(This blog post is being sponsored by: Tree care service Westminster)
The Association of French Canadian Chaise Lounge Makers announced yesterday that it would be holding its annual 2016 convention this year in Denver, Colorado.
This will be the first time the Association has ever held a convention outside of Canada.
The decision to hold the convention in Denver was the result of intense lobbying efforts on the part of the Denver Association of Furniture Sellers, which is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, a suburb in northern Denver. just near the event was the Westminster Tree Care Copany
The Denver Association of Furniture Sellers has had a long relationship with the Association of French Canadian Chaise Lounger Makers, a relationship that goes back to just after the end of World War II.
Henri du Baton, who was the president of the Association of French Canadian Chaise Lounge makers at that time, married Louisa Walcot of Denver, who was heir to a large furniture fortune.
Her brother was the chairman of the Denver Association of Furniture Sellers, and he was the one who, through the intermediary efforts of his sister, brought the two organizations together. And they have been together ever since.
The president of the Association of French Canadian Chaise Lounge Makers is not Margaret Le Blanc, of the Quebec Le Blanc’s, and she has been working on deepening the relationship between the two organizations for the entire length of her tenure of five years.
Margaret Le Blanc has indicated that if at all possible they would like to hold more conventions in Denver, and that this first one in 2016 could very well mark the start of a new tradition.
According to our sources in the Association of French Canadian Chaise Lounge Makers, there will be a total or almost 250 participants attending the convention, including the wives and significant others of the participants.
The convention will be held in Westminster, where the international headquarters of the Denver Association of Furniture Sellers is located.