Chapter Leadership 2023-2024

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ILEA Vancouver Chapter Board of Directors 2023-2024


Nora Wendt


While still studying drama and events management, Nora already spent her summers working at music festivals and other live events, mainly to afford the tickets to yet more festivals, theatre and cultural events. After managing a theatre festival in Hamburg for two years, she moved to Berlin and organized galas, corporate events, street markets and supervised dance theatre productions and international concert tours. Her path led her to the Berlin Festival of Lights, where she gained experience in working with light art and large-scale projection mapping. For the Festival of Lights, she organized projection mappings and light festivals in Germany, Romania and Luxembourg. On the side, she started translating and content writing for VRtual X, a company specialized on VR, AR and virtual events and she is still doing this today. When she moved to Vancouver in 2017, Nora spent a fun summer working for the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival before joining Go2 Productions to work with projection mapping once again. When Covid-19 hit the event industry, she moved on to work in communications, marketing and virtual events for a local hybrid distribution agency.

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Reegan Evans

President Elect

Reegan Evans began her Special Events career in her early days setting up pipe and drape, dressing models and reading timelines for her entrepreneurial mother who produced international fashion shows. Other calls to duty during that time involved reviewing large scale festival planning alongside her father who was a founder of Canada’s most successful multicultural heritage festival. Educated later in the fine arts, studying classical voice and piano introduced her into an early career working with professional sound including studio and live sound, followed by a short period in catering in between opening and running larger hospitality operations including a successful winery in British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan. An event professional for over 20 years with diverse experience working with all sectors including not-for-profit, Reegan Evans then founded the company EWS EVENTS based out of Vancouver in 2018. EWS EVENTS specializes in large scale events whose focus is to produce and plan event types Galas, Retreats and Corporate style events.

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Josie Langis

Vice President of Membership

Josie has been in customer service all of her adult life; she started out in the event industry 25 years ago as an assistant photographer to her husband’s business. 15 years ago, she made the decision to be one of the first people to bring Flipbooks to British Columbia. Her business Langis Event Media has expanded over the years to now include Photobooths, Selfie Rings, Social Booths and the 360 Spin Booth. She was the also the first person to introduce the Selfie Ring to BC. Josie is passionate about what she does and prides herself on providing fun & outstanding service. After meeting her husband 33 years ago, she moved from her home country of Ireland and now has four kids who drive her passion to be the best at what she does. Josie joined ILEA to meet like minded people and to help others in the industry.

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Erica Hardwick

Vice President of Communications

Erica has been working in events since the start of her career in Sydney, Australia, first in live concert audio, then in media production as a video editor, multimedia producer and graphic designer for events and television.  Moving to Vancouver she took on contract work in event graphics, eventually leading to work in-house for AV companies, and then re-starting her own independent creative production studio, digitalglitter creative, with clients in tourism, events and the tech industry. Starting as a graphic design sponsor for ILEA Vancouver in 2018, Erica has been involved with ILEA now for 7 years and is now the VP of communications. Erica joined ILEA primarily to network and attend events and continues to provide graphics sponsorship for ILEA Social accounts as well as some of the larger co-hosted industry events.

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Vicki Brydon

Director of Communications

With a passion for storytelling, branding, marketing, and executing unique and memorable events, Vicki lives and breathes communication in all its forms. She is a Langara Journalism graduate with 20+ years of experience in corporate and not-for-profit communications and events. Vicki currently leads a team of four equally engaged superstars at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation in White Rock who share her vision for inspiring philanthropy through innovation, creativity and spirited activations. Vicki oversees the annual Peace Arch Hospital Gala, which consistently raises around $1 million each year for health care in White Rock and South Surrey and has been named Best Themed Gala in the Lower Mainland since 2017.

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Ashleigh Morriss

Director at Large

Ashleigh is the Senior Events Officer at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. When she isn’t coordinating fundraising and donor recognition events, she is coordinating the chaos at home. She lives on a farm with her husband, 2 daughters and many animals. She is a highly decorated equestrian and competes throughout North America on her Arabian horses. With just under 10 years in the event planning industry, implementing the re-development of Peace Arch Hospitals largest fundraising event, the annual Gala, has been her focus and highlight; an event that once would only fill half the room is now selling out in days and typically raising just under 1 million annually. She prides herself in creating a new experience each year with innovative and out of the box ideas, so that the guests never know what to expect when they attend one of her events. Ashleigh is very detail oriented, thrives in scenarios of high pressure while remaining calm and collected. She is excited to work with programs and creating exciting experiences for ILEA Vancouver members.

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Tany Robichaud

Director at Large

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Mike Metcalfe

Immediate Past President

Mike is VP of Business Development and Sales at SOS Charging Solutions. He's a family man who believes community is the key to success. Whether it's his neighbourhood, his soccer and softball communities or our community of event professionals, Mike works hard to be an active, contributing member in absurd and wonderfully creative ways. He tends to leverage the fifteen plus years he's spent in events and his career in professional sales, but mostly, it's his contagious energy and genuine excitement for your challenges that creates the long-term relationships he builds with the people around him. He's excited to help with Membership this year and encourages you to reach out, if you haven't already met one another.

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