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June 3, 2020

GED2020 is today!

As reported in last week’s newsletter, Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is taking place today and is open to everyone interested in increasing the visibility of the Exhibition Industry regionally and on a global scale.

To make the biggest possible impact, Global Exhibitions Day this year will focus on just one message: Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies. We will concentrate on the idea of connecting, reconnecting, starting, and rebuilding communities and economies. We want to promote the message that face-to-face exhibitions are the fastest way to reconnect with your marketplace and that the connections made at exhibitions will lead to the renewal of our economy. Here is Exhibition Place’s contribution to that message:

All members of the exhibition industry are invited to get involved in the celebration to promote the industry and exhibitions as business platforms. For more information, please visit the website. Please show your support by using the #GED2020 hashtag!


Exhibition Place Art Walking Tour

Spring is in full swing and people are looking for things to do outside while maintaining physical distancing.  There’s lots of space at ExPlace!  We invite you to visit the grounds on foot or on a bike and do our self-guided Art Walking Tour, featuring iconic modern and historical outdoor art pieces.  As you move from installation to installation you can enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, our beautiful gardens, and views of the lake.

Fish (1961),

Artist: Jean Horne

83 Sculpture (1968),

Artist: Ronald Baird

Mother & Children (1957)

Artist: Frances Loring


For the Art Walking Tour, please click here.


CAEM Industry Advocacy - Take Action Today!

The Canadian exhibition industry is facing its greatest challenge ever: the prolonged shut down of business activities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the provinces start to phase in their plans to reopen, the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) is asking for your help NOW, to amplify the industry’s message: Exhibitions – with clear guidelines for strict physical distancing, increased cleaning & hygiene, and enhanced crowd control – can play a key part in restarting the economy safely.

Last Thursday, CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce sent a position letter to each of the Provincial Premiers, as well as the Ministers of Health, Economic Development, Finance and Tourism. You can view those letters HERE.

Now it’s your turn. Amplify CAEM’s message and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.

Here are FOUR EASY actions to take IMMEDIATELY:

  1. Advocate individually to the member of provincial Parliament in the riding where you live. SUBMIT LETTER HERE.
  2. Advocate individually to the member of provincial Parliament in the riding(s) where your show(s) are located.SUBMIT LETTER HERE.
  3. Share this email with everyone in your professional network (employees, co-workers, colleagues and friends in the industry) and encourage them to participate.
  4. Share this link https://caem.ca/advocacy on all your social media channels and encourage everyone you know in the industry to join CAEM’s advocacy campaign.

IMPORTANT: This letter writing campaign is open to ALL individuals in the Canadian exposition industry, including both CAEM members and the industry at large. Whether you operate on the show management side of the business or you are a supplier to the industry, and whether you are a business owner or an individual employed in our industry, we encourage you to participate in this critical initiative.


Asparagus Quiche recipe from Spectra

Many thanks to Geoff Carter, Director of Food & Beverage Operations for Spectra at Enercare Centre, for this Asparagus Quiche Recipe!  Ontario asparagus is available in stores right now and this quiche looks divine!

Pastry Dough

  • 2 1/2cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 10oz butter – cut into pieces and chilled
  • 5tb ice water (approximate)
  1. Combine flour, salt, butter cubes and toss together
  2. Pulse in a mixer until butter is rice size, not fully mixed
  3. Spread flour mixture on counter
  4. Add water over top and knead by hand
  5. Split dough in half and roll into 1inch disc. Wrap and chill
  6. When chilled, remove from fridge
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 13-14” round – add flour on surface as required
  8. Fold dough in half
  9. Transfer dough into 9” pie plate
  10. Chill



  • 2 cups 10% cream
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix ingredients together


  • 1/2lb    Asparagus – blanched
  • 10pc    Cherry tomato – cut in half
  • 4oz      Ham
  • 60z      Swiss cheese – shredded
  1. trim woody asparagus ends
  2. cut remaining asparagus into 1” pieces
  3. cook asparagus in boiling water for 30 seconds – cool in ice water - dry


Preheat oven to 325®

  1. Remove pie dough from fridge
  2. Sprinkle 75% of cheese on the bottom on pie shell
  3. Spread asparagus evenly in pie shell
  4. Spread cherry tomato’s evenly in pie shell
  5. Spread ham evenly in pie shell
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top
  7. Pour cream mix evenly over top
  8. Bake quiche at 325 F for approximately 1 ¼ hours or until custard sets

Let quiche rest for 30 minutes and serve or chill

For more Ontario Asparagus recipes, click here.