New manager leads the herd at Elks Club
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The Elks Club, lodge No. 314, hired a new general manager last month.
Daniel Savard took the job after his wife, Nathalie Kauffeldt, took a position with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. The couple moved from Ottawa in late October.
Savard formerly worked as the liquor comptroller for York Entertainment, a company that owns 13 restaurants in Ottawa's Byward Market.
The wealth of expertise among club members and goodwill in the community will assist Savard in his job, he said.
"I'm excited for the challenge," he said.
The club established a 70-seat, full-service restaurant more than a year ago. The venue is almost completely booked for the holiday season, said Savard.
Premier, industry minister heading to forum
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Premier Bob McLeod and Industry Minister David Ramsay are scheduled to attend the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Economic Leadership Forum in Seattle beginning today and running until Saturday.
Ramsay is the Canadian vice-president of the non-profit organization, which formed in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and NWT.
The organization's mandate is to improve the economies and quality of life in the region.
Tourism organizations to gather
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The 2014 NWT Tourism annual general meeting and conference kicked off yesterday morning at the the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. The opening reception was hosted by the Town of Inuvik.
The remainder of the event, scheduled to run until Thursday, will be held in the Explorer Hotel.
Broadcaster Terry O'Reilly is the keynote speaker. His talk, scheduled for this morning, is titled The Power of Storytelling.
This year's conference theme is "pride and performance."