In 1999 at the Miami Pan-American Congress, Virginia Casale, from the Loews Hôtel Vogue Montréal, was elected as the 6th President of Les Clefs d’Or Canada, the first woman to hold that position in Canada!
Virginia was also the first President that did not originate from the Toronto Region. She remained at the position of Canadian President for six years before making the jump to the International scene and into the Les Clefs d’Or – UICH‘s International Executive Board. (Future story)
Virginia’s Executive Board was composed of Geoff Argue, Sheron Empey, Alain Larouche and Ian Shulman.
Among her proudest achievements, she cites increasing the membership, focusing on education, launching the LCDC website and bringing congresses to lesser known areas of the country such as Banff and Niagara.
Virginia Casale has recently stepped away from the Concierge desk and is now teaching the Concierge class at the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec in Montréal.
In service through friendship – Le service par l’amitié,
«40 Years in 40 Days». 1976-2016
We will relive with you our rich history, one year at a time, and remember the amazing people who made it all happen since the day of our adhesion to the International association of Hotel Concierges, Les Clefs d’Or – UICH.
Le St-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal
Directeur des Relations Publiques,
Public Relations Director, Les Clefs d’Or Canada