Faculty Club Newsletter October 2014 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/reserve
Tuesdays, October 7th and 21st 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
Week of October 6th to October 10th
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.
Oyster Festival from October 20th to October 24th
Oyster Night -- Wednesday, October 22nd 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 Cajun style and oyster quiche with leeks 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: 34.95$ plus taxes.
Centraide Trivia with Dr. David Harpp
Tuesday, October 14th 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 fifth season of Trivia Night starts on October 14th 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. Returning champs “Ministry of Truth” will attempt to make it five wins in a row. Faculty Club president David Harpp will monitor the activity and 100% of the modest entry fee goes to Centraide. THERE ARE ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT FOR ROUND 1-- Sign up ASAP!
A minimum of 5$ donation is required for admission.
For advance registration online
Round 2 will be on Thursday November 13th 2014
Here are the dates for the following rounds. Please note that dates may be changed. If that’s the case, then all the teams will be notified.
- Thursday January 15th, 2015 (round 3)
- Wednesday March 18th, 2015 (round 4)
- Tuesday April 21st, 2015 (round 5)
- Thursday May 14th, 2015 (round 6)
- Mexican Festival from November 10th to November 14th, 2014
- Vegetarian Festival from November 17th to November 21st 2014
- Members Christmas lunch on Thursday December 11th 2014
- Members Children’s Christmas brunch on Sunday December 14th 2014
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