• welcome to iq entertainment

     Since 2014, IQ Entertainment has been providing our entertainment services for weddings, parties and corporate events. In 2018 we added corporate video production to our portfolio as well.

    IQ is family business and part of our Western Group of Companies. Our DJ business is based out of beautiful Sylvan Lake, Alberta and our Video Production side has team members located in Edmonton and Calgary as well. We are proud and honored to have been awarded the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce's Customer Service Excellence award on two occasions (2015 and 2019). If we are fortunate enough to earn your business, we will do our best to show you why we are going for number three!

    We invite you to spend two minutes to watch the video below. The Sylvan Lake Mermaid Ball and Business Awards is our flagship production where we coordinate everything from the lighting, music, MC services and even the production of the video itself. It's a great summary of what we are capable of.

    Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to connecting.

  • weddings

    We consider ourselves a "boutique" entertainment service (as we generally do less than a dozen bookings per year), but we do understand that you are likely starting your search by looking for a DJ.

    While our prices are comparable to a traditional DJ, we believe we provide a much greater value for your investment.

    THE CEREMONY

    Indoor or outdoors, we have you covered. If you're looking for professional Audio Video services for the ceremony. We provide it all - live or recorded music, wireless or lapel microphones and even portable generators for remote power.

     

    Our Livestream services are becoming very popular. We use our experience in commercial video production to ensure your guests from around the world won't miss a moment! And we will even save you a copy for your own personal viewing for years to come.

    THE RECEPTION

    This is where we separate from the pack in terms of quality and production. Every wedding booking includes a two person team and in addition to standard music services, you never have to worry about finding a friend or family member to MC as complete program hosting is as option as well!

    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

    Isiah is a talented and incredibly versatile performer. Whether you're looking for a crooner, classic hits or something a little more upbeat he'll add style to your event for sure. Take a listen and let us know what your wish list is. And check out his original performance of "Everyday's a Holiday" in our "Videos" section!

    EMCEE SERVICES

    Hiring a professional emcee for your event can make a huge difference in the production value and presentation. At IQ Entertainment, we are pleased to offer our emcee services as standard within any of our wedding or corporate entertainment packages.

  • Videos

    Our experience as entertainers has given us a tremendous insight into the production elements that make a great video that people will actually watch. Browse through our work below and reach out to discuss your vision for your upcoming project!

    Music Video

    When we were tasked to create a promotional video for Sylvan Lake, Isiah went to work to create this original song and we began the creative process to incorporate as many businesses, residents, business of the year finalists and even the mayor to kick things off! And a special thank you to our friends at Flying Goose media for their additional camera work!

    Virtual Awards Show

    Looking back to 2020, we still consider this our most ambitious project. With the Sylvan Lake Chamber being forced to pivot from their traditional awards show, we created and produced a the entire awards show which was simulcast at six venues in separtate venues.

     

    We don't expect you to watch all 45 minutes but it does give a good example of our capabilities.

    Sports Promo

    To use the phrase "passion project" wouldn't do this work justice. As a long-time coach and volunteer with Sylvan Lake Minor Football, it was Michael's goal to be able to capture the spirit and commitment to player safety that was shared by the coaches and executive of this amazing organization which consistently over-achieved levels of success on a provincial level.

    Sports Promo

    Showing the flexibility and vision of the Western team, after reviewing the raw footage to be used for the promotional video, we decided to put a fun 30 second hype video just for the high school team, the HJ Cody Lakers. If this doesn't get you excited for the return of high school team sports, we don't know what will!

  • Corporate video series

    We are very proud of this project for our friends at Rogue 7 as it is the first multi-series corporate promotional video we have done. We executed all elements of these videos including complete script writing, interview prep, editing and production.

  • corporate entertainment

    Who thought a work function could be this much fun! Here's just a sample of what we can do.

    KARAOKE/NAME THAT TUNE

    We are one of the few (if not the only) providers of mobile karaoke in Alberta! Our deluxe full audio, video and lighting set-up is amazing for corporate events, Christmas parties or even as a wedding time-filler in between the wedding and reception.

     

    We take it to the next level by integrating Name that Tune. This evening is all about the music - a little karaoke, a little dancing mixed in with a fun game of "Name that Tune" provides a great balance and gives both singers and non-singers of all ages a chance to participate and join in the fun!

