Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Annual Fine Wine Dinner - September 24th



The National Club Wine Committee is proud to present a tasting of world renowned Italian wines at this year’s Annual Black Tie Fine Wine Dinner. Members and guests will have the opportunity to taste a excellent selection of regional Italian wines from some of the top acclaimed wine producers in Italy.

The wines for the evening will include the Gaja Brunello di Montalcino, Banfi Poggio all’Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Antinori Solaia, Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc, Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni, and the Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella. These wines consistently receive high scores and much praise from wine advocate Robert Parker.

National Club Wine Committee member Margaret Swaine will be our guest moderator throughout this special evening. Among her many journalistic positions and achievements, Ms. Swaine is a principal critic and partner with WineAlign—Canada’s largest and most popular online wine site. She has toured the globe many times over as a wine and restaurant critic, travel journalist, and feature writer. She currently pens the weekly food and wine travel column “Forks & the Road” for the National Post newspaper, and “Global Gourmet” column for www.travelindustrytoday.com. Executive Chef James Stewart has created an exquisite Italian-themed menu perfectly suited to complement these magnificent wines.

PLEASE RESERVE EARLY AS SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. This event is always a sell out.

PRICE: $325.00 PER PERSON ● DRESS: BLACK TIE ● RECEPTION: 6:15 PM ● DINNER: 7:00 PM

For reservations, kindly R.S.V.P. at www.thenationalclub.com or to Margaret Creador by telephone at 416-364-3247, or email: frontdesk@thenationalclub.com.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The National Club WIns The CSCM 2014 Club of The Year Award

The National Club is very pleased to announce that it has been given the 2014 "Club of the Year Award" by the Canadian Society of Club Managers, the national professional society for those individuals involved in the club management profession in Canada.

The National Club won in the large club category for the 2013-14 year. Congratulations to our General Manager Bill Morari, staff and the Board of Directors for this singular honour. 


This is the first time The National Club has won this prestigious award. The award presentation will be in October at the CSCM Annual Meeting in Banff.

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A Look Around the Rooftop Patio

Summer is almost gone, but the deck of our rooftop patio will no doubt continue to be one of our members' favourite destinations well into the Fall.

If you can't get there in person, have a look at these spectacular panoramic digital tours of the National Club's rooftop patio:

http://www.digitalproperties.ca/20140731/single1.html


http://www.digitalproperties.ca/20140731/single2.html

Or better yet, visit us in person.

 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

HRH Prince Andrew at The National Club

On June 5th The National Club was host to HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, at a reception and dinner to honour the Queen's York Rangers and benefit their regimental association. 
 
In addition to other officers and dignitaries, also in attendance was the Honourable David C. Onley O.Ont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. 
 








 

Our GM Rides for Charity

Good afternoon my friends,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that sponsored me to ride in the Inaugural Bike Rally from Toronto to Lake Camp Scugog.

Between the Rotary Club of Toronto, friends and family, we raised almost $17,000, with a few more donations expected to trickle in over the next few days.

This is enough money to send 17 at risk kids to camp, where they will get a break from the daily challenges of their neighborhoods and spend 10 days in a safe environment, where they can retreat, recover and learn new skills that they can take back to their homes and communities.

The ride was a very challenging 75Km, mostly uphill and into a headwind, but it was an amazing feeling as we were cheered on by Camp Staff at the finish line. (see photo below)

Surprisingly, I was still able to get out of bed the next day and go golfing.

Once again, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s support for this new initiative and we are already working on next year’s ride.

I’ve already begun training for the next Bike Rally.

Many thanks,
Bill

Bill Morari
COO & General Manager
The National Club


Friday, 23 May 2014

Juno Award Winning Jazz Pianist - June 4th

Wednesday June 4th at The National Club
Recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year, David Braid was also named SOCAN Composer of the Year, recognizing his output of over eighty works including compositions for solo piano, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. He has released nine recordings garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno Awards. He is also a Multi-National Jazz Award Winner and received the Canada Council for the Arts “JazzID Award”.

This exclusive event for National Club Members and their guests, offers VIP access and Q&A with the artist. The Main Dining Room will be transformed into a sultry jazz club with full bar access.
Romance your date, impress clients, support Canada’s performing arts, meet a great Canadian Jazz artist up close and personal. Limited seating so call now and reserve!

This is an exclusive offer to National Club members!

Two tier pricing:
Dinner and Concert: $87.50
Concert only: $47.50

For more details, see the flyer below or contact The National Club at 416-364-3247 or by email: frontdesk@thenationalclub.com


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Movie Night! June 10 - "Nashville"

Dear friends of the National Club's Cinephile Society,

On June 10, the National Club's main dining room will again be the venue for an outstanding evening of food, film, and discussion with the experts. Thom Ernst has invited his colleague, film critic Richard Crouse, to help us appreciate "Nashville," Robert Altman's 1975 masterpiece.

"Nashville" features a long list of well-known actors with intersecting storylines that Altman uses to comment on the pursuit of success, the status of women, and the tactics of politics. It all plays out against the backdrop of Nashville's country music scene.

The details are in the attached flier. Please note that because we're showing a longer movie, we'll be starting earlier than usual. Invite a friend to join you and book your seats soon to avoid disappointment.

See you at the movies!

Karen Gilmour and Ann Echlin for the National Club Cinephile Society