Friday, March 13, 2020

Events And The Coronavirus - What You Need To Know

According to the World Health Organization, "coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases". The most recent form of coronavirus(COV) that has broken out all across the world is a novel strain of the virus identified as COVID-19

Like all coronaviruses, this strain can also travel between animals and humans. According to experts, it emerged in Wuhan, China, from the Huanan Market, a live animal and seafood market in the District. The COVID-19 is said to have come from a bat, then to a pangolin, and finally to human beings. 

As of today, this strain of the coronavirus has already spread to over 100 countries worldwide. While research into the virus continues, people all over the world are in a state of panic. Many events have been canceled, citing the outbreak of the virus as the sole reason. 

This article aims to provide accurate information to people for whom canceling social, and public events may perhaps not be possible due to a variety of reasons. Since the outbreak, numerous researchers have compiled safety protocols that can protect and safeguard people from this disease. 

So, if you are planning a social gathering or are an event planner, here are a few methods that can help you and your attendees significantly reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19.

Hand Sanitizers – Do They Work?

A lot has been speculated about the usefulness of hand sanitizers. Some say that they are not an effective way to reduce germs from hands, while others suggest that those with alcohol in them are particularly useful. 

Hence, can using hand sanitizers be useful at an event? In what ways? What ingredients must you watch out for in a hand sanitizer for it to be the most effective? These are the next set of questions you should be asking yourself, which we too will be answering. 

Experts suggest that hand sanitizers cannot be used in all types of situations to remove germs from hands. Bad use of hand sanitizer will be when the hands are quite greasy or have strong chemicals on them. In these circumstances, the only viable solution is to wash hands with soap and water. 

However, hand sanitizers can be useful at an event, depending on what types of activities have been planned for the attendees. For example, if attendees will not be served an assortment of foods or asked to interact with wildlife or each other in a physical capacity, hand sanitizers can be useful. 

The best hand sanitizers are the ones that have at least 60% alcohol in them for reducing microbes and germs from hands. For the best results, it is suggested that the hands be scrubbed until completely dry. 

So, the best place to set up a hand sanitizer station would be at the entrances or front desks. Ideally, one should encourage all attendees to clean their hands before entering the main spaces for interaction. This will ultimately reduce the overall panic and fear of contracting the disease as well.

Do Masks Help?

Surgical masks can be of help in making sure the disease does not travel from an infected person to a non-infected person, but cannot protect a non-infected person from infection. This means that germs can still go from an infected person's body, although wearing a mask reduces the risk of that happening. 

By wearing a mask, the infected person ensures that if they cough or sneeze, the vapors that are likely diseased do not disperse into the air and infect others by chance. So overall, if you hand out masks at your event, you can, to some extent, reduce the chances of spreading coronavirus

However, ordinary surgical masks cannot guarantee disease control. Firstly, masks only work when hand cleaning and other preventive measures are also implemented at the same time. And secondly, surgical masks must be disposed of properly after being used once to curb disease spread.

Encourage People Not To Shake Hands

While it might sound awkward, the best way to ensure that COVID-19 does not spread further is by asking people to avoid shaking hands. Easily one of the fastest ways of the disease spreading is through touch. So, remind people to avoid handshakes at multiple intervals during the event.

Moreover, you should hire entertainment for the event that does not require a "hands-on" approach, i.e., performances in which there is little to no physical contact between the performers and the audience. This, too, will make sure that no transference of disease occurs. 

One solution to this may be hiring aerial performers or performers that incorporate fire into their routines. Examples of such works may be found in abundance at our website,

Event Safety – Consider The Risks

Despite all safety measures, you should remain cautious and think practically about the dangers of having an event in the middle of a global health epidemic. Think about the severity of the disease in the area of your event, alongside local, regional, or national sentiments that may affect your attendance. 

Do people want this event to happen? Will they attend? How bad is the spread of coronavirus in the region? Is there a considerable risk of attendees getting sick? These are some of the essential questions you should consider answering. 

The general sentiments surrounding the risks of public events may show that any open event should not be held if the coronavirus has been detected in the country. However, experts suggest not panicking and continuing to conduct affairs responsibly. 

They suggest that people and organizations practice better daily hygiene and refrain from being in public settings only if the virus has not been contained in the area. In the meantime, countries with only a few reported cases that have been isolated may go ahead with their festivities. 

However, taking precautionary measures can be beneficial in ensuring that public panic is curtailed and managed productively and efficiently.

Monday, July 8, 2019

J Rex The Eventosaurus

As seen at the Raptors Playoff Tailgate parties, CP24, BlogTO, Shaq, Cabana, and The Rom! 

We are excited to introduce Toronto's first dinosaur performer - bring Jurassic Park to your event! Standing 8-foot tall, 15-foot long he has an amazing presence that is sure to catch everyone’s attention. Expect LOTS of phones to come out to capture this incredibly realistic raptor. He walks, blinks, roars and is the ultimate photo op for your guests. 

