Denise Benning-Reid is Ravenswood’s resident event expert with over 20 years of experience in the development and management of some of Canada’s premiere entertainment, sports and special events. From national festivals and cross-country tours to corporate meetings and consumer promotions, Denise has run the gamut of the finest events presented across Canada.
Though Ravenswood isn’t the largest event space that she’s been involved with, this place has a particular heart-felt resonance. Contrasted with large corporate events, Ravenswood is a calming and more intimate setting. Denise’s expert attention to detail doesn’t change, but rather becomes more focused on a unique experience for smaller groups.
As Denise says, “I love running Ravenswood events because I love this place.”
Fun facts about Denise
Denise was a proud member of the 1988 Canadian Olympic Team in Calgary where she competed with pair partner Lyndon Johnston. Team members included Kurt Browning, Brian Orser and Elizabeth Manley.
Hall of Famer
In 2003 she was inducted to the Windsor-Essex Sports Hall of Fame for being an athlete who has brought honour and recognition through their athletic efforts and achievements in sport. In 2015, Denise was inducted into the Skate Canada – Western Ontario Hall of Fame.
Denise has two dogs, Chester and Devo. Both are Catahoula Leopard Dog mixed breeds and both were adopted from rescue agencies.