CAPE EGMONT – Nov. 18, 2011 – Following the success of a recent open house for the public, the management team of the community-owned Centre Goéland will soon organize a similar open house, on Nov. 25, for corporations and organizations so that they too can discover this fabulous convention, meeting, retreat and camp center.
Management realized that the public was fairly familiar with the former Centre Goéland and its original mission but that relatively few people are familiar with the new modern center, built four years ago, and its new and much broader mission. In fact, the center now aims at welcoming all kinds of gatherings, from spiritual retreats to corporate and community conferences, and from youth camps to weddings.
“Thirty-five people – including many potential clients – visited the center during our first open house earlier this month. All the visitors told us how impressed they were by our facilities,” said Tanya Gallant-Olsen, the center’s manager. “That day, on the spot, we were even able to confirm two new bookings. Several other visitors told us they would be willing to book the center whenever a need would arise.”
The event had a bit of a party atmosphere as six local musicians entertained while visitors were checking out the location.
Extremely encouraged by the results of this first open house, the center’s management is now planning an open house for PEI corporations and organizations Friday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“These people can simply drop in to visit the center by themselves or contact us in advance to set up an appointment to meet with us or to ask for a private tour of our facilities,” adds Gallant-Olsen. “Even though it is certainly not required, we would appreciate it if those who are planning to drop in would contact us in advance at 854-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org .”
She adds that management is confident that the corporations and organizations that will drop in for a visit will be impressed not only by the facilities but also by the serene location of the center, in the woods near the sea – a perfect location for conferences or meetings away from the frantic pace of the city.
CUTLINE: Six local musicians, including fiddler Norman Arsenault, provided entertainment for the members of the public who visited the Centre Goéland during a recent open house.
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Tanya Gallant-Olsen, project manager