I started my career with Air Canada in October 1973 in Montreal as a Secretary in Computer & Systems Service.
In January 1978 my husband, Doug, a Manager with Air Canada accepted a transfer to Toronto. VIA Rail had outsourced Air Canada for RES II and I was hired as the Office Administrator. In January of 1979 Doug left Air Canada (after 13 years) and secured work in the oil patch in Calgary. In March of 1979 I was fortunate to land the Admin/Secretary/Executive Assistant position working with Calgary Station Manager and eventually the General Manager of Alberta Stations.
During my 30 years with Air Canada here are some of my favourite moments (highlights) and projects:
- 1995 Award of Excellence Recipient Air Canada’s most prestigious employee award.
- Editor of “Western Wing” Newsletter for Calgary and Edmonton Customer Service Employees.
Organized, managed and implemented the following major events:
- Air Canada‘s 60th Anniversary Celebrations for employees, retirees and family members. Maple Leaf Lounge Opening, Calgary and Edmonton for Clients, Employees of Air Canada, and Retirees.
- Livery of New Logo for Air Canada. Multiple news media and several hundred attendees were on hand for my opening speech and introduction of the then VP of Customer Services.
- Events Planner for several Inaugural Flights (i.e. Frankfurt, Houston).
- Travel Agency Nights (tour of Air Canada facilities, Airport and Aircraft) finishing the evening off with Air Canada’s Executive First Dinner served in the Calgary Airport Authority’s Executive Lounge.
Local Pionairs, through their volunteerism, added greatly to the success of the above events.
On May 1, 2004, I retired from Air Canada after 30 years of service.
Since Retiring from Air Canada, I have enjoyed a varied career path.
- 2004/2005 – Established and managed a clinic ‘Non-Stop Talk’ for Autistic Children.
- 2005/2009 – Canadian Animal Health Coalition, Executive Assistant.
Virtual office environment. Providing support to Executive Director, Project Coordinators and Contractors (across Canada) for Projects initiated by the Federal Government. Assisting with budgets, project documentation, and responsible for organizing conferences and communications.
2009/May 2017 – Director of Events & Chief Administrator of Lougheed House (a National Historic Site and Museum and former home of Senator James Lougheed and Lady Isabella Lougheed, grandparents of Premier Peter Lougheed),
As Director of Events, I was responsible for marketing and promotion as well as booking/administration of corporate and private events. Managed day to day operation of the Lougheed House. Worked in close collaboration with the Board of Directors.Enhanced customer services maintained strong public, government and corporate relations.
I look forward to this new challenge as District Director, for Southern Alberta and am honoured that I was asked to put my name forward.
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