InTents April/May 2023 - 10

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Steady pace
for a fast track
Year after year, Fiesta Tents brings
tenting excellence to the Formula
One Grand Prix of Canada.
By Sigrid Tornquist
E
RIGHT: Indy-Co Inc. of SaintHubert,
Que., provided the
18-by-18-inch interlocking
floating dock system as a
base for the Privilege 12
VIP hospitality suite. Photo
courtesy of Guevremont
Photographie.
BELOW: This two-tiered
65-by-770-foot clearspan
structure stood 15 feet tall
and defined the start/finish
line at the Grand Prix F1 du
Canada. Photo courtesy of
Groupe de Course Octane.
ach year since 1978, the Formula One Grand Prix of
Canada has taken place at the Parc Jean-Drapeau, a
public park in the heart of Montreal, Que.-and for more
than 40 of those years Montreal-based Fiesta Tents Ltd.
has provided its tenting and flooring. The international
event that takes place on the Saint Lawrence River kicks off
Montreal's summer with its biggest annual sporting event
of the season, relying on more than 150,000 square feet of
tenting to house VIP hospitality suites and food services, as
well as sales concessions and marketing activations.
As is true for all tenting installations, the location leads
the way. In this case, the 2022 Formula One Grand Prix
of Canada took place, as it has since its inception, on a
manmade island that is a public park owned by the city
with a public beach, bike path, gardens and the Olympic
rowing basin, requiring Fiesta Tents to work within a tight
setup and teardown time frame and provide complex
installations, all while implementing a carefully thoughtout
project management schedule that took into account
how access affected logistics as well as the bottom line.
Over land, over water
Of the 150,000 square feet of tenting, the biggest tent
Fiesta Tents installed was the corporate Elite Suite. The
65-by-770-foot clearspan structure rested on a tiered
scaffolding provided by Tower Scaffold Services Inc., Etobicoke,
Ont., which sat approximately 15 feet up in the air
in the rear and took two days to install with a crew of approximately
20.
Another star of the tenting show housed the official
caterer of the Grand Prix-Vienna, Austria-based DO &
CO Catering-that provided food for all the teams. The
50-by-270-foot clearspan structure sat on a platform
over the water in the Olympic rowing basin. " Although
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