OUR STORY

 

In 2018,  The Black Door Events turns 7 years old...

We love that we make a difference for our clients. We are solid with service orientated, dependable suppliers and as a team, we have complementary strengths that keep us moving forward. We take our work seriously but love to have fun in the process.  Our clients tell us they couldn’t be without us and that’s good because we couldn’t be without them either! 

Barbi before co-founding The Black Door events was the Events Manager with the City of Saskatoon at SaskTel Place (major sports arena), TCU Place (preforming arts/convention facility), and Hockey Canada (Manager Operations, 2010 Wr. Jr Hockey Championship) .  

Katelyn honed her leadership skills at the U of S and the Pacific Institute.  She has a passion for event design, details, décor, and all things catering. All combined with a can-do attitude to exceed her clients expectations.  

 
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barbi petersen | chief door opener


1.  Favorite TV show when growing up? 

  • The Flintstones
  • I Dream of Jeanie 
  • Family Affair

2. Something people may be surprised to know about you? 

  • I got a tattoo on my 50th Birthday 

3. Three things on your bucket list? 

  • Visit my Grandfathers homestead in Iceland
  • Be a Grandmother 
  • Helicopter tour over The Rockies

4. If you got to choose a superpower which one would you pick? 

  • FLIGHT. So I could zip back and forth from hot countries to Saskatoon all winter! 
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katelyn cochlan|queen of great ideas

1.  Favorite TV show when growing up?

  • Full House
  • Gilmore Girls
  • The O.C

2. Something people may be surprised to know about you? 

  • I had jaw surgery when I was 16 years old. My mouth was wired shut for 6 weeks! 

3. Three things on your bucket list? 

  • Travel Iceland
  • Travel North America in an Air Stream
  • Build a "Big Kid" Tree House

4. If you got to choose a superpower which one would you pick? 

  • INVISIBILITY. I would use this superpower to tour the interiors of homes! I am always curious about others decor and design!

 

The Name.

Where did the Black door events name come from? 

Naming our company was hard.  We knew the name was really important and had pages of ideas.  We banged our heads against the wall to come up with a name that captured who we are.  One day Katelyn was painting her front door black.  Her friend said “what about the black door”? Eureka! Our “baby” had a name!

Praise.

Women in Mining & Women in Nuclear Sask

“Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Inc. (WIM/WiN-SK) hired The Black Door Events to co-ordinate logistics for our convention in October 2017.  We found Barbi and Katelyn to be responsive, creative, dependable and fun to work with.  Their experience and contacts in the community helped us to achieve excellent financial results and their recommendations and knowledge of the industry has influenced our decisions for upcoming conferences.  We would welcome an opportunity to work with Black Door Events in the future and do not hesitate to suggest them to other clients.”

Donna Beneteau & Anne Gent | Women in Mining & Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan