Kind words from our exceptional clients.
As we started developing a 70 day cultural festival which had never been presented before, we knew we would need a very experienced event management partner in delivering on our vision. Wendy Kane & Associates was just that. From the moment they presented to our management team, we were confident they would take ownership of this production and deliver excellence. That feeling continued throughout the planning and implementation of the 10 week long PEl 2014 Celebration Zone.
Wendy Kane and her talented and professional team took an idea on paper and turned it into a large scale production of historic proportions. WKA fully integrated themselves as part of the PEl 2014 team proving their commitment and instilling a sense of comfort for our Board of Directors and Management Team. No matter what challenge faced them (i.e. Hurricane Arthur), the professional team at WKA never skipped a beat. Wendy Kane has an uncanny ability to anticipate potential obstacles and manage them before they become issues. By keeping us informed and engaging us throughout the process, it made the entire experience of delivering this 70-day festival enjoyable and rewarding.
In the end, Wendy Kane and Associates expertly managed a site that entertained more than 200,000 visitors and presented hundreds of artists from across Canada. The site infrastructure, pageantry, programming, and overall operations set the bar for future events in Atlantic Canada. Their processes for budget management and control were incredibly diligent and they embraced the fiscal responsibility in parallel with PEl 2014 Inc. Wendy Kane and Associates are without a doubt one of the most capable and conscientious event management companies that we have ever worked with and we would highly recommend them to any organization wishing to deliver a first class event experience.
President, PEI 2014 Inc.
Penny Walsh McGuire
Executive Director, PEI 2014 Inc.
The WK+A Events Team joined our ‘party in the making’ early in 2014 as PEI 2014 was rolling out the 150th Anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference -when a nation was born.
As one of the lead staff from the hosts and property owners, the City of Charlottetown, I had the opportunity to meet and work with Wendy and the WK +A team, as we laid out all of the logistical details of this unprecedented 70 day Celebration Zone at our Confederation Landing park property. From event planning through to event execution and project closure, WK+A were the consummate professionals, with an overriding commitment to excellence at all stages of this signature project. As a result of their efforts, the Celebration Zone was a resounding success, with rave reviews from visitors and residents alike on the venue, the services, and the overall event experience.
I can state, unequivocally, that WK +A were the most professional and effective event management team I have had the pleasure of working with in my 20 years in this business. Congratulations WK+A Events Team. Done and Dusted!
Susan J. Fraser, M.PM. B.Sc.
Manager, Parks and Recreation
City of Charlottetown
Upon receiving the Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award for the 100th Grey Cup Festival in Ottawa this week, I reflected on the many companies and organizations we engaged to bring our Festival to the height of the success it achieved.
Your company and staff at WK+A came immediately to mind. Your team was chock full of top-notch professionals with a broad range of knowledge and expertise. Within the 2 major 'zones' you created an operated, there was an energy and sense of excitement at all times due largely because of the attention to detail WK+A put into these areas. The creativity and execution illustrated the depth of experience you brought to the 100th Grey Cup Festival.
On behalf of the team here at the 100th Grey Cup Festival and the Toronto Argonauts, I extend a heartfelt thank you for the time and effort you put into our project. It is with great enthusiasm that I would recommend WK+A for any corporate event – of any size! I wish you continued success, Wendy.
Executive Chairman & CEO
Toronto Argonauts Football Club
Wendy Kane and Associates level of attention to detail is unprecedented. Every nuance of an event is unparalleled when accomplished with WK&A. I've worked with Wendy Kane on numerous projects over the years, all of which have varied in scope and size. I do not hesitate when I state that WK&A knocked each and every one of them out of the park. Wendy and her team handle themselves, their projects and their clients with true professionalism.
International Client Relations & Customer Experience
Wendy Kane and her team took on an extraordinarily large project for us, and executed it with ease and grace. Everyone that I have had the pleasure of working with at WK&A was professional, thorough, organized and highly experienced. Throughout the planning process they were able to foresee potential challenges and successfully managed them before they materialized; and most importantly, maintained a positive attitude throughout the entire process. It was a pleasure working with WK&A – her team ensured that our event was a fantastic success. I look forward to the next project we work on together!
Leanne Bernardo, Project Manager
Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
I have had the pleasure of working with Wendy Kane for many years on a number of projects, including at CBC Sports on our highly successful Capital One Grand Slam of Curling broadcasts, the award-winning Kraft Hockeyville program and CBC Soccer Nation, CBC’s nation-wide community outreach program launched to coincide with CBC's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Even after all of these projects and many more, Wendy's work continues to impress. She truly embraces any assignment and through her dedication to detail and strategic insights, she helps elevate it to the highest level. Wendy's passion for her work, dedication to her partners and commitment to excellence goes unparalleled. To sum it up, when Wendy is on the case...you know you can sleep at night! I would not hesitate in recommending the best-in-class nature of service Wendy Kane & Associates provides.
President, Rogers Broadcasting
I have worked with Wendy Kane & Associates for the past six years and there's no question that they are the best at what they do - period. The attention to detail, thoroughness and professionalism that WK&A puts forth on each project is nothing short of world class. They have a keen strength of delivering all programs on time and within budget (if not saving you money!) and the quality of work is the best I've seen in my marketing career.
WK&A do not take short cuts, but rather provide strategic solutions to any obstacle or problem that may present itself. I am selfishly almost hesitant to write this testimonial in fear that others will discover WK&A - but that would be the wrong thing to do! If someone was to ask me my honest opinion about if they should hire WK&A to service their business, my answer would be: "If they are available, grab them quick!"
Director of Sales, Olympics & Sports Partnerships
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Perhaps the most capable and most conscientious event manager that I have ever worked with, Wendy cares and she is a true professional. I first worked with Wendy back in the 1980’s when she was at Lang Marketing and I was at CTV and it was evident then that she had special skills in event marketing, and since then we have worked on many projects most recently at IMG. The only person that doubted her ability when she started Wendy Kane & Associates was Wendy and she soon proved to herself what we all knew … that she would be very successful. I would work with Wendy anytime and not hesitate to recommend her and WK+A. .
Vice President, IMG Canada
Wendy Kane & Associates capably and professionally managed the ‘Light Up London’ fan festival program during the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. The Skate Canada Organizing Committee was absolutely thrilled with the incredible attention to detail and the superior level of service we received throughout the planning process, and the organization and execution on site was nothing short of perfect.
From Skate Canada House, and the Canadian Tire Family Zone which entertained thousands of fans of all ages through managing a variety of quality programs offered as an extension to the Championships, Wendy Kane & Associates’ team passionately demonstrated Skate Canada’s core values of excellence, accountability, collaboration, adaptability and innovation. We will definitely be back!
Director, Events, Skate Canada
In the 4 years that Wendy Kane & Associates have managed the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling series, the events have flourished at an amazing rate. Wendy's team and the curlers enjoy a special relationship that has help grow the game of curling to new levels.
The attention to detail and the professionalism displayed by WK&A has been remarkable. The best curlers in the world get together four times a year to compete in the Grand Slam of Curling series and they know that no matter where the event is held across Canada, WK&A will provide a first class event every time.
President, World Curling Players’ Association