Our Story

Bringing New Ideas To An Old Industry

Party Rental Depot has a long history in Calgary.  Couples and companies have enjoyed our services since 1994.  In 2017 the legacy was reborn through new ownership.  Since then more Albertans than ever have trusted Todd and his team to supply events their guests have been ecstatic to attend.

For the last few years, we’ve been working to bring new energy to event rentals and to actively participate and collaborate with others in the event planning, rental, and hosting community.

A new look is the biggest change, but new inventory and new ideas about how easy and pleasurable event rentals should be, have propelled PRD to be among the top event rental companies in Alberta.

Meet The Owner

Todd Shields

CEO of Party Rental Depot

I’m a local Albertan, growing up South of Calgary.  Got married in a tent on our family farm, which probably helped lead us to purchase PRD in 2017, after leaving Oil and Gas earlier in 2017 upon the arrival of my second daughter.  Wanting to connect more with my family, I found that also being able to help others connect through events was becoming important.

No, setting up chairs at a banquet isn’t my passion. Ensuring our equipment allows guests to have a great time is what is rewarding.  Knowing I had a small part in those experiences pushes me and the team to come up with great inventory, and be the easiest, most responsive rental team in Alberta.

We all know the experience your guests have is what matters, and that is what led us to have the only Guest Satisfaction Guarantee in Canada.

Why a Pineapple for an Event Rental Company?

The pineapple traditionally symbolizes “welcome” and hospitality, as well as friendship, generosity, and other forms of social warmth and graciousness.

Party Like a Pineapple. …

Historically, pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, warmth, and good cheer. They are also simply a super fun shape, bold color, and happy reminder of summer.

Pineapples used to also be rented out by pineapple merchants to those who could not afford to purchase them.  People rented them to bring to parties to show off their apparent ability to afford such an expensive fruit. As they were at the time very expensive and a luxury item for only the most wealthy.

#DYK? Pineapples are actually a collection of berries that grow together to make one single awesome fruit. Much like our team is growing and aligned with the common goal to make a single amazing Pineapple event rental company.

#DYK? #2 Pineapples can take close to 2 years to grow, that’s very similar to the amount of time it took to come up with and implement our new look and feel for Party Rental Depot, specializing in incredible experiences through event rentals.

Most of all: It’s Bold, It’s Memorable, and that is what we want to be!

A great Canadian quote to leave you with:
Be A Pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.
-Katherine Gaskin

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