A gathersome (event): to “gather some” people to celebrate, learn, inspire, influence, or discuss.
Gathersome Events was first dreamed of when Carmina and her then-boyfriend-now-husband lived in Sydney, Australia - the first time. Inspired by the Sydney events industry, especially around celebrating the millennium and the 2000 Olympic Summer Games, Carmina herself to be the one who planned, managed, and organize these events, not just attend them. Event management was the perfect career for her in being creative on a daily basis, making to-do lists and checking tasks off, helping others make their visions come true, and making them feel like guests and their own events.
The Gathersome Events dream was always held close as Carmina moved to and did event management work in China, the U.S., South Korea, Australia (again), and back to Canada – where it finally advanced from dream status to reality.
Why the sulphur-crested cockatoos in Gathersome's logo?
In some parts of the world, the birds are considered 'exotic'. In many parts of Australia, they were almost as common as pigeons. Their squawky call was Carmina's native morning wake up alarm before her ferry ride across Sydney Harbour to work (best commute mode ever!). The sulphur-crested cockatoo is a big nod to the amazing personal and professional event management experiences Carmina had in the two separate times she has resided in Sydney, the time in between, and the time going forward. This, and because her North American-born son firmly believes he's Australian.