Event Atlantic Excellence Awards recipients announced!

​HALIFAX, NS – October 8, 2021

During the first inaugural Event Atlantic Excellence Awards, Seven (7) awards were presented to events held in Atlantic Canada in 2019-2020 and individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact to the Event industry.  

  • Event with a budget less than $100,000: HRM Holiday Projection Show 
  • Event with a budget between $100,000 – $500,000: The Miramichi Striper Cup 
  • Event with a budget over $500,000: The Island Games – Canadian Premier League 
  • Volunteer of the Year: Heather Boyd 
  • Champion of the Year – Wayne Long (Events Development Officer – City of Charlottetown) 
  • Corporate Partner of the Year – Atlantic Lottery 
  • Chair’s Award – The late Ian Fowler (Moncton, New Brunswick) 

The Excellence Awards were created as a priority of Event Atlantic’s recently adopted Strategic Plan with a mission to inspire and support the growth, development, and sustainability of event tourism in Atlantic Canada. 

The recipients presented their awards during a luncheon hosted by local comedy ventriloquist Michael Harrison, during Event Atlantic’s annual Summit.    

Photo: As a priority of the Event Atlantic Society, a local artist, Lori Nason of Fused Glass Diva, was commissioned to create the unique award pieces.