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Debra Lykkemark
Culinary Capers

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Vikram Vij
Vij’s

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Susan Senecal
A&W Food Services of
Canada Inc.

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Liam Dolan
Claddagh
Oyster House/
Olde Dublin Pub

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Yvan Coupal
Salades Sensations

“BC used to have outdated liquor laws. Caterers were allowed to serve liquor at events but they were not allowed to get a liquor license on behalf of their client or purchase, transport or make a profit from the serving of liquor. Restaurants Canada helped us change that. I had gathered a group of caterers and tourism bureaus to put together a campaign to change the laws so caterers could get their own liquor license. We were building momentum but also hitting road blocks, as we did not know the best way to get our concerns in front of the decision makers. Mark von Schellwitz, the Western Canada Vice-President of Restaurants Canada contacted me and offered to help. He came to a pivotal meeting with the BC Government and the Liquor Board and it was clear that he understood what needed to be done to reach our goal. After a year of lobbying and meetings, it happened! Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events was the first catering company in BC to get the new Catering Liquor License. Thank you Restaurants Canada and Mark! We might have given up without your support.”

Debra Lykkemark,
-Culinary Capers

“Everybody out there should be a member… Restaurants Canada is a group that listens to its members — the restaurant industry — and it talks to the government on their behalf.”

Vikram Vij,
-Vij’s

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“If you haven’t joined, I recommend you join Restaurants Canada just as soon as you can and start enjoying those benefits yourself”

Susan Senecal,
-A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

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“It’s a tool that you need to succeed”

Liam Dolan,
-Claddagh Oyster House/Olde Dublin Pub

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“Avoir plus de 30 000 membres, ça fait une force”

Yvan Coupal,
-Salades Sensations

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