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June 2020, Carolyn Campbell, ED, Concrete BC, congratulated Dawn Donahue on graduating the Virtual Event & Meeting Management Course (Executive Leadership Institute), then sent this post:

Dawn, more importantly, here’s your Report Card from the “School of Life”

  1. Compassionate  A+  –  (gives of self, even when no one’s looking)
  2. Intuitive A+  –   (naturally gifted)
  3. Ability to see from others’ perspectives A+  –  (practically goes out of body)
  4. Spiritually alert A+  –  (aura beginning to glow)
  5. Resilient and adaptable to unexpected change A+  –  (like the Energizer Bunny)
  6. Terminally optimistic  A+  –  (fast rebounder)
  7. Exercises gratitude muscle A+  –  (your cup to be refilled x 7)
Carolyn Campbell

Executive Director, Concrete BC

2019 – ​Dawn and her team are amazing to work with! Her expertise was invaluable when working with a challenging venue and her ability to predict pinch points allowed our event to flow smoothly and seamlessly. We met several times before the event and she was on site the day of and always available to answer questions or lend a hand. I would recommend GGEM to anyone and am looking forward to working with them again in the future.



Renea Koppen

Director of Member Services at RCABC, Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia

2019 – A Million Thank Yous!

Dear Dawn,

OMG – you are so special!  I just had a chance to view the absolutely amazing recommendation you so kindly wrote!  Someone is going to think I paid you a big sum of money for that lovely, kind endorsement!  I am the fortunate one to have the opportunity to work with you!  You are such a breath of fresh air – we need to clone you!  Believe me the feeling is mutual and then some!

Kasey Nishimura

Senior Sales Manager, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre

2019 – Hello Dawn, It has been an absolute pleasure having you as our main organizer for this AGM, Awards Luncheon and Gala Dinner; you made the event so successful. On behalf of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, especially our banquet department, thank you again for all your time and effort you put in to making this event successful. I hope you enjoyed your time here as much as we did.  Looking forward to working with you and your company again!


JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Banquets Team, JW Marriott PARQ VANCOUVER


Thank you Dawn.  It was a pleasure working with you and your team. From my perspective the involvement and organization you provided with the hotel, timelines and details was exactly what we needed! Success.


Bryan L. Wallner

Chief Executive Officer, Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia

Thanks Dawn! I really appreciate your partnership. It will be great! I have faith.





One of the things I know we can count on with you, is being direct, forthright and telling it as it is. Refreshing in any business! We appreciate this trait of yours, among many. Brian Bonney, First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF)

Brian Bonney

First Nations Education Foundation


Just a short note thanking you again for always making my job so easy.  You are a joy to work with and I already look forward to our next event together.  Talk soon!  Angus

Angus Reid


Dear Dawn and GGEM Team,

Words can’t really express the appreciation I have for all you do for Concrete BC but I want you to know I see all the sweat and heart you pack into our events and I know they are a success because of your expertise.  Thank you for a beautiful and magical convention.  As usual, you brought your A+ game and we are so grateful.

Carolyn Campbell

Executive Director, Concrete BC


Thanks for your clear, concise, timely  message Dawn. This is a nice change for the good. Thank you for your involvement and good work.

Mike Trevathan

West Monroe, Louisiana Leos ’91-97, BC Lions Alumni


Hi Dawn –  Once again it is a pleasure to work with you. We have nothing but more amazing things to say about your leadership and organization of events!


Humble and Frank

2018 WDC – BCFPA Golf Tournament – Hi Dawn – 100% first class…from initial communication and registration, follow up, to arrival and breakfast, golf (good pace of play), on course exhibitors, to speeches (nice and short), prizes (not too many…excellent), and dinner (1st class). I wouldn’t change a thing. No need to. The best organized and executed golf event I have played this past year!

Russ Rimmer

Avalon Dairy

2018 Aplin Martin – Martin Associates 50th Anniversary Golf Tournament – Dawn, a huge “Thank you” to you and your team. By all accounts the tournament was a success and exceeded our expectations. I know behind the scenes there were many last minute changes and challenges. You and your team ensured that our guests were unaware and not impacted by these hiccups.   I was very impressed with you and your teams organization and coordination skills, clearly not your first tournament. It was also impressive with the amount of clout you have with Mother Nature; what an absolutely beautiful day!!!!

