Pat Letizia - Executive Director, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
"We just pulled off a very successful conference and Vida Events was with us the whole way. Both Willow and Amy were indispensable in the planning and execution of the event. We had high expectations and they worked closely with us to understand our vision and goals, guide our activities and make sure the important action items were completed. Full of sage advice and experience, Willow was instrumental in keeping us on track and on time. Amy was also very supportive and worked closely with a creative bunch of volunteers in a seamless and generous way. Vida Events brought their best to our event and it showed. We can't wait to get started on the next one with them!"
Jill Petrovic - Director, Philanthropy and Engagement, Alzheimer Society of Calgary
“Vida Events enabled us to build the capacity of our team as a whole and execute a seamless and effective major fundraising event. As a fairly small team and a registered charity, we are sometimes limited in our capacity to make our initial vision for initiatives like this come to life. We find real efficiencies and cost savings in relying on Vida’s expertise and empowering them to take the lead, generating new ideas and helping with the event logistics.
Willow and her team have become part of our family and have earned our trust. They are reliable, accountable, results-driven, innovative, creative and clearly passionate about what they do. We will continue to work with them into the future.”
Mike Rezansoff - Southern Alberta Manager, Building Trades of Alberta
"Thank you for all of your hard work with helping make our inaugural Solidarity SlugFest Softball Tournament a huge success! We are looking forward to future events based on the successes of the event. If anyone is looking to put together an event of this nature, I would highly recommend using Willow Carriere and Vida Events as a management agent. Willow’s professionalism, work ethic, and attention to detail really stood out at our event and we would have no problem seeking her services again in the future."
Adriana Simon - Director, Resource Development and Membership, CCVO
"CCVO decided to engage the services of an event planning agency to help organizing and running the Connections 2013 conference, and after thorough research, we hired Vida Events. In a short period of time, we realized that Willow is an excellent organizer, with an amazing attention to detail and superior skills, making her an extremely valuable team member. Willow excelled within our organization and become a key person during the conference. We were impressed with her knowledge, methods, and thoroughness when dealing with other staff members, volunteers, speakers, exhibitors and the staff working at the conference venue. Not only did she remain completely unruffled under pressure, she brought her contribution to creating an event of extraordinarily high quality. She made many creative, useful suggestions greatly improved our results. The conference was very successful, and everyone commented how well and smoothly was run, and how every detail was taken care of. This is especially impressive, as some comments came from high level professional speakers, who attend countless conferences and speaking engagement nationally and internationally."
Shelley Acheson - Volunteer Committee Chair, Bustin Loose Race To End Breast Cancer
“Bustin Loose Race To End Breast Cancer has appreciated and valued the organizational and calming assistance of Willow Carriere over the past few years in the planning of our charity race in Medicine Hat. We have utilized Willow's many skills in pre-planning, organizing and post-event wrap up make our event in Medicine Hat one of the most successful charity events in Southern Alberta!”
Karen Guidos - Owner, Three, Two Done Events
“I have had the opportunity to work with Willow over the last few years on a couple of different projects Including Bikinis For Breast Cancer. Her professionalism, hard work and dedication are outstanding. She has amazing attitude toward everything she is involved with and the creativity and energy she puts forth is endless.”