DC Alumni Association sells out first-ever etiquette dinner

A sold-out crowd of current Durham College (DC) students and alumni attended the first-ever etiquette dinner hosted by the Alumni Association on November 10. Taking place at Bistro ’67, Fatima De Valentin, an etiquette consultant, walked guests through a full three-course meal with tips and dos and don’ts, for a fun-filled social learning experience.

“The etiquette dinner was a wonderful evening that mixed delicious food with an educational opportunity,” said Matisse Hamel-Nelis, a second-year Public Relations student and member of Team Experience, who attended the dinner. “It was great to learn the various etiquette protocols along with my friends as it eased the tensions whenever we did make a mistake. Having made several missteps myself throughout the evening, I appreciate the Alumni Association’s efforts and I hope they make this into a regular event, particularly for students about to graduate.”

Guests received stickers if they made an etiquette error, and the three guests with the most stickers at the end of the evening received a door prize.