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Making your Valentine feel extra Special

Valentines day is just around the corner, here at Highland we have put our heads together to come up with the most romantic ideas we can think of to celebrate. HINT HINT! Being on a Tuesday work makes it even better as you can celebrate on the weekend before and after, or just do both. Here are our top five list of favorite ideas for giving your valentine an extra special treat:

1952 Mk VI Bentley wedding day
  1. Special Memory Keepsake - Create a movie or slideshow of all your favorite photographs and add some music and songs that are special to you both. Book our SUV stretch limo and surprise your valentine by having picked up and escorted to the vehicle by you uniformed chauffeur. Enjoy a bottle of champagne, whilst you take a scenic drive, and relive the memories of all your special moments together.


  2. Mountain Picnic - Invite your valentine for a romantic intimate tour in a comfortable spacious Escalade, or sleek stylish BMW, with a personal uniformed chauffeur to take care of all the details. Surprise your valentine with a special picnic set up beside a roaring log fire and snuggle up under warm blanket to share a delicious meal together packed with all your favorite goodies.


  3. Valentine's Dinner - Take your valentine for a delicious candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant, prepare in advance a list of all the things you love about them and share your list through-out the evening to make them feel extra loved and adored. Ensure you can enjoy a bottle of wine, by using our chauffeur driven service to get home, you and your valentine will be treated to VIP service form the moment you are picked up to the moment you get home.


  4. Chocolate Lovers Indulgence - Make a visit to Le Chocolatier extra special by treating your valentine to a chauffeur driven ride, select a beautiful handcrafted chocolate masterpiece and decorate with a message for your sweet heart. Then stop by the Cellar Door for wine tasting and select your favorite wine to enjoy on your journey home. The chocolate and wine may not last forever but the wonderful memories will.


  5. Share a Massage - Book a couples massage and share some "me" time together, afterwards when you are both feeling refreshed and relaxed, stretch out in our luxurious SUV Limousine, bask in the warm glow from the ambient lighting and the calming music, whilst you sip champagne and enjoy some delicious chocolate dipped strawberries. Your valentine will be sure to remember this special date forever.

If you would like more information or wish to arrange a special event for your special Valentine, call 1-800-991-6571, and we would be happy to help your unique and personal event.

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What is the difference between a Driver and a Chauffeur?

There are some commonalities between drivers and chauffeurs, and in many cases the two terms are incorrectly interchanged. In our opinion there are some very clear distinctions that set chauffeurs apart from drivers.

Similarities between drivers and chauffeurs

Both provide transportation services, to safely getting their passengers from one location to another. A driver’s main responsibilities are to ensure your journey is safe, comfortable, and you arrive on time, at your destination.

Highland chauffeur’s offer much more than ensuring their passengers arrive safely at their destination.

History

The term "chauffeur" comes from the French term for “stoker” because the earliest automobiles, like their railroad and sea vessel counterparts, were steam-powered and required the driver to stoke the engine. This historical link helps to define what it means to be a chauffeur. In the days of early motor vehicles only the rich could afford to buy a car and generally employed a chauffeur to drive. Man servants and household staff were common, and it was usual for the chauffeur to take on these roles whilst traveling with their employer.

The traditional chauffeur would drive for their employer, ensure their safety, provide complete discretion, be prepared for emergencies, ensure comfort of their passengers, and generally take on any tasks a personal servant would be expected to carry out.

What it means to be a Highland Chauffeur

Executive Chauffeur services

The Highland Chauffeurs follow these principles, by combining the traditional high levels of personal service and applying them to the modern day needs. As a driver, body guard, confidant, personal servant and more your chauffeur can be relied upon to take care of you during your journey.

Highland Chauffeurs are smartly dressed in full livery, which includes a suit, gloves, dress shoes and chauffeurs hat once fully qualified. They are fully trained in advanced driving techniques, prepared for all driving conditions and personal protection. Your chauffeur can be fully trusted to operate with complete discretion at all times. There are occasions when privacy is required and a chauffeur is trained to recognize and honour these requirements.

Your chauffeur is polite, responsive, willing to serve, yet unobtrusive, humble in nature, and ready to protect if necessary. Your chauffeur will always attend to luggage, guide you to the vehicle and politely offer assistance in entering and exiting the vehicle. Considerate of their guests comfort, they will be prepared with various travel essentials during the journey. From supplying a handkerchief for emotional moments, adjusting the bridegrooms tie before photographs to offering an arm to help you to your door, you can be assured your chauffeur is a dependable presence there to assist.

