"Lana was instrumental in ensuring that critical event planning activities were accounted for and delivered on time and budget. At the event itself, Lana's leadership at the site allowed our core team to interact with guests rather than dealing with the logistics that inevitably come up during any event."
Patricia Lightburn, David Suzuki Foundation
"Lana was wonderful to work with. Her attention to detail allowed us to relax and focus on what we needed to. I was hugely impressed by how smoothly and successfully the event was executed. Looking forward to next time."
Dylan Heerema, Pembina Institute
"Lana can take care of you event, all the details from A-Z and zero-waste too. Tell her what you want to achieve and let her work her magic!
Jill Morton, David Suzuki Foundation
"Lana was on top of all the details and always had the answer or knew where to get it. Her calm, composed manner put everyone at ease and our event went off without a hitch thanks in a big way to her leadership."
Roberta LaQuaiglia, Vancouver Farmers Markets
"In October of 2015, the first joint conference of the Canadian and US Societies for Ecological Economics was held in Vancouver, B.C. In attendance were approximately 350 delegates from Canada, the US, and around the world. Lana was an invaluable member of the planning team. Her willingness to act as a sounding board to proposals/idea, her attention to detail, her follow through, and her ability to communicate clearly with everyone involved contributed to the success of the conference. I wholeheartedly endorse her work."
Michelle Molnar, CANSEE Conference Co-Chair
"Lana made the David Suzuki Foundation's 20th anniversary national donor events highly successful. She paid attention to every detail on a complex national tour. Because of her, our events were welcoming, green and the perfect celebration of 20 years of environmental progress. Our supporters had an excellent time. She stretched our budget through creative partnerships and careful planning - and she made it all look easy! We look forward to working with Lana again."
Andrea Seale - David Suzuki Foundation
“Lana is a well-organized and professional event planner who helped the TCT host a very high profile event involving many different partners. We were impressed with her project management skills, her attention to detail and her problem-solving abilities. Thanks to Lana, our event was a tremendous success and our guests were thrilled!"
Gay Decker - Trans Canada Trail
"Lana has done an excellent job coordinating venues and catering for SNBC training throughout the province. Lana has a keen eye for detail and is pro-active during the entire event planning process to ensure that SNBC events run smoothly from beginning to end.
Elaine Allan - Shelter Net BC
"I have had the pleasure of working with Lana Gunnlaugson at a recent event in Kelowna. She in an exceptional planner who makes large events look easy. As a keynote speaker myself it's such a pleasure to work with a professional like Lana. Well organized, focused and service oriented describe her work."
Dan Zaleski - Motivational Business Speaker
"Lana is absolutely wonderful to work with and she jumped in to help with my wedding day when I was left in a bit of a bind. She is friendly, passionate individual with a wealth of experience and expertise in event planning. I knew this already from having worked with her a few years ago, but she really was our saviour when my partner and I reached out to Lana to help us with our wedding day when our original wedding planner unexpectedly had to leave. Lana jumped right in helping us with everything from communications with venders, to sourcing sustainable products, and all of the day-of-coordination. She was honestly the number one reason our wedding was exactly what we wanted , and she went above and beyond for us. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her."
"My time spent with Lana has been some of the most rewarding and creative collaborations ever experienced. Her abilities as a organizer, leader, visionary and all around task master are second to none. Lana's energy and spirit are infectious, her knowledge & skills as an event planner are rock solid. I cant wait to work with her again on the next DREAM project.
Ned Bell - Executive Chef of Yew Restaurant + Bar of the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel
“I had the pleasure of working with Lana on the CANUSSEE conference held in Vancouver, October 1 – 4, 2015. This was the first joint conference of the Canadian and US Societies for Ecological Economics and involved an extensive planning effort that required coordination between people spread across Canada and the US. Lana was absolutely fantastic in her role as the conference planner. She was responsible, meticulous and always in good spirits. The conference was very successful and Lana played a valuable role to help accomplish that. I highly recommend her as an event planner for both professional and entertainment events.”
Rumi Shammin, USSEE Conference Co-Chair
"Lana was fantastic to work with - very organized, professional and thoughtful in her approach to our annual fundraiser. Her knowledge and connection with local chefs was a total boon to RIPE 2015!"
Jen Candela, Vancouver Farmers Market
"Lana helped plan the David Suzuki Foundation's 25th Anniversary celebration, which was attended by more than 400 supporters. Her experienced, professional attitude made it a pleasure to work with her. She was organized and adapted to our changing demands, ensuring our event was a huge success. Staff and guests were impressed and had a great time."
Jasmine Yen, David Suzuki Foundation
"It was a pleasure to work with Lana - she is professional, organized, responsive; she will think about what you forgot, and catch you before you fall. She was able to see exactly the kind of support we needed, and tailor her service accordingly. Great asset for any event, large or small."
Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Pembina Institute
"Lana was instrumental in providing the necessary drive and support to have our outreach projects become successful events. Her organization and will to succeed shine through as she delivers results."
Neil Radix - Blueyou Consulting