Meet the Matchmaker
Jacquie Brownridge is a professional matchmaker and the Managing Director and CEO of It’s Just Lunch Canada. It’s her mission to get busy professionals out from behind their computers and connecting face-to-face with singles in their area over lunch, brunch or drinks after work.
The best advice that Jacquie gives to clients and singles in the market for a potential partner is to be open to meeting someone — anywhere. There are lots of opportunities throughout our daily lives to encounter a new close friend or future love. From the morning latte dash, commuting by bus to work or browsing produce at the local farmers’ market, there are interesting people all around us waiting to return our warm smiles. Allow serendipity to do its job by being open, keeping a friendly smile and saying hello to everyone.
An Alumna of UBC, SFU and Dalhousie, Jacquie has an eclectic background that ranges from music to business development to psychology. Although known for her ability to bring people together, she has unparalleled business acumen. A lover of travel and the arts, Jacquie has a back ground in music including piano and dance. In her spare time she can often be found on the slopes of Whistler.
Jacquie has been featured on several media outlets, including Canada AM, Global News hour, Urban Rush, Business in Vancouver, the Globe, and the Vancouver Sun. Her It’s Just Lunch Vancouver office has been voted “Best Dating Service” by the Consumer Choice Awards for seven years running.
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