Andrew Van Der Hoeven. (Photo: Westin Ottawa)
Andrew Van Der Hoeven was the Canadian nominee at this year’s prestigious Andy Pongco Award. The contest took place at the 63rd UICH – Les Clefs d’Or International Congress in Dubai, UAE, from the 10th to the 15th of April 2016.
We are very proud of Andrew’s participation and Continue Reading
The Members and the Board of Directors of Les Clefs d’Or Canada would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners who made possible the huge success that was the 19th Les Clefs d’Or Pan-American Congress – Montreal 2016.
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Dear Members and Friends,
On March 7th the Canadian National Board arrived in Montreal for two days of meetings leading into what would become an INCREDIBLY MEMORABLE 19th Pan-American Congress. Our seven united regions focused on collaboration as we tackled new and old challenges, prepared to legally register our Association as Not for Profit and lead the country into celebrations of our 40th Anniversary!
The Montreal Region, lead by our passionate Congress Chairperson, Chanel Mongeon, left all of us in attendance (including our International President, Colin Toomey and General Secretary, James Ridenour), absolutely thrilled with the flawless execution of their program. They asked “Voulez-Vous Montreal?” Continue Reading
In 2012, Matthew Wu, concierge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in Vancouver, BC, was the Canadian nominee to participate in the prestigious Andy Pongco Award contest, held during the 59th International Congress, in London, England. Matthew had some very strong competition from 10 other young Concierges from around the world and he emerged as the winner of the contest.
He is the only Canadian to win the Andy Pongco Award.
Virginia Casale, Roderick Levéjac, Robert Watson, Matthew Wu and Shujaat Khan. London 2012.
Les Clefs d’Or Canada welcomed the World to the host city of Toronto for the 58th Les Clefs d’Or – UICH International Congress, from April 28th to May 3rd 2011. An amazing total of 640 delegates registered for this history making event. Continue Reading
In 2001, Les Clefs d’Or Canada organized the 10th Congress of the Americas in Québec City. The Congress was co-chaired by Virginia Casale, President of LCDC and by Anne McKenna, Chef-Concierge of the Fairmont Château Frontenac, the host hotel of this congress.
At the time, it was the biggest ever Pan-American Congress with 330 delegates present, coming from 9 countries. Continue Reading
The Les Clefs d’Or Congresses often offer the opportunity for a great group picture. No other event can assemble as many concierges coming from across all regions of the country.
The Canadian Congress of Banff in 2000 was certainly fulfilling this promise; here is one of the most celebrated pictures in Les Clefs d’Or Canada’s history, shot with one of the most dramatic backgrounds ever, the Canadian Rockies! 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!
In 1990, with the strength of its three Regions, Les Clefs d’Or Canada held its very first National Congress in the city of Toronto. Warren Anderson, President of LCDC was the Congress Co-Chairperson along with Gerald Parent. Continue Reading
The LCD Reporters Team for the BC Region: Mark Finn, Sue Yoon, Raymond Wong and Jenie Tracy.
As we take a look back at the fantastic 2015 Whistler National Congress, we asked three Concierges from the British Columbia Region, each of them part of the BC Les Clefs d’Or Reporters Team, what they remembered most about this event. Here are their thoughts and feedback, collected and edited by Mark Finn, Lead Reporter. Continue Reading