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January 13, 2017
Christina Poon Appointed General Manager of W Montreal

W Montréal Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Poon as General Manager. With more than 15 years of hospitality expertise, Christina takes the helm of the 152 room luxury hotel located at 901 Square Victoria. In this role, Christina will focus on elevating guest satisfaction and managing operations tied to the bold programming of W Hotels.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to lead the dynamic team of talent at W Montréal,” said Christina Poon. “Since opening in 2004, our hotel has been on the forefront of what is new and edgy in the city while making it accessible to our guests. I look forward to continuing this legacy and helping to bring Whatever/Whenever to the visitors of Montréal.”

Christina joins W Montréal after having held various senior leadership roles throughout the city of Montréal. Her most recent post was CEO of Evo Residences in Montréal where she oversaw the operations of two high-end student housing properties. Prior to that, she held the position of General Manager of the Hilton Montréal Bonaventure Hotel, as well as having held management positions with Delta Hotels across the city.

Since 2014, Christina has served on the Board of Directors for Destination Centre-Ville as Vice-President. This organization is dedicated to developing, improving and promoting downtown Montréal activities. In 2015, she was named an Honorary Patron at Fondation de la mode de Montréal. She received a Hotel Management Degree from l’ Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec.

About W Montréal
Old and new, classic and edgy, French and English. At every turn, W Montréal reveals another double take and is where work and play merge both above and below ground, day and night. 152 guest rooms and suites offer luxe and contemporary furnishings, Bliss bath amenities and tech throughout, including SPG Keyless entry to put you in control. Start the day energized with a workout in FIT or in your room with LIFT. Grab a bite overlooking the city before heading out or up the stairs for your meeting. During your downtime, unwind in the exclusive Away Spa or sip a cocktail in Bartini, Montreal’s most intimate and exclusive bar, featuring only six seats. As the sun goes down, the city’s vibrant nightlife comes to life. Our Insiders offer currency to get you into whatever scene you fancy, including W’s Wunderbar and Plateau lounge which are magnets for chic and cultured locals.www.wmontrealhotel.com/

About W Hotels Worldwide
Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for nearly two decades. Trailblazing its way around the globe, W is on track to reach 75 hotels by 2020, defying expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With a mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. The brand’s provocative design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing Living Rooms create an experience that is often copied but never matched. Innovative, inspiring and infectious, W Hotels’ super-charged energy celebrates guests’ endless appetite to discover what’s new/next in each destination, to see more, feel more, go longer, stay later.

W Hotels Worldwide participates in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®, where members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information on W Hotels, visit whotels.com/theangle or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

January 10, 2017
Wakeham & Associates Marketing, Inc. Announces New Naming Rights Agreement for the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place

Toronto, ON—Toronto City Council has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and Beanfield Metroconnect for the naming rights to the conference venue to be called Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre), effective March 1, 2017.

The ten-year agreement includes naming rights for the centre, creation of a new logo, venue telecommunication services, and signage.  Details of the arrangement and the Beanfield Centre’s re-branding launch will be made public in March 2017.  Hugh Wakeham of Wakeham & Associates Marketing, Inc. represented Exhibition Place and the City of Toronto in selling the naming rights

“We are exceptionally pleased to be entering into this long-term partnership with Beanfield Metroconnect, an innovative Canadian telecommunications company with roots in our own Liberty Village neighborhood. Beanfield Centre will offer complimentary WiFi – powered by Beanfield, and be a showcase for innovation for the conventions and business meetings” said Exhibition Place Chair Mark Grimes.

Chris Amendola, President of Beanfield Metroconnect said, “At Beanfield, we pride ourselves on being local and servicing those in our community. Having provided telecommunication services to Exhibition Place for nearly a decade, we are thrilled to partner with our neighbours at this award-winning, eco-friendly venue. The centre hosts visitors from around the world to inspire technological innovation and we look forward to turning it into one of the most connected event spaces in Canada.”

About Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment and convention venue, attracting over 5.5 million visitors a year. The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly with respect to conventions, sport, festivals, recreation, culture and tourism. Exhibition Place boasts the award-winning, LEED Gold Enercare Centre; Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre, and the Beanfield Centre LEED Silver conference venue. Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative, entitled GREENSmart; which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives and leading edge green technologies and practices across the site. www.explace.on.ca       

About Beanfield Metroconnect
Beanfield Metroconnect has been servicing the complete telecommunication needs of businesses and residents for over 20 years. Located in Liberty Village, it is a privately held, Canadian-owned company that owns and operates the largest private fibre optic network throughout Toronto and the GTA, specializing in Fibre Optic Internet, Business Phone, Transparent Lan, Dark Fibre and Broadcast Services www.beanfield.com                                                                                       

About Wakeham & Associates Marketing, Inc.
Wakeham & Associates Marketing, Inc. (WAM) provides sponsorship marketing services to corporations and selected properties across North America and internationally.  WAM specializes in the packaging and sale of venue naming rights, and has been responsible for naming rights agreements for arenas, conference centers, convention centers, performing arts centers and more.  WAM is a subsidiary of Sponsorship Marketing Group, LLC of southern California.  Information about WAM can be found on their website at www.wam.ca.

For further information contact:
Hugh Wakeham 
760-832-7563
sponsorshipmarketinggroup@gmail.com

January 09, 2017
Hotel Indigo Ottawa transitioning to become The Metcalfe Hotel

Hotel Indigo Ottawa opened its doors in February 2007 as IHG’s 8th and Canada’s 1st Hotel Indigo and has successfully been operating as their only boutique product in Canada.  In February 2017, Hotel Indigo Ottawa will make the transition into an independent boutique hotel. 

Hotel Indigo Ottawa will make a transition from a branded boutique hotel to become The Metcalfe Hotel which will be independent in attitude and purposefully local in its offerings.  We are locally owned and will be influenced by our local culture and heritage.  The Metcalfe will be a casual boutique hotel location in a century-old building that once was Ottawa’s go to recreational facility, the YMCA.  Our design and service will recapture the spirit and authenticity of a simpler time.

Tucked between the heart of downtown Ottawa and the historical Byward market, we will continue to be the perfect launching pad for your transient & group needs as we have been for the last 10 years!

The transition to The Metcalfe will include a significant change to the look, feel, and functionality of our lobby and will create the perfect atmosphere for social gatherings with friends or colleagues. Updates to our guestrooms, public spaces, and restaurant will also take place with a full refresh in 2018. We have been holding various focus groups to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of what today’s traveler wants and needs.

As we're committed to the timeless spirit of hospitality, our guests will continue to experience the same inspiring and personal guest service during, and after this exciting transformation. 

We wish to thank you for your continued loyalty over the last 10 years, and we look forward to sharing this exciting time with you.

January 04, 2017
FMAV Partners to Offer Best-in-Class Smartphone Charging Solution for Events

FMAV Named Authorized Partner for Brightbox in Canada

Mississauga, ON—FMAV is pleased to announce it has been named as an Authorized Partner for Brightbox, offering a fleet of secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada.

“Brightbox provides a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that truly engages event attendees with sponsors and brands,” said Alissa Hurley, Vice President Marketing, FMAV. “Through this partnership, we look forward to creating and delivering unique sponsorship opportunities for our clients through innovative event technology amenities.”

Brightbox cell phone charging stations combine the security and reliability of locker-style charging chambers with digital signage and interactive kiosk features that increase brand exposure. Via its open platform, Brightbox also provides robust data reporting and customer acquisition features to enable event organizers and sponsors to track brand impressions, usage and post-event ROI.

“We look forward to expanding the use of Brightbox in Canada through our partnership with FMAV,” said Joel Martin, Vice President, Brands and Experiential, Brightbox. "Their breadth of creative services and focus on innovative technology solutions make Brightbox an ideal fit for their event and venue partners."

As a Brightbox Authorized Partner, FMAV will have direct access to the Brightbox platform, to manage video content and brand messaging, reporting data and analytics, and remotely support their fleet for event activations across Canada. 

For more information, look for Brightbox at PCMA Convening Leaders in Austin, TX from January 8-11 or email connect@fmav.ca.

About FMAV
FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. As the largest independent audiovisual firm in Canada, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices from coast to coast, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. For more information, visit fmav.ca.

About Brightbox
Brightbox® is a B2B kiosk technology company providing venues with a best-in-class mobile device recharging, content and interactivity marketing platform for events and permanent deployment. Founded in 2011 and based in NYC, Brightbox delivers advanced and innovative solutions, and has developed a global network of secure recharging stations in 9 countries and 23 states, in a variety of vertical markets including events, retail, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality and more. Learn more at http://www.brightboxcharge.com.

