Media Coverage

There’s something to gain at ILEA Live

Summer is almost here, which means ILEA Live is coming up soon, as well! Sharon Bonner and the Bright Ideas team are a huge fan of the ILEA (International Live Events Association). ILEA recently announced the education tracks for ILEA Live 2018: Business Owner Strategies, Honing Your Craft, and Inspiration and Trends.

ILEA LIVE Ambassador Win

The ILEA Vancouver Gala Awards recognizes excellence among the ILEA Vancouver membership. The Awards Gala was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Sharon Bonner was awarded the inaugural ILEA LIVE Ambassador Award and will travel to Denver, Colorado in August to represent the ILEA Vancouver chapter.

Five ILEA Vancouver Gala Awards!

The ILEA Vancouver Gala Awards recognizes excellence among the ILEA Vancouver membership. Any ILEA Vancouver member in good standing that has produced an event or qualifying element between May 1, 2017 and April 9, 2018 is eligible to enter. The Awards Gala was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Vancouver, BC, Canada with over 120 guests in attendance. Bright Ideas was awarded FIVE awards.

Bright Ideas WINS National Event Award!

Focusing on the traditional aspects of Christmas such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit, Bright Ideas produced this highly creative event by never losing focus of the key event objective; “teammates get treated like family”. Here are a few photos of the award winning decor for A Christmas Carol Celebration.

Bright Ideas WINS 2 Regional Awards!

On January 18, 2018 Bright Ideas was awarded two Canadian Regional Event Awards in the 1st Annual Canadian Special Events Magazine Competition. British Secret Garden garnered both awards for it’s outstanding design and decor. The event was the VIP Grand Opening of a brand new JLR showroom for a local dealership, also celebrating its 50th Anniversary and launching the new Land Rover Velar.

Bright Ideas WINS 2 ILEA Esprit Awards!

On Friday, August 11, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Bright Ideas Events was awarded 2 prestigious Esprit Awards for the same event – Cowell Culinary Chaos!

Bright Ideas Events, 50th Anniversary, Hollyburn Country Club

Expert Insight: Sharon Bonner Talks Event Themes and Design

Meetings Today interviews Sharon Bonner about her involvement in the event industry over the past 30 years. People really seem to love the glitz and glam of Vegas, and we go all out with the giant dice, ostrich feathers, flashing dice necklaces and customized play money. My second most popular theme is Around the World. With the technology nowadays, the world is a global network and I’m getting multiple requests to design events that showcases a certain theme globally.

2017 Reader’s Choice Awards

The 2017 Canadian Special Events Readers’ Choice Awards are the only event industry awards in Canada where the winners are chosen by their peers. Voting starts March 2nd. Votes are one per per email address.

Smart Women 2017, Sharon Bonner, Event Planning, Award

Smart Women 2017: Entrepreneurs

On March 02, 2017 CEO & President, Sharon Bonner was chosen as one of the Top 50 Women in Meetings 2017. Given that hundreds of nominations for Smart Women Leaders were received and nearly all of them deserve serious consideration, it was an honor for Sharon to have been chosen.

ALR Crackdown on farm weddings

Some brides and grooms across the lower mainland are scrambling to find alternative plans for their upcoming nuptials because of a crackdown by the agriculture ministry. On Saturday, December 12, 2015 CEO & President of Bright Ideas Sharon Bonner, was interviewed by Nadia Stewart from Global TV. To read the full article and see the TV coverage, please click here http://goo.

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