South Georgian Bay to Host its First Ever Le Diner en Blanc this Summer!
South Georgian Bay to Host its First Ever Le Dîner en Blanc this Summer!
For Immediate Release April 23, 2018 – Le Dîner en Blanc, the popular Parisian-style pop-up picnic characterized by its famous all-white dress code will take place in the South Georgian Bay region for the first time ever late in the summer of 2018. The exact date to be announced soon.
Le Dîner en Blanc began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, returning from a long stay abroad, had the idea to gather friends for a picnic. As the number of guests grew, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize one another. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris! In 2009, the first ever export of Le Dîner en Blanc took place in Montreal, Canada, followed by a first American edition in 2011 in New York City. After its successful New York debut, Diner en Blanc International was created to bring the Parisian secret to more cities around the world. Le Dîner en Blanc is now held in close to 80 cities all over the world including London, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Toronto, Nairobi, and Los Angeles, with over 120,000 annual guests. In Canada close to 20 cities host to Le Dîner en Blanc including Victoria, Calgary, Quebec, Ottawa, Halifax and the second largest in the world with over 6,000 attendees, in Vancouver.
Now for the first time ever, South Georgian Bay will host its own Le Dîner en Blanc, thanks to local hosts Lori D’Agostino, Lisa Farano and Steven Vipond. “Le Dîner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, community, creativity and culture. Le Dîner en Blanc - South Georgian Bay will be deeply rooted in collaboration with our community, including artisans, restauranteurs, local suppliers and volunteers.” states host Lisa Farano. “We are committed to creating a distinctive, clever and dynamic event that connects with guests and leaves a long-lasting impression” states host Steven Vipond. “Our wish is to pay homage to this chic pop-up outdoor dining experience. Le Dîner en Blanc - South Georgian Bay will be interactive, immersive and undeniable” states host Lori D’Agostino.
To uphold Le Dîner en Blanc’s tradition, guests around the world must dress head-to-toe in white and are requested to bring their own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, tableware, and a gourmet meal.
A large part of the excitement surrounding Le Dîner en Blanc is the secrecy surrounding the event location which is kept secret until the very last moment. Guests are given rendezvous to a departure point when they purchase their tickets.
To participate in this first edition: guests must be invited via the hosts’ network or participating partners or get on waiting list via the official website. If you want to be part of this inaugural event, register now on the waiting list at southgeorgianbay.dinerenblanc.com/register.
About Diner en Blanc International:
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 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, Lisa Farano and Steven Vipond.
Lori D’Agostino is an award-winning events professional with over twenty years experience producing some of the largest events in Canada. She has recently launched her own company: Momento Events (momentoevents.ca) based in 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 business Lisa Farano Consulting (lisafaranoconsulting.com)
Steven Vipond is co-owner of two of the best rated restaurants in South Georgian Bay including Bruce Wine Bar (brucewinebar.ca) and Crow. Bar & Variety (crowvariety.ca) in addition to running Kingpost Builders a home and building company.
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