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Christmas Shopping Banff/Canmore to Calgary

Christmas shopping, driving to Calgary, full parking lots, crowded malls, heavy bags, tired aching feet, long drive home… even the thought brings a shudder to most people, yet it’s a chore that has to be done before you can enjoy the big day.



There is another way…..

Imagine having your own personal chauffeur for the day, taking care of your every need. You and your friends will be picked up by your charming uniformed chauffeur, driven to Calgary in a stylish Cadillac SUV, and be dropped off at the mall entrance. Your personal chauffeur will Read more

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Christmas & New Years Party Limousines Canmore/Banff

It's the most wonderful time of the year and right at the top of the festive wish-list are awesome parties!

Get picked up by your uniformed chauffeur, enjoy a glass of bubbly en-route, crank up the music and arrive in style.

Make this years party the best ever by treating yourselves to an amazing limousine hire package. It's fantastic fun and incredible value (book early for an even lower price!).

Call Us 1-800-991-6571 to obtain a quote or check availability

The phones have been buzzing over the last few weeks with people requesting limousines for their office Christmas parties.

People are telling us that when they count up all of the taxi fares they would be paying (as well as the inconvenience of everyone waiting for ages in the cold trying to actually get a taxi) the cost of hiring a limousine for the journey home makes perfect sense.

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ISES Annual General Meeting - Calgary

Highland attended the ISES AGM in Calgary on September 28th. It was a great evening, Lynn Fletcher President of the ISES Calgary chapter and President of Lynn Fletcher Wedding Inc, was in her usual spectacular form. Introducing new committee members for 2011/2012 year ahead.



ISES Calgary has an exciting two to three years ahead. Their goals for members are:

  • to connect with other members
  • to be inspired by educational opportunities
  • to elevate yourself both personally and professionally

We are so encouraged to be a part of this organization as it is very much aligned with the mission of Highland to elevate the standards of the livery industry in Alberta and Canada. Our strategic plan for 2011/2012 is to open the Canadian Chauffeurs Guild, and to provide professional development of our existing staff and encourage personal and professional development of the industry as a whole.

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Brand New Highland limo for weddings, parties and special occassions

 
We are proud to introduce our newest addition to the fleet, the Lincoln Navigator Stretch Limousine.
  Limo Interior - orange lighting

Since delivery in July 2011, she has been very busy helping celebrate many special occasions in style.

Seating up to 14 passengers the limo is perfect for weddings, parties, transfers and every special occasion. We have escorted bridal parties to and from the church,  taken stag parties for nights out in Banff, accompanied the girls for nights out in Canmore and Banff, and transfers from Banff hotels to Calgary airport.

The limousine interior is finished to the very highest standard you have come to know and expect from Highland. Cream leather seats embossed with a Canadian maple leaf, hard wood flooring and fibre optic lighting that blends and changes colour. The $9000 surround sound system is perfect for parties or romantic intimate special occasions. There is a 26" LCD TV, and also 3 smaller screens so every one gets chance to watch.

Limo Interior - Champagne

To enjoy a drink en-route to your destination we supply Champagne and Bourbon. You will find champagne glasses and goblets, and a wine chiller to keep drinks cool. We like to offer something a little extra special, and you can enjoy our own special edition of Canmore Le Chocolatier's Rundle Rock chocolate flavoured with cranberry and orange.

There's no denying the limo is very special being one of only three in the Canada, yet what really sets your experience with Highland above the rest is the service. You are a VIP when you are with Highland, you will have your own professionally trained chauffeur, to drive and take care of you during your time with us. Warning once you receive this level of service its hard to go back!

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Professional Driver/Tour Guide Wanted

Highland Executive Chauffeur is an exciting new company that will celebrate our one year anniversary, May 1st. We are an exclusive chauffeur service provider and we apply our services to the following markets: corporate, private, tourism and special occasions. There is never a dull moment at Highland Executive Chauffeur. We are looking to expand into these areas more efficiently as our fleet grows. Our company brand stands for safety, professional excellence, fine details and passion for service.

We are looking for a Professional Driver/Tour Guide to join our high-end chauffeuring company.

