Category: News

Please join us in welcoming Martin Jordanov to the avstrategies team as of September 2nd 2014. Martin will be located in the Vancouver office and will fill the position of Production Manager.  Originally from Czechoslovakia and having lived in Australia for many years, Martin has a world of knowledge to share. Welcome Martin! Martin-Jodanov-Basketball

We are excited to announce that Derek Orr has joined the avstrategies team as Branch Manager for our Calgary office.

Derek’s 17-year AV career has included stops at 3 other national audiovisual firms. He has worked in sales, production management & technical director roles on countless events of all sizes over the years. When not working he can often be found jumping from perfectly good airplanes, just for ‘fun’.

Welcome Derek to the avs team!

Derek Orr Heads Up AV Strategies Calgary Office

After a hugely successful year focused on opening and managing our new Calgary Branch, Christopher (Monty) Montgomery has now joined the growing avs National team as Senior Production Manager, National. In his new role, Monty will be responsible for planning and executing many of the larger avs activations across North America.

Monty’s most important role will begin this November as Monty and his wife, Isolde, welcome the birth of their first child.

Congratulations to Monty and Izzy!
Chris Montgomery Blog Photo

We recently provided full audiovisual staging services for the Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto.  This is the second year in a row that event producer Patrick Roberge Productions (PRP) has contracted us to provide end-to-end staging services for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Skills Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian Youth. The Canadian Skills Competition is an Olympic-style competition showcasing students’ technical and leadership skills.

We utilized one of our 12’x36’panoramic screens and 100 feet of our LED star drape to provide the scenic background.  Content was projected using two of our 15K Christie HD projectors routed through our Christie X20 Spyder to create a blended image.  We also customized our VH1 podiums with the event graphics and provided all of the rigging and lighting.

Our ability to deliver national service, along with the consistency of our equipment and expertise across Canada are some of the reasons why PRP chooses avstrategies as one of their preferred national vendors.

Skills Canada Toronto 2014

Skills Canada Toronto 2014

Skills Canada Toronto 2014

We have recently added low profile Meyer stage monitors to our national inventory.  The MJF-210 low-profile high-power stage monitor reproduces audio faithfully with high intelligibility at high outputs levels with ample low-frequency headroom. We now have these Meyer wedges in our avs Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary locations. This investment furthers our commitment to providing professional audio equipment and delivering full-service audiovisual staging, technical support, and show production services to our customers across Canada.

We have recently added Martin RUSH MH 1 Profile lighting fixtures to our national inventory.  These super bright LED moving head fixtures with efficient optics punch out a variety of effects and colors from two gobo wheels and two color wheels.

Their small size and versatility make them perfect for small and medium shows.

Grey is the new black….!  New to the avstrategies inventory is 32 Panels of Northern Grey Drape.

Measuring 16ft. tall x 8ft. wide, these panels are ideal for creating a lighter look within the room, as opposed to the standard drape in black.

Call us if you have any queries!

Grey is the new black….!  New to the avstrategies inventory is 32 Panels of Northern Grey Drape.

Measuring 16ft. tall x 8ft. wide, these panels are ideal for creating a lighter look within the room, as opposed to the standard drape in black.

Call us if you have any queries!

We welcome Avee as our newest team member, starting October 15, 2013 in our Toronto branch.  Avee is a Senior A/V Technician with over 6 years of experience in staging live events and a strong technical background in the Electrical and Electronics industry.  In addition to helping with show activations, Avee will be our national in-house service technician and will be tasked with maintaining the ever-expanding avs equipment inventory.

Welcome Avee!

We are proud to announce that avstrategies has been approved as an official supplier of audiovisual staging services to the BC Lottery Corporation.

As an official supplier, avstrategies will deliver audiovisual staging management servicestechnical design, and production, along with full service equipment rental and live event execution throughout the province of British Columbia.