#EventInReview: Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament

#EventInReview: Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament

August 23, 2016 marked the 26th annual Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament in support of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, a Canadian born and bred organization that sends thousands of children to camp every year. In 1990 a group of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners decided to give back to the communities they were already serving. Their idea was a camp where children from low-income families could have fun, be challenged and- most of all- develop the skills that would make them successful adults. To raise the funds for this camp, the franchises put together the first annual Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament.       Sherri Johnston, the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Community and Special Events Manager, has been involved with the organization for 6 years. She lights up when she talks about how the Kananaskis Ranch was built, quite literally, by local restaurant owners and team members. “They not only raised capital to help cover operation costs, but they physically helped build the building, laid the sod,” she says, a smile in her voice. This year’s Golf Tournament took place at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club, with emerald green peaks framing a stunning green, upon which over 140 golfers teed off. A hot breakfast started the day, with, of course, a steaming cup of Tim Hortons coffee warming the slight morning chill that had settled over the mountains. After a shotgun start, golfers made their way through the 9 holes, each featuring a sponsored activity or competition, reminiscent of childhood camp games: a game of horseshoes, a lasso competition, and even a milk and cookie...
Boom Goes Out: Diner en Blanc 2016

Boom Goes Out: Diner en Blanc 2016

It’s a rare treat when, as event producers, we get to attend an event and just… attend. The Boom team looks forward to Diner en Blanc every year for just this opportunity. This headline stealing event is an annual, multi-continent spanning pique-nique en plein air. All over the world, guests are invited to attend this pop-up dinner under the guidelines of a strict dress code which mandates party-goers come attired purely in white, with white tables, linens, chairs, and any other accroutements they might wish to bring also devoid of colour. The result is a jaw-droppingly beautiful spectacle, as hundreds of people gather for an old fashioned pic-nic, with a modern, elegant twist. At this year’s Diner en Blanc, the Boom team, in conjunction with Rocket House, were pleased to host a few of good friends at our table. And while we may have had good intentions to simply relax as guests at this event, our inner over-achievers couldn’t be stopped… The Boom table, all 18 feet of it, was covered by a custom-made draped top (courtesy of Designing on the Edge), which not only looked beautiful, but provided shelter for our guests through a short drizzle part-way through the evening. Delicate, ivory flowers bloomed from the corners of the table, breaking up the severity that can occur in a monochromatic scheme. In addition to style the table, Boom’s very own Italian, Lori D’Agostino, and Colleen Smith of Theatre Calgary provided the nibbles, in the form of a multi-course, Mediterranean inspired meal.           What can we say? Nobody knows how to enjoy a party quite like event producers. As...
LOOK2016: What You NEED to Know

LOOK2016: What You NEED to Know

It might be an understatement to say that Contemporary Calgary is having a moment. Earlier this year they announced that for the 2016 instalment of their award-winning, nationally-hailed event series “LOOK”, they would bring back two favourites from 2015: New Yorker staff writer, Adam Gopnik, and crowd-rousing auctioneer Stephen Ranger. As a stunning addition to this roster, the incomparable performer and art champion Steve Martin was also announced. As a proponent of contemporary art and a particular fan of that which is of the Canadian bent, Mr. Martin will participate in a can’t-be-missed conversation about the art of our times.   As if this wasn’t impressive enough, Contemporary Calgary has just announced that #LOOK2016 will be hosted by Lainey Lui. Lainey is an etalk Senior Correspondent, currently one of the leadings ladies on CTV’s The Social, and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog, Lainey Gossip. As host for LOOK2016, she is sure to provide some entertaining commentary.     The final pièce de résistance to this line up, comes in the form of acclaimed Chef Steve Smee, currently the Chef/Owner of Ten Foot Henry (previously: UNA Pizza, Ox & Angela and Mercato), will be creating an ‘artistically-inspired’ menu as part of a one-night-only pop-up restaurant for VIP+Dinner level ticket holders. VIP+Dinner ticket holders will be treated to an intimate keynote address by special guest Adam Gopnik.     So there you have it. It appears it’s Contemporary Calgary’s world, and we just live in it. Interested in seeing this event up close and personal? Visit: http://www.contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/look2016 For more info on these incredible Canadians contributing their talents to #LOOK2016:...