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With Love From Paris

“With Love From Paris” is nominated from Coast to Coast in Canada

with 5 event award nominations!

Transformation of a Train Station

With Love From Paris, a Holiday event produced by Bright Ideas Event Agency in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December 10, 2022, was held in an empty train station with 20,000 square feet of available space, that was transformed into enchanting and romantic streets of Paris during the holidays. 

The pandemic was ending & employees had the travel bug. Trip itineraries were top of mind and it was time to explore the world.

The Audience

NorLand Limited, a Familial group of specialized businesses, recognized the need to create the feeling for their employees of having travelled to a sought-after destination. This was also the first time they were able to host this annual event post-pandemic and they knew it was important to bring their employees together in a spectacular setting.

“From our experiences, Bright Ideas Events specializes in creating world-class events that are truly breathtaking and beyond compare. Having recently visited Paris for the first time, I can unequivocally state that December 10th made me feel like I had been there before. Bright Ideas Events are amazing!” – Brooks Patterson, CRSP, C.Dir / Vice President, HSE & Loss Control

The Setting

Upon arrival, guests were transported to the heart of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as the focal point surrounded by historic monuments such as the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and famous Parisian cafés flanking a snow-covered park. Event décor was provided by Vancouver Art Department (Grant Harasyn) who created a truly immersive experience like no other! 

The streets of Paris were bustling with activity, as guests explored the iconic monuments, savored the delicious French cuisine, and mingled around the cafés, soaking up the relaxed Parisian way of life. The event was a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the event team behind it, who never lost sight of their client’s key objective – “design an event that transports guests to an iconic destination”.

A myriad of uniquely, engaging activities were provided for guests to enjoy. A Paint-by-Numbers activation encouraged guests to work together to complete a stunning mural of Paris, which now hangs in the client’s office, creating a lasting event memory of this Parisian experience. 


On April 14, 2023, at the CSE Awards in Toronto, “With Love From Paris” was nominated in three categories:

  • Best Event Design/ Decor $50,000 – $150,000
  • Best Event Produced For A Corporation
  • Most Outstanding Event
  • Event Professional – Sharon Bonner

On May 18, 2023, the Vancouver ILEA Gala Event Awards announced that “With Love From Paris” was nominated in two categories, as well as Founder & CEO was nominated for Event Professional of the Year.

  • Best Event Decor/Design $50K – $150K
  • Best Event Produced for a Corporation
  • Event Professional of the Year – Sharon Bonner

Bright Ideas Event Agency has been producing award-winning corporate events since 1988 and has garnered 50 event nominations resulting in 42 awards. To see a complete list of awards click here.

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