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Faculty Club Newsletter December 2014 Edition

As the holiday season creeps up on us, the McGill Faculty Club personnel are working just like Elves in the North Pole to put up festive decorations.  The restaurant’s menu will also be offering meals with a special holiday theme. Bring along your family, friends and colleagues this winter season to celebrate the holidays over a breakfast, lunch or dinner in our Main Dining Room.  Please see below for our family-friendly holiday events.


**Please note that the Faculty Club will close on December 23rd at 16h00 and will reopen on Monday January 5th, 2015. We would like to take this opportunity in wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!


Annual Holiday Celebration and Buffet Luncheon “A trip around the World”

Thursday, December 11th, Faculty Club Ballroom. Noon to 2:00 pm

The McGill Faculty Club is proud to be hosting another Annual Holiday Buffet. Enjoy traditional yuletide melodies sung by the McGill Carolers during your meal. This year we are trying something new, Chef Majois and his team will cook authentic items from countries around the world. Take this opportunity to enjoy some quality time with colleagues, friends and family. Be sure to reserve quickly as spaces are limited.

$33.50 per person.

For menu and reservations, please click on the link below:




Brunch and Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday Dec. 16th,
Faculty Club ballroom. Please arrive between 11:00 am and 11:45 am

The Faculty Club invites members and their families to its annual Children’s Christmas Party.  Enjoy post-meal entertainment: a magic show, a visit from Santa Claus and gift-giving!  Parents are asked to bring a gift, wrapped and well identified for their children, valued at no more than 15$. Gifts may be left at reception upon arrival for Santa to give to the children.

Members Only! Children 11 years old and under are Free! Children over 12 years old and adults: $31.00 per person

For menu and reservations, please click on the link below





Tuesdays, December 2nd and 16th in the Maude Abbott room from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

As usual, the Faculty Club hosts its biweekly bridge games.  The McGill Committee for Retired Professors organises the event, which takes place on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. All levels are welcome. Have a drink or snack while you’re at it!

For more details, please contact Dorothy Thomas Edding via email: Dorothy [dot] thomas_edding [at] mcgill [dot] ca or by phone: (514) 932-8478.





Centraide Trivia with Professor David N. Harpp - Round 3

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 in the Faculty Club Ballroom, Registration at 5:30 pm, Quiz at 6:00 pm 

Happy New Year!  There are four more rounds of Centraide Trivia to go. Your host will be busy during the holiday break to toughen up the questions to challenge all you brainiacs. The competition this year is very tight.  Be sure to register your team for January 15th 2015, as places are limited. Please email us if your team needs to cancel its registration. This will give other teams the opportunity to enter the competition.

A minimum of 5$ donation is required for admission with all proceeds going to Centraide.


Below are the dates for Trivia rounds in 2015:


Wednesday March 18th 2015 (round 4)

Tuesday April 21st 2015 (round 5)

Thursday May 14th 2015 (round 6)


Follow the link to register:





[Upcoming Events]

Bridge: January 6th and 20st 2015

Robbie Burns Night on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Join us in a Scottish tradition honouring Scotland’s favourite poet, Robbie Burns. Refreshments will be served during the cocktail hour.  After drinks, the evening continues with a traditional ceremony. We’ll bring you live bagpipe music, poetry reading and scrumptious Scottish treats, including Haggis.

For more details and reservations please click on the link below:






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

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