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Finding volunteers can be a challenging task, especially here in the Fraser Valley where is is certainly no shortage of charity opportunities. Here are a few tips to help you ensure you have a reliable and responsive team of volunteers at your next event: Start with people you know. Friends, family, colleagues, employees who are […]

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With the environment being such a hot topic in today’s society we’d like to share some tips and tricks when it comes to planning a sustainable and environmentally conscious event. To understand the environmental impact of an event you must consider travel, water usage, decor, meals, electricity etc. It’s surprising how quickly it all adds […]

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As a business that works primarily with not-for-profit events, we are sharing this advice with some hesitation. But the best event concepts and themes are driven by big thinkers. If you want to create something unique, you must start out by thinking big and dreaming about how the event can look. Pull from your event […]

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As our community becomes more diverse, so do our events and often this is an area of entertaining that get’s overlooked. Be prepared to welcome guests with disabilities and ensure that you are following proper fire code requirements with aisles and sight lines to emergency exits. More consideration should be given for guests with dietary […]

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There are no many different components to events and planning. From vendors to suppliers to volunteers to staff! Questions to keep in mind: When does the entertainer arrive? How do I get a hold of them if they’re late? Who is the on-site contact with the caterer? When does the food need to be ready […]

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Planner tip for the day… don’t be afraid of trying something new and embrace change! In particular when it comes to events, we find that many planners are afraid of using new event technology when it comes to events. While there is certainly an investment when it comes to using technology for marketing, on-site event […]

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There are many factors to consider when planning event, one important item many people overlook is looking at other events in the community. It may seem like a no brainer, but this is something that many organizations forget to do before setting their event date. While ensuring the planning team, venue, entertainment group, emcee and […]

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One of the most satisfying moments when working with clients on annual events, is to provide them with a USB of their event files post-event. Typically it will be organized with folders and subfolders and include all the event related documents that were used throughout the event planning process. Those records are vital to the […]

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Quotes can be a very powerful event tool, but where do you use them? Here are three few reminders of where they could benefit your event: 1. Decor: Whether you are working on a wedding, a fundraiser or a corporate event, a framed quote can be a great way to encourage or motivate your event […]

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Surveys have become an incredible tool to gain important feedback from guests, sponsors and key event stakeholders.  Use them as much as possible in your post-event reporting so annual events can continue to grow and improve. Specifically, use them to determine: What is the level of satisfaction for the event? Which elements of the event do they […]

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