Our team is made up of fast, friendly and efficient individuals who will strive to make your event exactly how you envisioned it

Matthew Schurman

Company President

Matthew founded Maritime Tents in 2013. He is also the President of Darwin Event Group, the only Nova Scotia owned and operated full service trade show contractor. With decades of experience working with the public and providing the highest quality of service Matthew is the man behind the idea and handles all of the logistics to managing a small business in Nova Scotia. 



The Team

The core of Maritime Tents

Maritime Tents would not be able to provide the efficient, friendly, top-notch service that we are known for if it weren't for our team of motivated and enthusiastic individuals who strive every day to bring you the best service possible. You're only as good as your team and we are fortunate enough to have the best team in the province.


Wayne Schurman

Sales Manager

Wayne has been with Maritime Tents since the beginning , helping to guide and transition the company from infancy to what it is today --- one of the busiest most trusted tent rental businesses in Nova Scotia.  His vast experience in marketing; his understanding of todays marketplace ; and his first hand knowledge of event planning , make him a valuable asset to anyone requiring assistance in organizing a wedding/ party / or a corporate function. His attention to detail and helpful suggestions have always  been greatly appreciated by our customers.


Our humble beginnings...

What started in 2003 with a rental truck, my Dad’s “free help” and sheer determination has grown into decades of combined experience, thousands of events and hundreds of satisfied customers! While we have grown exponentially over the years, our hands-on approach remains the same and the family is still actively involved. While Dad is no longer “on the road”, he’s moved into Sales and my wife and business partner, Natalie manages several events in our portfolio. Our two boys (Noah and Nathan) even help-out from time to time!

Opportunity from necessity...

Our trade show rental company (Darwin Event Group) experiences an industry wide “slow down” during the summer months. There are very few conventions and conferences planned in July and August because of summer holidays. Due to the volume of our inventory, we deliver tables and chairs to outdoor festivals and concerts in the summer. Over the years, the common denominator at these outdoor events always seemed to be the Darwin Event Group and various tent supplier’s. Like any good entrepreneur, I saw an opportunity … we had the trucks, the staff, the time and the warehousing capacity. After much research and deliberation over the winter of 2012, our sister company Maritime Tents was born.

What sets Maritime Tents apart?

Our high-quality inventory is in excellent condition and is periodically rotated ensuring that your rental equipment will look great for your event! Our white chairs are cleaned every time they are returned to our warehouse. One of the most frequent compliments that we receive is how impressed our customers are with the cleanliness of our tents. Many clients have used other suppliers for years before attending an event where they see our sparkling white tents and now are “life-long” customers. We clean every tent, every time it is used! We understand that if something goes wrong, Murphy’s Law suggests that it’s going to happen after normal hours. We can be reached 24/7 by phoning our after-hours emergency number. If you’re still not satisfied, I’ve even provided my own mobile number. Rest assured you will always be able to contact a Maritime Tents representative to address any problems you may encounter.

In closing...

We have experienced rapid growth through our attention to detail and our excellent customer service is unmatched in Nova Scotia’s rental industry. Give us a call and find out why so many have switched from their long-time supplier to Maritime Tents! “We’ve got you covered” is our slogan. I look forward to hearing from you and doing business with you soon.

Matthew Schurman


Maritime Tents is a sister company to Darwin Event Group, the only Nova Scotia owned and operated full service trade show contractor. Darwin Event Group provides a full range of services for expositions, conventions and corporate events, servicing the various needs of show organizers and their participating exhibitors.