Currie Communications Ltd. is an Edmonton-based
company with a reputation for excellence in event management and
for bringing more to the table than just logistical skills.
Currie Communications Ltd. has been in business for the past 20
years. It is the longest standing event management company in
Edmonton with the original owner still in place and active.
Over the past 20 years, we have established a solid reputation
in the Edmonton business community for our creativity and our
strong organizational ability. We have also earned an excellent
reputation for understanding an organization’s strategic
objectives and being able to translate those objectives into the
events we manage. Because of our ability, we bring more
than logistical value to our clients’ events.
A testament to our ability is that Currie Communications Ltd.
has received the following awards:
Premier’s Award of Excellence for its work on the annual
Canada Career Week Fair hosted by Alberta Employment and
Immigration and Service Canada.
Edmonton Tourism’s You’re Welcome Award for outstanding
Meeting and Event Services.
Canadian Event Industry Awards for Best Conference and
National Finalist for Best Fundraising, Best Trade Show, Best
Corporate Team Building and Producer of the Year.
The Company presently has a staff complement of three full-time
employees and two subcontractors who work on an exclusive basis
for Currie Communications. The owner of the company, Joan
Currie, has over 30 years of experience in event management,
professional services marketing, communications, sponsorship,
and public relations. Prior to forming Currie Communications,
Joan Currie was Director of Development for Edmonton Opera and
Director of Marketing for Deloitte & Touche, chartered
accountants (now Deloittes). In 2007, Joan was nominated by the
Royal Bank of Canada for their prestigious “Entrepreneur of the
After 15 years in
the corporate world, Joan Currie establishes an event management
company catering to public and private industry clients.
Joan Currie is
named Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alberta Women’s
Enterprise Initiative Association, a provincial association for
assisting Alberta women start and grow their businesses. AWEIA
has a $5 million business loan fund.
Communications is invited to teach an event management course to
Grant MacEwan College public relations students and wins the
management of the 8th International Conference on Thinking which
attracted 1000 delegates and 206 speakers.
Communications wins the Kids Kottage gala concept competition
and establishes the Kids Kottage gala into one of Alberta’s most
successful fund raising events, netting $300K for the Kids
Communications receives national recognition from the Canadian
Event Industry Awards as one of the three finalists for the Best
Fund Raising Award and as runner-up for the Producer of the Year
Communications receives national recognition from the Canadian
Event Industry Awards for winning Best Conference and as one of
the three finalists for the Best Corporate Team Building Award.
Communications receives provincial recognition winning a
Premier’s Award of Excellence and wins the coveted Alberta
Science and High Technology (ASTech) Leadership Awards program,
one of Alberta’s most prestigious awards galas. Currie
Communications was re-contracted for the 2004 – 2006 and the
2007 – 2009 ceremonies. Currie Communications celebrates 10
successful years in business.
Communications wins the Edmonton Tourism “You’re Welcome Award”
for outstanding Meeting and Event Services and wins the Canadian
Olympic Committee Gold Medal Plates gala fund raising contract.
Edmonton is chosen as one of eight Canadian cities to host this
prestigious national event.
Communications is awarded the Alberta Heritage Foundation of
Medical Research’s prestigious 25th Anniversary Founders &
Builders dinner and international Inukshuk conference.
Communications is awarded Syncrude Canada’s UE-1 Plant grand
opening Ceremonies in Fort McMurray, Calgary and Edmonton, The
Learning Partnership’s first Western Tribute fund-raising dinner
and the Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame Awards.
Communications Ltd. is awarded Syncrude Canada’s Aboriginal
Review Launch, and the National Alberta Research Ethics
Consensus Committee Conference. Currie Communications Ltd. moves
to commercial space located at 202, 10471 – 178 Street,
Communications Ltd. is awarded the Alberta Emerald Awards
Foundation annual awards gala, the Alberta Heritage Foundation
for Medical Research first Alumni conference, exclusive
management of Careers: The Next Generation’s events, the
management of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s
first “Courses Between Courses” bi-annual dinner, and the City
of Edmonton’s flagship recognition event, The Salute to
Communications Ltd. is contracted to manage the second bi-annual
Canadian Institute of Steel Constructors Steel Advantage Awards,
Collins Steel 25th Anniversary and Sorrentino’s 2010 Annual
Communications Ltd. is awarded Imperial Oil’s Kearl project
Stakeholder Relation events in Fort McKay and Fort Chipewyan.
Currie Communications is re-contracted for the Alberta Innovates
Health Solutions 2010 and 2011 Making Connections Conferences.
Currie Communications Ltd. is awarded Supreme Steel’s annual
client appreciation reception and Eskimo Steel’s business
Currie Communications Ltd. will be managing the Canadian
Institute of Steel Constructions Steel Advantage Awards, Alberta
Chamber of Resource’s 75th Anniversary Awards, City of
Edmonton’s 60th Anniversary Hall of Fame Awards, the inaugural
Arctic Grayling Symposium, and Alberta Liquor and Gaming
Commission’s national conferences.
Currie Communications Ltd will be managing the Syncrude Canada’s
Aboriginal BBQ’s, the Bennett Architect 30th Corporate
Anniversary Open House, and the Edmonton Police Foundation True
Blue Gala. Currie Communications is re-contracted for the
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions 2012 Making Connections
Conference, the Alberta Employment and Career Fair (formerly the
Canada Career Week Fair), and the Canadian Institute of Steel
Construction Alberta Region Steel Workshop.
Currie Communications Ltd. is awarded Imperial Oil's Kearl
project opening Community Celebration, the Alberta Livestock and
Meat Agency Future Fare, and the Urban Development Institute
Alberta Conference. Currie Communications is re-contracted for
the Alberta Employment and Career Fair, the Canadian Institute
of Steel Construction Alberta Region Steel Design Awards, and
the City of Edmonton's Salute to Excellence.
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