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The Algonquin Resort Gets Holiday Season Underway with the Greatest Gift of All

ST. ANDREWS BY THE SEA, New Brunswick--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Algonquin Resort launched the season of love and good will toward all with a random act of kindness as unique as an individual snowflake for a New Brunswick bride and groom.

“Peter and Peggy (MacLeod and Tucker) are sincere people of good will, so we decided to celebrate their kind-hearted natures with a gift of our own. Hopefully this little gesture will help others capture the spirit of the season and find their own ways to share the love.”

In a surprise moment at the guests’ wedding rehearsal Friday evening, Algonquin General Manager Tim Ostrem presented the couple with a wedding-inspired, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift sculpted by local artist Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder from the hotel's repurposed cutlery. The gift included an extra special wedding card, along with a Ganong Chocolate Milk Martini, created especially for the local, fourth generation dairy farmer and his bride-to-be. When the couple opened the card, they discovered that Ostrem had shred the bill for their wedding, turning it into confetti.

See the couple's reaction on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMZaR4b6qX0&feature=youtu.be.

"Weddings and holidays are times of great joy, and we wanted to find a special way to celebrate the season and inspire kindness in others," said Ostrem. "Peter and Peggy (MacLeod and Tucker) are sincere people of good will, so we decided to celebrate their kind-hearted natures with a gift of our own. Hopefully this little gesture will help others capture the spirit of the season and find their own ways to share the love."

The Algonquin Resort is nearing completion on a $35 million restoration and will officially open early next year as the first Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in Canada.

About the Algonquin Resort

A Maritime tradition in its second century of impeccable service, The Algonquin Resort is a Canadian landmark evoking the sensibilities of a distant past and offering a respite from contemporary life. Overlooking the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay, in St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, the 234-room Tudor-style “Castle-by-the-Sea” has been welcoming guests including heads of state, royalty and vacation and business travelers since 1889.

Contacts

Daly Gray, Inc.
Lauralee Dobbins, 856-979-8929
Lauralee@dalygray.com
or
The Algonquin Resort
Tim Ostrem, 506-469-4912
Tim.Ostrem@algonquinresort.com

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