Past Annual Raj Manek Banquets


The 2016 Banquet

Christine Magee

 

 

In 1982, Ms. Magee graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario with a BA in Honours Business Administration (HBA). Her first job after university was with Continental Bank as a Commercial Accounts Manager. In 1985 she joined the National Bank of Canada as Senior Manager of Corporate and Commercial Lending.
In October 1994, Ms. Magee co-founded the company with Stephen K. Gunn and Gordon Lownds. By 2004, the company had expanded to 89 stores, with over 600 employees and operations in three provinces. She is on the Board of directors for McDonald’s and Cott Corporation.

 

 

The 2015 Banquet

The 19TH ANNUAL RAJ MANEK BANQUET FEATURED VIKRAM VIJ, CO-STAR OF CBC’S GEMINI AWARD WINNING DRAGONS' DEN


Restaurant tycoon, celebrity chef and entrepreneur Vikram Vij was the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Raj Manek Dinner.

Born in India, Vikram immigrated to Canada in 1989 and started work at the Banff Springs Hotel.

A certified sommelier, Vikram opened his first 14-seat restaurant Vij’s in Vancouver in September 1994, and since then has opened two other restaurants - Rangoli and My Shanti.

Vikram also has a gourmet food truck, and his pre-packaged curries are now available in national grocery chains. Vikram and his wife Meeru have published two cookbooks Vij’s: Elegant & Inspired Indian Cuisine and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey.


                   

    15th Annual Raj Manek Banquet Welcome 

 

 

  16th Annual Raj Manek Banquet Welcome