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Dîner en Blanc International Looking for New Hosts in Halifax!

Posted by Roo Richer on May 06, 2019 | 0 comment

For Le Dîner en Blanc – Halifax to return, Dîner en Blanc International is looking for a new team of hosts in 2019 and onwards.

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Special Invitation for the 30th Anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris: June 3, 2018

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 05, 2018 | 0 comment

Chers amis, On Sunday, June 3, 2018, in one of Paris’ most prestigious locations, an immense Le Dîner en Blanc will bring together some 20,000 people, half of whom are from other countries, to dine at the same table. We extend this invitation to thousands of people who, on all continents...

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Thank you, Halifax!

Posted by Claudia Habib on August 03, 2017 | 0 comment

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 Halifax welcomed over 700 guests to Dîner en Blanc at Kings Wharf in Dartmouth, right down at the Harbour’s edge with a spectacular view of the Halifax skyline. It truly captured what it means to live by the sea...

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Performing Artists for Halifax’s Dîner en Blanc 2017

Posted by Claudia Habib on August 03, 2017 | 0 comment

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 Halifax welcomed over 700 guests to Dîner en Blanc at Kings Wharf in Dartmouth, right down at the Harbour’s edge with a spectacular view of the Halifax skyline.  The night was made still more magical...

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted by Claudia Habib on July 06, 2017 | 0 comment

Diner En Blanc Halifax is in need of volunteers for Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd. Friday, July 21 We will need assistance in set up as well as ensuring the grounds are prepared for Saturday. This is a 4 hour commitment&nbs...

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Are the tables being supplied this year?

As the requested size tables are nowhere to be found in the city, Le Dîner en Blanc - Halifax will be supplying the tables. Hosts will have them on site ready as per Le Dîner en Blanc tradition to be set up by the guests. Guests must bring their own white folding chairs.

Is Dîner en Blanc an illegal activity?

All events produced according to Le Dîner en Blanc International guidelines require local hosts to acquire the proper authorization, permits, and insurances before proceeding with their event. On the other hand, since its beginning, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris has been taking place without authorization, in some of the city’s most prestigious sites. The first editions were not easy to pull off. Today, French authorities know that the event is always well organized and that guests are always respectful of public property. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality helps promote the city’s image as a stylish Metropolis.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Founded in 2012, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world with over 130,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event.

How can I participate?

Registration for Le Dîner en Blanc takes place in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Members from the previous year and friends of the organization and leaders
Phase 2: Friends "sponsored" by Phase 1 members
Phase 3: People who signed up to the waiting list

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc requires from the participants an exemplary citizenship and discipline. Here are the main rules:

● Guests commit to attend, rain or shine, no matter the circumstance.
● Exude Elegance … in white. Originality is encouraged, as long as it remains elegant and tasteful.
● Bring your own table, chairs, and picnic basket.
● Follow the Volunteer Leader’s instructions.
● Arrive and leave with your Leader. Nobody arrives at the site on their own.
● Drink responsibly. Champagne or wine only. No spirits or beer.
● Clean up: Take all your garbage with you and clean the area around your table.

If you do not comply with any of these rules, you will no longer be able to register for future Dîner en Blanc events.

What must guests wear?

All guests must dress elegantly in head-to-toe white. This means no ivory, no off-white, and no beige… Originality is always encouraged, as long as it stays stylish and tasteful.

What must guests bring?

Two white chairs (or secure rentals from the e-store); a white picnic basket or white bag including a gourmet meal for two, a white tablecloth and cloth-napkins, cutlery, dishware, and glassware; and a garbage bag.

What kind of table do I need to bring?

The table must be square, foldable, and easy to carry. The size must be between 27 and 32 inches (68 and 81 cm). The table does not have to be white as it will be covered with a white tablecloth.
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