CONFERENCE

by / on April 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm / in CONFERENCE

Niagara Event Space Inspiration

Often attendees and guests leave a conference or event with lasting memories of ideas hatched or relationships forged. But more often than not, their first impression is what sticks with them most…how they feel in the event environment has a huge impact…more than just setting the tone. With the right team behind you to shape your event, the sky should [...]

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by / on January 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm / in CONFERENCE, DINING

Brown Bagging it… WO-style

There’s a new lunch bag in White Oaks Town… and they are flying off the shelves. It’s a miracle these pics aren’t filled with the hungry hands that quickly snapped up these newly designed fun and fresh lunch vessels. But… it’s a private party people! Only on-site conference delegates are on the inside track to receiving this hefty bag of [...]

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by / on May 23, 2013 at 10:42 am / in CONFERENCE, INSPIRE

Dirtiest Day of My Life

I think it is safe to say that I am a clean freak. Everything in my house has its place. My nephews know that when they come to my house cupcakes do not have icing because that is a mess waiting to happen. Actually, who am I kidding, they don’t even get cupcakes because the messy fingers, faces and furniture [...]

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by / on April 4, 2013 at 11:22 am / in CONFERENCE, INSPIRE

Naptime in Kenya

The idea seemed so simple, “just help get the kids down for a nap” he said. Of course we couldn’t say no! We had just spent the morning falling in love with these 25 orphaned children at the Karibu Centre in Thika, Kenya and were excited by the fact that we were asked to help out so that the house [...]

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by / on March 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm / in CONFERENCE, INSPIRE

Living Different

Live different. That’s what I have been inspired to do after travelling over 1200 kilometers to experience two weeks in the poorest parts of Kenya. Although my trip is over, I have now found my inspiration and my journey has just begun. I, like many others, have always been thankful for the life that I have here in Canada, loving [...]

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by / on February 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm / in CONFERENCE

Championship Moment

At White Oaks we like to find ways to go the extra mile, or as we like to call it create a WOW moment for our guests. A WOW moment is simply something we do to make your time at White Oaks just a little more unforgettable. Just this past month we had an awesome WOW moment take place that [...]

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by / on December 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm / in CONFERENCE, INSPIRE

Kenya Calling

Experiential learning, what does that mean? Learn by doing? Learn what, by doing what? These are all questions I am faced with day to day in my role as Director of Experiential Learning at White Oaks Resort. I am always more than happy to begin a conversation in response to what learning by doing actually means. To me, it’s about [...]

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by / on July 30, 2012 at 6:01 am / in CONFERENCE

Making Grand Events

It’s always the little things that count. Especially when it comes to planning a good event, little details can turn out to be the ones that matter most! You gotta give props to good props. For any type of event, whether it be conference, daymeeting, banquet, team building or wedding, subtle touches to the decor add your personalized flair, and [...]

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by / on March 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in CONFERENCE

Work is Play

I’m often seen around White Oaks dressed in my yoga pants and trainers, but on the “other” side of the sliding door that connects The “Club” to the conference centre engaging in various forms of “PLAY” with the conference guests. As the Recreational Director and manager of the Learning Institute at White Oaks, people often ask me “what is it [...]

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by / on February 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm / in CONFERENCE

The Planner’s Green List

As a planner, there are many ways to participate in the greening of your industry and contribute to the betterment of our environment. The number one, most positive thing you can do is to choose a venue that is as environmentally conscious as possible. Sounds easy? Well unfortunately, it is much harder than it sounds because, many hotels, conference and [...]

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