I’m bragging up my sister today!
Last night I was at the 2014 Tourism Professional Recognition Dinner in Regina. Why? My sister was being recognized for her achievements in the hospitality industry. She is now 1 of 3 people in Saskatchewan who have their Certified Hotel General manager Credential. This certification is only a year old in Canada and only a few people across the country have it. It’s basically a certification saying you as a hotel manager know your stuff! And know it well!
My sister has been in the hotel industry for many years. She’s only 33, and in a few amount of years she has been a general manager at hotels in Yorkton, Red Deer, Edmonton, and now Regina. With many of those hotels she was there from ground up, (brand new hotels being built, all the way to grand opening and the running of them smoothly and seamlessly). She has her Bachelor of Hotel and Resort Management from the University of Calgary and has won the awards for New Property of the Year in Canada and General Manager of the Year in Canada. (Just to name a few).
As the host of the night was introducing my sister she listed off all of these achievements and it made me very proud! The President of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council was there helping present the awards and she told my sister she wanted to clone her! That’s a compliment!
My happy moment yesterday for Day 52 was being able to be there with my sister and see her receive her certificate and be recognized for all of her hard work and achievements. (I’m not surprised at all that she’s such a great general manager and boss! She had lots of practice being a boss growing up, she bossed me around the whole time!)
So if you’re ever in Regina for a Rider game and need a room you should stay at the Sleep Inn in Emerald Park, that’s her brand new hotel.
Day 51 happy moment: This was my bedtime snack. I even ate it in bed! I believe it’s called chocolate explosion cake. My husband said he’d share it with me but in the end it was all mine!
Day 50 happy moment: Sitting around a fire at my friends house after a great evening of ball. This was the first fire any of us have been able to have and it was so wonderful! You know it’s summer when …
Fun Fact for today … The number of toothpicks you can make from one cord of wood: 75 million.
Word of the day … turducken (ter-DUCK-un)
: a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey