Bestbuy Distributors Limited’s annual Buy & Sell attracted shareholders from across Canada, to meet and network with valued suppliers from all over North America, for a celebrated seaside conference in beautiful Bermuda, September 13 –16, 2015.
Douglas Squires, Chairman
Business Bermuda (Gary Allen, Jeff Olefson)
pictured left to right Celine Morelli, Marie-Chantale Tremblay, Jeremy Lalancette, Norma Dimora , Bernard Lefebvre, Robert Therrien, Gilles Lecompte
Jeff Van de Sande, President and Dale Devlin, Past Chairman
‘Great Sound Lawn’ – pictured left to right Gina Diflaviano, Tanya MacPherson, Tony Racioppo, Raymond Roy, Michael MacPherson
The event, which combined supplier meetings with several social events, attracted the majority of the buying group’s shareholders as well as a wide variety of suppliers to the luxury Fairmont Southampton resort; an oceanfront property located on Bermuda’s stunning south shore and situated atop Bermuda’s highest point, overlooking a 100 acre estate, surrounded by water.
Two days of successful meetings with suppliers were highlighted with events such as a Welcome Reception on the Great Sound Lawn, where guests enjoyed a taste of Bermuda. Blue skies, the Azure Ocean and warm Bermuda sunshine were the scenery at Bestbuy’s annual SickKids golf tournament at Port Royal Golf Course and SickKids Day tour at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Both groups met up for a seaside lunch at Port Royal in the afternoon, and both events and raffle sales raised over $18,000.00 for the world-renowned Family Heart Centre at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. To-date, Bestbuy shareholders and valued suppliers have raised over $750,000.00 for the leading children’s medical facility. This year’s proceeds from the golf tournament, day tour and raffles will be pooled and a cheque presented to the Hospital for Sick Children at Bestbuy’s upcoming 2016 Annual General Meeting in February in Toronto.
Tuesday evening, the group made their way to the Fairmont beach for a large dinner party. Shareholders and suppliers enjoyed great food and company on Bermuda’s famous pink sand. Guests were happily entertained by a talented, local Bermudian musical duo throughout the evening, and relaxed by a large bon fire on the beach after dinner. Jeff Van de Sande, president of Bestbuy Distributors stated, “We are pleased that our Buy & Sell meetings were productive and enjoyable for all in attendance.”