"After recently engaging Above the Beyond Events to organize a function at Lethbridge College, I feel compelled to share our experience with the company and its owner, Kristy Vassell.
Industry engagement is a critical activity for us at the Centre for Applied Research at Lethbridge College. The strength of that engagement is important since it promotes the College's mission to support local and regional business. In October 2016, we ran an industry event entitled The Economics of Aquaponics to share research with local and regional aquaponics prod ucers. We contracted with Kristy to organize this event for us and she immediately set about forming the organizing committee, prioritizing logistics, providing workable venue options, structuring the agenda and target marketing the event. As we approached the day of the event, the attention to the workshop minutiae grew impressively. From sponsorship recognition strategies and transportation costing with quotes to catering and audio-visual set-up, every facet of our workshop was smoothly choreographed under her attentive eye. The event was a huge success and our feedback indicated 99% of participants would be re-engaging with us at our next event. I am convinced that this engagement success was in very large part due to the event planning professionalismof Above the Beyond Events. We will absolutely be working with Kristy in the future!"
Dr Michael Long
Director, Centre for Applied Research
"You will be in good hands when you work with Kristy Vassell. Her business savvy, enthusiasm and knowledge of event planning practically guarantee a successful outcome for anyone wanting help in putting together that special occasion. I would highly recommend Kristy for any event (big or small).”
Kathy Wagner President of Market Link Sales Ltd, Calgary, AB.
"I certainly would reccomend Kristy Vassell of Above The Beyond Events to organize any kind of Corporate Team Building, Appreciation, or Celebrations. She was wonderful and appreciative to work with as a Sponsor and I had a blast as a participant as well."
Vicky Vanden Hoek Honkers Pub & Eatery, Lethbridge, AB
"Kristy worked for our Dominion Lending Franchise for over 5yrs. In that time she part of her job was to make sure our events went over very smooth. Kristy is extremely professional and organized. She is very proactive which is probably the most important attribute when planning an event. Our biggest event had speaker and publisher of Success Magazine Darren Hardy attend. Our biggest compliment of the whole event from Mr. Hardy was Kristy's professionalism and attention to detail. Under Kristy's leadership Above The Beyond brings everything a company can hope for when putting on an event."
Derek Loose, Co-Owner Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Excellence, Lethbridge, AB
"I had the priviledge not only to be a client of Kristy's but also a vendor that was hired by her on per request of an event. Kristy really went Above the Beyond on everything. Not only will all the little details be taken care of but you will be wowed with her creative ideas and extreme details that make the perfect event with no stress on your part. She also has great connections with vendors allowing her to get great quality to best fit your budget."
Jenelle Wensley, Owner Ideal Film Creations, Lethbridge, AB
"What an amazing event the BNI Windy City Race was! Many accolades to Kristy Vassell from Above The Beyond Events. It truly was a bonding experience with other members, and will remain as one of my highlights of the summer. Kristy truly is a professional when it comes to events planning. She has expertise that is unmatched for knowing when, where and what to do for a corporate event."
Lacey Klassen, Co-Owner Jake Klassen Plumbing & Gasfitting, Coaldale, AB
"I had the pleasure of attending a corporate event that was organized by Kristy Vassell with Above The Beyond. It is hard to put into word how well the event was planned, that's how amazing it was! I can express that everyone I attended with had an amazing time and Kristy made sure the event ran smoothly."
April Chrunik EmbroidMe Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
"With your attention to detail and creative ideas, I felt just like I was racing in the Amazing Race - of course which I've always wanted to do. Through this activity, I was able to get to know my BNI members better, a social outing always helps to get to know people on a diffeent level then when in your work place environment.
I look forward to future events as I will for sure be planning functions that will include Above The Beyond event planning."
Sue Gathercole Normandeau Window Coverings, Lethbridge, AB
"I can't wait to participate in another event hosted by Kristy and I will absolutely reccommend Kristy's services as an Event Planner to anyone in need of such a service!"
Kevin Kranzler Kesler & Associates, Inc.