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
Andrew Van Der Hoeven. (Photo: Westin Ottawa)
Andrew Van Der Hoeven was the Canadian nominee at this year’s prestigious Andy Pongco Award. The contest took place at the 63rd UICH – Les Clefs d’Or International Congress in Dubai, UAE, from the 10th to the 15th of April 2016.
We are very proud of Andrew’s participation and Continue Reading
The Members and the Board of Directors of Les Clefs d’Or Canada would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners who made possible the huge success that was the 19th Les Clefs d’Or Pan-American Congress – Montreal 2016.
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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
Dear Members and Friends,
On March 7th the Canadian National Board arrived in Montreal for two days of meetings leading into what would become an INCREDIBLY MEMORABLE 19th Pan-American Congress. Our seven united regions focused on collaboration as we tackled new and old challenges, prepared to legally register our Association as Not for Profit and lead the country into celebrations of our 40th Anniversary!
The Montreal Region, lead by our passionate Congress Chairperson, Chanel Mongeon, left all of us in attendance (including our International President, Colin Toomey and General Secretary, James Ridenour), absolutely thrilled with the flawless execution of their program. They asked “Voulez-Vous Montreal?” Continue Reading
On May 5th 2015, at the 10th National Congress of Les Clefs d’Or Canada, in Whistler, BC, Carolina Avaria, Chef-Concierge at InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, was elected to become the 10th President in Les Clefs d’Or history!
She reached the highest rank of Les Clefs d’Or Canada after Continue Reading
In 2012, Matthew Wu, concierge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in Vancouver, BC, was the Canadian nominee to participate in the prestigious Andy Pongco Award contest, held during the 59th International Congress, in London, England. Matthew had some very strong competition from 10 other young Concierges from around the world and he emerged as the winner of the contest.
He is the only Canadian to win the Andy Pongco Award.
Virginia Casale, Roderick Levéjac, Robert Watson, Matthew Wu and Shujaat Khan. London 2012.
Virginia Casale, International President and the 2011-13 UICH Executive Committee.
On May 5th 2011, at the 58th Les Clefs d’Or – UICH International Congress in Toronto, Virginia Casale, from Montreal, Canada, is elected International President of Les Clefs d’Or – UICH, becoming the first Canadian and second woman to access to the highest rank of Les Clefs d’Or. Continue Reading
Hugo Legrand, 9th President of Les Clefs d’Or Canada.
At the 58th Les Clefs d’Or – UICH International Congress in Toronto, on April 27th 2011, Hugo Legrand became the 9th President in the history of Les Clefs d’Or Canada.
Hugo was the Chef-Concierge at the Sofitel Golden Mile Montreal and had been Vice-President for two years before his election. He was re-elected in 2013 and remained as President for almost 4 years. Continue Reading