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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Carole, my dear child, you give back so much of yourself to others. A nation without health is a nation without hope. Thanks to you and to all the Canadian supporters the Phelophepa train continues to bring hope to so many people."

Donette Chin-Loy Chang

Adriaans & Associates has provided outstanding event management services for the University of the West Indies through its signature Canadian fundraiser, the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala. The Agency's CEO Carole Adriaans and her team bring great creativity, innovation and joy to this project for the last five years.

Donette Chin-LoyChang
Patron
UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

Charles Coffey, Former executive vice president, government affairs and business development for RBC for 44 years

I have had the distinct pleasure of attending several major events managed by Carole Adriaans of Adriaans and Associates.

Ms. Adriaans is a well renowned and respected event planner who consistently raises the bar of excellence for her clients. A strong communicator, who has a keen eye for details, understands what it takes to translate the vision of her clients into a “wow experience.”

Drive, tenacity and passion are the hallmarks which enable Ms. Adriaans and her team to skillfully execute, efficient and consistent service that is second to none.

Adriaans and Associates is the gold standard in the event management industry; always delivering consistent results, each time and on time!

Honourable Jean Augustine PC, CM, CBE

I have known Carole Adriaans for over a decade. She is a bright professional woman who shares her talent and expertise with many in the community. Many have benefitted from her advice and help . Carole's reputation is high in and with many organizations who have sought her assistance with logistics and fundraising activities. I have watched her organizational abilities turn what could have been a mediocre event into a classy, well-executed event.

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Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Director and Chair, UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

For the past 6 years, Carole Adriaans has been the Event Planner for The University of Toronto Benefit Gala.

The Gala, which has been held at the Four Seasons in the past and more recently at the Ritz Carlton, quickly became a “sold out” fixture on the Toronto social calendar garnering strong support from the private and public sectors and the Canadian and Caribbean-Canadian community.

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Mary Anne Chambers

I have known Carole Adriaans for about 15 years and have participated in several events that she has organized. Carole is passionate about perfection. She is obsessed with the details that ensure successful, memorable events that meet the highest standards of professionalism. An additional advantage that Carole provides is her background in Protocol which ensures that proceedings involving public officials are conducted as they should be. Hosts of events that Carole organizes are able to focus on their guests while Carole takes care of everything else.

Warm regards,
Mary Anne Chambers
retired Senior Vice-President of Scotiabank, and a former Minister of Training Colleges and Universities and former Minister of Children and Youth Services for the province of Ontario

Jag Pillay, CANCOSA

"Without question, Carole Adriaans and her team delivered professionalism and class that is characteristic of her. She makes us all look good."

Rodger Harding International & Associates

"I have attended several private and charity events organized by Carole Adriaans & Associates. Carole has the ability to create magic in high-level dinners, conferences and balls that demand impeccable attention to protocol and form as well as small intimate affairs that hit just the right note with client requirement. As a former diplomat, I have attended many world-class events and am confident in stating that Carole's work reflects a choice of speaker, entertainment and appropriate d├ęcor that bring a distinctly magical flavour to her events.

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Mark Beckles, President & CEO Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada)

"On behalf of the chair and directors of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada), please accept my profound thanks for the wonderful contribution you made to make this event a stunning success! ... Many of our sponsors took particular note of the high level of seamless efficiency, which resulted in a superior and impactful experience. You have made it easier for us to secure their support next year."

Ms Linda Jaquet, patron: South African Women for Women H. E. Andre Jaquet, former South African High Commissioner to Canada

"Over the years we have got to know Carole Adriaans and her organization well and find her to be a lot like Canada itself: successful, efficient and with a big heart for good causes. The services she renders to the country of her birth are remarkable and her commitment to issues that affect women has led to better lives for thousands of South Africans. We are deeply grateful for that.

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