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    Can Creative Catering Align With Sustainability?

      Crafting the culinary experience for special events offers an interesting way to weave a theme through your conference or gathering. With our increasingly interconnected world, a culturally diverse menu is boundless allowing for a range of menu possibilities. Of course, there is also a sustainability focus to choose local but sometimes, especially for those of us in the Prairies, fresh and local do not always coincide. However, thinking sustainability while food costs escalate is a key factor in today’s…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

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    Surrey Fusion Festival Wins Outstanding Award

      Surrey Fusion Festival has won the 2024 Gala Award for Most Outstanding Spectacle, Fair, or Festival by Special Events Magazine. The 2024 international Gala Awards ceremony took place in Austin, Texas. This award showcases the festival’s importance internationally as a unique, community-driven and free multicultural festival that hosted over 110,000 attendees in 2023. “Winning the 2024 Gala Award for Most Outstanding Spectacle, Fair, or Festival speaks volumes about the Surrey Fusion Festival,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “Locals and all…

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  • Great Blue Heron Opens New Events Venue

      Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the grand opening of a brand-new live entertainment and special events venue at Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel in Port Perry, Ont. Located on the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) near Lake Scugog in Durham Region, the new entertainment and special events venue boasts a total capacity of nearly 800, making it an ideal space for a wide range of events, from live performances and concerts to corporate gatherings. The versatile…

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  • Longest Running Canadian Expo for Events Industry Cancelled

    Canada’s largest event for the meetings, incentive travel, special events and promotions industry has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event producer Newcom Media made the announcement about this year’s Canadian Meetings and Events Expo (CMEExpo) in a statement released June 3. “We were hoping the August show would be the first step toward reconnecting the industry in a personal and meaningful way (but) unfortunately we will not have the opportunity in 2020,” says director of events for…

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  • Canadian Task Force to Tackle Exposition Industry Recovery

    A task force has been established to help with the resumption of trade and consumer shows. Created by the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), the 24-person group will lay the groundwork for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of the exposition industry, which has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Business events serve as an immense driver of economic growth and innovation,” says CAEM president, Catherine MacNutt. “By uniting as an industry and collaborating with our strategic partners…

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