November 2, 2018

Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Vimy Award Gala has consistently held its reputation of being the most exclusive defence and security recognition galas of its kind for 28 years, annually bringing together over 500 of the sectors most influential industry and government representatives.

An elite evening to celebrate the accomplishments of Canadian defence and pay special honors to those citizens who have been pillars of leadership and innovation defence and security in Canada.

 

Gala Sponsorship

Secure your representation at the Vimy Award Gala!

Tables are almost 50% sold out after one week of launching the program!

Bronze sponsorship levels and above all include a complimentary table(s) with the added benefits of corporate visibility options for your company. Showcase your attendance at this significant defence and security event in Canada.

To book or for further questions, please contact;

Jennifer Giguere-Pitre
Director of Operations
jennifer@cdainstitute.ca

DIAMOND PREMIER LEVEL - SOLD
PLATINUM LEVEL – 2 Available – SOLD OUT

VIP BENEFITS

  • Company CEO, or their designee, will have the opportunity to serve on the Vimy Award Selection Committee
  • Two complimentary event tables of 10 in a prime location ($10,000 value).
  • Two reserved seats at a Gala Head Table seated amongst events most esteemed guests
  • Opportunity for a company representative to provide opening remarks
  • Photo opportunity for four (4) with the winner of the 2018 Vimy Award

RECOGNITION & BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to provide each guest with a branded take-away promotional item. Item provided by sponsor.
  • Two pop-up banners displayed prominently flanking each side of mainstage. Banner supplied by sponsor.
  • Sponsorship verbally recognized during opening remarks
  • Prime logo visibility in event program
  • Prime logo visibility on displays and digital screens
  • Logo recognition on reserved table
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Company mention within event social media marketing campaign.
  • Prime logo placement on event information pages on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
  • Two complimentary full-page advertisements in ON TRACK magazine. Graphic provided by sponsor.

 

GOLD LEVEL – Limited Availability $10,000

VIP BENEFITS

  • One complimentary table of 10 in a prime location ($5,000 value).
  • Two reserved seats at a Gala Head Table seated amongst events most esteemed guests
  • Photo opportunity for two with the winner of the 2018 Vimy Award.

RECOGNITION & BENEFITS

  • Sponsorship verbally recognized during opening remarks
  • Logo recognition on reserved table
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Logo visibility on displays and digital screens
  • Two pop-up banners displayed at main entrance. Banner supplied by sponsor.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Logo placement on event pages on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
  • One complimentary full-page advertisement in ON TRACK magazine. Graphic provided by sponsor.
RECEPTION SPONSOR – EXCLUSIVE $10,000 - SOLD

VIP BENEFITS

  • One complimentary table of 10 in a prime location ($5,000 value).
  • Two reserved seats at a Gala Head Table seated amongst events most esteemed guests
  • Photo opportunity for one with the winner of the 2018 Vimy Award

RECOGNITION & BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to provide Gala Reception verbal welcome and introduced entertainment.
  • One pop up banner placed near performance area during the reception. Supplied by sponsor.
  • Opportunity to provide branded cocktail napkins to be used during the reception.
  • Branded tent cards placed throughout the reception area.
  • Logo on onsite digital signage
  • Logo recognition on reserved table
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Logo on event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
SILVER LEVEL $8,000

 

  • One complimentary table of 10 ($5,000 value)
  • One pop-up banner displayed at event. Banner supplied by sponsor.
  • Logo recognition on reserved table
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Logo visibility on displays and digital screens
  • Logo placement on event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
  • One complimentary ¼ page advertisement in ON TRACK magazine.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
BRONZE LEVEL $5,000
  • One complimentary table of 10
  • Logo recognition on reserved table
  • Company name (text) listed within event program
  • Company name (linked text) listed on all e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Company name (linked text) listed on Gala event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year.
REGISTRATION SPONSOR $4,000
  • Four complimentary Gala tickets
  • Branded tent cards will be placed at each registration kiosk
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Logo on onsite digital signage
  • One pop up banner place at each registration desk. Banner supplied by sponsor.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Logo on event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
COAT CHECK SPONSOR $3,000
  • Two complimentary Gala tickets
  • Branded tent cards will be placed at coat check station
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Logo on onsite digital signage
  • One pop up banner place at coat check area. Banner supplied by sponsor.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre – and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Logo placement on event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR $3,000
  • Two complimentary Gala tickets
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Logo on onsite digital signage
  • One pop up banner placed at the event. Banner supplied by sponsor.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Logo placement on event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year
IMAGERY SPONSOR $3,000
  • Two complimentary Gala tickets
  • Photo opportunity for two team members alongside the 2018 Vimy Award Winner
  • One pop up banner placed within VIP photography area main entrance.
  • Logo visibility in event program
  • Logo on onsite digital signage
  • Recognition of sponsorship in all pre- and post-event e-communications marketing campaigns
  • Logo placement on event page on the CDA Institute web site for 1 year

