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Toni-Marie Ion-Brown


Bailli Regional Message November 2020

Hello everyone,

Well it looks like our wonderful fall has transitioned into an early winter, and I hope that this winter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I want to share a brief update.

On October 9 and October 10, we were very fortunate to be hosted by Maître Hôtelier, Mr. Marc Wawrin at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Marc is the GM at JPL and he and his team hosted two outstanding events for our membership. For those of us in attendance, it was wonderful to be together enjoying the camaraderie of the table. For those unable to join, we know you were with us in spirit. Thank you to the members that wrote a personal email or made a call to share with me that they were so happy we returned to JPL and that they look forward to attending future events.  These messages mean a lot and I want to say thank you.

I want to thank Mr. Tony Catanese, Bailli Délégué Canada, and his wife Silvana for travelling from Winnipeg to join us on this special Thanksgiving weekend. Your recognition of the significance of this occasion is greatly appreciated.

On November 13 we will be hosted by Maître Restaurateur Chef Yoshi Chubachi at the beautiful Azuridge Estate Hotel in Priddis. This will be a sold-out event and I look forward to sharing the evening with those that are attending.

Unfortunately, the COVid-19 pandemic has made the cancellation of our scheduled December event necessary. This is unfortunate but most understandable. I would like to remind our membership to please dine and book a room at our Chaîne establishments and give them our support as you make plans for outings. Our establishments need your support now more than ever.

Our Council is preparing our 2021 calendar of events. It will be finalized and released as soon as it is possible. I will tease you with a few of the host venues that we are confirming exact dates with now:  the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, Yellow Door Bistro, The Guild, The Ranchmen’s Club and the ever-popular Post Hotel to name just a few.

Until my next message, please know that I care and am honoured to serve as your Bailli. Be safe and well.

Viva La Chaîne,

Toni