Media Contacts:
Alissa Hurley
VP, Marketing
FMAV
613-222-0453
ahurley@fmav.ca

Joel Martin
VP, Brands & Experiential
Brightbox
646-647-5512
martin@brightboxcharge.com

December 21, 2016
Courtyard Hotel to Open in Cold Lake, Alberta

Courtyard by Marriott Cold Lake open its doors in Cold Lake, Alberta.  Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at Route 28 & Highway 897, the 120-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by CLFN Hotel Limited Partnerships and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts based out of Fairfax, Virginia and Toronto, Canada.

Conveniently located along Highway 28 and adjacent to Casino Dene, the Courtyard Cold Lake offers easy access to many corporations such as Cenovus, Flint Energy, Imperial Oil, CNRL, and Osum. The hotel is also in close proximity to the Provincial Court of Alberta, City Hall and 4 Wing Canadian Air Force Base.

Courtyard constantly researches trends and evolves to meet the changing needs of its guests. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette makes for a soothing and calm environment. The hotel thoughtfully selected the artwork featured throughout the hotel to add to the relaxing ambiance. The pieces are from a national art competition with submissions from across Canada.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.” 

The new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the “Luggage Drop” and plug personal devices into the “Tech Drop” ledge for seamless technology integration.

Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The “LoungeAround” sofa offers a pop of color and a comfortable area for relaxing or for working. The new design also features a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room. 

An upgraded, more spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience. A “Shower Nook” housing shampoos and towels, makes amenities accessible without having to leave the shower. 

The Courtyard Cold Lake also offers the “Refreshing Business” lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and bright area outside of their rooms. Along with media pods, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. The hotel is home to the only Starbucks in town and guests can order from a selection of coffee and teas while on the go or to relax in the lobby. The lobby also features The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect®, offering casual, flexible seating; easy access to food and high quality, healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer so guests can unwind.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status. 

Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 30 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits.

The four-story hotel features an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 2,142 square feet of meeting space to accommodate dinner functions up to 160 guests.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1,000 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Couryard Cold Lake directly at 780-278-7709, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit http://courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-3 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 27 states in the US and 6 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit www.chrco.com or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn.

December 13, 2016
Fifth Element Announces New Creative Director

Toronto, ON—Fifth Element Group, Canada’s top live event firm, announced today the addition of a new executive position to its management team.

Tanya Scagnol joins the fast-growing Live Experience firm as Creative Director and will be based out of Fifth Element Group’s head offices in Toronto, Ontario, near many of the company’s customers and partners whose head offices are also in the Greater Toronto area. “As a leading event firm working to build a new Live Experience category, Fifth Element Group has already gained a reputation among industry leaders for remarkable innovation and growth,” said Aaron Kaufman CSEP, President.

“We are thrilled that top-tier executives like Tanya are on board to extend our innovation in events and build our network of partners, helping us grow faster by delivering more value to customers and advocates.”

Tanya Scagnol – Creative Director
Prior to joining Fifth Element Group, Scagnol has designed and produced for some of the top firms in Toronto and has worked her way through the industry by providing leading and edgy design work. In addition, she has held a number of senior roles in client acquisition/retention, marketing, product marketing and event management, bringing a 360-degree perspective to her new role.

Scagnol will take control of the design roadmap and lead existing management, design and development teams to improve current offerings and explore further opportunities for growth in the company’s live experience offerings.

“Live experiences are a big vision and have the potential to define a new category in the event design and management space,” Tanya said. “I’m excited to take that vision and translate it into innovative design and overall vision that mobilize advocates and deliver long-term value and return on engagement to Fifth Element Group customers.”

About Fifth Element Group
Built on the platform of being able to properly service large corporations and associations, Fifth Element Group pioneered launching a full service event, design and management firm on a blueprint similar to that of a marketing or advertising agency. We have built a tremendous reputation with our clients by listening and in turn, providing well thought out strategic and creative programs designed internally to ensure complete cohesiveness from inception through execution. We are industry leaders in delivering ‘greatness’ in design, creative, strategy, innovation and execution throughout vast projects. Our success is grounded in a solid approach of well-planned strategy, effective creative and flawless execution. Fifth Element Group events are creative and original collaborations. Since 2003, Fifth Element Group has created and managed event environments and elements for top-tiered brands across Canada and the United States. Executing logistics, designs and managing talent and entertainment with a team of influential and passionate event professionals, our work has been seen in product launches, marketing stunts, conferences, fundraisers, galas and award-winning fashion shows.

