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Faculty Club Newsletter: December 2018 Edition


As the holiday season creeps up on us, the McGill Faculty Club personnel are working just like the elves at the North Pole to put up festive decorations. The restaurant’s menu will also be offering meals with special holiday themes. 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 our family-friendly holiday events.


** Please note that the main dining room will not be open for lunch on Thursday, December 13th owing to the Annual Holiday Celebration and Buffet Luncheon in the Ballroom.

**Please note that the Faculty Club will close on Friday, December 21st at 22:00 and will reopen on Monday, January 7th, 2019. We would like to take this opportunity in wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!




Brunch and Children’s Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2nd, Faculty Club Ballroom. Please arrive between 11:00 and 11:30.

The Faculty Club invites members and their families to its annual Children’s Holiday Party. This year we will have two activities in the Heritage room from noon to 13:30. The first will be a science experiment. The second will be an interaction with some animals from around the world; the children will be able to touch these animals and the more courageous ones can even hold them. Let’s not forget our private visit from Santa Claus and gift-giving! But be aware, this year, Santa has another engagement, so he will appear between 12:00 and 12:15. Make sure you arrive for 11:00. Parents are asked to bring a gift, wrapped and well identified for their children, valued at no more than $20.00. Gifts may be left at reception desk upon arrival for Santa to give to the children.

Members Only! Children 12 years old and under are Free! Children over 13 years old and adults: $32.50 per person

For menu and reservations, please click here




Annual Holiday Celebration and Buffet Luncheon

Thursday, December 13th, Faculty Club Ballroom. Noon to 14:00.

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 will be the first for Chef Léo and his team to please your palate with a delicious holiday spread. Be sure to savour our cold salmon Bellevue and assorted terrines! The roast beef and the traditional stuffed turkey with its homemade fruit ketchup will also be on the menu. Take this opportunity to enjoy some quality time with family, colleagues and friends. Be sure to reserve quickly as spaces are limited.

$34.00 per person.

For menu and reservations, please click here






BridgeBridge: Tuesday, December 8th and Tuesday, December 22nd in the Maude Abbott Room from 13:15 to 16:15.

As usual, the Faculty Club hosts its biweekly bridge games. The McGill Committee for Retired Professors organizes the events, which regularly take place on certain Tuesday afternoons. All levels of play are welcome. Have a drink or snack while you’re at it!

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





Centraide Trivia with Professor David N. Harpp - Round 3

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 in the Faculty Club Ballroom, Registration at 17:30, Quiz at 18:00.

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. 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 2019


Thursday, March 14th, 2019 (round 4)

Wednesday April 10th 2019 (round 5)

Wednesday May 5th 2019 (round 6)




Robbie Burns Night Thursday, January 24th, 2019, Faculty Club Ballroom; Cocktail at 18:30 and the evening starts at 19:00.

Come celebrate Scotland’s favorite poet, Robbie Burns. This annual event offers an evening filled with Scottish music, highland dancers and much more! Throughout the evening, you’ll be served a great traditional dinner including the traditional Haggis. There will be Highland Dancing, traditional presentations and, of course, poetry reading!

Click here for the dinner menu, program and reservations:




Update your agenda regularly by visiting the McGill Faculty Club website:

For special requests or questions, please contact: nicolas.zrihen [at]

Ian S. Butler Nicolas Zrihen

President, Faculty Club General Manager