About us

About us

MRG Events is a leading independent Canadian producer of entertainment properties. MRG Events is a division of The MRG Group, a leading provider of hospitality and entertainment properties in Canada.
In 2018, MRG Events joined forces with John Donnelly and Associates. Over the past 30 years, John Donnelly has negotiated and delivered hundreds of successful sponsorship and production agreements for a wide variety of projects, with values ranging up to multi-million-dollar events. The team’s excellent relationships with national talent agencies, promoters and cultural performance groups continue to provide the opportunity to produce events with world-class talent.
Whether we are producing elegant galas or outdoor festival events, MRG Events delivers detail, passion and work-smart determination to each and every project. But more than that, the team brings a supportive, work environment and true community spirit to each event. MRG Events prides itself on not only having excellent working relationships with clients, suppliers, artists, and crews but by also making each event a positive sharable experience. The team works with hundreds of staff, performers and volunteers who regularly return to participate in events year-after-year because they know they will be taking part in something special.
MRG Events manages every event from top to bottom, concept to completion, ensuring the smallest details are documented and memorable moments are created. We work with dedication that stems from loving what we do!

MRG Events recent successes include many international and national award-winning events:
Surrey Fusion Festival – 2019 International Gala Award, Best Festival; National Star Award, Best Cultural Event
Richmond World Festival – National Star Award for Most Outstanding Event in Canada
Khatsahlano Street Party – Georgia Straight Best in Vancouver for Community Festival
Surrey 2010 Celebration Site – Best Public Entertainment Event
Surrey Canada Day – National Star Award for Most Outstanding Event in Canada
World Police & Fire Games Opening Ceremonies – International Gala Award – Most Outstanding Spectacle Event
John Donnelly was also honoured with the Province of BC’s prestigious Nesika Award which recognizes excellence in promoting multiculturalism.

Our team

Our team

John Donnelly

John Donnelly

Vice-President
James Cowan

James Cowan

Technical Director / Public Safety Manager
Sarah Shandl

Sarah Shandl

Artist and Production Manager
Terence Dorras-Donnelly

Terence Dorras-Donnelly

Production Manager
Lauren Coburn

Lauren Coburn

Partnerships Manager
Bethany Somerville

Bethany Somerville

Production Coordinator
Our work

Our work

Contact us

Contact us

Get in touch

910 Richards St. Suite 203,
Vancouver, BC V6B 3C1

Email: info@mrgevents.com
Phone: (604) 654-2612