City hall gets a little bit of green from posh white picnic

Invoices, permits revealed from 2014 event

The Vancouver “franchise” of Diner en Blanc, the world’s most fatuous feast, is back tonight, Aug. 25. Folks pay $45 to dress-up in white and then pay more to eat and drink in public, hoping to avoid spilling red wine on their white clothes.

It’s getting to be a big business worldwide, according to Business in Vancouver.

It’s locally organized by Jordan Kallman, who was a manager at the Olympic Village for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics organizing committee (VANOC).

Last year, 3,300 flocked to David Lam Park and Social Concierge, Kallman’s company, was charged $4,688.45 for permits and city fees, according to the documents release by the city hall Freedom of Information office.

The location is kept hush-hush until the day of the event. It appears the 2015 version is at Canada Place, home to the city’s famous five, white sails.

Could the dinner go to the city’s other white-roofed edifice, B.C. Place Stadium, in 2016?

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