     

    Our hosts will ensure you will be laughing and cheering - adding impact, excitement and hype to the event!

    COMPANY OLYMPICS

    Team-building like you've never experienced before. Forget the awkward touching and trust-falls, our diverse team-building events are done in a way that will have your team laughing, cheering and of course, bonding!


    Props, music, effects and announcers - it's so awesome your team will be hounding you for your next event which we can do in way less time than four years!

  • Meet our team

    Yes, we're a family business!

    Michael Williams (the husband)

    Event Host/Coordinator

    Michael is your point person with all things IQ. he is your event day coordinator and lead MC. With over 20 years of experience working the microphone for virtually every type of event under the sun, Michael will keep your guests engaged and ensure your event comes off smoothly and professionally!

     

    On the video production side, Michael primarily looks after storyboard creation and script writing. In addition to his IQ work, Michael oversees the operations for their Western Business Solutions division.

    Isiah Williams (the son)

    Co-Event Host/Music Services Lead

    Isiah and Michael launched IQ Entertainment back in 2014. On event day, Isiah and Michael work together to ensure the best possible experience for your event. In addition to being a kick-butt DJ, Isiah is a professional stage actor, voiceover specialist, singer, musician, award winning Improv player and also hosts our Karaoke events!

     

    Isiah is active in all areas of the video production division, including scripts, editing and shooting. He generally oversees the final edits before the finished projects are released.

     

    Isiah also looks after marketing and creative content for the Western division and its clients.

    Denise Williams (the wife)

    Event Coordinator

    Denise has been designing and coordinating live events for the last 20 years. If you have a corporate event you need assistance with in the planning department Denise can certainly help you out! As part of her day job as the Executive Director for the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce she oversees all Chamber events including the annual Mermaid Ball and Business Awards which has over 300 attendees each year.

     

    A former Vice-President of Marketing in her Calgary corporate life, Denise's branding and creative talent is always very much in demand and is on display for all the Chamber marketing initiatives as well as our Western clients.

    Kirk van der Veen (the friend who's like family)

    A/V Production Supervisor

    For almost 20 years, Michael and Kirk have worked together in both corporate Calgary and have continued their professional relationship throughout the evolution and growth of IQ's video division over the past several years. One of the best video and commercial producers in the business - Kirk has cut his teeth working for major corporations as Global Televison and Corus Entertainment and currently works as a commercial producer for Bell Media Calgary.

     

    An accomplished musician in his own right (with a performance as part of an ensemble for Keith Urban on his resume), if you're fortunate enough to catch Kirk and Isiah in an impromptu jam session you'll be in for an amazing treat!

  • No two occasions are the same but we try to keep it simple.

     

    We begin with a flat rate base package that provides you with all the essentials and let you add on the extras you would like for your event. Please contact us directly to discuss you custom quote.


    All events include:

    • Basic Lighting package for dance floor and ambiance
    • Premium Two Speaker Sound System
    • Self Contained Professional DJ Booth
    • One DJ and one Event Host/Coordinator
    • Two cordless microphones

    Extras

    • Room Uplighting (up to 25 lights)
    • Fog Machine
    • Large Room Audio System (over 250 people)
    • Large Room Main Stage Spotlight with Operator
    • Cocktail Video Greeting Station
    • Live singing performance with recorded audio background (ideal for ceremony or first dance)
    • Choreographed "Rock Star" Wedding Party or Honorees Entrance
    • Day-Before Advance Set up
    • Game creation and hosting
    • Ceremony Music and Audio (Weddings)
    • Open Air Digital Photo booth with lighting, choice of backdrop and props.
    • Hosted Karaoke/Name That Tune
    • On-Site Event Coordinators
    • Raw Footage or Produced Videography

    - 30% deposit required at time of booking
    - Travel fee of $50/hour may apply for remote venue locations
    - Outdoor ceremony coverage weather dependent

  • Let's connect!

    IQ Entertainment - a division of Western Business Solutions
    Business Office: Western Business Centre
    Bay 6, 5004 46th St.
    Sylvan Lake, Alberta

    403.478.1241

     

    Drop us a line and we'll be back in touch!