On Community Days and Event Management

We need more Community Days.

When I was growing up, Community Days never really appealed to me. I don’t remember being particularly enthused to attend such events.

But now I feel like I’ve gained a new sense of appreciation for them.

Having worked in event management in the past, I definitely know how much goes into it and how much the organizers do.

Events in public places and involving many different partners and groups are even more challenging. There’s everything from power requirements to portable washrooms to permits to consider, and then there’s mapping out the space, creating the schedule and planning out contingencies, which you have to do because there’s always something that goes awry.

Whether you’re a big or small company, if you’ve got a major event to run that takes place in a public setting, it may be worth your while to consult an event management group. If you’re in the Vancouver area, I’ll give shout out to a former colleague who is one of the best in the biz as far as I’m concerned.

You can find her on Twitter @gamesevenjen or on her website at www.gamesevenevents.com.

As for why I’m a big fan of Community Days now, I just find it nice to see groups representing a diverse range of people come together, share what they’re all about and do so in the spirit of friendship and inclusiveness


Seems like it’s something we need to see more of in this world.

We need more Community Days.