Posts By: Alicia Roachford Brathwaite

Ontario reopening heads into Step 3 on July 16th, 2021

With the progress that has been made by Ontario in the percentage of persons with 1st and 2nd vaccinations, it has been announced that the province will be entering into Step 3 of the reopening five days earlier than previously scheduled. On July 16th, 2021 additional indoor services with a larger number of people will… Read more »

Here’s what Step 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening means for events and gatherings

On June 30th, 2021 most of Ontario will be entering Step 2 of its reopening plan. Waterloo Region will be the only region that will not move into Step 2 due to concerning COVID-19 case trends and the Delta variant. That region is looking at mid-July to enter Step 2. So what will moving to… Read more »

What does Step 1 of the Ontario reopening plan mean for events and gatherings?

Following today’s announcement that Step 1 of the Ontario reopening plan will commence on June 11th, 2021, we have prepared a quick reference on what will be permitted at that stage as it relates to gatherings. – Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals at 15% capacity of the room – Outdoors… Read more »

Event Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11th, 2020, event planning, the way we had known it, rapidly changed. In person weddings, parties, concerts, festivals and corporate events gave way to the need for safety, social distancing, ever changing permitted indoor/outdoor venue attendee capacities, border closures, lockdowns, stay at home orders and halting… Read more »

Pinterest stops promoting plantation weddings

Following urging from the civil rights advocacy group Colour of Change, Pinterest has remove plantation wedding content from their platform. And they are not the only ones … Many advocates and eventprofs continuously expressed their concern of the overwhelming promotion of plantations as wedding venues despite the offensive history attached to these properties. Pinterest took… Read more »

Will Ross University take over the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre?

What may be the future of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados? In a recent press conference the island’s Minister of Tourism appears to have given us a hint. In January 2019 the state-of-the art Ross University School of Medicine was officially opened at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). This LESC-based institution is… Read more »