Requirements:

Previous experience and knowledge of the Bow valley area is essential. Must be willing to train as a chauffeur. Must be flexible regarding their work schedule, this job requires you to be on call. Must have a suit and be able to maintain impeccable hygiene and oral standard. The ability to multitask, prioritize, being informative, polite and be passionate about the service.

Our responsibility to our clients is to provide safe transportation at all hours. A chauffeur always goes above and beyond for their client.

Interviews are being held May 9th - 11th.

Please submit your resume if you fit the criteria.

Only qualified candidates will be considered.

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Sneak Peek of Our New Limousine Coming Late June 2011

Hard Wood Floors, Elegant Interior, Capacity(Little Secret), IPod Hook Ups, 4x Tv Screens, in true Highland Executive Chauffeur Fashion we are pushing the boundaries of clientele comfort and elegance in our vehicles. We will be offering clients a complete chauffeur service from Late June 2011 and onwards!!!

Start Booking 2011-2012 spaces are already booking up pretty fast. Thank you so much to our wonderful friends, family and businesses in the Bow Valley and Calgary that support Highland and our vision of a Higher Standards in Chauffeuring and transportation.

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Connie Grace of Elegant Banff Weddings Winning Award!

We're extremely proud to announce that our wedding planner, Connie Grace are the winners of the Wedding Wire Brides Choices Awards for 2011. Congratulations Connie and to your team, I know you did a fantastic job for our wedding in November, follow this link to see the article, Wedding Wire Awards

Congratulations Connie!!!

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The Bliss Wedding Fair Extraordinaire January 31st In Calgary

Highland’s first wedding show!! It all started with a phone call from Deanna Stroud from mommylicious, saying she had been passed our details from Angie from GMiB (thanks Angie) Deanna discussed the opportunity available for Highland as a sponsor for the Bliss Wedding Fair 31st Jan 2011 @ the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, I must admit we were a little hesitant at doing something this big as it would be our first time in this role. But Deanna can be very supportive and sold the event to us (so grateful you did Deanna thank you) to be honest we’re Chauffeur’s and have zero experience with participating in events. At the same time Lynn Fletcher of multi award winning Lynn Fletcher Weddings invited me to a ISES meeting which was simply such an eye opening experience thank you for the opportunity to witness Andrea Michaels speaking to the Calgary Chapter. And when I told Lynn about being in the wedding fair, she instantly told me not to worry about a thing, and her team would be happy to help this is the same week that Lynn would be in Phoenix winning the @ TSE 2011 Gala Award’s! The team members were Julie Pelley and her (Mum) Mrs Pelley and Afton, who turned up on a freezing cold Sunday @ 06:00 in the morning to set up our showcase booth! Leo Nugteren from Willow Haven flowers @ 5 mins notice on a Friday evening gave us beautiful and expensive flowers for the Bentley (Dorothy) to be decorated at the show! John and Belinda Spear from Le Chocolatier gave us a huge Chocolate truffle basket worth $100 for our Ballot Winner, and 3 hole boxes of truffles that all the vendors got a chance to taste. So as the say the Show was on! To top things off we were on the Radio and were videoed @ the show in an interview how awesome! I was honoured to meet little Mattea Lynn’s daughter who chats away with the best of them so sweet! Lynn was down to check out the event and it was such an honour to see her after such a busy week for her company! Awesome! We would like to thank everyone that made it to the event in a cold Sunday to see our services and all the services available!

Deanna and Hali, pulled off an intimate experience for the bride and groom’s to be for Calgary and surrounding area’s great show! Zen Media is pretty awesome for all the website work and hard work on the day! I honestly feel that having time to share our personal chauffeuring style with Calgary Clients and Vendors was such an amazing opportunity for Highland Executive Chauffeur! It was so amazing meeting other passionate vendor’s great day for networking, fantastic to meet you all. The food @ the end of the show was such a thoughtful touch by Deanna & Hali for the vendors and workers on the day I loved that. I would like to Thank Everyone involved that helped Highland Achieve our First Wedding Show ever: Deanna and Hali of Mommylicious, Lynn, Julie and her mum and Afton from Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Jesse from Free Style Designs, Dave and Murray from Airdrie Trailers, Leo and family and team from Willow Haven Flowers, John and Belinda from Le Chocolatier. Thank you and we couldn’t have made this happen without any of you! Thank you for believing in Highland Executive Chauffeur!!!

Thanks Julie for coming back to help with the break down I owe you one.

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