Opening Receptions & Gala Banquets

BC Event Management specializes in Gala Banquets and Gala Receptions. Our recent notable galas include the IBEW-Canada Gala, Council of the Federation, World Routes Gala for YVR Airport Authority – Rogers Arena, and the Surrey Mayors Charity Ball.

IBEW-Canada Gala

This Production won the very top Canadian award last year (“Most Outstanding Event”); and a top international award… The International Special Events Society (ISES) presents the Esprit Awards annually from submissions from every continent. This Production won Best Entertainment Production.

Council of the Federation

For the “Council of the Federation” BC Premier Clark hosted all the other Canadian Premiers and their staffs as well as a select list of VVIPS and media. BCEM was hired to both create the venue from scratch (a clearspan structure on the back lawn of the Museum of Anthropology) and to provide production management, entertainment, décor, catering, stage management and all technical production.

World Routes Gala for YVR Airport Authority – Rogers Arena

Every year the airlines, airports and aircraft industry manufacturers of the world gather for the World Routes Forum. BCEM was hired by YVR to produce the Gala event for the 2010 World Routes Forum in Vancouver’s 16,000 seat Rogers Arena. (Formerly GM Place.)

The design of the event required, amongst other things, constantly moving the audience. Our award winning production featuring street performers for arrivals, a themed reception in the concourse, an award ceremony, a huge gala production in the arena itself, and a dance party to close off the night.

A rolling stage was designed to accommodate the awards as it had to disappear after the awards. BCEM provided an IMAG feed to two large video screens that we installed as well as to the many house matrix screens. Video rolls, graphics, stills and musical bumpers supported all awards.

Cincinnati Insurance Gala Dinner at Lost Lake

BCEM managed this event for Pacific Destination Services. BCEM and Pacific Destination Services jointly won the “Best Event Produced for a Corporation” award at the recent Canadian Event Industry Awards for this event.

This event for 900 guests took place at Lost Lake in Whistler BC. The event area at Lost Lake is an uneven grassy area that we covered with a custom built 11,500 square foot two-tiered seating deck. The main act, a secret to the guests until they appeared, was the entire 60 piece Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a 40×50 saddle span stage with a rear LED wall filling the back of the stage.

Surrey Mayors Charity Ball

For over a decade BCEM has managed the annual Surrey Mayors Charity Ball. We convert an unfinished dusty retail space into an elegant gala venue in a few days.

The conversion includes creating kitchens, green rooms and providing washrooms.

We create a reception venue, a silent auction space, and the dining area. We install all décor, AV, lighting, drape (forever), carpet, staging, tables, and we stage manage the entertainment.