Team Vida


Team Vida

Alberta attracts the world’s best philanthropic risk takers, rainmakers and soul shakers. We are so excited to collaborate with this community of change agents!

With a mission to be a catalyst for positive social and environmental change, Vida Events is a collaborative partner within the non-profit, corporate and public sectors Vida’s proactive project management and community of trusted vendors make us strategic, agile and efficient; saving our clients time and resources so they can focus on their supporters and vision. Willow’s razor sharp focus on details combined with her genuine passion for cause driven events have earned her the trust of Calgary’s non profit community. A passionate communicator and collaborative community connector, Willow thrives in the fast-paced world of event design. Vida Events is your full-service event management agency and robust one-stop-shop for Calgary’s cause driven events; creating extraordinary events and experiences that raise awareness and achieve fundraising success.


Willow Carriere - Founder & Lead Event Manager

"We strive to inspire those connected by a common cause to take action as a collective and create greater awareness and effect. Our genuine and passionate approach is what sets us apart and ensures long term success, partnership development and extrodinary events"

Willow Carriere founded Vida Events with extensive experience in the non-profit sector, fund development and event planning. Willow brings a passion for connecting people and causes. Her ten-plus years of event management experience will bring your vision to life. Her sharp focus on your sponsors, donors and volunteers will strengthen connections to your community and your supporters’ experience will be amplified.


Amy Inkster - Event Manager, Marketing & Design

"In all of my roles I've had the privilege of working with clients to get the results they envision. For me it comes down to keen listening, setting clear expectations and thinking of creative ways to go above and beyond."

Amy Inkster is building a career that blends design, community and events. She is a nimble Jill-of-all trades writer, designer and logistics ninja. Whether it's creating promotional materials, building sponsor recognition plans or interacting with stakeholders, she always brings enthusiasm and dedication to the task. She emphatically believes that work should be fun and that customer service is a lost art. Vida Events has empowered her to “run with it”. Supporting marketing initiatives and connecting the cause with the audience drives Amy to jump start innovative sponsor relationships. Amy’s aptitude for graphic design, brand management and diverse background in sponsorship development contribute to Vida’s change-making mandate.

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Kinga Starzyk - Event Manager

I thoroughly enjoy working with clients to help them turn their vision into a successful event. I approach challenge with enthusiasm and creativity. I’m fuelled by projects that benefit communities and bring positive change to the status quo.”

Kinga’s diverse career blends creation of high-impact international conferences, fundraising galas, cultural projects and festivals. She has a strong background in fund development, project writing and marketing. Kinga loves the detail and at the same time, never looses sight of the big picture. She is a connector whose focus is on building long-lasting relationships with clients and their stakeholders. Her ability to see project through a strategic lens helps her clients develop and grow their projects over the years.