This prehistoric treasure is available for any occasion: birthdays, corporate events, festivals, marketing activations and more. He is an awesome photo op and makes for great pictures, videos, and even pranks for social media. Fear not! Our park rangers have him very well-trained so you and your friends can get up and personal. 

Available for one hour sessions or daily bookings, this is one adventure you don't want to miss! 

Book him for your next event today!
647 801 1011

Monday, February 25, 2019



Congratulations, you’re getting married!

The most magical day of your life is on the horizon and we’re sure you’re riddled with ideas, plans and terrifically creative concepts to entertain you and your loved ones on the big day. But in case Pinterest and your favourite DIY websites aren’t kick-starting your creativity like you’d hoped they would, today our team over at Jestr is making 10 suggestions for your wedding entertainment. Just in case you’ve got a case of bride brain (an overload of excitement) and haven't been able to narrow down your vision and concept just yet.

Full disclosure, this won’t be your Mother's wedding entertainment rental.

Watch in awe as Rayn easily captures your guests attention and performs a bewildering set of magic that will excite and shock onlookers. A highly sought after magician, Rayn will roam your venue performing his magic act including; sleight of hand, pickpocketing, mentalism, card and illusion magic.

Jestr Trio
A trio of talented acoustic musicians that will serenaded your guests and even take requests! Jestr’s Trio makes for an intimate and authentic entertainment experience for your wedding reception. Performance possibilities can include your first dance, cocktail hour or even a spontaneous mid dinner performance.

MC - Magician of Ceremonies

Forget your uncle, Jestr’s professional MC will provide an outstanding performance element to the traditional mundane MC duties. Magic tricks, interactive games and rousing introductions will keep the excitement level on high all evening long.

LED Furniture

Outfit any area of your wedding with glowing LED furniture and d├ęcor and see how the soft illumination adds elegance and romance to your venue. LED furniture is an ideal way to create the focal points of your venue like the head table, DJ booth and bar. Since the furniture is waterproof it’s also perfect for outdoor receptions and designated smoking areas. Ask about customization using images and text!

Fire Artists
Bring your childhood circus memories to life at your wedding with Jestr's impeccable fire dancers and performance artists. Their act will leave you breathless and amazed as they perform a fire show fit for circus, the ultimate show in live entertainment.

Cartoon Artists
Not sure if you’ve gotten the memo but photo booths are cancelled. Don’t panic though, Jestr has you covered on that front. Introducing our live and digital cartoons artists. Drawing are performed at maximum speed to include as many guests as possible. Available with logo customization, your guests will keep this memento for years to come.
Our newest addition, digital drawings are performed on a tablet and live broadcasted on a television for the entire venue to see in real time.

LED Robots

Literally the life of the party. Perfect for your dance party or a midnight surprise during the late night buffet. Jestr’s two options of LED robots, J-Bot and J-Tron will elevate your guests’ experience from to unforgettable.

1st Dance Musicians
Possibly the most photographed moment during your reception and definitely the most memorable, your first dance as a married couple is a moment you’ll cherish forever. Our 1st Dance Musicians will serenaded you and your brand new other half.

Giant Games
Best. Time. Ever. Bring the fun to your wedding in the form of giant games like jumbo connect four and Jumbo Jenga. Our giant wedding games are designed to create guest engagement and hilarious memories. Guests will be reminiscing about your wedding for years to come and relishing in their win over your in laws!

Flair Bartenders

Waiting in line is boring, even when it’s at an open wedding bar. Entertain and engage your guests with flair bartenders who can create your signature wedding cocktail with pizazz and gravity defying moves in seconds.

Remember: this is you and your future partners special day so it should be exactly what you want. Jestr is most proud of our teams ability to work with each and every couple's vision and desired outcome. No wedding should be the same and we’re here to make certain of that!

So, if you’re looking for a wedding experience that is nothing like your Mother’s or your Grandmothers, contact us today for you’re the wedding your imagination didn’t even know existed.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jester Events? You mean Jestr Events!

Jester Jestr Events - We put the E in Entertainment! 

Jester Events - You mean Jestr Events!

You clearly meant the world famous, (Jestr, no E!) where they provide the very best in Event Entertainment. It's okay, we're not too mad at you! We wanted to make sure you didn't accidentally go to Jester Events - who wouldn't be as fun if they existed. 

As an apology, make sure you check out all the awesome Entertainment they provide to your Corporate, Wedding or private events! Magicians, Arcades, LED Robots DJs, Air Dancers, Fire Performers, Bartenders.... you get the point- at

Let's Recap:  Jestr Events - Good.   Jester Events - Bad 

Monday, June 11, 2018

4 Ideas to Host an Awesome Glow Party

4 Ideas to Host an Awesome Glow Party

While planning your epic event, you’re wondering, “How can I make this party even more epic?” The answer is, GLOW PARTY. It’s a given to have loud music and drinks, but what else can you do? How can you stand out from the rest? We got just what you need to give your guests an experience they’ll never forget. Check out these services below if you’re looking to illuminate your night.


