It is worth noting the great PR results achieved by the Members of the BC Region. Deborah Sleno, Concierge at The Fairmount Empress Hotel; Verinda Doman, Senior Concierge at Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle; Miguel Knudson, Assistant Chef Concierge at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver; Geoff Argue, Chef Concierge at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver and Joanne Lewandowski, Senior Concierge at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, are among the many members who have written articles or have been written up in travel magazines recently.
“I was honored to be asked for an interview by Where Vancouver as their featured Hotel Les Clefs D’Or Concierge in the December issue, as I am always so very proud to represent our Association when opportunities like these arise. ”
– Verinda Doman
The 2019-2021 BC Regional Board: Salima Jiwan, Yuki Fournier, Rodolfo Parra and Murray McMullen.
Dear Members, Honorary Members, Corporate Affiliate Members and Aspiring Members,
On behalf of the ‘current’ Regional Board, I am very pleased to announce to you all, that at our monthly meeting on Monday November 5th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the BC membership have voted for the new Regional Board as follows: Continue Reading
As most regions of Les Clefs d’Or Canada are preparing their General Managers Appreciation Galas and Key Pinning Ceremonies, let’s set the tone by going back to the BC Region‘s 2015 celebrations. Thank you Verinda Doman for this superlative rendition of the event:
- (left to right) Fairmont Chateau Whistler Managing Director Mr. Norman.Mastalir; Mr. Ian Bartley, Fairmont Gold Supervisor; Mr. Dillon Carfoot, BC Regional Director and Chef Concierge at Oak Bay Beach Hotel; Ms. Andrea Torrance, Vice President, Operations Support, North & Central America Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
On Friday, August 26th 2016, the 11th Annual Tourism Industry Partners (TIP) Golf Tournament at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, for the future generations of tourism professionals was, once again, a great success . There were 104 golfers, 20 BC Les Clefs d’Or Members & aspiring members and 11 student volunteers participating this year. Continue Reading
Another successful year for the Annual Vancouver Tourism Showcase!
The 770 signed attendees came to The Vancouver Convention Centre East Building on Thursday May 5th to meet, explore, and learn about the 105 tourism industry vendors that participated in this year’s event.
Tourism partners had fun at the West Coast Sightseeing‘s traditional “Standing Cash Grabber” and at Sky Helicopters‘ virtual “Come fly with us” experience. Continue Reading
In 1996, Miguel Knudson, Senior Concierge at the Sutton Place Hotel, was named the Canadian Chairperson for the Les Clefs d’Or Foundation of the Americas. Miguel still holds that position today, so this is his 20th year on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Bravo Miguel for representing Les Clefs d’Or Canada for 20 years!
The Foundation was created in 1990 in response to the illness and loss of several of our members from AIDS. At the time, our community was devastated by the AIDS epidemic and we wanted to do something to help our colleagues, even if it was only a symbolic gesture. In short, we wanted to let people know that we cared about their suffering. Continue Reading
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!
Louis Tremblay, Diane Dillon, Paul Gingras and Jean Gillet. (Montreal, 1991)
Bertine Hage. (Guangzhou, China, 2000)