A Week Ahead at the RGC

March 21, 2018

Dear Members,

Happy springtime, RGC Members! With the new season upon us, we are getting excited to say goodbye to winter as we inch closer to the start of Spring Programs. I hope you are looking forward to your classes and lessons, which are set to begin Monday, April 3. Be sure to double check GameTime for your bookings. If you have any questions about GameTime or booking programs, please contact our Recreation Manager, Charlene Gray.

Next week is Spring Break and as such, the Club will be a flurry of activity! We have a number of Camps going on in the different sections, including Hockey Camps, Badminton Camps, Skating Camps, and more. Have you signed your kids up for one of the camps yet? Stop by Member Services before Friday to do so. For those kids who are not participating in camps, we have decided to open your favourite spot, The Alley, early for the duration of Spring Break! Rather than 1pm, The Alley will be open every day at 11am. Make sure you remember to register, and review the rules & regulations. It is awesome to have a space dedicated to our juniors, but we have to respect the rules and the Staff who run it.

You may have seen the Easter Brunch display that was in our Member Services lobby for the past week and a bit. Our F&B team had put together a contest for our Members to guess the number of ‘eggies’ in the jar, for their chance to win free Easter Brunch! Besides the fact that my Member Services Staff caught a few of our junior Members – and even a few adults! – stealing the ‘eggies’, we did manage to determine a winner. And the winner is…Craig Nedved! Congratulations, Craig! For all those disappointed Members, the actual amount of ‘eggies’ was 806 (before some hungry Members had their share). Thank you everyone for participating! If you have not made your reservation yet for Easter Brunch, sign up today! This family-friendly event is a ton of fun, and the perfect way to spend your long weekend at the Club. For reservations, please contact Member Services.

Speaking of Easter, please note that the Club will be open on Good Friday with modified hours. We will open at 6am Friday, March 30, and will close at 11pm.

Do you know about our Aqua Certificate donation program? Our Membership Sales Manager, Tracy, uses Member’s certificates to bring in new Members. In exchange, you could make some money! If you are interested in this program, or have any questions, contact Tracy at sales@royalglenora.com.

I wanted to take the opportunity to share some very exciting news from the Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG). The Edmonton Bantam Team, who train at our Club, recently won the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Championship! The team came out victorious against the RINK Academy from Winnipeg. This is a tremendous accomplishment, as it is without a doubt, the toughest Bantam League in Western Canada. Be sure to congratulate the players if you see them! As well, I was thrilled to find out that OHG are launching the Okanagan Hockey Ontario, which will be operating an academy based in Whitby, Ontario in 2018-2019. This is the third Canadian hockey academy for OHG, providing both world-class training and education to student-athletes. The academy will be the first Eastern Canadian location for the organization, after having successfully launched similar programs in Penticton in 2002 and Edmonton in 2015. Great news, OHG!

One last thing, we have mixed up the order of information in our newsletter to see how our Members respond. We understand that there is a lot of information included, so we are also looking to streamline things to reduce any redundancies and help lessen the amount of time it takes to read everything. If you are strapped for time, I suggest reading my letter and ‘Breaking News’ for any urgent/important news, ‘F&B’ news for upcoming events, as well we’ve included a ‘Recreation’ section which highlight big events, program changes, and registration deadlines.

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Here is this week's newsletter in PDF: A Week Ahead at RGC - March 21

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
Dave Gray
Director of Facilities

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
Marketing & Communications Manager