In 1998, in order to be aligned with the International association Les Clefs d’Or – UICH and with most other member sections, the name of our association, Society of the Golden Keys, is changed to:
Our new logo, composed of two Golden crossed Keys over North and South America
features the new name from then on. 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
Opening of the ICI School in Montreal, in 1995.
On November 1st 1995, the Institut de Conciergerie Internationale, ICI, Campus of the Americas, opened its doors in Montreal. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel in the presence of Jean Gillet, Jean Meimon, Andre Damonte and Marjorie Silverman.
From the 14th of April to the 17th, 1994, Toronto was host to the 1st Congress of the Americas. The Chairman of the congress was Canadian President, Gerald Parent. 212 Americans, Canadians and International Members registered and made a success of this historic gathering. Continue Reading
Gerald Parent, President Les Clefs d’Or Canada 1992-96, with John Keane, Jean Gillet, International President and Warren Anderson, Past-President LCDC.
In October 1992, during the 3rd National Congress, in Vancouver, Gerald Parent, Chef-Concierge at the Inter-Continental Toronto hotel, was elected to become the 4th President of our history. He was also the youngest Canadian President, at the age of 28 years old. He would hold the position from 1992 to 1996 and was mostly recognized for his high interest in education. 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 1988, The Society of The Golden Keys of Canada (Les Clefs d’Or Canada) decided it was time to change their logo. The new logo was very «modern» and introduced the words: Les Clefs d’Or, on the logo for the first time. Continue Reading
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James Burnham, founding member of Les Clefs d’Or Canada
In 1985, following Herb Goldring’s retirement after a 9 year stint as Les Clefs d’Or Canada President, Mr. James Burnham was elected President. He became the 2nd President in LCDC’s history. Continue Reading
In 1984, the newly formed Montreal Region, then known as the Quebec Region, elected it’s first ever Regional President, Mr. Manny Cheng, who was Chef-Concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.
Today, Les Clefs d’Or Canada has 7 Regions and the title of Regional President has changed to Director. Continue Reading