Event Planning at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Have you ever been to a giant event, with hundreds of people?

Do you ever wonder how a giant event gets put together? Who cooks the food? Who sets the tables? Who sends out the invitations? Who cleans up afterwards?

On this experience, you'll join Stephanie in her work at the Vancouver Convention Centre. She plans the food and beverage for conferences, weddings, and gala dinners that happen there. This is a great experience for anyone who wants to know more about their city, or is interested in working in event planning or food service!

First, you'll get a behind-the-scenes tour of this amazing building! You'll check out:

- The Olympic cauldron

- The Beehives on Level 2

- The fantastic view of the North Shore on Level 3

- The big ballroom

- Maybe even the kitchen!

Next, you'll meet other Convention Centre staff who will show you how to prepare a room for a beautiful dinner event. You'll learn about the planning that happens beforehand. You'll learn about different people's roles in making the event happen. And you'll help set the tables for a big fancy dinner!

To explore this experience together, we can...: Smell delicious food cooking in the industrial kitchen, and the salty ocean air.
-: Try your own hand at setting a table for a dinner event.
-: Talk about the people and things that have to be coordinated to pull off a big event like a dinner.
-: See how the Convention Centre changes the rooms for different events, and check out the different beautiful areas of the building.
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 1 person at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: at the Host's work place
Getting here: What you need to know.
You can get to the experience by skytrain. The nearest skytrain is Waterfront Station. It takes most people about 7 minutes to get from the station to the experience location. There are sidewalks with ramped curbs all the way between the station and the experience location. There may be one sort-of busy intersection to cross along the way, and there is a crosswalk with button-operated flashing lights at this intersection

Bus Routes 002, 044, 210, 211, 214, and 241 all stop at Waterfront Station.

Nearest skytrain station: Vancouver - Waterfront
Skytrain meetup: No: I can only meet at the experience location
Should I bring money: No money is needed
What else should I bring: Shoes you can walk in. The Convention Centre is pretty big!
Afterwards, you could go to: the Vancouver Convention Centre's website to learn about their facility and events: http://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/facility
Afterwards, you could attend: a party, conference, or event and think about how it was set up!
Reflection Questions
What do you need to do to host a party at your house?

Tags: events, business, planning, weddings, conference, vancouver
Listing created 1 Jun 2017