Save The Date Announcement: Le Diner en Blanc South Georgian Bay
Le Diner en Blanc South Georgian Bay
Returns This Summer on Saturday, August 10, 2019!
Mark your calendar!
Once again this year the elegant white wave of dinner guests will invade one of the most prestigious public locations in our region. Le Dîner en Blanc returns to South Georgian Bay, on Saturday, August 10, 2019. For its second edition, 1,000 revelers are awaited at a new and secret location. Last year the inaugural très chic picnic attracted more than 700 cultural enthusiasts for a memorable evening on historic Simcoe Street in Collingwood’s Heritage Downtown.
This annual secret affair, promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is only revealed minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
“If you were at the event last year, you know to circle this date! The event which celebrates community, friendship, music, food, art, and ‘Joie De Vivre’ all with elegance and flair, was one of the best nights of last summer” says Lori D’Agostino, returning host of Le Dîner en Blanc – South Georgian Bay. “For this new edition, we have once again searched high and low to find a venue that will ‘wow’ and render this night unique and magical as well as have a bit more room to welcome more guests.”
Registration to participate in this unique experience happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members from the inaugural edition; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase 1 members; Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list. To be part of this unique experience, be sure to sign up now to take part in the 2019 event at southgeorgianbay.dinerenblanc.com/register.
Launched in Paris in 1988, the original essence of Le Dîner en Blanc remains: friendship, elegance and gallantry. Now, more than 130,000 revelers around the world give this international event an exciting platform for participants to exhibit their fashion sense, showcase their fine taste for design and elegance and share their gastronomic delights.
This year we are pleased to announce that we will be running a contest for Best Dressed and for Best Table Décor. The prize package for Best Table Décor includes an Aquapath Experience for two at Living Shore Spa, a round of Golf for two at Cranberry Golf Course with Carts and a one-year supply of supplements for two from Edica Naturals. The prize package for Best Dressed presented by Furbelows & Marion’s Hair Studio is a trip for two to attend Le Diner en Blanc in Paris, France in 2020!
To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules:
- Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. This is a rain or shine event.
- Dress code: elegant and white only. Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
- Table setting: all white!
- To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.
- In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.
Guests must bring
- A table, two white chairs, white tablecloth.
- A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.
- A catered picnic basket option, which can be picked up at the site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through Le Dîner en Blanc’s e-store.
- Champagne and/or wine. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
Le Dîner en Blanc – South Georgian Bay gratefully acknowledges Engel & Volkers, Biion Footwear, Edica Naturals and MASI wine as official local partners of the 2019 edition of Le Dîner en Blanc.
About Le Dîner en Blanc
In June 2018, Le Diner en Blanc de Paris marked its 30th anniversary. A record 17,000 guests from Paris and around the world gathered at the Esplanade des Invalides to celebrate this historic moment. Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 80 cities in 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.
About the Hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc – South Georgian Bay
The hosting team for Le Dîner en Blanc – South Georgian Bay is composed of Lori D’Agostino , an award-winning events professional with over twenty years experience producing some of the largest events in Canada. Her company Momento Events has recently based its operations out of South Georgian Bay, with the ability to work regionally, nationally or internationally. Lisa Farano is a community investment specialist and social entrepreneur who co-created one of the largest children’s charities in Canada and now runs her own consulting company LIsa Farano Consulting. Steven Vipond is co-owner of two of the best rated restaurants in South Georgian Bay including Bruce Wine Bar and Crow.Bar & Variety in addition to running Kingpost Builders a home and building company.
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