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We're dedicated to producing memorable experiences for our clients and event guests.

We believe in working together to produce functions that are genuine reflection of clients’ brands. Our experience in corporate, non-profit, cultural and social events has established our reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and committed event producer.

Perfect Sense Events was founded by Patricia Driessen, a graduate from Thompson Rivers University, in 2009 after working with a variety of clientele in the hospitality industry. With a passion for successful events and a commitment to bringing innovation and the latest trends to the Fraser Valley, our team is ready to take your event from concept to completion.

In 2012, PSE was honoured to be awarded a Business Excellence Award by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. We remain connected to industry professionals with membership at various networking associations including the Valley Wedding Collective and the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners. Patricia is on the board of the Fraser Valley Event Planners Association. We have deep roots in the Fraser Valley and value connection, community and creativity.

Patricia oversees all client relationships to ensure that events are a genuine reflection of the clients’ brand.
After studying Event & Conventions Management at Thompson Rivers University, Patricia spent years in a Conference Services role at a hotel before establishing Perfect Sense Events.

She is the energetic workhorse behind hundreds of events over her 14 years of experience. Her extreme organizational skills and understanding of working on a strict budget play a key role to the continued success of our client’s annual functions.

Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge to Perfect Sense Events and our clients. With years of customer service experience and a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Lethbridge, she thrives in the events industry.

Her meticulous attention to detail and concept design combined with her passion for innovation, enables her to execute new and unique concepts within her events. 

Lauren Fredrich 

Patricia Driessen

Jade studied Hospitality Event Management at the University of the Fraser Valley and comes to Perfect Sense Events with years of experience in banquets, festival and conference management.

Jade has a passion for big-picture event planning and always looks for ways to celebrate and support our local community.

Jade Geleynse

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our team leads

...in planning exceptional events that surpass expectations. 
...in offering unforgettable experiences to our clients and their guests.
...in bringing innovation and the latest trends to the Fraser Valley.

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We Believe

Manpreet Grewal, Director of Multicultural & Immigrant Integration Services, Archway Community Services (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards)

“Over the past few years, Patricia and her team have worked hard to improve and identify our sponsor opportunities as well as our event communications and overall presence in the Fraser Valley area. We are especially pleased with Patricia’s ability to remain calm and collected in the lead up time and during the event. She respects and honors the diversity of our nominees, judges and key event stakeholders and pro-actively addresses any accessibility requirements, cultural or political traditions have been appreciated.”

Dr. Ron Kuehl, Executive Director,
Abbotsford Hospice Society 

“I would like to offer a statement of endorsement for your work in leading our efforts in the production of our annual charity gala, the Butterfly Ball. During the four years you have been engaged with us we have seen tremendous growth in the development of the gala both in terms of attendance and in gross and net revenue. You was worked exceptionally well in aligning with both my staff as well as volunteer committee and have been able to effectively influence their involvement channeling them in ways that are producing the outcomes we are looking for.”

Executive Director,
Life Recovery Association

Patricia Driessen of Perfect Sense Events has served in the capacity of an Events’ Coordinator for L.I.F.E. Recovery Association for several fundraising GALAs and excessed expectations on all accounts. The organizing committee(s), made up of volunteers & board, have had wonderful experiences’ under Patricia’s leadership. She keeps meetings productive and well organized; everyone’s input is respected & honoured and consensus decision-making is the rule not the exception. The events have been very well received, supporters come back, year after year, and the organization continues to be blessed by her guidance & advice. Her follow up is equally as professional, timely & thorough with complete spreadsheets of all accounts, tracking of income/expenditures & summary documents/visuals! Patricia is easy to talk to, positive & simply a “joy” to work with. On behalf of the L.I.F.E. Board & myself, we highly recommend her for any organizing function or fundraising event!

Director of Advancement,
Abbotsford Christian School

I had the pleasure of working with Patricia on a key stakeholder-engagement event which allowed us to share our “Learning Revolution message” with the broader business community. Patricia was definitely “all in” on pulling together the logistics for this banquet event and professionally orchestrated a thousand and one details on “the day we brought Sir Ken Robinson to town”. By pulling off a successful event we were also able increase connections to the cause of our capital campaign. Very happy to recommend Patricia to any organization looking to knock one outta the park as we did together. If we were to plan another significant event in the future it would make Perfect Sense to call on Patricia again.

President,
Abbotsford Executive Association

Patricia was the program coordinator for Abbotsford Executives Association. She managed the greeting, attendance and weekly program speaker reminders, She provided event tech support for presenters, as well as the corresponding reports of those weekly activities to the Board. Duties included quarterly invoicing of members, and recording the minutes of monthly Board meetings. Patricia’s attention to detail, her experience in special event management and vast community network added value to the board and membership when planning special and social events.

Founder,
Valley Wedding Solutions

I have had the pleasure of working with Patricia organizing Valley Wedding Solution’s Third Annual Wedding Show… She was extremely efficient, personable and creative. Having great initiative, she sought out what needed to be done, and did it with skill and efficiency. Patricia would be an asset to anyone seeking someone to coordinate any event, large or small.

President,
Grace Fox Ministries

Patricia’s services as an event planner exceeded my expectations. She publicized my event and represented me well. Her business knowledge proved invaluable to making my event (a business women’s retreat) a success. I hope to work with her again in the future.

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Mailing address:
465 Columbia St,
Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5X7
1-604-746-5622 

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