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Faculty Club Newsletter April 2014 Edition


When spring arrives, everything around us experiences a rebirth.  In honour of this time of year of rejuvenation, the McGill Faculty Club has given a small makeover to the Gold Room on the second floor.  We hope you experience a warm and cozy vibe in the newly refurbished room.

As some of you may have already noticed, a new trend is emerging in the restaurant business to post calorie counts on meals, especially when it comes to the fast food industry.  In our opinion, this tendency will become mandatory to all types of restaurants in the years to come. The Faculty Club has become proactive in being a frontrunner of this trend by posting the calorie count on our website of “à la carte menu” items.

Now that March is finally behind us, we look forward to beautiful weather in April. It’s the perfect time of year to visit McGill University’s sister property, the Gault Estate. 

Located on the shores of Lac Hertel in Mont Saint-Hilaire, the reserve offers local residents and the general public a mini recreational retreat.  A place to find peace of mind or organise an executive meeting, the staff on hand is ready to fulfill all your needs.  The Gault Estate was officially renamed the Gault Nature Reserve by McGill University and is recognised as a private natural reserve under the natural heritage conservation act by the Ministère du Développement durable de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec.  See website for more details: http://www.mcgill.ca/gault/gault-nature-reserve-mont-saint-hilaire


Mother's Day Sunday Brunch

Please keep in mind that Mother’s Day is just around the corner – Sunday, May 11th. What better way to celebrate that special day with a delicious brunch at the club? The event sells out quickly, so please make sure to visit the McGill Faculty Club website to reserve your spot. Click here




Bridge: Tuesdays, April 1st, 15th and 29thBridge

Maude Abbott Room. 1:30 to 3:30 pm

All bridge aficionados are invited to the Faculty Club!  The McGill Committee for Retired Professors welcomes new participants as well as the “regulars” to this event.  Normally, players of all levels gather twice a month for a nice friendly match with others to share a passion for the same pastime.  However, this month is extra-special, since there will be THREE sessions of bridge instead of two.  We look forward to seeing you with a deck of cards!

For more information, contact: dorothy [dot] thomas_edding [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dorothy Thomas Edding) and/ or 514-932-8478.




Centraide Trivia Night: Wednesday, April 16th, Faculty Club Ballroom, Registration at 5:30 pm, Quiz at 6:00 pm 

The fifth round of Trivia Night is coming up.  The competition continues as teams participate in a fun and challenging activity that helps out a great cause. Faculty Club President David Harpp is the host for the evening and all donations go to Centraide. Make sure to rack up the most points as this is the final stretch for all teams.  There are only two rounds left and there are a few teams that could upset the leader, The Ministry of Truth.   

Register quickly as spaces are limited:  http://www.mcgill.ca/facultyclub/centraide-trivia-quiz


Week from April 7th to 11th

The McGill Faculty Club offers you a different kind of “Club Med” – a week filled with dishes from abroad! Discover Mediterranean food from a region where meat, fish, vegetables and other delectable menu items are adorned with a dash of exotic spices.  Come savour extraordinary meals prepared by the Faculty Club’s talented chefs.



 [Upcoming Events]

  • Centraide Trivia Quiz: Round 6 – Thursday, May 15th, 2014
  • Mother’s Day Brunch – Sunday, May 11th, 2014
  • Lobster Festival – Starting May 22nd, 2014



David N. Harpp                                                               Nicolas Zrihen
President, Faculty Club                                                  General Manager

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