Please pass along our appreciation to everyone involved that supported you in making our 50th Anniversary Golf Tournament a huge success.

Jim Jacoboni

Aplin Martin

” BCFPA Golf Tournament 2018 – Thank you Dawn, you run an amazing tournament. Congratulations on making it even better than last year, which I thought would be impossible.

Earle McCandless

CRM, Commercial Account Director, Reliance Insurance

“One of the best golf tournament planners I have ever met, world wide. We support over 3000 tournaments annually world wide. Dawn Donahue and Go Golf events lead the way in event planning, production, execution and attention to details. Actually, one of the best event producers and planners, regardless of event!”

Gerry Lev

LTS LeaderBoard

Awesome organizer, awesome day, awesome people, awesome pictures. Simply awesome! Thanks for everything Dawn!


Blair Qualey

President & CEO, New Car Dealers Association of BC

Dawn is a go-getter. She can match everyone’s energy and is always looking to get your event ahead of the crowd. You can trust her experience and more importantly her instincts. Your golf event should run through her company. You’ll get results.

Vernon Cheek

Indianapolis Colts

Go Golf events worked very well with a diverse group of volunteers – both on the planning committee and on the course on the day of the tournament. Their dedication, work ethics, leadership and training created a cohesive team; the team came together year after year – now in its thirteenth year, and over 200 volunteers at the event.

Leaders Invitational

Dawn Donahue gets things done at a standard that is seriously impressive – even by those with the same level of drive and determination. She knows how to connect the dots between sponsorship, marketing and logistics to create magical, seamless results. Christine Coletta, Owner , Okanagan Crush Pad Winery

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dawn for more than three years, through her leadership as Scholarship Chair for the BC Hospitality Foundation. She was also one of the founding committee members of what has become a vital support system for people that work in our industry. While most people know her as a peerless event producer, I’ll share that she continually inspires me with her tireless work ethic and keen attention to detail. But perhaps more than that, what I value most about Dawn is the way in which she cares for people, in a real and honest way. On the occasions where I faced a challenge in my work and required her expertise, she always made time for me, no matter how busy she was. I will always be grateful for her patient guidance and her intelligent counsel.
SUJINDER JUNEJA | Communications
BC Hospitality Foundation

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dawn Donahue and Go Golf Events for more than 15 years and throughout that time Dawn and her team have been professional, organized and passionate about each and every event she has been involved with.  From the smallest 50 person group to over 1000, Dawn gets the job done from beginning to end.  Challenges, and there are many, never seem to faze her and solutions are just around the corner.  Dawn has a great attitude and a smile on her face to greet each every person.

Cori German – VP
G&G Golf Company

Dawn is a passionate, helpful, happy warrior for your organization and for your event.  She meets you and your team and helps move you from good to great. She brings resources and guidance to the table but most importantly she brings a next level vision of   what your organizations event participants experience can be. A pro bono analysis of your event and face time meetings with your team are examples of how Dawn interacts and gets to know you and your goals!

I knew within minutes of meeting Dawn, she  would change how I accomplished my event goals.

Stephanie Nelson, Executive Director

“Go Golf Events stepped in and saved our event – an infusion of support, guidance, leadership, partnership, finances, resources and volunteers. Without them we would not have had an event, much less a successful event.”
Rick, LLS

Maria and Dawn created magic out of mist – a nonexistent budget for a fundraiser, and yet the Go Golf Team managed to create a gala dinner that successfully rivaled budgets of $100,000 plus. Their dedication and determination is a shining example to all of us and why we do what we do – help kids in times of need.

The best gala dinner we have ever seen – the partnerships you have created, the added value you brought to the event, amazing. how you created that event with so little budget – and had all sponsors and partners involved – the marks of a true professional.
Heidi Romich
Chair, BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

“The 2009 West Coast Chocolate Festival was the best ever. Go Golf brought an amazing wealth of resources, partners, sponsors, and well trained, dedicated volunteers. Over 65 events well executed and profitable in 20 days. Incredible energy, leadership and guidance.”