The Accolade Team

We love bringing events to life! Accolade Entertainment and Vida Events are collaborating to create a boutique experience for your event entertainment needs. Customization is the name of our game. Together Baruch and Willow are a combination of entertainment, organization and creativity. Get in touch and let us exceed your expectations!


Baruch Laskin – Creative Director And Consummate Showman

Baruch Laskin has spent over 20 years in the Calgary entertainment industry. Winner of the Canadian Event Industry Entertainer of the Year in 2004, he has worked with a full range of clients. Baruch confidently emcees international conferences, dazzles guests at corporate parties and hosts sporting events. Working with organizers to hit all of the beats of the program, he delivers an exceptional attendee experience and ensures your sponsors are recognized. Fun loving, flexible and professional, Baruch is able to make adjustments as needed throughout the show all while keeping the mood light and guests focused on the cause. Let him take you for coffee and to hear more about your entertainment needs and maybe learn a magic trick or two!


Willow Carriere – Business Manager

With her 10+ years of event management expertise Willow Carriere is the Lead Event Designer with Vida Events and acting as the Business Manager for Accolade Entertainment. Her passion for connecting the right entertainer or artist with the event have helped carve out a niche for Accolade. Attention to detail and prompt communication allows her to anticipate our clients needs. Her keen listening skills and penchant for follow through keep our clients coming back year after year. Give her a shout and share your vision. You’ll be happy you did!