by Jeremy Renaud
For over a decade, I attended the annual Biz X Gala Awards as a participant and witnessed hundreds of local businesses from around the region being recognized for excellence in a variety of product and service categories.
Through a rigorous nominations process, each candidate would be nominated then reviewed by a panel of judges before being selected and announced as that year’s respective category winner.
Earlier this year while working on Windsor ComiCon presented by Cartoon Kingdom, received an email by the Biz X Magazine team that our show was nominated under ‘The Most Wonderful Event of the Year’ category.
I provided some background information on the event and then followed the process through which we were recently notified that we were selected as this year’s winner!
On Friday, November 16, 2018, a small contingent of staff and I had attended the Blackjack themed Gala at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. The program was brilliant and the food prepared by the culinary team and students at the College was, as always…exceptional!
Below is the speech that I provided to the the crowd on behalf of the entire team. I had to keep it short to one minute but was lucky enough to hit the mark right on the head and am thankful that one of my team members brought a pen as I edited it about five times at our table before going up to present when announced.
On behalf of the entire team at Windsor ComiCon presented by Cartoon Kingdom, we are honoured to accept the Biz X Award for Most Wonderful Event of the Year!
Working on Windsor’s Premier Pop Culture event for the past 4 years has been a tremendous honour….and one through which our success was a result of combined partnerships and more importantly people in our community.
With tremendous corporate support through our presenting sponsor Cartoon Kingdom who is currently celebrating their 20th Anniversary along with 29 other local businesses and of course Biz X Magazine, our footprint in the community has been well established.
I would like to thank our team including but not limited to my beautiful wife Dana Stanciu, our guest celebrity coordinator; Sandra Poirier, our volunteer coordinator; and Sylvia Ward, our cosplay coordinator along with many other staff who could not be here this evening
I would also like to thank our fans and attendees who continue to make this event a success year over year.
We look forward our next event, which will be returning to the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, September 21-22, 2019.
Last but not least, thank you to the judges who selected us and to the entire team at Biz X Magazine who supported us over the years.
Congratulations to all 2018 Biz X Award Winners!
Receiving a Biz X Award is an amazing experience. One, that of I have dreamt about for over a decade. To be nominated alone for an award is an honour but to receive one is simply amazing!
This is award is for everyone who makes Windsor ComiCon great! We are thankful to our sponsors, community partners, exhibitors, volunteers and of course you the attendees and fans who continue to make this show Windsor’s Premiere Pop Culture Event!!!
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See you in 2019!