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Joe Scorgie, Bailli Régional

Joe Scorgie, Bailli Régional


June 2023 | Message from Bailli Joe Scorgie

Greetings, Fellow Chaîne Members!

I hope you have all been enjoying the glorious spring weather here in Southern Alberta. We have had a great start to 2023 with four terrific events. I’d like to thank the following members for hosting us this spring:

Jenny Chan & Michael Berg at Queens Breakfast Cocktails
Abe Belmoufid at the Calgary Golf and Country Club
Michael Frayne at The Delta Calgary South
Hans Sauter, Julian Simard-Gillis and Brian Harris at the Post Hotel

We also successfully held two competitions: On March 25 and April 1 we held the Alberta Young Sommelier Competition and awarded the Roger Baekeland Memorial award to Marianna Pirhalova of The Guild. On June 5 we ran the Calgary Regional Young Chef Competition and awarded the trophy to Adriel Santa Maria of The Calgary Winter Club!

I’d like to thank Lynn Strelau and Linda Robinson for their tremendous efforts in running the Young Sommelier Competition this year. As well, I’d like to thank Clint Morrisette and Brian Plunkett for their very hard work in running this year’s Young Chef Competition. Both Competitions rely on volunteer judges, and each of you deserves a huge thank you as well!

Looking forward, we have what promises to be a stellar l’Ordre Mondial event on August 13 at the residence of Ian and Catherine Young. The Glencoe Club will host us for our AGM and a Dinner Amîcal on September 16. We also have our Thanksgiving Weekend at the Jasper Park Lodge coming up, and we will be at the Palliser for our Christmas event on December 10.

Over the summer, you will see some more communications from council, specifically highlighting some fun non-Chaîne-related events our professional members will be hosting. We want to make sure all of our members know about the fun things our Member Establishments are doing, so you all have a chance to enjoy their hospitality.

Vive la Chaîne!