July 18, 2014 12:18 am

Inaugural Dîner en Blanc held at Edmonton’s Louise McKinney Park

Dîner en Blanc celebrated in Edmonton for the first time Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Global News

EDMONTON – Hundreds of people, dressed in their finest white attire, came together at Louise McKinney Park Thursday night for a chic secret affair.

Dîner en Blanc was celebrated in Edmonton for the first time. The global phenomenon started over 25 years ago by a group of friends in Paris.

The idea behind Dîner en Blanc is that the location of the elegant dinner is kept a secret until the last minute. Then, dressed head to toe in white, attendees arrive for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.

“People are inspired by the elegance and just the event itself and being able to gather together for food, wine and just conversation,” said Nestor Turczyk one of the organizers of Edmonton’s event.

Paris’ Dîner en Blanc now brings together about 15,000 people each year. About 1,200 people took part in Edmonton’s event Thursday night.

 

© Shaw Media, 2014

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