Coffee Chat: Arts, Entertainment & Travel

October 28, 2020 9:30 am - October 28, 2020 10:30 am



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Join us for this coffee chat with Fiona Diamond, Brookes Diamond Productions, Elizabeth Newman, RCR and Debbie Smith, All Points Travel. These three ladies bring us up to date on what we can expect as we all continue to live within a pandemic environment.

What arts and entertainment can we safely enjoy, how do we gather socially while distancing and where and when can we travel?

Our Panel:

Elizabeth Newman
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, RCR Hospitality Group

Elizabeth Newman may be best known as the creator of memorable events in Halifax! Elizabeth has been having fun at the RCR Hospitality Group for the last 26 years as the VP of Sales & Marketing. Her strength is her ability to build long-term relationships through client and corporate partnerships. Her associates and friends know her as a mentor and someone who is always willing to share her time and opinions as a committed leader.

Elizabeth gives back to numerous community advisory groups for causes that are dear to her heart, and a number of industry groups. Elizabeth currently is a Board Director for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation. She is also past Board Director of Discover Halifax, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia and the Past President Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club. Her most rewarding volunteer work is with her dog Korey in the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program.

Elizabeth has also been the recipient of Paul Harris Fellow presented by the Rotary Foundation and Barbara Broome Legacy Award presented by Atlantic Canada Chapter of Meetings Professional International


Debbie Smith
Owner & Personal Travel Consultant, All Points Travel
As a Travel Agent, Debbie helps clients create and experience their dream vacations.  She loves working with individuals, families and groups of all sizes whether it’s a destination wedding, family group vacation or a corporate retreat. Debbie works with amazing tour companies to help provide the best options for those seeking adventure, great food and wine, and bucket list destinations.


Fiona Diamond has been a principal in Brookes Diamond Productions since its incorporation in 1977 and is a show producer, concert promoter, project manager and marketing director within the organization.