A certificate of appreciation was presented to Nella Mirante for her outstanding work in organizing our National Board Meeting in Edmonton. Cindy Stewart, Alberta Region’s Director, is on the left and Carolina Avaria, President, is on the right.
A year in the planning! One year ago we discussed who could host the National Board meeting for 2018. I reached out to my regional board to see if they would support the idea of me hosting it at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald and Don Mooney and Cindy Stewart gave me the go ahead!
This year we are celebrating the 38th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. This event reminds us, as Terry Fox once said, “The importance of realizing that anything is possible, if you try. Dreams are made if people try.”Terry Fox battled cancer at the age of 18 years old. His dream was to raise $1 000 000 for cancer research and as he fought for his life at the age of 22, he earned many awards and was able to raise more than $10 000 000 in a special telethon. As per the official site $700,000,000 has been raised in Terry’s name for cancer research.
Fort Calgary was the start and end of the “Marathon of Hope”. People could be seen coming from everywhere. Everyone enjoyed the cheerful atmosphere being entertained by stretching, activities, music and complimentary coffee from our friends at Tim Hortons.
Les Clefs d’Or Canada has a long standing tradition of service excellence. Our members are some of the best concierge in the hospitality industry. In the concierge business, the way you do your job is important, but also who you know can make a big difference.
In the Niagara region, a long time friend and one of the biggest supporters of Les Clefs d’Or, Crispin Bottomley, is one of those people than can and has made a big difference in how we do our job. In Niagara, tourism is vital to our growth and success, not only in Les Clefs d’Or, but as a major contributor to our economic well being. Continue Reading
New members Marie Voyer and Antoine Bureau with Regional Director, Francine Asselin (center)
The Quebec region was honored to welcome Les Clefs d’Or Canada’s National Board Meeting November 10 – 13, 2017. The board members were hosted by our very own Regional Director Francine Asselin at Hotel 71 in the Old Port, where the meetings were conducted and a lot of work was achieved!
Once again this year, on September 17th, 2017, Les Clefs d’Or Canada Concierges ran or walked 5 to 10 Km to fulfil a pledge they made to their friends, colleagues, partners and family members which allowed them to collect over $20,000 for the Terry Fox Foudation dedicated to fight cancer. Exactly, it is $20,473 of donations that was amassed.
On May 8 2017, Trevor Botkin, of Think8 Systems, from Montreal, Quebec, received, from the hands of Les Clefs d’Or Canada President, Carolina Avaria, a certificate of Honorary Membership into Les Clefs d’Or – UICH, the International part of the renowned concierge association, for his major contribution into the brand awareness efforts of the association.
On this very special day, I reach out to warmly wish you Happy Holidays and thank you for your continued dedication to Les Clefs d’Or Canada. Looking back on 2016, I believe we shared a magnificent year and one that truly allowed us to focus on our past, our present and our future. Continue Reading
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