March 12, 2009

“the very best”

Filed under: Testimonials — 10:18 am

“Finding a DMC you can not only work with, but trust to ensure they know their stuff and will deliver on what they promise, is often no easy task for an out of town corporate event planner. The staff at downeast destination management went the extra mile to ensure our Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors meetings were ‘the very best’ our delegates had been to.

ddm’s knowledge & ability to source regional and local talent made my job of planning an ‘over the top’ successful gala reception, dinner and dance on our final evening, a whole lot easier. I would without hesitation recommend their services.”

Darlene A. Hastings, Executive Assistant
The Insurance Institute of Canada

March 11, 2009

‘Wish’ Fulfillment – a ddm event

Filed under: Events — 9:44 am

In September of 2008 ddm had the distinct pleasure of working with the Nova Scotia chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation on their “Exile Island” event.

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The ‘survivor theme’ event took place on George’s Island in the Halifax harbour. It was an amazing experience as everything came together on a particularly gorgeous day in Nova Scotia.

Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director, Nova Scotia Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada had this to say about ddm’s work:

“Words just don’t say enough, I am ‘floating’ right now. What an event… I can’t begin to express my thoughts and feelings, WOW sums it up. I am a little overwhelmed today trying to get through the glowing comments…”

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Ultimately, the event raised almost $500,000 – Wish fulfillment of the highest order. The best part was that all of the 10 wish kids connected with the event were able to have a wish granted!

Don Douloff of Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine recently published an article about the event- read the full article here.