Faculty Club Newsletter April 2018 Edition
Your very own McGill Faculty club was the host to a very special visit on Friday March 16th 2018. We had the honor of hosting a special luncheon for Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium. It is quite rare that you get a chance to serve Royalty and the Faculty club wanted to make sure that it did not miss on this great opportunity. The Billiard room was well appointed with rented tablecloths, chair covers, the food was well presented and delicious, service was made with white gloves and no details were overlooked. You could feel a special buzz that day at the club, and everyone was excited and proud to be part of this once in a lifetime event. The Queen’s delegation was very impressed with the Faculty club and will be sending a formal thank you note soon.
Gault Nature Reserve
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: https://gault.mcgill.ca/en/
Mother’s Day brunch: Sunday, May 13th 2018, Faculty Club Ballroom
Please keep in mind that Mother’s Day is just around the corner – Sunday, May 13th. 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.
Bridge: Tuesdays, April 10th and 24th -- Maude Abbott Room at 13:15 to 16:15
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. We look forward to seeing you with a deck of cards!
For more information, contact: dorothy.thomas_edding [at] mcgill.ca and/ or 514-932-8478.
Centraide Trivia Night: Thursday, April 12th, 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. Dr. 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. With many teams fighting for the top honors and only two rounds left, it will be interesting to see who comes out the winner.
April beverage promotion
Spring has finally arrived. The weather is warming up quickly, so to celebrate, the Faculty Club is offering a promotion on its beverages; enjoy a glass of our house wine (red, white or rosé) or two 12oz Boréale @ $5.00.
- Centraide Trivia Quiz: Round 6 – Thursday, May 10th, 2018
- Mother’s Day Brunch – Sunday, May 13th, 2018
- A night at the Opera Tuesday May 15th 2018
- Lobster Festival – May 22nd to June 1st 2018
Ian S. Butler Nicolas Zrihen
President, Faculty Club General Manager