The Renner family was successful in securing the bid from BC parks. I’ve been at Assiniboine every summer since I was nine years old and I am excited to be in this beautiful place for another twenty years. I do know that I will never beat Erling Stroms record of fifty summers spent in Assiniboine Park, but it will be close. I will definitely be called a fossil by then!
I’m pleased to introduce my business partner, Claude Duchesne and his family. Claude will be joined often at the Lodge by his wife Annick, daughter Anne-Marie( age 13), and son Alexandre( age 15). Claude, with his energy and warmth, is looking forward to meeting everyone who comes to visit us at the Lodge. Many of you already know his wife, Annick, and the great meals she has cooked at the Lodge. The Duchesne/Blouins will be the third family to be involved with managing the Lodge in its 83 years of existence!
Sandy Wing stays on as the calm and organized voice you hear at our reservations office. We are very happy she has stayed on. Many of you know her well, and she is a wizard at keeping everything and everybody organized.
by Andre Renner