Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014

Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014 Lauren Kulokas, entrepreneur; Meghan Nichol, Broadband TV human resources manager; Dana Behie, C.A. Field & Co. LLP lawyer; Megan Soutar, Megan Jane Sales owner; and Shannon Frame...

Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014
David Lam Park
August 21, 2014

A sold-out crowd of 3,500 diners, dressed head-to-toe in white, took to Yaletown’s waterfront for the third annual Dîner en Blanc. The location—David Lam Park—was kept a secret until an hour before the event began. Guests were required to wear white, bring their own tables and chairs, and had the option to either bring their own epicurean meals or pre-order meals from chef David Hawksworth.

Groups met in designated spots around the city and were transported by buses to the location. The evening began with live music and a ceremonial waving of the napkins to begin dinner service. Performance artists from Arts Umbrella entertained the crowd and guests were treated to a live performance of “Seguidilla” from the opera Carmen, courtesy of the Vancouver Opera. The evening concluded with sparklers and an optional after-party at another location.

Dîner en Blanc was hosted by The Social Concierge, a Vancouver-based marketing agency that also holds the licence to Dîner en Blanc Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton. What began as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event in Paris, France, has grown into an international phenomenon on five continents. Diners continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a high-quality meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful locations.

Jonathan Hii, Sea-Licious inside sales; Ivy Hu, teacher; Nicole Bidwell, teacher; and Ronny Mulja, Trader Corp. inside sales.

Guests at Dîner en Blanc’s third annual event, this year held at David Lam Park.

Ashleigh McIvor, ski-cross Olympic gold medallist; and her husband, Jay DeMerit, former Vancouver Whitecaps captain.

Crystal Carson, Dîner en Blanc table leader; and Dani Kremeniuk, Gastown Gazette writer.

Tammy Preast, Love on a Leash alpha dog; and David Campbell, Freedom Marine yacht broker.

Sarah Bancroft, VitaminDaily editor; and John Pierce, SFU assistant treasurer.

Corinne Schelle, Filosophi Events planner; and Adam Schelle, Adam and Kev Photography principal.

Danica Jeffrey, Notable.ca Vancouver editor; and Ariane Colenbrander, Vancouverscape.com CEO.

Lyndi Barrett, Style Calling editor; and Tiffany Soper, Tiffany Soper PR principal.

Curtis Wong, Vancouver TheatreSports director of marketing; and Eryn Collins, Wildebeest restaurant guest services manager.

Jeff Meursing, Intertek Testing account manager; Amanda Wood, Amanda Wood Music principal; Tessa Brauer, Deetox Design owner; and Jesse Dean Cook, West Vancouver realtor.

Lauren Kulokas, entrepreneur; Meghan Nichol, Broadband TV human resources manager; Dana Behie, C.A. Field & Co. LLP lawyer; Megan Soutar, Megan Jane Sales owner; and Shannon Frame, Macmillan Publishing product specialist.

Lenora Gates, Orange Group president; and Lara Taylor, Coco Events & Weddings owner.

Russ Cook, PH&N Investment Council managing director; and his wife, Karen Cook.

Shannon Dolphin, Dolphin Enterprises CEO; and Kristina Howe, KGHM International manager of corporate communications.

David Stadnyk, Supreme Pharmaceuticals president and former Vancouver Whitecaps owner; and his wife, Suzie Stadnyk.

Brady Dahmer, BDD principal; Karmen Royall; Caroline Klukowski, Coast Mountain Geological communications manager; and Jose Chavez, GM Canada dealer relationship manager for B.C.

Nessa van Bergen and Dino Renaerts, Bon Vivant Group partners.

Dîner en Blanc producers Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve, co-founders of The Social Concierge.

Chef David Hawksworth from Hawksworth Restaurant at The Hotel Georgia helps prepare the appetizers for guests’ prepaid meals.