Sweeney - Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

 

10. Favorite Event Planner Independent

       Sharon Bonner, Bright Ideas Event Coordinators, Richmond, BC

       Chantel Beauprem, Say Something Communications, Ottawa, ON

       Deb Lewis,  City Events, Toronto, ON

       Farida Pedhiwala, Fariday Events, Mississauga, ON

       Geraldine Cabral, Shake It Up Events, Brampton, ON

       Daniela Caputo, Event Planner, Montreal, QC

       Meagan Madill, Curated by M, Toronto, ON

 

11. Favorite Event Supplier

       Nasco Staffing Solutions, Vancouver, BC

       Greenscape Design & Décor, Vancouver, BC

       Superior Events, Toronto, ON

       Divine Furniture, Toronto, ON

       Loungeworks, Vancouver, BC

       Production Canada, Calgary, AB

 

12. Favorite Event Decorator

       OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB

       Wedding Belles Decor, Ottawa, ON

       Debut Event Design Inc., Vancouver, BC

       R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON

       Elizabeth Stanley Event Design, Richmond, BC

       Stardust Events, Toronto, ON

       Christopher J Design, Vancouver, BC

 

13. Favorite Event Venue

       Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, BC

       Casa Loma, Toronto, ON

       Canvas Event Venue, Toronto, ON

       130 West – Loungeworks Space, Vancouver, BC

       Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

       Waterview, Vancouver, BC

       Distillery Events,  Toronto, ON

 

14. Favorite Wedding Planner

       Fusion Events, Toronto, ON

     The White Book Company, Toronto, ON

       Mystical Weddings & Event Planning, Mississauga, ON

       La Chic Soirée, Toronto, ON

       Lynn Fletcher Wedding, Calgary, AB

       Lux Events, Saskatoon, SK

       Beyoutiful Beginnings, Toronto, ON

 

15. Favorite Specialty Service Provider (fun food, tschokas, signage….)

       Allante Transportation Services, Ottawa, ON

       Boomerang Marketing, Concord, ON

       Go2 Productions, Vancouver, BC

       L. A. Limo's, Markham, ON

       Succulent Chocolates and Sweets Inc., Vaughan, ON

       Boutique Websites, Toronto, ON

       Handy Special Events, Saskatoon, SK
       Ottawa Special Events, Ottawa, ON
       Mastermind Event Rentals Inc., Ottawa, ON
Chair Decor, Vancouver, BC
       Special Event Rentals, Calgary, AB
      
       A&B Party & Event Rentals., Vancouver, BC

 

3.   Favorite Event Catering

       Toque Catering, Victoria, BC
       Seventh Heaven Event Catering, Toronto, ON
       Whistler Cooks, Whistler, BC
       Kiss the Cook Catering, Toronto, ON
       Simply Elegant Catering, Calgary, AB
       The Food Dudes, Toronto, ON
       Presidential Gourmet, Toronto, ON

 

4.   Favorite DJ

       Legends Entertainment,
       586 Event Group, Burlington, ON
       Quality Entertainment, Ottawa, ON
       Magic Moments DJ Entertainment, Woodbridge, ON
       Impact DJ. Toronto, ON
       GirlOnWax, Entertainment, Vancouver, BC

 

5.   Favorite Entertainment or Entertainer

       Comedy In Motion with Bob Cates, Cambridge, ON
       A2D2 ~ Aerial Dance Cirque Company
       God Made Me Funky, Toronto, ON
       Shugga, Toronto, ON
       Hypnotist The Incredible Boris, Toronto, ON
       Glisse on Ice, Toronto, ON
       Mega Magic- Magician Mike D'Urzo, Toronto, ON

 

6.   Favorite Entertainment Company

       RSDivas Creative Entertainment, Toronto, ON
       TDC Entertainment Inc, Mississauga, Toronto, ON
       Smoking Gun Entertainment, Calgary, AB
       PM Gigs, Calgary, AB
       The Character Guys, Vancouver, BC

       Carol Priest Entertainment, Toronto, ON

 

       Opening Night Flowers, Oakville, ON

       FaBLOOMosity Inc., Edmonton, AB

       Flowerz, Vancouver, BC

 

       424U Photo & Video, Toronto, ON

       Indigo Events Photography, Toronto, ON

       Jenn Best Photography, Vancouver, BC

 

       Nancie Huneault - City of Chestermere, Chestermere, AB

       Tracey Alleston - Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto, ON

       Tara Sweeney - Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

 

       Geraldine Cabral, Shake It Up Events, Brampton, ON

       Daniela Caputo, Event Planner, Montreal, QC

       Meagan Madill, Curated by M, Toronto, ON

 

       Divine Furniture, Toronto, ON

       Loungeworks, Vancouver, BC

       Production Canada, Calgary, AB

 

       Elizabeth Stanley Event Design, Richmond, BC

       Stardust Events, Toronto, ON

       Christopher J Design, Vancouver, BC

 

       Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB

       Waterview, Vancouver, BC

       Distillery Events,  Toronto, ON

 

       Lynn Fletcher Wedding, Calgary, AB

       Lux Events, Saskatoon, SK

       Beyoutiful Beginnings, Toronto, ON

 

       L. A. Limo's, Markham, ON

       Succulent Chocolates and Sweets Inc., Vaughan, ON

       Boutique Websites, Toronto, ON