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“Cathy Harvey made our poetry festival events more fun AND easy for us. She brings a great combination of imaginative flair, attention to detail and experience to event management. People are still talking about the impact of the festival launch that she staged in City Hall, with a river of words flowing down the staircase.”
Alice Major, Artistic Director, Edmonton Poetry Festival

“Ms. Harvey quickly immersed herself in the planning of the week of events, building relationships with the key players. Her familiarity with events and coordinating volunteers proved very effective.”
Lorna Stewart, Director of Community Relations, Edmonton Transit System

“We contracted Cathy Harvey and Cana Events to project manage the delivery of our 2007 Employee Fall Gathering (annual general meeting) events.  We were pleased overall with how successful these events were:  Cathy Harvey and Cana Events were well organized, attentive to details – large and small, creative and customer oriented.  Our events were delivered on time and on budget.  They were orchestrated to the last detail; were responsive to our objectives and targeted outcomes; and, most importantly, generated very positive participant responses.”
W. H. Haas, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Corporate Services, Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture

Victims of Homicide Conference Coordinator 2008-2017
“Cathy took very efficient charge of all the arrangements we needed for our conference, as a result of which the event flowed extremely smoothly, the evaluations were excellent, and a great burden of organization was lifted from our Executive. If we put on a repeat in the future, we will certainly be using her services.
Martin Hattersley, Hon. Treasurer, Victims of Homicide of Edmonton Support Society

Diverse Voices Conference Coordinator- 2007-2016
“The Diverse Voices: Family Violence Conference in 2007 and 2008, drew 650 professionals and had 15 to 25 speakers local and international for each conference. As co-chair of the planning committee I can say we were very fortunate to have the services of Cathy Harvey of Cana Events. Her professional administrative skills and organizational abilities made both of these conferences happen much more smoothly with very few glitches. Any glitches that did occur she handled in a very prompt and efficient manner.
Pat Power, Co-chair Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference, Community Services, City of Edmonton

Walmart Walk for Miracles, Edmonton Coordinator-2007-2014
“You are a very talented organizer, and supremely great at juggling opinions! I hope you realize all the great things you did for our kids at the Stollery.” Carolyn McKenzie, Senior Development Officer Director, Children’s Miracle Network

“Cathy Harvey organized an International Family Conference for 116 people aged from 2 to 70 years from 10 different countries. I have attended many such conferences and this was one of the best organized. Cathy’s attention to detail, efficiency, courtesy, and ability to understand the needs of people of different ages and different countries was a major factor in its success.”
Martin and Ruth Reardon, England

“Cathy’s mentoring skills are well established in working with staff, volunteers and board members”
Dan Bingham, Past Chair Ecumenical Commission, Archdiocese of Edmonton.

“Cathy Harvey has the ability to keep the big picture in mind. Any event she organizes is very enjoyable and, at the same time, the message and goal of the sponsors are always achieved.”
Rita Straus, Executive Secretary

“Cana Events was asked to plan and coordinate the youth programs at the International Conference of Interchurch Families. Youth between the ages of 14 and 23, from five countries, speaking two languages participated and contributed to the conference. Cathy’s preparation and facilitation of this program was absolutely crucial to its success.”
Melanie Finch, Coordinator Preproma, Rome 2003

“Cathy is very gifted in her abilities to work with volunteers in our organization. She understands that they all have different needs and goals for working with our organization. I have seen very few people who can pull it all off‚ like Cathy. She has a superb balance of excellence in the three essential elements of event work – initial vision, logistics and people care. All our people love her!”

“In retreat work Cathy has been thorough and thoughtful in hosting and hospitality. Her oversight has allowed our staff to relate to our committee guests while she takes care of everything. She is a terrific part of our team now and really relates well with all the people of our organization.”

“Cathy has produced timelines and objectives in a very professional manner and executed our events with what appears to be real ease. The best and the gifted always make it look easy. She’s Wayne Gretzky!”

“Cana Events assists in the planning and coordinating of conferences to equip and encourage these community leaders.”
John McNicoll, Director, Alberta Division, Young Life Canada

“Cana Events helped Young Life raise $150,000.00 in 2003 in the Ironman of Golf to go towards year round programs clubs and camps for youth; in 2004 $184,000 was raised.”
John McNicoll, Director, Alberta Division, Young Life Canada

“As the Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy had the difficult task of recruiting, training and supervising approximately 125 volunteers for a onetime event that was an unknown quantity in Edmonton. Her job required initiative, independence, imagination and creativity in meeting the challenges of developing volunteer job descriptions, schedules and recruitment strategies from the ground up. Further, the nature of the Magnetic North organization, with staff members spread across the country coming together in the last weeks before the festival, required strong listening, communication and intuitive skills… She understands the value of a personalized experience for volunteers and took genuine pleasure in making their experience with the festival positive.”
Eva Cairns, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Associate Coordinator (Edmonton)