Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter Brunch 2017

This year's Easter Brunch was a huge success. Members and their guests enjoyed quality time together and delicious food, while excited children were able to meet the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter egg hunt and even join in the fun with Edward the Juggler.

Missed out on the fun? Here are some images from the event:  

View more photos here.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

March Women's Networking Reception... with a fashion twist!

Spring is just around the corner - can you feel it? While the March Women's Networking Reception may have seen fluffy flurries outside the window, the discussions instead focused on upcoming Spring and Summer fashion trends, allowing members and their guests to get ahead of the curve just in time for the warmer weather.

Designers Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle of HOAX Couture, gave a presentation on upcoming fashion trends and answered questions from the lovely ladies who attended. While the reception went on, delicious spring-inspired hors d'oeuvres were brought around, and a featured cocktail was on the menu for all to enjoy.

It was a wonderful evening full of great conversation, food and members! Keep an eye on the club calendar for news of the next Women's Networking Reception. Check out some photos from the event below:

Featured drink: delicious peach daquiri

Delicious foie gras crème brûlée

Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle of HOAX Couture

Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle of HOAX Couture

Jim Searle, Winnie Go and Chris Tyrell

Monday, 16 January 2017

The "Marconi" Lounge

Ever wondered about our beautiful "Marconi Lounge"?

Fred Barton, Canada's first wireless operator was the guest of honour at a dinner at the new National Club in 1908 to discuss the wonder of the age, wireless communications. Guglielmo Marconi was essentially the Steve Jobs of his era. His invention and company began a regular transatlantic radio-telegraph service on 17 October 1907 between Clifden Ireland and Glace Bay, Canada.

The National Club opened its doors on December 17, 1907 and invited Fred Barton to speak about Marconi's world-changing invention. Since then, our main floor lounge has been called "The Marconi Lounge."

Monday, 5 December 2016

Bubble Magic at The National Club Holiday Brunch

After a spectacular holiday brunch this Sunday, the kids (of all ages) went to the National Club lounge for an amazing show of bubble magic that had everyone wanting to get into the act.

Family Holiday Brunch At The National Club

This past Sunday the National Club held its very popular Holiday Brunch, with well over 300 members and family members celebrating the start of the season.

In addition to the always spectacular buffet and dessert table, the kids (of all ages) were entertained by a bubble magic show. Have a look at some of the fun in the below video.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Ryerson DMZ at The National Club

As part of the National Club's exciting new partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson University, we recently hosted their "Startup Showcase."

DMZ (Digital Media Zone) is an internationally recognized business incubator of early-stage technology startups. It helps startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisers, influencers and other entrepreneurs. Since 2010 it has incubated over 260 startups and raised over $200 million. The top-ranked university incubator in North America and third in the world, the DMZ is a hub of innovation, collaboration and commercialization. Members with the DMZ can develop digital technology, accelerate product launches and contribute to Canada's growing success in the digital economy.

The National Club has recognized business and industry leaders since 1874. We are delighted to honour this tradition by acknowledging the next generation of entrepreneurs and building a relationship with an innovative organization that has a track record of fuelling entrepreneurs with the resources to grow their startups into successful companies. The DMZ connects entrepreneurs with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs as part of a community that supports and fosters technologies that transform various industries.

Pictured above are National Club President Craig Smith, Director Malcolm MacKillop and Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director of the DMZ at Ryerson University.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Bottle Shock Movie & Wine Night

A few photos from our August 17th combination movie night and wine tasting: Bottle Shock.

Presented by the Club's Cinefile Society, "BOTTLE SHOCK" is the true story of how in 1976 a simple California wine turned the wine industry on it’s head and left a few French connoisseurs with sour grapes.

Our friend and movie critic extraordinaire Thom Ernst talked about the movie and Brian Perry our resident sommelier shared the secrets behind the delicate tastes and aromas of a truly fine wine by leading us through a blind tasting.

A great time was had by all.