Testimonials

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation has partnered with JMA Event Planning for close to 10 years. Their expertise in event planning, media and logistics has helped the Cancer Foundation to raise millions of dollars for the expansion of regional cancer services in Eastern Ontario through our signature events: Ultimate Run for Men’s Cancers and the Nordic Walk for Cancer Survivorship.

Shannon Bain
Vice President Communications, Marketing and Special Events
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation


On behalf of my family, I want to thank the two of you for all the amazing work, excellent knowledge, experience and, ongoing support you contributed to making yesterday’s race as successful as it was. And this was despite yesterday’s weather and the many challenges you faced over the past few months. We know to well that without you, yesterday would have never been possible and we are so grateful.

We hold you both with such high esteem and I can assure you this: you have made an incredible contribution, not only to this event, but most importantly, to the lives of patients and families that will benefit from the funds raised yesterday and of that, I speak from experience.

Manon, Mary and Helene Campbell


On behalf of the Max Keeping Foundation Board, I would like to thank you so much for all your hard work and leadership in making the 20th Anniversary of the Bowlathon a huge success. You’ve been involved since the very beginning and we are truly grateful for your expertise. Not a detail was overlooked and everything ran so smoothly on Saturday. It was a pleasure to have worked with you on this.

Julie Best
Local Marketing Specialist
Ottawa Citizen


I have worked with jma Event planning on several occasions, both as a participant in an event organized by jma as well as working with them to organize successful event. Joanne McDonald and her team provide a full service package including the “get the job done” attitude. The team is well prepared, planning well ahead for their events. She also has a good supplier list which can be accessed if necessary. You won’t be disappointed with her knowledge, energy level and commitment.

Norma Lamont
Vice President, Community Development
CHEO Foundation


I met Joanne McDonald in 2008 through a referal from another event manager – that in itself said a great deal. Since that time, j/m/a has managed our annual dinner fundraiser which has been hosted in 3 different cities. These are one of a kind dinners and Joanne, Cathy and their always fantastic team of assistants leave no detail unattended. I know that our event is in the hands of professionals who have excellent ‘on the spot’ decision making know how and skills. I have no hesitation in recommending j/m/a and I look forward to growing our event in their capable hands.

Deirdre Laframboise BES, MES
Executive Director, Co-founder
Clean Air Champions / Champions de l’air pur


I want to pass along our thanks for your great contribution to the Famous 5 Ottawa over the past four years. Your courtesy, professionalism and help contributed to the success of our events and assisted Summa Strategies as they begin their work for our organization. Thank you.

Isabel Metcalfe
Chairperson
Famous 5 Ottawa


Joanne and her colleagues are the complete package! They miss no tiny detail. They elevate your event as soon as they sign on.

Max Keeping
Ambassador and Former News Director
CTV Ottawa


The j|m|a team excels at managing the fine details, and readily adapts to last minute changes. We appreciate their exceptional professionalism, their unshakable commitment and wonderful sense of humour. I sincerely thank them for their exceptional work and look forward to working with them on future events.

Inspector Greg Peters
Director Strategic Partnerships & Heritage Branch
RCMP


Children’s Aid Foundation Ottawa (formely Champions For Children Foundation) is proud to be associated with j|m|a Event Planning. Joanne & her staff have done several events of the foundation over the past severak years. We are very pleased with how well she keeps us on schedule. Many times she has gone beyond the call of duty when I have required her expertise. We look forward to working with Joanne & her staff for many years to come.

Zoe MacKenzie
Executive Director
Champions For Children Foundation


j|m|a Event Planning guided the Kanata Chamber of Commerce through its premier event of 2007, the People’s Choice Business Awards, and delivered a first class product! They were at all times professional, knowledgeable, accountable and delightful to work with.

Linda M. Hahn
Chairperson
Kanata Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Business Awards


What has impressed me about Joanne is her ability to take care of every aspect of an event from the overall concept to the minor details. Most importantly, Joanne brings verve and energy to any project she undertakes.

Alex Munter


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