The nomination for Len, otherwise known as “Lennnie”, was received from Steven Halliday, an “ex-Yukoner”. Steven wrote:
“Lenny” is the best bartender I have ever known, and I’ve known him for 30 years, in the same job in the The Fairmont Empress Hotel Bengal Lounge.
Three days ago, I phoned the hotel to enquire as to whether or not he still worked there. When told he was on shift, I was transferred to his line, and, after my opening remarks, he remembered me by name by the sound of my voice.
Today, my new girlfriend and I went to visit the Bengal Room and he recognized me on entrance, and acknowledged me by name. We later determined that the last time I had seen him was over 15 years ago!
As usual, his service, demeanour and charm were first rate. He charmed the pants off my new lady. Bravo, and thank-you Lenny!