A Week Ahead at the RGC

January 17, 2018

Dear Members,

What a beautiful day it is today in Edmonton! This is definitely a welcome change to the weather we had the past week or so, if you ask me. And it looks as though the nicer weather will follow us into the weekend. Speaking of this weekend, I wanted to remind everyone that Saturday night is our annual Staff Holiday Party. As such, the Club will be closing early to allow our Staff to get ready for their big night! We currently have over 150 Staff registered and ready to sport their best Bond attire, “gamble” all their “money” away, and dance into the wee hours of the morning. I wanted to thank you all again for your incredible accommodation for this night. Our Staff are so appreciative. The Club will reopen Sunday for normal business hours.

As we work our way into the first month of 2018, our Recreation and Sales & Marketing Teams are busy preparing for the second iteration of YEG’s Best Athlete. Taking place March 2 here at the Club, YEG's best athlete is the search for Edmonton's best Junior Athlete. This competition allows Member and non-Member kids ages 6–12 the chance to try their hand at all of the RGC's sports—swimming, badminton, fitness, hockey, skating, squash, and tennis—with the opportunity for one child from each of three age categories to win a $1,000 RESP. All kids ages 6–12 from Edmonton and surrounding area are invited to register for YEG's best athlete for FREE! So be sure to tell your non-Member friends about the competition. As well, we are currently seeking Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors to help us put on this incredible event. Are you or do you know someone who may be interested in helping? Please contact our Marketing Manager, Liz Hulley, at marketingmanager@royalglenora.com

What better way to celebrate a warm day in YEG than with a contest! In the Winter issue of the Royal Review we announced we would offer tickets to the Edmonton Renovation Show with a private meet and greet with HGTV's Bryan Baeumler, plus four front row seats to his 1pm presentation on January 27. Bryan Baeumler, HGTV Host & Owner of Baeumler Quality Construction, is a Gemini award winning host, and has been educating and entertaining viewers worldwide for the past decade. Bryan has filmed over 300 television episodes including his hit series Leave it To Bryan, Disaster DIY, Canada's Handyman Challenge, and House of Bryan, the highest rated series on the HGTV network. Do you want to meet Bryan and hear his presentation at the upcoming Edmonton Renovation Show? Then make sure you follow us on Facebook (@RoyalGlenora) and Instagram (@royalglenoraclub) for more details on how you can win! The contests go live today on both platforms.

Tonight in your Dining Room, and on the Pool Patio, we are offering a themed dinner buffet and kids’ buffet to pair with our Wine Wednesday specials. Tonight’s theme is Asian Fusion. The Adult Buffet is $23.95/person, and will be in the Dining Room, while the Kids’ Buffet is $8/95/child, and is in its usual spot on the Pool Patio. I am curious to see what our F&B Team has put together! Reserve now through Member Services. Happy dining!

As you are all aware, we have some pool maintenance scheduled for this Friday between 11:30am-7:30pm. The Main Pool will be closed temporarily (2-3 hrs) to allow our Facilities Team to do the necessary work. The Teach Pool, and all Whirlpools, will be open throughout. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work hard to keep your Club in tip-top shape!

Tis’ the Season! For what? Ice Carving! As you all know, our very own Chef Steve Buzak is an international award-winning Ice Carver, having been all over the world with his partner Rusty to showcase his skills. He kicks off this Ice Carving Season in Lake Louise this weekend for the annual Ice Magic Festival. Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world-class event with over 20 years of history. Talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition in the hopes of securing the first prize. Steve, you never seem to disappoint! Good luck and make sure you send many pictures!

I want to close of this week’s letter with a bit of an update on some of our Sales & Marketing initiatives that are going through a bit of redesign. You all have heard that the next issue of the Royal Review will see some fun changes, such as a new design, shorter articles, and more visuals. We also have been gathering your feedback as it pertains to our newsletter and we want to make some changes that we hope will increase the both the impact and readership. One change we have made is we are going to include a PDF version of the full letter for our Members to download. Further, we are working to refine the content and introduce more visuals, similar to the Royal Review. We are always open to feedback on how you think we could improve our communications, so send your ideas to marketingmanager@royalglenora.com.

This week's newsletter in PDF: Jan 17 - A Week Ahead
Have a great rest of your week!

Warm regards,
Dustin McAvoy

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Main Contacts
Dustin McAvoy
Molly Staley
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Lenora Daniel
Member Relations Manager
Jocelyn Morrison
Elizabeth Kendall (maternity leave)
Director of Sales & Marketing
James Duck
Director of Facility Operations
Sean Gillen
Director of Recreation
Steve Buzak
Director of F&B/Exec. Chef
Mitzi Beaubien
Director of Finance
Carol Warne
Director of HR
Cynthia Osepchuk
Catering Sales & Events Manager

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780.482.2371 ext. 458