On November 1st 1995, the Institut de Conciergerie Internationale, ICI, Campus of the Americas, opened its doors in Montreal. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel in the presence of Jean Gillet, Jean Meimon, Andre Damonte and Marjorie Silverman.
In the Spring of 1995, at the Canadian Chapter Meeting of the Washington, DC Pan-American Congress, Les Clefs d’Or Canada, under the leadership of the President Gerald Parent, wanting to focus on improving communications between the members of the different Regions of the association, decided to launch a new tool for communication, the Newsletter!
The first edition of the Newsletter was published in the Summer of 1995 by Ian Shulman, the very first Editor. Continue Reading
October 9th to 12th, 1992, Vancouver and the Western Canada Region of Les Clefs d’Or Canada welcomed the Concierges from all over Canada for the 3rd National Conference of Les Clefs d’Or Canada. The congress was chaired by Ms. Diane Dillon.
Although it was not a Pan-American Congress, it was promoted as one and US delegates were invited to attend. Continue Reading
From the 14th of April to the 17th, 1994, Toronto was host to the 1st Congress of the Americas. The Chairman of the congress was Canadian President, Gerald Parent. 212 Americans, Canadians and International Members registered and made a success of this historic gathering. Continue Reading
Gerald Parent, President Les Clefs d’Or Canada 1992-96, with John Keane, Jean Gillet, International President and Warren Anderson, Past-President LCDC.
In October 1992, during the 3rd National Congress, in Vancouver, Gerald Parent, Chef-Concierge at the Inter-Continental Toronto hotel, was elected to become the 4th President of our history. He was also the youngest Canadian President, at the age of 28 years old. He would hold the position from 1992 to 1996 and was mostly recognized for his high interest in education. Continue Reading
40 Years in 40 Days; The History of Les Clefs d’Or Canada. Part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations that will continue throughout 2016.
In July 1991, the city of Montreal was host to the 2nd National Congress with the Montreal Region Director, Mr. Georges Bouissière, as the Congress Chairman. The highlight of this event for seven new members was certainly when they received their Golden Keys from International President Mr. Jean Gillet, the son of Les Clefs d’Or – UICH’s founder, Ferdinand Gillet!
Western Canada, with 10 Members, mostly from the Vancouver area, was accepted in 1989 as the 3rd Region of Les Clefs d’Or Canada, named The Society of The Golden Keys of Canada at the time.
Paul Gingras was elected the 1st Director of the Western Region. Some of the other founding members included: Diane Dillon, Bertine Hage, Louis Tremblay and Eric Johnson, who also became the 1st Member from Calgary, Alberta!
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