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KLM – Five Years of Inspiration

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Recently, Brookline helped KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrate its five year anniversary in Calgary. KLM first landed in Calgary in May 2009 and has spent the past five years delivering quality service to international travellers.  Brookline was pleased to help plan a two-part event that highlighted KLM’s success and bright future in Calgary.

The slogan for the anniversary was “KLM – 5 Years of Inspiration” and focused on celebrating and sharing the stories that make KLM a unique airline in the industry.  With a great understanding of the Calgary market, Brookline supported KLM in delivering a professional and creative event.

Held at Rush Ocean Prime in downtown Calgary, the event kicked-off with a luncheon that welcomed trade partners, airport executives and key media. Brookline recognized the event needed to be both classic and modern, and worked with Rush Ocean Prime to create a three-course menu that drew on traditional Dutch cuisine for inspiration. Continuing with the Dutch theme, Brookline incorporated subtle hints of the Netherlands’ landscape with tulip centrepieces and windmill accents.

The event continued later that night with an evening reception for social media fans and Flying Blue members, KLM’s frequent flyer program. Guests were treated to live music, hors d’oeuvres and a swag bag featuring KLM goodies. Everyone was invited to take their picture at the onsite photo booth for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to any European destination. Jonathan Love from Calgary’s very own HeeBee-Jeebees was even on hand to snap a few photos with fans.

Members of the Brookline team helped manage event logistics and show flow (and test out the photobooth firsthand). Here at Brookline, we are honoured KLM chose us to help celebrate such a momentous occasion in Calgary.

– Shae Pollock is an intern at Brookline Public Relations. She is going into her fourth year of public relations at Mount Royal University, where she developed her communication skills working for non-profit organizations.

Re-opening of Catch & The Oyster Bar

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Brookline Public Relations helped Catch & The Oyster Bar re-open their doors to reveal a fresh new look and menu on Friday, September 23rd, 2011. The pearl of Stephen Avenue closed for a two month transformation and has returned to Calgary’s diverse culinary scene with a fresh “Catch”.

The newly renovated space is separated into two exciting venues that celebrate the restaurant’s historic location and award-winning menu offerings. The Oyster Bar (main level) has been refreshed to emphasize the energy and character of the popular raw bar. The new bar brings the oyster experience and show kitchen front and centre for guests, offering a more social, culinary interaction. Catch (upstairs) has moved away from its original formal dining room feel and has been converted into an urban loft-like seafood bistro. Guests can still expect the same excellent service, quality ingredients and fine cuisine it is known for, but with a new, exciting ambiance.

The Brookline team celebrated the re-opening with Calgary’s culinary media at a sneak-a-peek preview night before the grand re-opening. We sampled Executive Chef Kyle Groves’ delicious creations such as B.C. Kusshi oysters smoked tableside, scallop ceviche with lime caviar and lemon confit, and B.C. spot prawns poached in pinot gris. Yum yum.

Catch & The Oyster bar has also livened up their features, now offering a unique tableside martini service, an interactive LiveMenu, and bring your own wine (BYOW) Tuesdays.

The Brookline team will surely be back soon for a team lunch/dinner in The Oyster Bar because we’re shuckers for a good time!


The Big Shuck Off – At Catch

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Big Shuck Off – At Catch

Brookline Public Relations helped Catch & The Oyster Bar bid farewell for the summer as they temporarily close the doors to embark on a multimillion dollar facelift.

The award winning downtown restaurant went out in coastal fashion by hosting a premiere oyster shucking competition deemed “The Big Shuck Off – At Catch” that took place on Saturday, July 16, 2011. 

Guests and restaurant regulars boisterously cheered on local chefs and celebrity guest shuckers as they cracked open the freshest east coast and west coast oysters in an effort to win the title of “Catch Champion”.

Bret “The Hitman” Hart won graciously to Calgary Herald food writer Gwendolyn Richards and Avenue Magazine Editor Kathe Lemon in an engaging celebrity round, while Eric Geisbrecht of Meta4 Foods won the overall event.

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day and celebrated with live music, cold bubbly, and scrumptious seafood canapés. Brookline was willing and able to help devour the fruits of their labour after the competition. Hey, somebody had to eat all those shucked oysters!

Catch & The Oyster Bar is now closed for renovations, and will re-open in the fall with a fresh look and menu.

Catch you later!