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Back in January of this year, I had the privilege to attend the “Back in Black” Owner’s Conference in Punta Cana. I now really cherish that time spent getting to know Ryan and the Smoke’s Poutinerie family. During those 4 days I was amazed with Ryan’s passion, dedication and genuine love for his team and the community he’s built and cultivated. I was impressed with how he consistently lived and breathed the brand and everyone around him from the leadership, franchises, and suppliers all caught his vision and embraced the Smoke’s way.

One of the evenings we had a battle of the bands friendly competition, and I must say Ryan and the Smoke’s Poutinerie family inspired me to participate in lip-synching to Guns N Roses Sweet Child of Mine. This is something I never imagined I would do, but being around the energy and vision, I couldn’t help but dive right in there.

Ryan was a true ROCK STAR, a vibrant, dynamic person that has left a legacy that has touched all who knew him. We will miss you Ryan. Blessings Winnie Tang (Givex)