Ten years ago, Canadians welcomed the world with glowing hearts and filled venues and streets with red and white to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic spirit. On February 22nd AVS was proud to support PRP in their production of FAN FESTIVAL at Jack Poole Plaza celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. AVS provided a turnkey production solution which included our SL100 mobile stage, concert audio + lighting support which featured our new Theatrixx G2 Touring 4.8mm outdoor LED video wall product. The day was filled with activities including meet & greets with Olympic and Paralympic Athletes, pin trading, sport demonstrations, and main stage musical programming – culminating in the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron with a musical performance by Lights.
It was a busy Canada Day weekend in Vancouver for AV Strategies. On Friday our client, GB Sound hired us to provide the audiovisual support including multi-camera IMAG, video projection, our D&B Audiotechnik V-series line array, and lighting for the President Bill Clinton along with James Patterson, who spoke about their new book, “The President in Missing” a novel that provides a front-row seat to the inner workings of the US political system and the Presidency. This highly attended event held in the West Ballrooms at the Vancouver Convention Centre required our team of audiovisual technicians to be extensively vetted by the US Secret Service.
A day later, we provided our Stageline SL260 portable stage to help Vancouver celebrate the 151st birthday of Canada at Canada Place. This award-winning event, presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation’s capital.
Our client, BRANDLIVE, deemed the SL260 to be the perfect stage to handle the variety of acts performing and to accommodate the City of Vancouver’s stringent time requirements for load-in and load-out. We set-up the stage and lighting, on the evening prior to the event and were ready for performances that took place throughout the day on July 1st. The performances concluded at 6:00pm and we had the stage packed up and cleared by 8:30pm, well before crowds moved in to enjoy the fireworks. While the weather cooperated for the most part, it was nice to have the covered wing for the monitor mix position.
A special ceremony was held in Vancouver today to announce the names of two high-profile public plazas will be given Indigenous names. Our client, The City of Vancouver, hired AV Strategies to provide full audiovisual support for the event. We deployed our SL-100 Stageline portable stage to provide the outdoor venue for this significant announcement.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was joined at the event by the Honourable Jinny Sims, the provincial Minister of Citizens’ Services, and others from the City to preside over the announcement.
In addition to the SL-100 Mix Mobile Stage, we provided audio support and lighting. Our new Elation LED Blinders were used to eliminate shadows and enhance the camera shots for the media who were on hand to cover the event.