Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Panel Discussion - April 10, 2014

Join a panel of senior care specialists as they discuss and share their expertise on:
“Answering Your Questions On Assisting Aging Parents”
The National Club is proud to host a special “Speakers Series Dinner” which addresses the issues and challenges with caring for the elderly in todays society. Our special guests for the event will be Jill O’Donnell, the President of IRIS Consulting for Seniors Inc., and Graham Webb, a Staff Litigation Lawyer with Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.
They both will be on hand to discuss and answer your questions regarding caring for the elderly in Canada. Guests are also welcome to email: or leave a note at the front desk of the club with questions you would like addressed by two individuals who excel at assisting the elderly and their families.
$54.95 Per Person + HST (Includes A 3-Course Dinner Complete With Wine)
Reception: 6:15 PM Dinner: 6:45 PM Panel Discussion: 7:30 PM

Please reserve by contacting Margaret Creador at the Front Desk (416-364-3247) or email:

Monday, 24 March 2014

Lunch With Janet Carding - CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum

“ROM Centennial: Looking Back and Moving Forward ”

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014 The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year! The National Club is honoured to present Ms. Janet Carding, Director and CEO, of the Royal Ontario Museum as our special guest speaker. She will speak about the ROM Centennial, it’s past, and what the ROM has in store for the future. Opened in 1914, the ROM is Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world cultures with six million objects in public trust in its collections and galleries showcasing art, archaeology and natural science. 

Janet was appointed Director and CEO in 2010 with the responsibility for furthering the Museum’s mission, advocating for its ongoing public and private sector support, promoting its research, programs, and collections, and overseeing the management of the Museum’s operations, which include exhibitions, programs, education, visitor services, administration and facilities management.

Please reserve by contacting Margaret Creador at the Front Desk (416-364-3247) or email: or visit “Upcoming Events” at

● Member are welcome to bring guests ●

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day Lunch Today!

No plans for lunch today? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style at the Club.

Enjoy a themed buffet in the Main Dining Room beginning at noon!

Great food and a great opportunity to invite colleagues & show off your Club!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Speaker Series - Thursday, February 20, 2014

The National Club is pleased to present as part of its speaker series Mr. Naeem Hasan, former Pakistani Ambassador to the Middle East, on "Why Syria and Iran Matter".

Mr. Hasan also did a long stint at the Organization of Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia - the "Muslim UN" - in senior positions dealing with economic affairs and regional development issues which also took him on multiple offical visits to over 30 member countries spanning a vast region from Indonesia to North Africa.

He also served for three years as Secretary General of the Kathmandu based South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation when he frequently interacted with the political leaders and other official and business decision makers in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. He has worked closely with numerous UN bodies over the years and attended sevefral General Assembly Sessions.

Naeem holds a Master's Degree in Political Studies, an MPA (Public Administration), and an MSc. in Defense and Strategic Studies. He is a Canadian citizen permanently residing in Canada for the past ten years.

Starting his career at a newspaper, he has kept that journalistic detachment throughout his career. He can help you make business and political decisions by offering you an unbiased assessment of the current situation and the ensuing risks and prospects in an otherwise poorly-understood part of the world.

This talk is essential for anyone trying to understand the rapidly changing events of the Middle East.

Book now for this informative lunch by calling the Club at (416) 364-3247 or email

Monday, 10 February 2014

Oscar Night at The National Club!

Join us at the National Club on Wednesday, February 26 for our Oscar Night! Start with a reception at 6:15 in the Red Lounge (after all, we do need a red carpet!) where you will be treated like a celebrity. Attire will be Hollywood glamour for the ladies and tuxedo or dark suit for the gentlemen. Make an extra effort and impress your adoring fans! Dress like a star, be photographed like a star, then be wined and dined like a star.

After a spectacular gourmet dinner, enjoy a lively debate by a distinguished panel of film experts. Our resident film critic Thom Ernst will be joined by three of his colleagues: Eli Glasner from the CBC, Peter Howell from The Toronto Star, and Brian Johnson from Maclean’s. They will show some film clips and give us their thoughts and predictions on this year’s amazing Oscar nominees.

Join in the fun and make your own predictions—mark your Oscar ballot for a chance to win a valuable prize! The actual Oscar presentations will take place on Sunday, March 2, after which our winning ballot will be determined.

So let your inner diva/divo come out to play—call the Club front desk to reserve seats for you and your guests (416-364-3247). 

Start practising your air kisses!

Karen Gilmour and Ann Echlin
for the National Club Cinephile Society

P.S. We’ve attached our advertising flyer and a list of the nominees in case you want to go to the movies!


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Our New Cigar Humidor

Say hello to our little friend...

As part of preparing for a great spring at the Club we have installed a new cigar humidor on your way to the rooftop patio. It is almost as impressive as the collection inside of fine Cuban cigars.

Next time you're on the 4th floor (next to the new elevator to the rooftop) have a peek inside. It won't be long before the weather is good enough to enjoy one on the patio with your favourite single malt.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Photos from Rabbie Burns Night at The National Club

The National Club's traditional Rabbie Burns Night held on January 24th was a great success.

Supported by the 78th Fraser Highlanders who formed the honour guard and Haggis Party, it was a great night of bagpipes, food and whiskey.

The 78th Fraser Highlanders honour guard

Our Cinephile chair Karen Gilmour and photographer extraordinaire David Batten

Club members Lionel Goffert and Gerry Nudds

National Club President Stephen Lautens and the 78th Fraser honour guard

Piping in the head table

National Club President Stephen Lautens welcomes everyone

The Selkirk Grace

The Address to the Haggis

Photos by David Batten