Welcome to the Calgary and Southern Alberta Bailliage of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
January 2024 | Message from Bailli Joe Scorgie
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone has had a restful and joyous holiday season. As we enter 2024, I would like to thank all our members who hosted us in the latter part of 2023. Ian Young and Catherine Barrett hosted us at their residence for a wonderful l’Ordre Mondial event in August. Jana-Lyn Fairbairn and Ciara Glendon at The Glencoe Club hosted us to a fabulous Diner Amîcal in September, and we had our largest Christmas Diner Amîcal in many years at the Fairmont Palliser, hosted by Gregor Dunki and Rupert Garcia; they did not disappoint! Thank you to all of our hosts in 2023.
2024 will be a big year for the Calgary Bailliage as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary and host the Canadian Grand Chapitre in October (Oct 17-20). The Grand Chapitre will require much effort from our Bailliage, and we will be looking for volunteers who would like to help us make it a resounding success.
We also have a stellar lineup of events planned and a few still in the works. We look forward to being hosted for the first time at several new venues as well as visiting some old friends. Our first event in 2024 will be an l’Ordre Mondial at Clos de la Oyster Barre hosted by Matt Batey on February 8. This is a tremendously fun venue, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Lastly, I’d like to thank our current Council. It is their hard work and dedication that allows the Calgary Bailliage to be so successful going into our 50th year. They carry on a 50-year tradition of service to the Chaîne, and I would also like to say thank you to all our other members who have served on Council over the last 50 years. When I attend events and see all the blue and green ribbons, I am humbled to be part of this organization.
I look forward to seeing you at the next event!