Local Chef Is A Hero

By / Magazine / July 6th, 2011 / 2

While hockey fans were rioting in the streets of Vancouver, Sous Chef Robert Mackay was standing outside the Hudson’s Bay flagship store. Instead of enjoying the festivities, or at least staying out of the way of the rioting mob, Mackay did all he could to stop the violence occurring after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Governor, Chairman and CEO of Hudson’s Bay and President of Great Canadian Gaming will present Mackay with the Chairman’s Award of Merit.

“We are extremely proud and honoured to have such an amazing employee be a part of the River Rock Casino family. Mr. Mackay is an example to all British Columbian’s as he exemplified courage and honour in the face of extreme danger and adversity,” said Rod Baker, President of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

If you’re in the neighbourhood, make plans to drop by. The ceremony will be public, and cheering on a good Samaritan would probably make Mackay very special, indeed.

Here are the details:

Date: Thursday July 7
Time: 10 am outside
Where: The Bay Downtown (674 Granville Street, Vancouver)


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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