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 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

Monday, 12 May 2014

2014 Giving Back Dinner

The 2014 National Club Giving Back Dinner was a tremendous success, raising over $30,000 from our members and sponsors for The Yonge Street Mission.

The Yonge Street Mission has been looking after the homeless, new arrivals and other vulnerable people in Toronto since 1896.

The evening included music by the exceptional Janey Brown, a gourmet dinner and a live auction. All those in attendance were inspired by the stories from Dr. Rick Tobias, Community Advocate at the Yonge Street Mission, YSM CEO Angie Draskovic, and two people who had their lives profoundly changed by their time at the Yonge Street Mission.

Book Club Dates!

Dear National Club Book Club and Friends,

If you are looking for fun in your life, look no further than the 771 pages of the book that Jennifer Martin-Kepes has recommended for us to read.  Whether you are just beginning it, somewhere in the middle, or near the end, there is still time to read "The Goldfinch".  It is a book that feels, in every way, impossible to put down.

Here is the May through July line-up:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
"THE GOLDFINCH" by Donna Tartt
Presentation by Jennifer Martin-Kepes

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Presentation by Ann Echlin

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Presentation by Angela Bhutani

Please RSVP with an email to me or frontdesk@thenationalclub.com (or a phone call) regarding this Tuesday evening, so I can advise the club of the numbers to expect at our round table.

I expect that Jennifer's presentation and our discussion will result a most stimulating evening.  All are welcome. See you Tuesday!


Diane Agatston


Sunday, 4 May 2014

Annual "Giving Back" Charity Dinner - Thursday, May 8th

Please join your fellow members for the 2014 annual Giving Back dinner on Thursday, May 8th. This year the charity of choice is the Yonge Street Mission, which has been changing lives of those most in need in Toronto since 1896.

Special entertainment is by singer Janey Brown, fabulous food and a silent auction. Reception at 6:00, dinner at 7:00. The cost is $250 per person, with tax receipts issued for the full allowable amount.

Please contact the Club at frontdesk@thenationalclub.com to reserve.