April’s mishmash

They say that April showers bring May flowers, and with all the different events on my schedule this month, I can’t wait for everything to blossom in the coming months.

Wedding BOOTCAMP course at ZOOMIt was a non-stop few weeks… I did a wedding bootcamp at  Zoom Academy , which is a weekend intensive course that comprises of two 12-hour days. It was very successful and we had lots double the attendance.

MagicPlan Conference at the Sheraton Dorval airport

I also went to our monthly meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Dorval, with my fellow wedding planners, AMPWD  where we were thrilled to discover new floorplan software MagicPlan to use from our iPad. It is awesome – the owner came to give us a workshop  lunch and learn and now we have a new way to do floorplans without any glitches. It’s going to be very useful.

VIP Educational ConfernceI worked on three educational conferences for my IT client  back-to-back (to back).

I accompanied two brides to a blow-out wedding dress weekend sale for SB Soiree held at Embassy in Laval.  I’ve been working on my incentive program, and I’ve been coordinating a 40th anniversary for a company that will be held on a yacht in August.

I also went to open houses for the newly and sexy renovated Omni Hotel   along with the very pretty Crystal Hotel , which are both gorgeous properties.

Portes Ouverte Le Crystal Hotel Omni Hotel open door event 1

Also had the pleasure to visit two wonderful furniture rental companies: LUXE with the beautiful Maryam  and attended ‘soirée launch’ event at the newly created Diva Rentals in Laval.

LUXE visit Diva Rental Launch

April still wasn’t over for me – in one day I had five networking events. It was the first time in seven years that I’ve had the whole day booked like that.
Networking Breakfast Networking Supper

CMR student site visitIt’s also finals time at LaSalle College where I teach, meaning another session is over. Before this, we had the privilege to visit Centre Mont Royal (CMR) with Luis Ribeiro, Director of Sales & Business Development, extraordinaire .

student thank you noteToo boot, I received a LOVELY heartfelt thank you note from one of my past students it touched me deeply.

At the end of the month there was the last Bridal show of the year Glamourous Bridal Brunch at Plaza Volare.

Sonoma Wine MixingCancunI also traveled to Cancun, Mexico for a yearly conference and continued on for a few days Sonoma, California for a few site visits. It was a nice change to be somewhere warm and sunny.


My great assistant Jennifer is in training and will replace me when I’m double or triple booked, so I’ve been showing her the ropes.
And a few noteworthy sidebars – one of my colleagues met Oprah during her visit to Montreal, which I thought was very cool.

Wax Museum Grevin

And I was WOWED by the new addition to the Eaton Centre in Montreal – it’s the Grevin Wax Museum and I’m told it’s the first place in North America to have a permanent exhibit like this. It’s a very neat place to check out.  I got published again, (in hard copy) the Montreal Guides edition of The Planner magazine.

So that was my April in a busy nutshell. May is shaping up to be another hectic month… but I’ll love every minute of it!

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