" Testimonials & Blog Posts ".. what people are saying about us
To mangle the famed Mark Twain quote, “The reports of golf’s death [as a meetings program component] have been greatly exaggerated.” And ironically enough, it was a global pandemic that seems to have resuscitated the flagging sport.
According to the National Golf Foundation, rounds soared by 14% in 2020 compared to 2019, before the pandemic set in, and were up an additional 6% in 2021. Read more
Dawn, Our golf tournament was fabulous. How fortunate for us that we had you and your team this year. Your guidance knowledge, support and enthusiasm for our success was way beyond my expectations. Thank you seems inadequate to express my gratitude. You were a big big part of our success. Already looking forward to 2023.
Kindest regards. Raf Sansalone
Thank you Dawn : )
I love how on the ball you are! Communication is key between producer and planner, and you are awesome at it. As you can imagine I deal with a lot of event planners, so this is truly a compliment.
June 16 – Dawn & her team at Go Golf are amazing at what they do. Her attention to detail & her ability to adapt to the ever changing landscaping that comes from planning an event is a skill seldom seen in this day and age. I am in a unique position where I deal with many event planners on a daily basis and Go Golf shines at what they do. I highly recommend their services.
Alex Fiordelmondo, Sales Manager, NuTrends Signs & Printing
Bonnie Windsor, Twisted Cowboy Beef Jerky, says Go Golf Events Management Inc is a cut above!
“Dawn, you put on a big splash. Stellar communication from start to finish. Plenty of notice of the event; your timelines ensure we are prepared without stress, panic, and inconvenience. 😳😳 At the event itself, you’re organized. At your events everyone knows what’s going on, happening, and what’s expected. That brings a certain calm to vendors and participants alike. You take the best care of your vendors, always have. You make us feel appreciated for our efforts. Something as simple as a garbage can at the hole. There’s lots more that makes you a leader in the industry.”
Hey Dawn, we’re just leaving the course now and we had a blast! What a great event and we were so glad to have taken part in it. Your event staff and team of volunteers were so great and helpful and everything went smoothly. We ended up selling out a lot of our flavours too so we had an amazing sales day and the feedback was overall positive.
The event got us in front of the perfect audience and we are so grateful to you for reaching out and including us. This may very well be a great jumping off point to get into some retailers and gain new partnerships. Definitely put us down for next year and keep us in mind for future events. All the best and thanks again. Rob & Ren
Air Canada, James H. “Great sponsor book btw, well done and super helpful for us to tell the story internally”
TIP2021 Attendee: “Golf was wonderful – Thought there was a great mix of sponsors and the tournament flowed well”
Norman S: “I wish I had something for you on how to improve; having played in a number of events like this, I found this one to be excellent! Everything ran seamlessly”
Peter D: “You get a 10! The entire experience, from a well organized tournament, to the sponsors on each hole. My first time attending and I loved every minute of it.”
