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LOOK2016 makes The Globe and Mail’s 2016 Top 5 Best Parties

 

Release Date: December 19, 2016

The Boom team is thrilled to see Contemporary Calgary’s LOOK2016 make The Globe and Mail‘s Top Five Best Parties of 2016! This may be our second year on this list, but the excitement never gets old.

“… The event always sells out early and is on the social calendar of every in-the-know Calgarian for good reason. The evening is capital-F fun and is served with a side of substance.” – Nolan Bryant

Thank you to all of the wonderful partners and sponsors who worked together to see this event through, and- of course- thank you to the reason for it all- Contemporary Calgary. It would seem 2016 is going out with a Bang… or a Boom.

LOOK2015 Nominated for Two Special Events Gala Awards

Release Date: November 21, 2016

We are honoured and excited to have been nominated for two Gala Awards by Special Events Magazine: “Best Fundraising Event” & “Best Event Produced for a Nonprofit Organization” – both for LOOK2015, for Contemporary Calgary. Our fellow nominees (including 12 Canadian companies!) come from across the globe from China to Denmark.

We share this recognition with all of the partners who worked with us on LOOK2015, and most of all with Contemporary Calgary. Thank you for your trust and collaboration – we can’t say enough how lucky we are to work with you and support your vision for Calgary.

We look forward to celebrating with our industry community January 12!

The Globe and Mail Feature: Nolan Bryant reports on fine art celebrations in Calgary and Toronto

Release Date: November 12, 2016

LOOK2016 was included in The Globe and Mail’s Nolan Byrant style feature.

 

 

Calgary Herald Feature – Bill Brooks: Definitely worth a LOOK

Release Date: November 5, 2016

Check out Calgary Herald’s Bill Brooks feature on LOOK2016.

Derek MacDonald: Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur

Release Date: September 21, 2016

Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur is Calgary-based mover and shaker Derek MacDonald, who’s making a major impression on the city’s creative scene both individually and through his company, Boom Goes the Drum. Get to know Derek with his Questions & Answers.

Riding High: Boom Goes The Drum Feeds a Festival on a Ferris Wheel

Release Date: May 5, 2016

The Special Events Magazine did a spotlight on Beakerhead’s Periodic Table.  This is one of our favorite throwbacks!

LOOK2015 Wins Canadian Event Industry Award

Release Date: March 31, 2016

 

 

What an honour! Boom Goes the Drum is so proud to announce our award for “Best Fundraising Event for a High Profile Charity” for Contemporary Calgary‘s LOOK2015‬. Thank you to Contemporary Calgary for being the reason this event was conceptualized, to all of the amazing individuals who worked to ensure this event’s stunning success, and to the Canadian Event Industry Awards for the award. Congratulations to all of the nominees and other award recipients; we count ourselves lucky to have been listed alongside such impressive event professionals.

LOOK2015 Nominated for Two Canadian Event Industry Awards

Release Date: March 7, 2016

 

We are beyond pleased to announce our two Canadian Event Industry nominations for Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000 and Best Fundraising Event for a High Profile Charity, for Contemporary Calgary’s LOOK2015. Again, we are so proud to have had the opportunity to help bring LOOK to life, and are thrilled to be nominated alongside such impressive Canadian event professionals. For the full list of nominees, visit their website!‪

The Hottest Canadian Party Tickets for 2016

Featured in Globe and Mail

Release Date: January 11, 2016
LOOK2015‬ for Contemporary Calgary brought out Calgary’s inner muse. Inspired, interactive, and unforgettable- we’re thrilled that theLOOK series made this list of Canada’s hottest parties in the Globe and Mail.  Check out the full article!

LOOK2015

Featured in Design Dawgs

Release Date: December 10, 2015
DesignDawgs is an online magazine for event design inspiration and we are thrilled be included in their Before & After segment for Contemporary Calgary‘s ‪#‎LOOK2015‬ event! The best part? Head-turning before & after shots of the transformed Centennial Planetarium venue. Click here to see the full post!

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Featured in The Globe and Mail

Release Date: December 2, 2015
BOOM is so proud to have been a part of Contemporary Calgary’s inspired LOOK2015 event. With the talented Adam Gopnik and Dan Levy guiding over 700 attendees through the program, it’s no surprise that over a million dollars was raised in support of modern and contemporary art in Calgary.  Today this very special event was  featured on Globe and Mail today, check out the full article.  