For more information, please contact:
Aaron Kaufman CSEP
President, Fifth Element Group
aaron@fifthelementgroup.com
(416) 241-4440

December 13, 2016
The Most Energetic Agricultural Event Comes to the CTCC

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) welcomes AGRI-TREND® (AGRI-TREND), a division of Trimble Navigation, to the centre for their FARM FORUM EVENT (FFE) December 6-8, 2016. The forum is expected to bring over 1,000 delegates to the convention centre.

This is the first time the forum will be in Calgary. AGRI-TREND moved FFE to Calgary because a larger space was needed to host their growing show. The CTCC recognizes the importance of Alberta’s agricultural community and are pleased to provide a venue that allows for the exchange of intellectual capital in agriculture, business and technology.

“It's been called, 'The Most Energetic Agricultural Event of the Year' and this year AGRI-TREND is here to deliver yet again! The CTCC provides a space that is accessible, facilitates open dialogue and conversation and is in the heart of Calgary,” says Erin Chmiel, Customer Support Manager with

AGRI-TREND. "We are excited for over 1,000 top farmers and industry leaders to experience Calgary, hear from world renowned speakers and showcase the latest technologies in agriculture."

Jerry Carrol, farmer and comedian, will be the opening Keynote Speaker on Tuesday December 6. Jerry found humor while growing up on his family’s farm. When he’s not on the road making people laugh, Jerry still works on the fields of his family’s farm. The experience makes him on of the most sought-after farm speaker for agribusiness events.

About AGRI-TREND
AGRI-TREND, North America's most expansive network of agricultural advisors, has been helping farmers achieve exceptional results for more than 18 years. From crop consulting to farm business management, precision ag strategies to farm data management, AGRI-TREND improves farmers' efficiency, yields and bottom line. For further information on how you can Learn&Grow at the FARM FORUM EVENT, email FFE@AGRI-TREND.com or call toll free 1.877.276.7526.

About CTCC
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is Canada’s most established and busiest convention centre. It’s innovated and up to date products provides results and collaboration with partners delivers unique solutions. Our meeting spaces enhance social networking, promote interaction and bring together global leaders and thinkers. Come and be part of the energy!

For interviews or further information, please contact:
Kaili Cashin
Coordinator, Marketing + Communication
Phone: 403.261.8549
Email: kailic@calgary-convention.com

December 06, 2016
Marriott International and Parq Vancouver Announce General Manager for JW Marriot Parq Vancouver & The Douglas, An Autograph Collection Hotel - Two Luxury & Lifestyle hotels in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC—Marriott International & Parq Vancouver announced today the appointment of Marion Harper Treskin as General Manager for the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver & the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Scheduled to open in fall 2017, the two new luxury and lifestyle hotels will be located within Parq Vancouver, the highly anticipated focal point of the city’s energetic downtown entertainment district, where guests will enjoy instant access to a breadth of amenities, including a Spa by JW, eight restaurants and lounges, an elevated rooftop park, and the city’s largest hotel ballroom.

A smart location within the cultural hub, Parq Vancouver allows guests to make food their adventure with eight world-class restaurants & lounges to choose from, featuring inspired menus and handcrafted cocktails for every taste and craving.

"Marion is a widely recognized and respected hospitality leader within Canada and we are thrilled to have her join the team,” said Don Cleary, President of Marriott Hotels of Canada. “Her strong record of success in managing major hotel properties in Vancouver as well as her commitment to guest satisfaction, make her the perfect fit for one of the most exciting developments we have planned in Canada for 2017.”

Harper Treskin joins Marriott International with over 25 years of hospitality industry experience. She has held management positions with Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts and Delta Hotels & Resorts, among others. Prior to joining Marriott, Harper Treskin served as General Manager of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver for five years, and the General Manager of The Westin Grand for seven years.

Harper Treskin has served as a board member for the Hotel Association of Vancouver since its inception and was previously Chair for two terms. She currently sits on the Management Committee for the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association and also serves as the Treasurer of the Tourism Vancouver Board of Directors, which includes representation on the Tourism Coalition, a joint entity of the Hotel Association and Tourism Vancouver.

