Client Reviews and Media Appearances

Arato Entertainment & Events values the feedback from each our clients. With every comment we hear, it helps us to shape the future success of the next event.

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"On behalf of Starlight Children's Foundation Canada, we can't thank Debbie enough for her support and delivery of exceptional service to our organization over the past four years. Debbie has continued to provide outstanding entertainment and décor suppliers for our Annual Gala – each time going above and beyond to reach our vision. Debbie is professional, reliable and extremely talented in her expertise. We look forward to continue working with Arato Entertainment & Events in the future!"

Jeannie O'Regan, CMP, Starlight Children's Foundation Canada

"For many years, Arato Entertainment has always provided my clients with outstanding acts. Last week we had a London Calling theme night that was suggested by Arato and it was a huge hit. Two different bands and the dancefloor was packed all night. We even had the "Beatles" do a photo shoot with guests and everyone loved it. No need to even look at other agencies, Arato offers everything you would ever need including outstanding customer service."

Karen Elliott, ProPlanners Conference Management

"I have worked with Debbie for 7 years and she still finds a way to surprise me. An incredibly resourceful and knowledgeable person, Debbie is a huge asset to have in your network if industry professionals, as she can find a wide variety of entertainers and performers, both locally and internationally. It is a huge comfort to know that when I work with her, everything falls into place beautifully. I look forward to working with her for many more years to come. "

Holly Greig, CMP

"Debbie Arato has been working with Osler for over 10 years on our annual family event at The Granite Club. Our parties have a reputation for being amazing, and that is all down to Debbie's incredible work. The room is set up perfectly, with traffic flow that works. All the children are treated as VIP's, no lineups, and put on a pedestal for the day. The talent that Debbie has access to is above average. She scours the city for the very best artists, the most interesting gift ideas and entertainment that keeps everyone laughing (and sometimes dancing). Debbie makes it all work seamlessly and lets the client be a guest.

Debbie is a joy to work with and we feel very fortunate to have her as our secret weapon. Thank you Arato Entertainment for making our events shine. We look forward to working together for many years to come.

Heather Smith, Senior Manager, Hospitality Services and Special Events

"If you're looking for something that smacks of originality, lip print analysis is it… [A] lip print analyst, who can be hired through Arato Events, will read your shape and lines to come up with a list of characteristics..."

Excerpt from Ignite Magazine, Nov / Dec 2009.
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"People sometimes think using event planners may be an added expense," says Arato, "but with all the negotiating we can do, we can almost pay for the planner. Along the way, event planners control the costs in other important ways as well. With the experience of countless events behind them, they keep you from making expensive mistakes and assure you that countless details… are not overlooked..."

Excerpt from Canadian Business magazine, September 28, 2009.
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"Everyone really enjoyed themselves and honestly your company and the incredible talent you arranged for us truly helped make it one of our best Christmas functions."

Barbara Smith
St. Mary's Cement


View an excerpt of Arato Events' spectacular Cirque du Seven launch in Toronto!

"At the last moment the conference organizers changed the venue... Fortunately our event organizer Debbie Arato was on hand to solve the innumerable logistical problems that we encountered. This had to be done within an acceptable budget and within a limited timeframe... May I add that this had added pressure as the event attendees were traveling from overseas. The lasting memories for me however are the success of the event and the positive accommodating demeanor of Ms. Arato."

David Black

"Everyone involved… has done a terrific job of making the impeccable organization of this experience absolutely flawless. The fact that they performed this feat without appearing to be doing so is the true mark of a professional and you all did a magnificent job."

Brian Collinsworth
Deerhurst Resort

"...When I arrived in the office on Monday I received so many e-mails commenting on the fun everyone had. Even the adults had a great time. Numerous people said that this was the best Children's Christmas Party we ever had. Even the adults had a great time. Thank you again for being such a special part of our day. I look very forward to working with you next year."

Charmaine Roberts
Oasis Technology

"Where do we begin to thank you? The Teddy Bear Affair was the best ever! We are immensely grateful to you for your contributions to the evening's entertainment. All of your talent did an exceptional job of entertaining our guests and they were wonderful to work with. In particular, we are very grateful to you for your creativity and willingness to pitch-in wherever needed to make the show a success".

Hala Blissada, CRE
Chief Development Officer
Children's Aid Foundation

Niki Gastis
Senior Development Manager

"Circus acts include tightrope walkers, aerialists, flame eaters and juggling stilt walkers. But the contortionists, and exceptionally bendy pair who snake and curl while balancing candelabra on their head, are the real showstoppers..."

Excerpt from Toronto Life magazine, City Guide 2006.
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"On behalf of the Xmas Gala Committee, please accept our extreme gratitude for the exceptional service provided at our annual event. The production was superb and we received many exemplary comments from the 1200+ partygoers. Your consistent professionalism has been greatly appreciated."

Ian Cosman
Real Estate Manager, Real Estate Services Treasurer
Canadian Tire Staff Association