Best Achievement In Logistics

The Special Events Gala Awards

Release Date: November 25, 2015
Boom Goes The Drum has been nominated for a Gala Award for Best Achievement in Logistics from The Special Events magazine for the 2014 Beakerhead’s The Periodic Table. The Gala Awards have been given by Special Events magazine, the premier industry publication, since 1986, when the awards honored the “top 10 events of 1985.” They recognize the finest work in special events worldwide. For the 2016 Gala Awards, the magazine received entries in 35 categories from nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Members of the Special Events magazine Advisory Board, made up of leaders in the event profession, review all entries to determine the nominees and winners. The Gala Awards will be given out on Jan. 14 at a black-tie ceremony at The Special Event 2016 in Orlando, Fla. For a complete list of nominees, click here. For more a full description of the event please check out our blog.

LOOK2015 Reaches 1$ Million Goal

Featured in Calgary Herald

Release Date: November 20, 2015
Success!  Today, LOOK2015 is featured in the Calgary Herald in celebration of meeting the fundraising goal of one million dollars! “The goal of the event was to raise $1 million needed to establish Temporary Contemporary in the Centennial Planetarium, a pop-up space scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. Goal achieved due in large part to an unprecedented live and silent auction of contemporary art and a $500,000 matching commitment generously offered by anonymous donors.”  For the full article please click here!

Best Event Solution Nominee

The International Special Events Society Esprit Awards

Release Date: July 7, 2015
Boom Goes The Drum has been nominated for Best Event Solution from The International Special Events Society(ISES) Esprit Awards for the 2014 Beakerhead’s The Periodic Table.  The 2015 ISES Esprit Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 22, at the Hilton New Orleans.  For more a full description of the event please check out our blog. Here is a the full list of 2015 Esprit Awards of Nominees.      

WedLuxe: Chanel and Chris

Release Date: June 25, 2015
We had the wonderful pleasure of planning Chanel and Chris’s high fashion wedding in the mountains and this special day was featured in WedLuxe.          

Bill Brooks: Mucho gusto at CINCO 2015

Release Date: May 16, 2015
Boom Goes The Drum was part of CINCO2015 and it was featured in the Calgary Herald.  For more a full description of the event please check out our blog.        

Best Logistical Achievement Nominee

Canadian Event Industry Awards

Release Date: March 14, 2015
Boom Goes The Drum has been nominated for Best Logistical Achievement from The Canadian Event Industry Star Awards for the 2014 Beakerhead’s The Periodic Table.  For more a full description of the event please check out our blog.      

Best Marketing Event Campaign Nominee – Boom Goes The Drum & Anstice Communications

Release Date: November 14, 2014
Boom Goes The Drum and Anstice Communications has been nominated for Best Event Marketing Campaign Gala Award from The Special Event Magazine.  The 2013 Media Launch for Twas The Night was a major marketing success and we are so grateful for the recognition.  For more a full description of the event please check out our blog.    
Complete List of 2015 Nominees  

Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

Release Date: May 1, 2014
Hot off the press! Boom Goes The Drum work featured on Martha Stewart Weddings for Emily and Brett’s Whimsical Warehouse Wedding. For more information on this article please check out our Blog.    
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Nominated for a Star Award for Best Wedding Creative

Release Date: March 20, 2014
Boom Goes The Drum and Designing on the Edge have been nominated for a Canadian Special Events Star Award for Best Wedding Creative.  We are so honoured to be recognized by our fellow event professionals and industry partners, and congratulate all nominees and winners.    
Complete List of 2014 Nominees

Avenue’s Style Q&A: Derek MacDonald

Release Date: March 6, 2014
Avenue’s March Issue is hot off the press and this month’s Style Q&A is our fashion guru, Derek MacDonald. Read about his fashion sense and his keen business sense. For more information on this article please check out our Blog.  
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Notable.ca | Derek MacDonald Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneurs

Release Date: February 7, 2014
Our very own Derek MacDonald is featured on Notable.ca, the premier lifestyle guide for young professionals across Canada. Learn about Derek’s journey to becoming President and Founder of Boom Goes The Drum and where he gets his abundance of entrepreneurial spirit.  
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Mediterranean Summer Dinner as Featured in Luxe

Release Date: December 10, 2013

 

In collaboration with Sarah Mayerson Design and Fuller Edge Photography, we are thrilled for our Provencale feature in Luxe by Calgary Bride’s 2014 Inspiration Issue. For more information on this project please check out our Blog.

Secrets of The Party Planners

Release Date: November 29, 2013
Derek MacDonald featured in the Globe and Mail dishing on his top event tips for the holidays.    

Boom wins International Award!

Release Date: August 25, 2013  

Boom Goes The Drum has won a International Special Events Society Esprit Award for their work on the Paul Hardy 10th Anniversary Celebration winning in the category of Best Social Event. For more information on this event please check out our Blog.      

Paul Hardy 10th Anniversary Featured in Hello Canada

 

Release Date: December 12, 2012
This exclusive event was featured on this week’s Hello Canada Diary of the Week. Take a look at who was brushing shoulders with who.

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