Seneca 360

Gold Medal Plates

Website, Event Production, Video Creation

Gold Medal Plates, now Canada's Great Kitchen Party, is a celebration of Canadian excellence in food, wine, athletics and entertainment. To continue their work in support of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, three Seneca students were selected to provide their expertise.

Kayla from the Event & Media Production diploma program shadowed Gold Medal Plates’ technical director for the day and then called and switched live cameras for the show, which featured performances by Jim Cuddy, Ed Robertson and Alan Doyle.

Tim Lai, a graduate of the Art Fundamentals, Independent Illustration and Webmaster programs, worked on a complete website redesign and overhaul for the company.

“It was my first real big project and it was the most challenging in terms of the scale,” Lai said. “It was a great experience and a great thing to have on your resumé.”

Ian from the Event & Media Production diploma program was flown to Tuscany, Italy to shoot a high-resolution video of a Gold Medal Plates’ auction experience. The footage was used to document and sell the trip for the 2017 GMP campaign.

Karen Blair is Co-founder of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party.

“As most individuals and companies are stretched already, it’s hard to find people and organizations able to assist,” she said. “Without the resources or internal talent, we are constantly seeking outside talent who will be willing to give pro bono time or deep discounts on their skills in order for us to maximize our reach and impact.”

“Our partnership with Seneca 360 has resulted in Gold Medal Plates having a much more professional interface with our stakeholders. The Seneca team went beyond the initial agreed-upon deliverables and were very easy to work with. Gold Medal Plates would definitely recommend this program.”

-Karen Blair, Co-Founder of Gold Medal Plates


"Designing the Gold Medal Plates website was an exciting opportunity to work on a unique and diverse project. It allowed me to expand both my portfolio and my skillset with a final product I can be proud of.”

-Tim Lai, Seneca 360 student

Gold Medal Plates