The Vimy Award

Established in 1991, the Vimy Award recognizes Canadians who have made outstanding commitments to Canadian security and defence and towards preserving our democratic values, normally as a life-long achievement. The award honours the bravery and sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers – comprising the four divisions of the Canadian Corps – who were victorious in the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.

SUBMIT A VIMY AWARD NOMINATION / SELECTION GUIDELINES

General Statement: The Vimy Award was initiated in 1991 to recognize, annually, one Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation and the preservation of our democratic values.

1. Significance: What the nominee has accomplished has resulted in a major improvement in Canada’s security and /or in the preservation of Canadian democratic values. This could take the form, for example, of precipitating major policy changes which improve the nation’s security consistent with human rights, or of enhancing the name of Canada as a competent and determined proponent of a democratic world view. The latter could take the form of a major military or diplomatic success.

2. Outstanding: The accomplishment has been carried out in a truly extraordinary manner through the particular ability and persistent efforts of the nominee. For example, the contribution has been made despite significant difficulties or opposition, or the contribution is seen as particularly effective and farsighted.

3. Recognition: In the event of two or more nominees being considered of roughly equal merit, consideration should be given to the nominee who has not yet received significant recognition for his/her contribution over one who has already received similar recognition.

Nominations must be received by Monday, 16 July, 2018, and should be addressed to:

Vimy Award Selection Committee
Conference of Defence Associations Institute
151 Slater Street, suite 412
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3

Or submitted electronically to robert.legere@cdainstitute.ca

Previous Vimy Award Winners

1991 The Right Honourable Joe Clark 2005 Mr. G. Hamilton Southam
1992 General John de Chastelain 2006 Brigadier-General David Fraser
1993 Major General Lewis Mackenzie 2007 General Raymond R. Henault
1994 Major-​General William Howard 2008 General Rick Hillier
1995 Major-​General Roméo Dallaire 2009 Warrant Officer William MacDonald
1996 Dr. Jack Granatstein 2010 The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
1997 The Right Honourable B.Dickson 2011 Major-General Jonathan Vance
1998 Vice-​Admiral Larry Murray 2012 Honorary Colonel Frederick Philip Mannix
1999 Lieutenant-​General Charles H. Belzile 2013 Brigadier-General Don Macnamara (ret’d)
2000 The Honourable Barnett Danson 2014 Honorary Colonel Blake Goldring
2001 Air Commodore Leonard Birchall 2015 The Honourable Hugh D. Segal
2002 Colonel, the Honourable John Fraser 2016 Dr. James Boutilier
2003 General Paul Manson 2017 The Honourable William (Bill) Graham
2004 Dr. David Bercuson 2018 To be announced

 

Honoring Canadian Military History

The First World War was a defining event in Canada’s history.  It was by any measure a traumatic experience that left few areas of national life untouched. Overseas, particularly in France and Flanders, but also in other theatres throughout the world, Canadians on the sea, on the ground and in the air contributed substantially to the war effort but paid dearly for their involvement.  In the end, the war claimed the lives of some 61,000 Canadian men and women and left more than 172,000 wounded in body and mind.

The CDA Institute wishes to remember and honour the Canadian sacrifice on the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War. Each table at the 2018 Vimy Award Gala Dinner will therefore be named after a significant battle in which Canadians participated, whether mostly on their own or in support of their British allies.  Whether sitting at the “Ypres” table, the “Somme” table or the “Mons” table, the connection between the nation’s military past and today will be undeniable.

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