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Lunch n' Learn with Ken Keelor of Calgary CO-OP

Price: C$360.00

Date: May 22, 2015

Ken Keelor joined Calgary Co-op  in November 2014 as Chief Executive Officer.


Prior to joining Calgary Co-op, Ken worked for Sobeys in Mississauga, Ontario for 11 years.   Sobeys is a $24Bn corporation based in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.  During his time at Sobeys, he served as VP National Procurement, VP Private Label Procurement & Global Sourcing, VP Grocery, and General Manager.  Ken was most recently engaged by Sobeys to create financial synergies for them, after their 2013 purchase of Canada Safeway, a $7Bn company which was based in California.


Ken has also worked for Rexall in Mississauga Ontario as Chief Merchandising Officer for 2 years.  Rexall is part of the Katz Group based in Edmonton.  Ken’s mandate was to completely turnaround the company, improving the customer experience and financial performance of the company.  Renovated or new Rexall stores have warm, friendly décor, 1000’s of new products, an expanded private label program, and a major storewide focus on health and well-being, vs the old ‘pharmacy only focus’.



Registration: 11:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45
Presentation: 12:45 - 1:45
Q & A: 1:45 - 2:00
Cash Bar: 11:00 - 1:00
Cost for Members : $50.00 *** YOU MUST SIGN IN AS A MEMBER (Top right hand corner of  the page) TO ACCESS MEMBER PRICING

Cost for Non-members: $90.00
Each additional guest for members is $90.00.

When registering multiple people, please ensure that you have filled out guest information by clicking on "Add More Attendees" at the bottom of the form.

Blackfoot Inn Calgary
5940 Blackfoot Trail Southeast
Calgary, AB
T2H 2B7
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Available Spaces: 968

Sponsorship for Charlie Longden Open 2015

Price: C$250.00

Date: June 18, 2015

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
5225 Fairmont Resort Road
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
V0B 1L1
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Available Spaces: 28

Member Only Event

Charlie Longden Open Sponsor Registration

Price: C$425.00

Date: June 18, 2015


The inaugural event of the Calgary Food & Drug Executives Club was a golf tournament held at Fairmont Hot Spring Resort in 1974. Since the very first tournament we have been gathering at the Fairmont Hot Springs to play golf and spend time with industry friends.

You are invited to join the Calgary Food & Drug Executives as we host the Annual Charlie Longden Open. It will be held on June 18th, 2015 at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in BC.

The shot gun start will be Thursday afternoon at 1:15pm on the Fairmont Riverside Golf Course. Join us at the Club House for lunch and registration starting at 11:30am.

It is recommended that if you plan on golfing Friday before returning to Calgary that you book your tee time early. The Invermere Valley golf courses get booked quickly.

The all-inclusive cost for members and trade guests this year is $400.00 per person (a limited number of single rooms are available for an additional charge). Fee includes: Lunch, Golf, Dinner & Awards Banquet, Beverages along with the Hospitality Room & Hot Pool and a Room ( Double Occupancy). We thank all of our sponsors for their continued participation. "Hole" and "Major" sponsors are recognized on our Website and other media throughout the year.

Registration priority will be given to CFDE Members and trade guests. Sign up early to ensure your spot, we expect to sell out. (Memberships may also be purchased with golf registration).

Please contact Jamie Kelly for any sponsorship or registration inquiries :  jamie.kelly@molsoncoors.com



June 18 th , 2015

11:30am - 12:45pm
Arrival - Registration at Riverside Golf Course and lunch.  Please arrive early!

12:45pm - 1:15pm
12:45 pm Meet your team & load up the carts 1:15 pm Shot Gun Start

After a great game , register/ check in at the hotel

Hospitality Room is open !  Awards Dinner

9:00pm - 1:00am
Kick back and relax.  Hospitality Room & Pool open until 1:00 am


June 19 th, 2015

Sleep in...break out the clubs for another round...you set the agenda!.

11:00 am CHECK OUT TIME - Sorry the hotel wants you out of the room.

Make sure you book a tee time at your favorite course. Play 18 holes with your trade guest before heading back home.


There is a $50.00 cancelation fee , for any refund requests before June 1,2015.  Sponsorships are non refundable once confirmed. We golf rain or shine , and will not be able to  honour refund requests after June 1,2015 for golfing.

Single rooms are limited , and will be confirmed with you directly . If we are not able to accommodate you, we will provide credit to the shared room registration fee.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
5225 Fairmont Resort Road
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
V0B 1L1
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Available Spaces: 93

Member Only Event

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About Calgary Food & Drug Executives

Our Mission The Calgary Food & Drug Executives was established in 1974 to bring industry members (Consumer Packaged Goods Company Representatives and Grocery Retailers) together for networking and to provide a forum for discussion about industry issues. They are also co-hosts and help organize the Santa Cause event each December with the Retail Council of Canada. The Santa Cause was established to provide an opportunity for representatives of the grocery industry in Western Canada to come together each year during the holiday season to honour someone within the industry and raise some much needed funds for charity.

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In the News

It is another busy year !  Target is leaving our market. Natural Markets are expanding. The news says the economy is slowing down .

2015 will be a year to keep informed ! Remember to renew your 2015 membership- so you get the news first!

Trudi – Ann Webster

President , CFDE


Calendar of 2015 Events

January 2015 – Annual AGM all members welcome

March 19 – Jack LaBrier Curling Bonspiel, Calgary

April/May – Lunch n Learn

June 18 – Charlie Longden Golf Classic in Fairmont, BC
July 10 – Oxford Stomp VIP Event
December 7  – Santa Cause

Contact Us Directly

Calgary Food & Drug Executives

Box 5114, Station "A". Calgary, AB. T2H 1X1




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