Thursday, August 18
Location given at the last minute!
Dîner en Blanc – Vancouver is back!
After more than 2,500 people attending in 2013, 3,500 in 2014 and 4,500 in 2015 and over 6,000 expected in 2016, the Dîner en blanc, organized by The Social Concierge with the support of the Alliance Française de Vancouver, has been a wonderful succes! This exquisite gathering is going to shake Vancouver once again on August 18.
There are close to 40 "Dîner en Blanc" organized in the world and most of them take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year!
SKIP THE WAITING LIST AND SECURE YOUR SPOT FOR THE MOST EXPECTED EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Thanks to Alliance Française, experience "la vie en blanc"! If you are an AF member, send us an email to get a UNIQUE chance to be part of this amazing event and sit at Alliance Française table! Or become a member to increase your odds! First-come, first-served!
At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc's” secret place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space, made in a very Parisian style.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city's public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it's all not a dream.
Launched with just a handful of friends by François Pasquier over 25 years ago, Paris' Dîner en Blanc now assembles nearly 15,000 people each year. The French capital's most prestigious sites have played host to it: the Pont des Arts, the Eiffel Tower site, Place Vendôme, the Château de Versailles, the Esplanade de Notre-Dame, the Esplanade des Invalides, the periphery of the Place de l'Étoile, the Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, etc. The Paris police tend to tolerate this ‘wild' gathering, if not perhaps even wishing they could join in!
We are looking forward to seeing you on August 18 for the Dîner en Blanc 2016!