Today, April 12th 2020, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Terry Fox’ Marathon Of Hope. Les Clefs d’Or Canada Concierges are proud to have participated and contributed $244,899.00 to the success of The Terry fox Run for the past 15 years.
Concierges from four regions of Les Clefs d’Or Canada raised $21361 for cancer research and they ran and/or walked up to 10Km as they took part in the 2019 Terry Fox Run.
The Terry Fox Run is a National event for Les Clefs d’Or Canada and it is one of the most reputable charities in Canada. The Concierges have participated for 15 years in a row now and have raised a total of $244,899!
It was one year ago today that the Executive Board was elected by the Members present at the 2019 Banff Congress. It has been a busy and productive year and we look forward to take on many projects in the next year.
We are very proud to represent and serve our 140 Les Clefs d’Or Canada Members from Halifax to Victoria.
Our 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility event transformed into a Hawaiian dance party thanks to the Heremana Polynesian Dancers who donated their time to welcome guests with live hula dancing and interactive performances throughout the evening aboard Harbour Cruises vessel the MV Britannia.
“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
It has never been a challenge to get a
large group of Hotel Concierges and hospitality affiliates to start talking
about their love and passion for the industry. The people they have met, the
memories they have made and the moments that made them fall in love with their
profession ooze out of their personalities.
What can be a challenge is engaging and
encouraging this same group of professionals to spread their inexcusable high
standards, passion and love of the industry. That is what I feel Dr. Bryan
Williams spoke of to our organization at the 12th Annual National
Congress, nestled in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, in the Fairmont
Banff Springs, earlier in February.
Dr. Williams grabbed our attentions right
form the beginning, with his bright smile and welcoming personality. He drew us
into his world of excellence, and we enjoyed every crispy minute of it.
Les Clefs d’Or Alberta Region went above and beyond to give us the best experience. Every detail was covered from the moment we arrived at the airport and were greeted by our lovely concierge Jill Marven from the Fairmont Palliser Hotel who escorted us to the Banff Airporter. Upon arrival at the Fairmont Banff Springs, we were welcomed in our rooms with detailed welcome bags that contained information on the congress, gifts, treats, maple syrup, macaroons, fudge and a gift from Park Distillery.
The week was filled with many unforgettable memories; the welcoming reception, educational sessions, Banff Gondola, outdoor activities, bowling at High Rollers, the Annual General Meeting and our Gala Night.
We had the pleasure of connecting with many
wonderful motivational speakers on Day 2 of our Educational breakout sessions.
Elisabeth Fayt, an international inspirational speaker, bestselling author of the book “Paving it forward”, and Owner/Founder of the Canadian Spa RnR Wellness, located in two of Calgary’s premier downtown hotels; Fairmont Palliser and Le Germain Hotel Calgary.
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.
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