Faculty Club Newsletter October 2016 Edition
Fall is in the air! Students and professors can be seen strolling on campus carrying their books while sporting a coat with an occasional scarf. Birds head south for warmer climates while squirrels stock up on acorns for winter which is just a few months away. Just before frost hits the Montreal region, trees flaunt their vibrant leaf colours, as if forests and parks were putting on a fashion show displaying a new fall collection.
While the routine seasonal changes occur, it’s time to visit McGill University’s Gault Nature Reserve. It’s a place where 1000 hectares of natural primeval forests are protected along the St. Lawrence Valley. Located in Mont St-Hilaire just outside of Montreal, this picturesque landscape is ideal for discovering, teaching and researching nature. A 25 km public trail is open to visitors 365 days a year. For more information, please visit this link: http://www.mcgill.ca/gault
October house wine promotion:
During the month of October our house white wine Cliff 79 and a Canadian made Merlot called Sawmill Creek, will be priced at $5.00 a glass, so come and enjoy a glass during lunch or with some colleagues or friends after work.
Bridge club: Tuesdays, October 11th and 25th Maude Abbott Room, 13h15 to 16h00
The McGill Committee for Retired Professors continues to organize its usual bi-weekly Tuesday event. New bridge players and regulars are welcome to join in on the fun. The event takes place from 13h15 to 16h00. Play a friendly match. Have a snack. Have a drink. For more details, please contact Dorothy Thomas Edding via email: dorothy [dot] thomas_edding [at] mcgill [dot] ca or by phone: (514) 932-8478.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON THE 25TH BRIDGE WILL BE HELD IN THE OLD MCGILL ROOM ON THE 3RD FLOOR
Oyster Festival from October 17th to October 21st
Oyster Night -- Thursday, October 20th at 18:30 in the Faculty club Ballroom
If you can’t make the Mussels Festival, then you could always make it up by checking out our other shelled events: The Oyster Festival and Oyster Night!
The popular oyster evening buffet has limited dining spots, so make your reservations ASAP! What on the menu? Oysters, oysters, oysters! For instance, New England oyster chowder, deep fried oyster’s tartar sauce and oyster quiche with oyster mushrooms and more… Don’t worry -- we also cater to non-oyster eaters. Chef Majois will not disappoint and will ensure that there’s something to please each and every palate.
Cost: $36.95 plus taxes.
For menu and reservations, please follow the link:
Mussels Festival Week of October 3rd to October 7th
Everyone’s beloved shelled event is back! The Mussels Festival is just around the corner ready to tempt your taste buds for an entire week during the month of October. Explore daily mussel dishes which offer a variety of flavours with every bite! Our executive chef only works with the finest ingredients to prepare and serve you an assortment of mouth-watering meals which will keep you coming back for more.
Centraide Trivia with Dr. David Harpp
Wednesday, October 5th in the Faculty Club Ballroom, Registration at 5:30 pm, Quiz at 6:00 pm
It’s coming… the level of excitement in on the rise!!! The seventh season of Trivia Night starts on October 5th and five more will follow throughout the academic year. Go recruit all your brainiac friends to become the ultimate Trivia Night champions! It’s all in good fun and proceeds go towards a great cause. Let’s all congratulate last season champions “Cashew”. It’s all back to square one, who will be the new champions this year? Faculty Club president David Harpp will monitor the activity and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Centraide. ROUND 1 IS ALREADY SOLD OUT—
A minimum of 5$ donation is required for admission
Round 2 will be on Wednesday November 2nd 2016
Here are the months for the following rounds, the dates will be decided shortly.
January 2017 (round 3)
March 2017 (round 4)
April 2017 (round 5)
May 2017 (round 6)
Faculty club Children’s Holiday brunch on Sunday December 4th 2016
Faculty club Holiday lunch on Thursday December 8th 2016
Update your agenda regularly by visiting the McGill Faculty Club website: http://mcgill.ca/facultyclub
For special requests or question, please contact: nicolas [dot] zrihen [at] mcgill [dot] ca
David N. Harpp Nicolas Zrihen
President, Faculty Club General Manager