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Calgary Stampede Event Planner

Five Star Events® is a full service event planning company in Calgary, Alberta.

For ten days in July, the City of Calgary dons blue jeans and cowboy hats and throws a party! YaHoo!

Five Star Events® works with companies of all sizes to implement fun and exciting corporate stampede events. From pancake breakfasts for 50 people to family BBQs for 1,000 guests, to evening Galas for 2,500 – we know how to make it happen!

We bring together all the services required to make it a success, including the tables, chairs, tents, electrical, entertainment, food and beverages, give-aways and promotional materials – even the invitations! We take care of the security, the logistics, site plan and layout. We provide the staffing and take the burden off of our client’s staff so that they are available to interact with the guests and make a lasting impression.

We take care of every last detail so you don’t have to. Want to see some of our fun parties?

Photo Credit: Riverwood Photography

  • testimonials
  • Bell Helicopter, A Textron Company 03.04.2012

    Pam has led her Five Star Events team in support of our annual Customer Appreciation Stampede Bar B-Q for 9 years. She has personally made this annual event successful through an acute attention to the smallest details, and a coordinated service delivery that makes it look easy and flawless to the guests and hosts. Pam and her team made our 750 guests feel welcome and at home during the entire event and carefully branded the day to meet our corporate expectations. Her choices on decorations, entertainment, food, and beverage, were high quality and in alignment with our budget requirements.

    I have, and will continue to recommend her event planning services professionally and personally when ever asked.

    Chris Schaefer, General Manager, Bell Helicopter

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers -AIChE 03.06.2013

    I used google search to find a local registrar for our conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Calgary. “As fate would have it, the last one on the list answered the phone and within the first three minutes of our conversation I knew Pam was the perfect fit for us.

    Pam McCarthy (with Five Star Events) has been professional, prompt, courteous, willing to go the extra mile and has exhibited much grace under pressure.

    … In case you have any clients looking for event management—Pam McCarthy would be perfect for them, too!

    Colleen Dean
    American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Center for                 Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
    New York, NY 10016

  • The Banff Center 03.10.2013

    Pam was a true pleasure to work with! She has an amazing ability to take a rough idea or concept from a client and turn it into an amazing event or experience, all while ensuring that all of the details are taken care of.

    I hope we have an opportunity to work together again!

    Kameko Higa
    The Banff Centre
    Conference Services Manager

  • Precision Geomatics 09.12.2013

    I had used Five Star Events for my wedding, so when the task of planning the Corporate Christmas Party came to me, I knew exactly who to call.

    Pam not only met but absolutely exceeded my expectations. From touring various venues to planning the menu, wine, entertainment and décor, she was there every step of the way. My party was a wild success, and I owe it to Pam and Five Star Events®.

    Kaye Lebherz
    Precision Geomatics Inc.

  • eXmerce Barter Inc. 27.04.2014

    Our Christmas event was a huge success! Pam at Five Star Events® met with me on-site at the location where we were going to host our event. Pam has a keen eye for space planning, layout and design. I was very impressed with the recommendations, as our guests all left with a wonderful experience. Pam also helped to provide décor and even helped us move stuff to get the room organized. She’s hands on and professional. I would highly recommend Pam’s services to any business who’s looking to host a corporate event or function.

    Nelson Liem
    President, eXmerce Barter Inc.

  • Hines Canada 16.06.2014

    We feel very fortunate to have found Pam and her friendly, professional team. We endeavour to provide our tenants with a Stampede week experience unparalleled by any other building downtown, and with the help of Five Star Events, particularly for our tenant BBQ, we feel we have achieved this goal year after year. The food is delicious, the service impeccable – on time, on budget, and on point. Five stars for Five Star Events!

    Theadoran (Teddi) Sholter
    Assistant Property Manager
    Hines Canada