In 2015, SCI Ontario was celebrating their 70th year. Later that year, the organization would be celebrating with a Gala in the Autumn. The Resource Development team needed some ideas to convey and express a Canadiana theme. After much brainstorming and sketching, we came up with the idea of bringing the great outdoors inside, along with Canada’s Indigenous history and beliefs. Ideas such as a water creek, canoe, trees, a “Great Spirit”, Totem Poles were ideas that were brought up. The result is a merging of Canada’s East and West, thematic elements made into a cohesive whole.
It involved a team of landscapers, artists and also events staff at the Grand Luxe Banquet Hall. Along with great choices of culinary delights, the whole event made for a beautiful and experiential evening.