Network and Nibble at Assiniboia Downs
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Network and Nibble at Assiniboia Downs

Join us for a Network and Nibble, followed by a live racing event! We will start off the evening with a tour of the Assiniboia Downs Gaming and Events Centre and then head back to the VIP section for some light appetizers and tips from the race experts. They will teach us how to read the programs and TV screens and how to place a wager. It is sure to be a fun and exciting evening and also a great chance to connect with colleagues after a busy summer.

Tickets are only $20! Click here to purchase your ticket. 

Schedule

6:00 pm Tour of Facility and Network and Nibble

7:15 pm First Race

About Assiniboia Downs

ONE OF WINNIPEG'S BEST KEPT EVENT-HOSTING SECRETS!

Assiniboia Downs is one of Winnipeg’s best kept secrets when it comes to hosting events of all styles and sizes.

Located at 3975 Portage Avenue at the Perimeter Highway and open year-round, our unique multi-level facility offers more than 60,000 square feet of space to accommodate everything from intimate gatherings of 50 to grand parties of 800.

And not only do we offer the best rates in Winnipeg, we offer personalized service to help you set up and co-ordinate your event. We'll walk you through everything! In addition we have all the no-hassle parking space you'll ever need!

Ideal for banquets, receptions, trade shows, weddings, socials, Christmas parties, conventions, stags and stagettes, we also host breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings, sales seminars, client appreciation dinners and fundraising events.

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WEBINAR- From Fab Destination To Frantic Situation: What To Do When Your Venue Vanishes
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

WEBINAR- From Fab Destination To Frantic Situation: What To Do When Your Venue Vanishes

REGISTER NOW (registration is free)https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-from-fab-destination-to-frantic-situation-what-to-do-when-your-venue-vanishes-tickets-45114572902 

Webinar Description

It’s every planner’s worst nightmare. Two months before your biggest event of the year, your venue unexpectedly closes. In early 2017, the nightmare came true for Carly Silberstein. The CEO of Redstone Agency stumbled across a media article reporting a popular venue was closing its doors – despite having a client event on their books. Suddenly finding herself without a venue for one of Redstone’s biggest client events, the planner scrambled to find a new suitable venue, gather new catering and AV quotes from in-house preferred suppliers, update marketing materials, and communicate the change to registered guests. All this unexpected work required time and money neither Carly nor her client had budgeted. More important, it jeopardized the event’s success. Join Heather Reid of Planner Protect Inc., to learn about this real-life example and how this situation could have been prevented or at the very least mitigated. Heather analyzes the contract at the root of the event, and shares what Redstone could have done at the contract stage to reduce risks for themselves and their client. Events are risky – but you don’t have to bear all the risk! Know your rights and ensure that – if your venue does “vanish” – you survive with your budget, your relationships, and your reputation intact!

Speaker Bio

Heather Reid is the Founder and CEO of Planner Protect Inc. Planner Protect brings together Heather’s 24+ years of expertise as an entrepreneurial event and conference planner, and her unique zeal for digging deep into the language and intricacies of venue contracts! With more than 300 venue contracts reviewed for clients and over $8 million savings in avoided risks – Planner Protect has quickly become the Canadian go-to resource for venue contract education and negotiation support in the events industry. Heather was recognized as the Industry Innovator in the Meetings & Incentive Industry’s Canadian Hall of Fame in 2017.

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AGM March 22, 2018
Mar
22
11:30 AM11:30

AGM March 22, 2018

Join us for our AGM followed by a networking pizza lunch at the Trans Canada Brewing Company. See below for the schedule:

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration and Networking

12:00 - 12:30 pm: AGM

12:30 - 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch

Registration is only $10, click the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/epm-networking-lunch-and-agm-tickets-43360890591

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Membership Meeting -  February 14
Feb
14
12:30 PM12:30

Membership Meeting - February 14

We will start off with a networking lunch at Promenade Cafe & Wine on Provencher. You will enjoy a traditional French Canadian meal and have some time to network with other EPM Members.

We will then head over to the Festival Du Voyaguer grounds where Jean- Luc Lafleche who is the Director of Operations for Festival Du Voyaguer will provide us with behind the scenes access to the festival before the doors even open to the public. Jean-Luc will share with us how this event sucessfully comes together each year and share some learnings that we can apply to our own events.

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Event Florals 101
Nov
28
8:30 AM08:30

Event Florals 101

REGISTER NOW

As event professionals, florals can play an important role in creating the vision we have for our event. We likely create our vision and let our favourite florist work their magic. In this workshop, hosted by Florist Supply, we will learn directly from floral professionals on how to create amazing florals for our events. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge to make better informed decisions for your organization and clients when it comes to planning for florals for your event!

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration/Networking/Light Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am - Welcome/Program

  1. Introduction

  2. Seasonal Florals

  3. Floral Budgeting

  4. How to get the most bang for our buck when it comes to florals

  5. Tips for Event Planners

10:00 - 10:15 am - Tour of the Florist Supply facility

Cost: $20 for EPM Members

 

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AGM March
Mar
29
11:30 AM11:30

AGM March

  • Ralph Connor House - University Women's Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Annual General Meeting! EPM invites you to enjoy a fantastic catered lunch by Chamberlyn's and tour the Ralph Connor House and it's various event spaces. 

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Network + Nibble November
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Network + Nibble November

  • The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mingle with event planners, associate members and students for champagne, appetizers and a 3-course dinner. Join EPM for the Anna Lang 2017 Spring Bridal Collection and Runway Gala where EPM members will have the exclusive opportunity to learn about running a fashion show. 

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Network + Nibble # 17
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Network + Nibble # 17

Join us at the Unique Events Warehouse where we will receive a tour of the amazing library of unique props that Brian and his partner Sylvia. If we're lucky, they may event show us their Loungeworks warehouse as well. 

Cost is $15 per member. Naleway Catering will be providing a wonderful spread of delicious food to nibble on.

 

 

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