A Week Ahead at the RGC

June 20, 2018

Dear Members,

I hope you are all having a great week! It is so nice to see the sun out again. It feels like summer, which is perfect timing being that tomorrow is the official first day. I hope you all have plans to spend as much time outside as possible this weekend. Remember to wear sunscreen!

You will have received an email earlier today from me informing you about our privacy policies here at the RGC. If you have any questions at all about the communication, or privacy in general at the Club, feel free to schedule a meeting with me by contacting my EA, Erin, at ea@royalglenora.com. Thank you for your understanding.

I want to take a moment to thank you, the Members, for adjusting your schedules to allow us to host the annual Kids of Steel triathlon event this past weekend. The event organizers saw a record number of participants register for this year’s event. This event has taken place on the Club grounds for a few years now; however, with the potential redevelopment of the Club in mind we have indicated to the event organizers that we will not be able to accommodate their event moving forward. This was a tough decision, but we feel it was best. We are happy to have been a part of the journey to see this exciting triathlon grow. I want to extend my gratitude to the Members for your accommodation over the years.

This past Sunday the Club hosted a record breaking number of dads and their families for our annual Father’s Day Sunday Brunch. We had over 350 people in attendance for the brunch and activities! Kudos to our incredible F&B team for your work organizing and executing the day. Our team is taking a bit of a hiatus for summer, and as such, our next Sunday Brunch will take place in September. Stay tuned to your weekly newsletter and Club social media to learn more.

Coming up on Monday, June 25, the Club is thrilled to be hosting the one-year anniversary of the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society. This event also serves as the launch for the newly developed RGC Supports initiative. As mentioned in the Royal Review and last week’s newsletter, RGC Supports is a platform for the Club to promote the welfare of others outside of our Club community by partnering with an Edmonton-based charitable partner. The RGC has partnered with the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society! The June 25 event is complimentary for Members and includes some light bites and drinks. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Molly Staley, content.coordinator@royalglenora.com, for more details.

On Tuesday, June 26, we are hosting our final iteration of the Toast & Roast networking series. Aptly named “The Final Round”, participants will have the change to mix and mingle with other business professionals from the greater Edmonton area, and then will take part in a somewhat friendly game of Cards Against Humanity. The cost per person is $15, which includes some snacks, samples from an Edmonton wine representative, and complimentary passed red and white wine. Sign up today on Eventbrite.

Canada Day is just around the corner and the place you want to be for our country’s birthday is the RGC! We have two awesome events taking place, one during the daytime and of course our annual evening dinner and fireworks event. From 11:30am-6pm, Members are invited to hang out at the Club and take part in some fun activities including mini putt, a street hockey tournament, basketball, and much more! For the little ones, we will have our bouncy castle out as well as a blow-up obstacle course. Your ticket price includes a lunch buffet and all activities. We will have a concession and bar available for Members to purchase items on their account. From 7pm-midnight, Members are invited to enjoy a dinner buffet on our Front Patio and then relax and kick back for the 11pm fireworks. We seriously have one of the best views in the city for this event! To register for either or both Canada Day events please contact Member Services.

Tomorrow is National Indigenous People’s Day here in Canada. This is an extremely important day to recognize as we, as a country, follow the path of reconciliation. Our beautiful Club is situated on Treaty 6 land which is the original home of 50 First Nations spanning across Alberta and Saskatchewan including Cree, Sioux, Metis, and other peoples. Beginning today and ending Friday evening, the City of Edmonton is hosting a number of different events and activities in our city to celebrate Indigenous people. Victoria Park will host a large event from 11am-11pm on June 21, and as such we can anticipate that River Valley Road will be very busy. We also have our monthly UDI event taking place tomorrow so we will have security onsite to ensure that Members and UDI guests are the only people accessing the Club and our parking lot. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

One final note before I close this week’s newsletter, don’t forget to sign up for our annual Hacker’s Golf Tournament taking place on July 12! We have taken on the planning and execution of this year’s event and I am positive it will be a great time for our Members and their guests. If you have any questions at all about the tournament, please contact our Recreation Manager, Charlene Gray, at recmanager@royalglenora.com. Hope to see you on the green!

As I mentioned, enjoy the sunshine, apply the sunscreen, and have an awesome rest of your week.

Dustin McAvoy


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Main Contacts
Dustin McAvoy
Erin Poulsen
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Lenora Daniel
Member Relations Manager
Tracy Shaw-Aché
Membership Sales Manager
Mitzi Beaubien
Director of Finance

Dave Gray
Director of Facilities

Sean Gillen
Director of Recreation
Steve Buzak
Director of F&B/Exec. Chef
Elizabeth Kendall (on maternity leave)
Director of Sales & Marketing
Carol Warne
Director of HR
Cynthia Osepchuk
Catering Sales & Events Manager
Samantha van Hooydonk
Marketing & Communications Manager
Jocelyn Morrison