Vancouver's sixth annual Dîner en Blanc hosted 5,500 guests in two locations
On Thursday, August 24th, the city's most elegant al fresco dining experience took place in not one, but two locations in Coal Harbour—Devonian Harbour Park and Harbour Green Park. This year, organizers wanted to go back to the event's "grass"roots after the concrete locations of Concord Pacific Plaza in 2016 and Canada Place in 2015.
Produced locally by event agency The Social Concierge, the communal dining experience brings the French tradition, which originated in Paris in 1988, to Vancouver each summer. Diners bring their own tables, chairs and food to indulge in a spectacular evening at a location that's announced just hours before the event starts. The dinner kicks off with the waving of the napkins and closes with sparklers lighting up the night sky to music.
Check out Vancouver's most fashionable all decked out in their stylish whites...
Laura Lewko, lifestyle blogger and Mijune Pak, Follow Me Foodie blogger, Top Chef Canada judge
Crystal Carson, fashion stylist and media personality
John De Vincenzi and Jill Sinclair, radio host of Date Did What
Lindsey Seigo, event planner; Lyndi Barrett, style blogger; and Aeron Avinou, creative director
Eva Gallagher, Talk Shop Media; Amy Watkins, travel journalist; and Tlell Nazarko, Chatterbox Media Group
Diners wave their napkins at the 2017 Dîner en Blanc in Vancouver
Jimmy Darbyshire, Russell Brewing and Alex Zabori, youth worker
Roan Curtis, actress and Eugene Choo Clothing Inc; Naomi Dolan, communications; Zahra Dee, hair stylist; and Justin Voitic, fashion blogger, JustinVoitic.com
Crystle Lightning, actress/DJ/rapper and Suzette Amaya, radio host 100.5 FM and SAMAYA Entertainment
Chantal Coschizza, CKNW producer and Michelle Morton, CKNW reporter