A Week Ahead at the RGC

April 19, 2017

Dear Members,

We had such a fantastic turnout for our Easter Brunch this past weekend and I want to take a moment to compliment all the Food & Beverage Staff for their hard work in executing such a wonderful event. The Humane Society was on hand as well and we even managed to have one of their bunnies adopted! We hope Zeus enjoys his new home with his new "furever" family. Next up will be Mother’s Day, which proves to be our busiest brunch of the year and we have some special surprises planned for the wonderful mothers and grandmothers who will be in attendance. Please reach out to Member Services to book your table in advance as reservations are required.
In keeping with our family movie series, we are excited to announce that the next movie night will feature The Incredibles! A family favourite, this epic superhero hit finds Mr. Incredible and his incredible family fighting against the forces of evil threatening their world. Join us in the Regal Glen the evening of April 29 for this action-packed Pixar classic. We encourage you to wear your superhero costumes for this event. Popcorn and water will be provided as we do not want outside food to be brought into the room. For more information, please contact my EA, Molly Staley, at ea@royalglenora.com.
Our Figure Skating program continues to build more momentum and we are thrilled to announce the addition of past RGC Skater and Olympian Vaughn Chipeur who will be joining the coaching team starting in June. Another high profile skater who will be joining our competitive figure skating coaching staff is Lisa Sargeant-Driscoll who was also a former RGC Skater! Lisa represented the RGC in 1990 when she was crowned the National Women’s Champion at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships—a banner commemorating her achievement still hangs in the arena to this day. She will begin coaching with us in May. If you have not had a chance to meet our Skating Director, Katherine, please drop by the Arena and have a talk about the upcoming summer programming which will include our new coaches.
Recently, I have been approached by Members asking me to send a reminder out to the General Membership regarding some common etiquette expectations while you use the Club with your family, as follows:

  • If you have children aged 5 and under using the Men’s or Ladies’ Locker Rooms, please ensure that your children are not using the Hot Tub or Sauna facilities or disturbing fellow Members while inside.
  • If you have children aged 9 and under, they should not be left to wander around the Club unattended.
  • The driveway breezeway is meant as a pick-up or drop-off location only. Members should never leave their vehicle unattended or parked in this space to then enter the Club. Should you need to do so, please park in the main parking lot.

This past weekend our Ladies’ Washroom across from the Tennis Courts experienced some vandalism on its notice board when individuals used the thumbtacks to carve swear words into the cork. While I cannot confirm who the individuals that did this are, it is clear to me that this was done by children, and this speaks directly to one of my points above regarding children being left unattended. I encourage all Members to make our Staff aware should you witness this type of behaviour so we can do our necessary follow-up.
We have seen some tremendous Member growth in the past three months with over 50 new Members joining our Family and it has created quite a stir in our “Dues for Life” promotion. Members have until the end of May to refer and sign up as many new Members as possible with the individual who signs the most up winning this great incentive. Please see our Director of Sales & Marketing, Elizabeth, if you have any questions about the promotion and don’t forget to read the Membership section of the newsletter to check the current standings.
Let’s hope the weather clears up for us all as snow for Easter Sunday was a new one for me!

Have a great week!
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
Director of Sales & Marketing
James Duck
Director of Facility Operations
Sean Gillen
Director of Recreation
Steve Buzak
Director of F&B/Exec. Chef
Mitzi Staines
Director of Finance
Carol Warne
Director of HR
Cynthia Osepchuk
Catering Sales Manager
Nicole Bertram
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
780.482.2371 ext. 458