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Dîner en Blanc International

Dîner en Blanc - Okanagan


Christina Ferreira (Co-Founder/Host)
Christina brings over 14 year of experience in event management including planning, execution, marketing, public relations and sponsorship recruitment to Dîner en Blanc Okanagan. Christina is owner of Impact Events and Project Management Inc and is responsible for client recruitment, event production, marketing and public relations within her organization. Her years of event management have been focused on the travel and tourism industry in the Okanagan and British Columbia and has worked with many high profile clients including Big White Ski Resort Ltd, Tourism British Columbia, Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, Hotel Eldorado, Bottleneck Drive Winery Association and Festivals Kelowna to name just a few. She has also volunteered on the board of directors for many organizations including the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Okanagan Chefs Association,  Okanagan Roller Derby, and the Okanagan College Alumni Association. In her spare time she enjoys playing roller derby and spending time with her dog Grace.

 
Alison Love (Co-Founder/Host)
Alison is ‘head mixer' of a boutique marketing company, Spatula Media + Communications, specializing in the restaurant, food and wine industry in the Okanagan Valley.  With over 30 years of marketing experience and 23 international and national marketing awards recognizing creativity, special event planning, branding and public relations strategy, Alison brings a wealth of diverse experience to the Diner en Blanc team.  Spatula Media + Communications has worked with a number of high profile clients including RauDZ Regional Table, Prestige Hotels & Resorts, FarmFolk CityFolk, micro Bar & Bites, Jorin Wolf Interior Design, Spirit Ridge Resort and Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate.  Alison also contributes her time and skills to community legacy events such as Flower Power Garden Tour and the Homes for the Holidays Christmas Tour both raising funds for local organizations.  She is a member of the Okanagan Chefs Association and Les Dames d'Escoffier British Columbia.  Alison and her husband, David McIlvride also produce socially conscious documentaries that have been recognized with Geminis, Emmys and film festival awards from around the world.


Catering Partner:  The Okanagan Table - kitchen | events | catering
Wine Partner:  50th Parallel Estate Winery, Lost Inhibitions by Church & State Wines
 

Alison Love - Host

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Amanda Dotschkat - Table Leader

Member since: July 21, 2021
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Ashley Stasuk - Table Leader

Member since: June 11, 2018
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Cheryl Wiebe - Table Leader

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Craig Campbell - Table Leader

Member since: May 24, 2015
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Elaine Calder - Table Leader

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Ingrid Carter - Table Leader

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Loyal Wooldridge - Table Leader

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Melodie Leck - Table Leader

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Naomi Garrish - Table Leader

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Sarah Wallace - Table Leader

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Shannon LeBlanc - Table Leader

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Stephanie Oslund - Table Leader

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