Case Studies

Styx Tour

The SW team hit the road with these American rockers to help deliver the Canadian dates of their 2022 tour.

Heart of Gold Gala

A complete venue transformation to help the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation execute an elegant night of fundraising.

Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson hosted Canada’s Premiers and their delegations for the 2023 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers.

Canada’s Farm Show

SW’s LED screen technology shined with massive panoramic LED wall to deliver product launch presentations at one of North America’s biggest agriculture shows.

HSBC Canada Sevens

Our team returned to BC Place stadium to help HSBC produce one of Canada’s largest rugby tournaments.

Styx Tour

Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and is best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre.

In the fall of 2022 the Styx tour came to Canada with SW providing concert services at shows in 7 cities from BC to Manitoba. SW was hired to provide a first-class lighting system and the complete audio system with the requirements that it must cover the audience area with clear vocal intelligibility and impact, our L’Acoustics line array and subwoofer system was implemented to achieve this.

Heart of Gold Gala

After being postponed for two years, the KGH Foundation’s iconic Heart of Gold gala presented by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation returned in September of 2022, pushing boundaries and exceeding all expectations thanks to the enduring faith and support of our generous community.

SW was involved throughout the process, helping to design the event in a unique new venue at the O’Rourke Family Estate. 8 Projection screens in a unique layout were utilized to set the atmosphere displaying artworks from Janna Watson throughout the evening. We provided a high resolution panoramic LED screen for the key visuals and information display. The mood of the room was set by a unique lighting and chandelier setup flown from a 19′ truss grid.

At the end of the evening, a record-breaking $1.6 million had been raised to help establish a centre of excellence in brain health at Kelowna General Hospital.

Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers

The 2023 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers in Winnipeg MB was organized by the Council of the Federation.  The Council enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.

The Council contracted SW to deliver a carefully choreographed technical program that included private secure meetings with the premiers of Canada in two languages, complete build out and management of the media center broadcasting live content to national media outlets from coast to coast.  This event offered unique challenges that SW overcame with limited internet infrastructure and 11 provincial and territorial contingencies each with unique demands and requirements.

Services Provided

  • Remote translation services in real time

  • Live event broadcast content to the web

  • IT management

  • Bosch Dicentis congress systems for Premiers’ meeting
  • Set design and broadcast lighting

Thank you for your role in making the 2023 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers such a success.

Your attention to detail, calm manner, and ability to adapt quickly when there were last-minute changes were once again put to the test and as always, you and your team made sure everything ran smoothly. From delegation office printer issues to changing the time for the final news conference, you were ready for anything.

Loretta and I both agree that SW counts as one of our trusted suppliers and appreciate having the peace of mind of knowing that one of the most complex elements of the meeting is in such good hands

Paola St Georges, COF Event Manager

Canada’s Farm Show 2023

Every June, Canada’s Farm Show (CFS) comes alive, bringing exhibitors, producers, and international buyers together for an exhilarating three-day event in Regina SK. As one of North America’s biggest and most important agricultural shows, CFS showcases the latest equipment and technology, attracting thousands of visitors from Canada and around the world.

SW’s key role at the show was to deliver the Launch Pad stage, an area of the show floor for product announcements, keynote speakers, industry panels and pitch contests. The stage was designed around a massive 74 foot panoramic LED screen that was utilized for IMAG camera feeds, presentation picture-in-pictures and impressive full screen animations and videos.  The stage was delivered with a full sound system, stage wash & accent lighting, and with complex presentation and comfort monitor requirements.

The whole 3 day event was broadcast live through a multi-camera switching setup with rich graphics to YouTube.

HSBC Canada Sevens

The HSBC Canada Sevens is an annual rugby sevens tournament held every March. It is one of the ten stops on the World Rugby Sevens Series, and is the tournament is played at BC Place in Vancouver. The 2023 Canada sevens featured 28 of the world’s top men’s and women’s sevens teams.

SW | Showtime was brought on board to help execute many areas throughout the venue.  We utilized our LED wall technology to create a dynamic players entry archway the teams would run through as they entered the field.  The HSBC Hot seat was a unique seating area on the sidelines on stage risers with a seamless printed backdrop and dynamic LED front wall to show off the key sponsor’s branding and message.  Our Showtime team was in full force to transform the BC Place hospitality suite into a fully branded area for VIP’s to hang out.  When the tournament champions were crowned they celebrated on a mobile stage and winners arch SW created and rolled out onto the field.

Services & Equipment Provided

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    Custom LED Screens – Players’ Archway, Hot Seat, VIP lounge big screen

  • 2

    Staging & Rigging – Awards Arch, Hot Seat, VIP Lounges

  • 3

    Meeting & Lounge Room Services – TV, Furniture, Drape. Massage Tables

  • 4

    Media Backdrop with TV Lighting

  • 5

    Virtual Interview Area – Video cameras & streaming system

  • 6

    Hospitality Tent – Site sound & furniture rentals

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    Lounges & Food Court – Carpet, Staging, Furniture Rentals, Drape, TV’s

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    Signage & Wayfinding – Custom printed hardwall, wall wraps, window decals, standing signs