If you saw a 9 ft. tall light up robot on the dance floor, tell us that you wouldn’t join him. With this interactive service, our professional stilt performer dances, parties, shoots a CO2 cannon and most importantly, lights up the dance floor with your guests. Your guests are able to dance with him, take pictures with him, and even play a game of limbo through his legs. With an entire hour with our J-bot, your guests won’t be able to stop talking about how much fun they had at your event. Click here to get your party started right.

2) LED Furniture

What’s a glow party without light up furniture all around the room? From the chairs, to tables, to booths and even the bar, why not light up the entire room? Not only do they light up, but it’ll give your event a chic, stylish and cozy atmosphere as soon as your guests walk in. We’re you also thinking of branding your event? We can do that too. Have your name or logo glowing all around the room! Click here to check out the full list of different equipment we have to light up your night.

3) Glow Sticks

Picture all your guests dancing and having a great time on the dance floor. Now picture the same thing, but with glow sticks in every guest’s hands, see the difference? Give your guests the opportunity to choose from the different light up settings to set their own mood and get the party going right. Click here to see what you’re missing out on.

4) Glow Dancers

Not enough entertainment? We got you covered. Our professional and gracious glow dancer brings out the colourful and visual attraction to your event. With a stunning 8-minute performance, it will leave your guests in a vibrant bliss. Click here to be visually hypnotized.

If you're ready to book a Glow Party for your Event, then look no further than the Jestr Events Team at for these and even more Glowing ideas!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

5 New Exciting Entertainment Ideas for your Wedding!

5 New Exciting Entertainment Ideas for your Wedding!

Your big day is fast approaching. You’ve booked the venue, the food, the decor, the chair covers with the pretty bows, but wait a minute.. what about the ENTERTAINMENT?! You’ve been to enough weddings to know what to expect: Quiet cocktail hours, noisy entrances, lullaby speeches, dinner and dancing. It’s been done to death – the guests have seen it all before. You know you want to do something different for your event, something exciting for you and your guests… you just don’t know what yet! With that in mind, here are 5 Mind Blowing Ideas for your Wedding Entertainment:

1) J Bot - The Party Robot

That’s right, a 10′ LED partying Robot! J-bot comes out when your dance floor is in full swing and takes your dance floor to the next level! He’s been programmed to be the life of the party. Your guests will take out their phones, take pictures, videos and all the selfies they can get. He lights up, dances and interacts with your crowd – they can even limbo through his legs! Popular add ons include CO2 canons, confetti guns, and even LED Foam sticks. Check it out here.

2) Walk Around Magician

Nothing is more engaging and interactive than magic! Magicians speak a universal language of fun and mystery. They are specially trained to amaze your audience close up or on stage. Why not book a magician during the cocktail hour? You literally hear the sound of amazement around the room when you have an illusionists mingling with your guests. Or why not book a 15 minute stage show and hearing your guests literally (not literally) having their having their minds blown. They are trained in sleight of hand, mentalism, card magic, pick pocketing and illusion. Check our the video here.

3) Shadow Dance Entrance

Shadow dance what now? Shadow Dance Entrance. This is the world’s first Shadow Dance Bride and Groom Entrance. It involves a team of professional dancers telling the a story of two lovers finding each other. A customized routine to tell the love story of the bride and groom: where they met, their first date all the way to the proposal. It’s approximately 5-7 minutes long and ends with our dancers switching with the Bride and Groom so they can enter into their wedding. Check out the video here.

4) Jestr Trio

What’s better than one musician? 3. Imagine three well dressed mysterious half masked musicians walk up to your table, they hand your table a customized playlist, you pick one…. and they start serenading you with your favourite song. Next thing you know you’re singing, clapping, and dancing along with these fun guys. The Jestr Trio are the perfect addition to any cocktail hour or dinner service, with a huge range of music from Classics to Top 40 they’ve got something for every crowd. Check them out here.

5) Magician of Ceremonies

Have you considered a professional MC for your event? Have you considered your event not be boring? Then you’ve considered The Magician of Ceremonies. The Magician of Ceremonies service take care of your basic MC needs from introductions to formalities, this act also incorporates an exciting element of magic throughout the night. In between speeches and dinner courses the Magician of Ceremonies involves guests from around the room to take part in the magic and games. Booking this act involves a detailed meeting to discuss and create the itinerary. Learn more about the Magician of Ceremonies here.

Your event doesn't need to be a cookie cutter event, and having an event stand out

Honorable Mention:

  •  CO2 or Confetti Gun
  • Caricature Artists
  • Flair Bartenders

The Jestr Event team may just be winning the fight against boring, reach out them soon for 2018 availability and bookings.

Events And The Coronavirus - What You Need To Know

According to the World Health Organization, " coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the com...