Saturday, 24 January 2015

Photos from Burns Night 2015

Here are a few more photos taken by one of our guests at Burns Night.

 Thanks to Derwin Mak for the photos.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Burns Night at the National Club

Our traditional Burns Supper last night was a resounding success, with over 100 members and guests in attendance. The officers of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, led by Major Dodds, presented and provided the pipes and honour guard. Captain the Reverend Dr. Malcolm Sinclair gave the Immortal Memory and Past President Stephen Lautens acted as Master of Ceremonies.

Dinner was prefaced by a whisky tasting of 12, 15 & 18 year old Glenfiddich. Soup was Cullen Skink (a thick soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions), haggis with taties and neaps, venison tenderloin and trifle, all washed down with generous portions of whisky and wine, followed by cheese and fruit and port.

It is safe to say no one left hungry.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas at the National Club

There's nothing like this time of year at The National Club, whether it's our cozy real fireplaces or the almost dozen decorated trees throughout the Club.

Yesterday was the Year End Members' Luncheon, with spectacular food from Chef James and the kitchen staff, and a "State of the Union" address by Club President Bruce Bowser.

Make sure you come by to enjoy the festive spirit between now and Dec. 24th.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Article about The National Club in "Affluence Avenue"


There is a lot going on a The National Club this month, but before we get started with the many holiday festivities and events, we just wanted to point your attention to an excellent write-up of the Club in "Affluence Avenue".

Read the complete article from Affluence Avenue  here.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Halloween Photos - Our 2014 Spooktacular

In case you missed it, here are some photos from our 2014 Halloween bash put on by our indefatigable Cinephile Society. Great food, great costumes and a scary movie. What could be better?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Halloween at the National Club? Scary movies? Costumes? Of course!

Our own Cinephile Society loves Halloween in a big way, and this year we celebrate on Thursday, October 30, with our second annual Halloween spook-tacular at the National Club! The Cinephile Society will present The Conjuring (2013), one of the highest grossing horror films ever!

Halloween costumes are encouraged—we’ll have a camera ready!

After a cash bar reception and a gourmet dinner with wine, our host Thom Ernst will talk about some of the reasons why The Conjuring was so highly acclaimed by critics. After the movie, Thom will facilitate an exchange between the audience and our real-life ghostbuster guests.

Our Guests:

Peter Roe is a paranormal investigator and Assistant Director of The Searcher Group. He will explain the origins of The Searcher Group and how investigations into the paranormal are conducted. We look forward to hearing about some of his experiences.

Amanda K is an intuitive medium who has assisted The Searcher Group with investigations by providing additional insight into the nature of and reasons for the presence of spirit in a particular location.

For reservation information and time details, see the flyer attached. It’ll be a scream!

Karen Gilmour and Ann Echlin
for the National Club Cinephile Society

Monday, 6 October 2014

National Club Receives the "Club of the Year" Award

National Club General manager Bill Morari and Past President Stephen Lautens
were on hand in Banff, Alberta, to receive the CSCM's "Club of the Year" Award.
Last Sunday at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Club Managers The National Club was formally presented with the 2013-14 "Club of the Year" Award.

The National Club was recognized in the large club category for its work with the community (particularly our annual Giving Back charity dinner), innovation, governance, and our exciting new rooftop patio addition.

Congratulations to our Board, management, staff and members for making this recognition possible.