ARFA - Alberta Restaurant & Foodservices Association


This is to advise you that the Alberta Restaurant and Foodservices Association (ARFA) has ceased operations as of February 9, 2007.

The closure of our operations reflects our members' unanimous resolution, on November 17, 2006, to transfer ARFA's membership programs, assets and memberships to the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). The November resolution was made in light of AHLA's stated interest to merge with ARFA by the end of 2006. A condition of this merger was that AHLA would create a special membership category for restaurant operators.

ARFA's board of directors has long recognized the need for Alberta's hospitality industry to speak with a united voice. To achieve this goal, ARFA launched merger-related discussions with AHLA in April 2006. Our purpose was to provide our members with a strong, unified organization that could advocate on behalf of the food services, accommodations and tourism industries in Alberta, help our members access programs, and address critical issues such as staff shortages.

Click here for a summary of our work with AHLA. We have followed the outline of the processes and have completed the required steps to formally close our operations. We thank Lindy Rollingson for her nine years of dedicated service to ARFA. We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize Aneth Manlapaz for her efforts and dedication.

We also want to thank you, our members, for your past support of ARFA and its programs. We encourage you to explore membership opportunities through the Alberta AHLA or the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA). Or read some Alberta Restaurant Reviews.

We wish all of you every success in the future.

ARFA Board of Directors
February 9, 2007

2007-2011 ARFA
January 13, 2011