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People for September 11, 2008

Eagle Ranch Names Michael Sabourin Executive Chef.

By Don Douloff, September 11, 2008

Pam Paquette Named Sales Manager of Cranberry Resort

Pam Paquette has been named sales manager of the Cranberry Resort, in Collingwood, Ont.

Her responsibilities include soliciting and booking of meeting and conference groups in all market segments: corporate, association, government, sports and SMERF.

A 32-plus-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Paquette comes to the resort from Toronto’s Valhalla Inn, where she spent 12-plus years, most recently as director of sales and marketing. Prior to that, she worked in various sales and marketing positions with Delta Hotels, Journey’s End Corp. and Toronto’s Constellation Hotel.

Kathy Bainbridge East Appointed Senior Sales Manager, Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler

Kathy Bainbridge East has been appointed senior sales manager at Westin Resort and Spa, in Whistler, B.C.

In her new post, Bainbridge East is responsible for selling to the corporate, incentive and association markets in the U.S.

Bainbridge East joins the resort from a 13-year stint at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, where she held a number of positions, including account director, director of sales and national sales manager. Prior to that, she held many senior positions in the meeting industry, including audio-visual, incentive and hotel.

All told, she has 20 years of hospitality experience and has been heavily involved in such industry associations as PCMA, MPI, CHMSE and SITE. She is based in a satellite office close to the Greater Toronto Area.

Two Crazy Ladies Celebrates 20 Years

Melanie Sibbitt, founder of Two Crazy Ladies Inc. (TCL), announces the upcoming celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary. Created in 1988 from a single product, TCL has become a leading supplier of promotional products and marketing-programme solutions and features clients in the charity, foodservice, hospitality and government sectors.

Over the years, the company has won numerous awards from the Promotional Products Professionals of Canada Association. Moreover, Sibbitt has been nominated three times for the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and recently published a book, Million Dollar Marketing Secrets.

For further information on the company’s 20th anniversary celebration, contact Sabina Caputo at (416) 494-2244 or e-mail

SITE Launches Student Champion Programme

SITE Canada (Society of Incentive Travel Executives) has launched a special membership category for faculty and students of accredited universities or other qualified programmes. Providing financial assistance to students in a post-secondary institution studying hospitality tourism and meeting, conferences and incentive travel, SITE’s programme gives students the opportunity to explore career paths and connect with industry leaders.

President Rachael Streek-Buma (far left) and social director Cathy O’Connor (far right) thank Robin Cohen and Sara Hillier, who helped with the 2008 Summer Social.


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