Faculty Club Newsletter, February 2018 Edition
The year 2018 is off to a great start at the McGill Faculty Club! As always, the Robbie Burns Night was a grand success and was sold out again this year. The evening was filled with Scottish traditions, including music, dancing, poetry and much more. Fun was had by all amid a festive atmosphere which, of course, included haggis.
Soon it will be Valentine's Day and Cupid is ready to aim his arrow. The day of love is traditionally celebrated on February 14th and is named after two saints: St. Valentine of Rome and St. Valentine of Terni. In pre-Christian times, the middle of February was a period of pagan fertility festivals throughout Europe and a time when birds chose a mate. See below for details of the St. Valentine’s special menu.
Please be reminded that likely the best, full breakfast in the city is available every weekday starting at about 7:30 am. The cost is about half that in local hotels and the atmosphere is quiet and private. It is ideal for Departmental budgets when entertaining visitors and/or new hires.
Bridge on Tuesday, February 6th and 20th, 2018 - Maude Abbott Room from 1:15-4:15 pm Twice a month, throughout the academic year, the McGill Committee for Retired Professors organizes bridge matches. As always, novices and experts are welcome to join in the games and be in on the fun. It’s a great was to socialize with others who share a passion for this friendly game of strategy…. a popular event that’s both relaxing and challenging.
For more information, contact: dorothy.thomas_edding [at] mcgill.ca (Dorothy Thomas Edding) at 514-932-8478.
Greek Festival from February 19th to 23rd, 2018
With the cold winter we are having, what about taking a trip to Greece and experience Chef Niko’s culinary specialty. He works only with the finest ingredients. Each day he will prepare a different dish that he will incorporate into the daily Table d’Hôte - some dishes that we are accustomed to and others we are not. So, come and try his famous moussaka or shrimp Saganki. We are sure that you will want to come back for more.
St. Valentine’s Day Special Menu Wednesday, February 14th in the Main Dining Room
Share your meal with that special someone in the Faculty Club dining room where Chef Niko and his team will have prepared a unique menu for you to enjoy. This menu will be available for lunch and dinner.
- Centraide Trivia Quiz: Round 4 – Tuesday, March 14th, 2018
Ian S. Butler Nicolas Zrihen
President, Faculty Club General Manager