I rise today to inform the House of something which should come as no surprise; a Prince Edward Islander has just been nationally recognized in the field of hospitality. Last week Mr. Ian Cheverie was named HR Canada’s Tourism Employee of the Year.
Mr. Cheverie is the Guest Experience Manager and Concierge at the storied Great George Hotel, which –it should be noted- had the honor of hosting several delegates to the Charlottetown conference in 1864.
In June of this year Mr. Cheverie was inducted into Les Clef d’Or, an esteemed society of concierges whose aim is the advancement of hospitality through a global network. After undergoing a rigorous two year vetting process Mr. Cheverie was granted the pair of Crossed Gold Key’s to mark this distinction.
Prince Edward Islanders are a welcoming, hospitable lot. Ian Cheverie has taken these qualities and parlayed them into something worthy of celebration. Congratulations Ian. You have made us proud.