The Canadian government selects TBA Global Canada
and GES Canada to create the family-friendly Canada Pavilion, saluting sports excellence and Canada's culture. LED screens on the exterior display messages of encouragement to athletes and news about the Games throughout the day. Photo by Dean Hannas.
More than 160,000 guests will visit the Canada Pavilion during the run of the Games, with numbers still coming in at press time for the Paralympics. TBA Global Canada creates an experience where visitors can hold the actual Olympic torch and view the famed Stanley Cup hockey trophy. Photo by Dean Hannas.
Visitors to the Canada Pavilion enjoy interactive games, trivia and visual displays illustrating Olympic and Paralympic history thanks to TBA Global Canada. Popular displays include innovation in sports equipment and technology and biographies of celebrated Canadian athletes. Photo by Dean Hannas.
Vancouver-based Pacific Destination Services
serves as event partner for NBC Universal, the international host network for the Games. The PDS team transforms the ballroom, foyer and other public space of host hotel the Four Seasons Vancouver into a luxury lounge for more than 1,600 executives and their VIP guests. Photo by Brian Dennehy.
Pacific Destination Services builds a 16-foot-tall by 20-foot-long custom bar in the Four Seasons Vancouver for NBC, as well as registration, security and greeting/dining areas. To meet the client demand that the hotel "not look like a hotel," PDS commissions custom furniture. Photo by Brian Dennehy.
Pacific Destination Services replicates a party four times for groups of 300 each at Vancouver's legendary Commodore Ballroom for client NBC Universal. As doors open, guests find themselves in a multilevel room outfitted with floor-to-ceiling silver drape. Photo by Brian Dennehy.
At the Commodore Ballroom parties, Pacific Destination Services creates a variety of lounges separated by dramatic chain curtains, flex LED lighting panels and comfortable furnishings. Five food stations highlighting everything from Pacific seafood to a late-night ice cream bar charm guests. Photo by Brian Dennehy.
At the "Publish" lounge, created for Pacific Newspaper Group by MVKA Productions, Glowbal Catering Group
dishes up pan-Canadian cuisine using the showroom's stylish vignette kitchens to yield a live "kitchen party" experience.
Guests take a relaxing break at the drop-in P&G Family Home center, created by SportsMark and GMR Marketing.
The dramatic Samsung Pavilion, created by TBA Global Canada, showcases the tech products company's capabilities with an array of immersive brand experiences. Photo by Dean Hannas.
The Samsung Pavilion lets guests big and small get into the game, thanks to help from TBA Global Canada. After visiting product exhibits, guests could enter a drawing for free phones and snowboards. Photo by Dean Hannas.
A cirque-style show at the Samsung Pavilion shows how people become better connected via wireless technology, underscoring the brand's values. TBA Global Canada also facilitates meetings between Olympic athletes and their friends and families in the VIP area of the pavilion. Photo by Dean Hannas.
Custom sculptures created by the SportsMark in-house artist serve as centerpieces at tables within Visa's hospitality venue.
SportsMark incorporates Visa's "Go World" campaign into the hospitality venue, paying homage to the essence of the Olympic Games.
The six-story Maison du Quebec features video projection inside and out, while the Saskatchewan venue includes a 60-foot-high projection sphere and oversize party tent, where barbecue bison burgers, Saskatoon berry tarts, pierogies with sour cream, and Molson beer are served. Two thousand guests were expected at each venue daily; instead, weekdays see more than 6,000 guests a day, while weekends soar to 10,000 per day.
Exhibits by BC Event Management and projections inside the Saskatchewan sphere delight guests.
With less than six weeks for design and install, power supplier Aggreko
works with the team at the Ontario Pavilion (at right) to create an exciting, interactive venue that hosts between 5,000 and 10,000 guests a day for three weeks. The Aggreko team not only designed a system that maximized floor space within the structure, but also saved the client 40 percent over the original estimated cost.