Stephanie Betsch, Manager, Pacific Autism Family Network, Fraser Valley Spoke says: “What an experience it is to work with Dawn. I cannot recommend her enough. What makes Dawn completely unique is her ability to shine in every email, every interaction, and in every detail of her events. Dawn hears a problem and immediately knows the solution. Dawn has worked and volunteered tirelessly for our foundation (Pacific Autism Family Network). Beyond the actual event, which may I say, brings in over $100,000 annually, Dawn injects her warm, fun, caring personality into every day. With one conversation, Dawn makes 10 things happen overnight. Like a magic wand was waved and families and kids are taken care of. Dawn understands her strengths, her network, and uses it around the clock to make change appear. I can confidently say I have never met a greater more powerful woman in my career. I have said it before and Ill say it again, Dawn has, without knowing, become a mentor and someone I follow, study, and hope to be a sliver of some day. If you have the opportunity to work with Dawn, what a lucky duck. Hang on tight, it’s a humble and exciting ride.” November 2020
Scott White, Shinobi Creative Productions says: “ I have had the pleasure of working with Dawn Donahue and her team on a number of projects and events over the last few years. Where do I begin? A truly inspirational leader, she is a powerhouse of organization and her turn-on-a-dime adaptability is nothing short of amazing. Time after time she has mentored and impressed all that work with her and, with a laugh and a smile, is able to coax the very best out of volunteers and sponsors, that bend over backwards to help her achieve goals on behalf of her clients and charitable organizations. In this new normal world of ours, she continues to improve and reinvent her company to give her clients the best experience possible. I am grateful to have met Dawn and look forward to her building on what she has created ” November 2020
Steve Saccomano, Senior Manager of Business Development Agriculture & Agribusiness at Royal Bank of Canada says: “Dawn Donahue has managed our golf tournament and trade show for 6+ years and has done an excellent job as our coordinator. She has worked effortlessly to ensure our event is a success every year! He passion, drive and enthusiasm is contagious ! We look forward to many more years of success partnering with her team!” October 2020
Kathryn Choquer, Sr. Vice President, Foundation at Pacific Autism Family Network says: “Dawn gets it done. I’ve seen her golf events and they are spectacular. Her support of non-profits has been above and beyond the call. Direct communicator. Dawn also works hard to manage costs while maintaining quality. “ September 2020
It is amazing where we have been, where we are going, and what we have accomplished….
Thank you to my family, all the volunteers, golfers, sponsors, and Dawn Donahue and her incredible team…
Together…we all make this possible…
See you in 2021!!!
Dawn, A quick note to let you know that the virtual AGM today was excellent. Congratulations, you hit the ball out of the park!!
Xypex Chemical Corporation
Dawn, A most professional event. I was awed by how smoothly the transitions between committee reports and the live interface went. Loved the way you did raffles too. My association is not as involved as a group, nor do we have an annual meeting, otherwise I would talk to you about an event.
Dominic Di Cenzo, Executive Director
Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council
What attendees at the 2020 Concrete BC AGM said:
“Everything was good with the notices, preparation, format and viewing options”
“For a virtual AGM time dictates volume of content. Your time was perfect!!!:
“The AGM content is always pretty quick – even at in person conferences so I think the content was just fine”
“ I’m going to recommend this to my board.”
“I thought this was excellent. loved the business and the fun, a great mix”
Dawn: Great job at getting it done in 2020. You did a great job creating a tournament with the restrictions you had to deal with. I think everyone appreciated having something to take their mind off all the stuff we are dealing with day to day to keep our businesses running and our people and families safe. Thanks for creating a new and fun event; see you in 2021.
Mark Omelaniec, President
The Langley Concrete Group
Ag4Autism 2020 Tournament
Thanks Dawn! I want to say the 2020 tournament was great and we appreciated all that was done to make it the best day it could be.
John de Jonge, President, Artex Barn Solutions
Thank you so much for having us again at this amazing event. You do an amazing job and it truly is a such a fun thing we are able to to do every year. Again the response to or product and our team was so heart warming and enjoyable. Although we didnt get to see you on the actual day we are so humbled and grateful that you take the time to include us! The event went off without a hitch; everyone seemed to have a great time! Can’t wait till next year stay in touch.
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”
- Compassionate A+ – (gives of self, even when no one’s looking)
- Intuitive A+ – (naturally gifted)
- Ability to see from others’ perspectives A+ – (practically goes out of body)
- Spiritually alert A+ – (aura beginning to glow)
- Resilient and adaptable to unexpected change A+ – (like the Energizer Bunny)
- Terminally optimistic A+ – (fast rebounder)
- Exercises gratitude muscle A+ – (your cup to be refilled x 7)
2019 – A Million Thank Yous!
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!
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
“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!”
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.
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!
Thanks Dawn! I really appreciate your partnership. It will be great! I have faith.
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
Thanks for your clear, concise, timely message Dawn. This is a nice change for the good. Thank you for your involvement and good work.
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!
” 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.
Awesome organizer, awesome day, awesome people, awesome pictures. Simply awesome! Thanks for everything Dawn!
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.
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.