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Charlie Longden Sponsorship Registration

Price: C$250.00

Date: June 16, 2016

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
5225 Fairmont Resort Road
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
V0B 1L1
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Available Spaces: 34

Member Only Event

Open Registration for the Charlie Longden Open 2016

Price: C$400.00

Date: June 16, 2016


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 16th, 2016 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 16 th , 2016

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 17 th, 2016

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 1,2016.  Sponsorships are non refundable once confirmed. We golf rain or shine , and will not be able to  honour refund requests after June 1,2016 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: 69

Member Only Event

Lunch n' Learn with Grant Froese - Please note that this luncheon will be closed to All Retailers

Price: C$50.00

Date: May 26, 2016

Mr Grant Froese, Chief Operating Officer - Loblaw Companies Limited, since July 2014,  will be speaking at our next luncheon on Thursday May 26, 2016.

In his role, Grant is responsible for the operating performance of the Market, Discount and Emerging Business divisions, as well as the division support functions of Control Brands, Home and General Merchandise, e-Commerce, Off-Shore Procurement, Quality Assurance and Loss Prevention.  Grant’s primary focus is on maintaining trading stability across the Company’s food businesses.

Grant joined Loblaw in 1978 as a store colleague, and has become a proven merchant and operator with a strong record of delivering results.  He has held various category and leadership positions within the organization, including Chief Administrative Officer; EVP, Western Market; EVP, Merchandising; and EVP, Discount Division.

Grant studied Business Management at the University of Calgary.

Registration: 11:00
Lunch: 11:30 - 12:15
Presentation: 12:15 - 1:00

Cost for Members Only Event : $50.00 *** YOU MUST SIGN IN AS A MEMBER (Top right hand corner of  the page) TO ACCESS MEMBER PRICING


Italian Cultural Centre
416 - 1 Ave NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 0B4
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Available Spaces: 978

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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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It is another busy year !  2016 will be a year to keep informed !

Remember to renew your 2016 membership- so you get the news first!

Trudi – Ann Webster

President , CFDE


Calendar of 2016 Events

January 7 - Annual AGM all members welcome

February 26 - Jack LaBrier Curling Bonspiel, Calgary

April 21- Lunch n Learn with Ken King

May 26 – Lunch n Learn with Grant Froese

June 16 – Charlie Longden Golf Classic in Fairmont, BC

July 15 Oxford Stomp VIP Event

December 5  – Santa Cause

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Calgary Food & Drug Executives

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




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