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.
“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.”