About Parq Vancouver:
Experience everything in one place at Parq Vancouver. Enveloped by the vibrant pulse of downtown Vancouver’s entertainment district and nestled between the fashionable neighbourhoods of Yaletown and Gastown, Parq Vancouver offers; two luxury & lifestyle hotels, world-class gaming, eight perfectly orchestrated restaurant and lounges, stunning rooftop park, Spa by JW, Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom and more! Canada’s newest entertainment destination is Parq Vancouver. For more information or reservations, please visit ParqVancouver.com.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 100 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram Twitter and Facebook to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are more than 75 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 120 properties in over 35 countries. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Blau + Associates
James Beard Award nominated husband and wife restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla will oversee Parq Vancouver’s eight chef-driven restaurants and lounges. Chef Kim Canteenwalla has had an internationally recognized career as an executive chef and restaurant developer, currently a chef partner in Honey Salt, Buddy V’s Ristorante and Andiron Steak and Sea and has worked with his wife to develop award-winning restaurant concepts throughout the world. Elizabeth Blau is widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world-class culinary destination, she is known for lending her expertise to Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” and MSNBC’s “Restaurant Startup.” At Parq Vancouver, the duo will deliver memorable culinary experiences in smart settings, with fresh, inspired menus to rival the world’s best.

December 05, 2016
Dave & Buster's opens second Canadian location in the Oakville Entertainment Centrum   

New food, new drinks, new games and ultimate sports viewing at the all-new Dave & Buster’s in Oakville

Toronto, ON—Dave & Buster’s, North America’s premier entertainment destination, is now open in the Oakville Entertainment Centrum (2021 Winston Park Dr., Unit E) in Oakville, ON. The December opening marks the company’s 91st location and the second Dave & Buster’s in Canada. The new location joins Dave & Buster’s Vaughan which opened in 2000.

The 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Dave & Buster’s offers Oakville, and the greater Toronto/GTA-area, the very best in food, drink and entertainment in an upscale, modern interior. The restaurant’s mouth-watering, chef-crafted menu combines fun and flavor with items including the Pepperoni Pretzel Pull-Apart, the Caveman Combo (ribs, sliders and fries piled high in a bucket!), a Legendary Burger lineup featuring a burger topped with boneless buffalo wings, and the all-new Carnivore Pizzadilla.

The restaurant offers an equally innovative cocktail menu that includes tropical Tiki Drinks, Adult Snow Cones, Luxe LITs, a Strawberry Watermelon Margarita made with strawberry flavored ice cubes, Glow Kones featuring a blinking, flashing glow cube and the new, one-of-a-kind Crown Apple Smash and Sailor’s Spiked Root Beer.

The dynamic D&B Sports Bar is outfitted with massive HD TVs and “better than the stadium” seating, making it the ideal location to catch every game. Guests can also enjoy Thursday, Sunday & Monday Game Day Specials including $7 Appetizers and $5.50 22 oz. draft beer specials from now until February 7th.

Guests also can play more than 160 of the latest games in the Million Dollar Midway, including Star Trek, Ghostbusters and Star Wars Battle Pod. Plus, every Wednesday is “Half Price Games Wednesday”, where every game is half off, all day long. Those hard-earned tickets can be redeemed with a trip to the Winner’s Circle for a variety of prizes, including Apple products, Xbox games, sports memorabilia and much more!

Dave & Buster’s Oakville features multiple private event spaces to provide an ideal atmosphere for any occasion. From corporate events and meetings, to birthday parties and teambuilding activities, the Dave & Buster’s team will work with every size (up to 1,800) and budget to make planning easy, so you can focus on the FUN!

Dave & Buster’s Oakville will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 11am until midnight; Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 2am. For more information, please visit www.daveandbusters.com.

December 05, 2016
Mark Heubner Joins Freeman and Expands Production Team

Toronto, ONSam Ferranti, Manager of Event Production for Freeman Audio Visual Canada south western region, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Heubner, based in our Toronto office.

“Mark has worked in the live events industry for over 20 years. As one of the best in our industry, he is an accomplished Project Manager with a vast experience in executing corporate events.” Mark joins a league of seasoned professionals who are committed to producing stellar client events. He is a great addition to our team,” said Ferranti.

“I started my career with Freeman Audio Visual so I am thrilled to be back working for this great company.  I take great pride in exceeding customer expectations and feel privileged to work for an organization who transforms and extends the world of live engagements,” said Mark.

About Freeman Audio Visual
As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com

About Freeman
Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freeman.com