Canada Place Wins National Award for Best Public Entertainment Event
March 29, 2010 - Vancouver, BC – Canada Place won the Canadian Event Industry’s National Star Award for Best Public Entertainment Event. The award was announced Friday, March 26 at the 2010 Star Awards Gala in Toronto, ON. As Canada’s national icon on the West Coast, Canada Place hosted over 675,000 people for the marquee national celebration complete with street festival, parade and fireworks on Canada Day 2009.
July 1st 2009, Canada Place Corporation presented its largest Canada Day event to date and welcomed 175,000 guests to Canada Place and its surrounding streets for a one of a kind street festival. The daytime celebration was followed by the inaugural Canada Day Parade, enjoyed by 100,000 spectators, and the two-barge Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show viewed by over 400,000 spectators. The free daytime street festival encompassed six city blocks and neighbouring Harbour Green Park and featured non-stop Canadian entertainment. Canada Day at Canada Place is made possible by the support of our partners including the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Celebrate Canada Committee for British Columbia, the Department of National Defense and the City of Vancouver. We would also like to thank our many corporate and media sponsors for their support and dedication to this event.
“Canada Place is a national icon and we take great pride in bringing people together to celebrate our country each July 1st,” said Mike Shardlow, President & CEO, Canada Place Corporation. “It is an honour for our long-standing Canada Day celebration to be recognized at the national level with this award. Building on the recent success of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, we are looking forward to an even bigger Canada Day celebration in 2010.”
Nominees for the 2010 National Star Award “Best Public Entertainment” included:
Paradigm Events, Toronto, ON, The Art of Fashion
Infield Marketing Group, Mississauga, ON, 2009 RBC Avion Golf Challenge
Cirque Fantastic Concept Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada Day Ottawa show
ABOUT THE NATIONAL STAR AWARDS
The Canadian Event Industry National Star Awards is a national awards program recognizing outstanding achievements in Canadian special events, meeting management, and conference planning and exhibition management. Winners were announced at the 2010 National Star Awards Gala at Atlantis Pavilions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Friday, March 26, 2010.
ABOUT CANADA PLACE
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown harbour front, Canada Place generates over $1 billion per year in economic activity and is the inspiring national landmark welcoming local residents, visitors and ships to the West Coast. Canada Place Corporation is the owner of Canada Place, and is the coordinating landlord for the organizations at Canada Place including the Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Vancouver corporate offices and Cruise Ship terminal, World Trade Centre and Vancouver Convention Centre East. Canada Place Corporation also hosts a number of marquee annual community events including Canada Day and Christmas at Canada Place. Canada Place was home to the Main Press Centre, which was part of VANOC’s Main Media Centre for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. www.canadaplace.ca
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Canada Place Corporation