By: Marie-Ève Larin
Concierge, American Express Centurion
Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, co-chefs and co-owners of the Char Group in Calgary. Photo:__Bowmedia.
One of the very exciting parts of the Banff 2019 National Congress was the educational day. We welcomed diverse types of speakers who engaged, elevated and educated us on various topics. The afternoon was a panel discussion on “Exploring the Changing Culinary Landscape”, mediated by Ms. Dawn Chubai. Among the distinguished speakers were John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, the co-owners and chefs at the Char Group in Calgary.
On the new Canadian Food Guide, and the importance of eating green, Ms. DeSousa advised Continue Reading
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!
And so it began! Negotiating with Continue Reading
Reflecting back on the incredible day we had last June for the Golden Keys Invitational Golf Tournament at the beautiful Stanley Thompson Golf Course at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
The day was filled with plenty of sunshine, networking and of course lots of amazing golfing. We sold out at 144 golfers and had about 175 at the lunch and awards. Our MC, local radio host Mookie Wilson always makes it a fun event. Continue Reading
My name is Jeffrey Cobrana, I’m the concierge at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. I would like to share my first congress experience from our 11th National Congress in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Anna Rafaelovna from Edmonton Hotel MacDonald with Andrea Torrance from Fairmont Corporate.
There is no better way to start off the holiday season than with the presentation of Les Clefs d’Or keys to new members. This spectacular event took place on November 29th, 2016. Our gracious host, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, was decorated for the holidays and provided the warm and approachable ambiance Continue Reading
Jeffrey Cobrana, Lead Concierge at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, is the recipient of the 2015 White Hat Award for Best Concierge in Calgary!
Jeff has been a Concierge at the Hyatt Regency Calgary for 4 years and a Member of Les Clefs d’Or Canada for 2 years. Continue Reading