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					Montreal’s premier private sports and social Club                                                  January-February 2008 – Volume 8, Issue 1



HIGHLIGHTS                                Happy New Year!
badminton                                 On behalf of all the staff at the club, we hope that    Need to loose a few pounds? Better get into the gym.
                                          every member had a happy and safe holiday season        Want better results? Try one of our fantastic trainers.
Friday to Sunday, January 18 to 20        and wish you all the best in the New Year! 2007         Solo fitness not for you? Try a spinning class or yoga
Junior Invitational - tournament          was another busy one here at the club and we look       or one of our other group exercise classes.
Thursday to Friday, January 24 & 25       forward to an even busier 2008!                         Want to help a friend with their New Year’s resolutions?
35+ Club Championship                     Now there is no getting around this – January is        Introduce them to the club and take part in our
Tuesday, February 5                       the time when we struggle to keep our New Year’s        fabulous new member referral program.
Ribs & Chicken Night - Combined Event     Resolutions. And it is not so easy for most of us. We   Whatever your goal, the key is to start! And of course
                                          hope that the club is uniquely positioned to help you   we think it all starts here.
squash                                    with whatever your goals are. Spend more time with
                                          the family? What better place to do so than with a
Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26        game of badminton or squash followed by a great
Cricket Club VS Club Atwater              meal?
Tuesday, January 29
Women’s exhibition                         REMINDER
Shelley Kitchen, Runa Reta, Joelle KIng

Tuesday, February 5
                                          11th Annual Photography Exhibition & Competition
Ribs & Chicken Night - Combined Event      A reminder that the photo exhibit is on and members    available at the front desk.
                                           are welcome to browse through a selection of our       For more information please contact John Archer at
Wednesday, February 20
                                           members’ finest photographs that will be on display    514-516-1716 or via e-mail
Doubles Evening with Peter Nicol &
                                           for the month in the corridors around the singles      at johna.archer1@sympatico.ca
John White
                                           squash courts. We hope that everyone will take a
Thursday, February 21                      moment to appreciate the efforts our photogs have
Singles Evening with Peter Nicol &         gone to and vote for their favorites.
John White
                                           This year the identity of the photographers will be
                                           kept anonymous so you may vote purely on the
PREVIEW                                    merits of the quality of the work.

badminton                                  After the voting period ends the photographers will
                                           be identified and works kept on display should you
Friday to Sunday, March 14 to 16           wish to see who took what as well as see who won
Badminton Quebec Masters                   the competition. Last year’s winner was a first time
                                           entry. The same could happen to you! Rules are
Thursday, March 27
Family Feud - Combined Event

Monday to Friday, March 31 to              PLEASE NOTE
April 4
Badminton Club Championship                WEEKEND CLOSING HOURS                                   CODE FOR THE BACK DOOR
                                           Please note that we are adjusting our evening           The code for
squash                                     weekend closing hours of operation to reflect           the back door
                                           demand.                                                 will change
Tuesday, March 27
                                                                                                   Monday,
Family Feud - Combined Event               Beginning Saturday, January 5th, the operating
                                                                                                   February 4th.
                                           hours will be:
                                                                                                   Please see the
                                           Saturday    8:00 am to 10:00 pm
                                                                                                   receptionist for
                                           Sunday      8:00 am to 8:00 pm                          the code.
                        Club’s Social Activities                                                           University Women’s
Sunday brunch (first Sunday of the month)         11th Annual Photography Exhibition &
January 6th                                       Competition                                               Club of Montreal
Price: $30/adult, $14/child 12 years and under    Thursday, February 7th at 6:00 pm                                Dinner Meetings
RSVP at Reception                                 Opening Vernissage Wine & Cheese

Ribs & Chicken Night - Combined Event             Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner
Tuesday, February 5th.                            Thursday, February 14th
Buffet from 7:00 pm onwards                       This event is sure to be sold out so don’t forget
Reserve with your Pro’s.                          to reserve today to avoid embarrassment!
All Members are Welcome!!!                        Dine to the tune of a live Jazz Duo.
                                                  Main Dining Room & Main Lounge.
                                                  Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. RSVP at Reception                          Wednesday
                                                  48 Hour Cancellation – ½ price.                                     January 16, 2008
                                                                                                                   Dinner & Speaker
                                                                                                              Desirée McGraw, The Climate Project
NEW MEMbERS                                        KIDZ CLUb                                                        Preserving Earth’s Splendor
From October 16 to December 3, 2007                 Service will resume January 7th with some                  (Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth)
                                                    slight schedule changes.
Brigitte Martin            Single racquets          Please check our website or pick up a copy in
                                                                                                                        Wednesday
Mathieu Laforest      Int. single racquets          the Kidz Klub.
                                                                                                                     February 13, 2008
Ann Hantson-Van Den Bosch Single fitness
Marie-Hélène Foucault    Int. single fitness        A Farewell to Samia
Sandra McGill                Single fitness         Samia, who worked in the Kidz Klub has left                    Dinner & Speaker
Martha Monty            Int. single fitness         us to pursue a career in childhood education.                      Michèle Nadeau
Mélanie Leblanc         Int. single fitness         Samia had been with us since 1999 and was                         Grand-daughter of
Owen Peters                          Junior         instrumental in developing our present Kidz
                                                                                                                    Thérèse Forget-Casgrain
Michael Thomas             Single racquets          Klub program. We are going to miss her! We
John Sims                    Single fitness         wish her the very best of luck in all her future           Topic: The life and Times of Thérèse
Dr. Hing-Sang Hum &                                 endeavors.                                               Forget Casgrain, Pioneer of the Women’s
Joyce Fung                Family racquets                                                                         Rights Movement in Canada
James Le Voguer              Single fitness
Ward Sellers &
                                                                                                                        All are welcome
Deborah MacLeod           Family racquets
                                                                                                                      6:00 pm: Cocktails
Mario Martel                 Single fitness
                                                                                                                        7:00 pm: Dinner
Marieke Morisette                    Junior
Anne Goth                    Single fitness                                                                               Price: $29.00
Scott Trasler &                                                                                                  Please RSVP with the Atwater
Barbara Dalfen            Family racquets                                                                               Club Reception


Atwater Rewards Update                            New Member Referral                                  $15,000.00 in AHAS – 450 points
                                                                   Playing Member    Fitness Member    $20,000.00 in AHAS – 700 points
In September, with an effective date of January
                                                                   Single   Family   Single Family     Private Parties
1st, 2007, we implemented the Atwater Rewards
                                                                                                       Individual events with revenue in excess of
Program.The goals of the program are to promote    Senior           200      300      150     200
                                                                                                       $5,000.00 will receive a bonus of 2 points for each
the introduction of new Members to Club            Young Senior     150      230      100     150      $100.00 of revenue. For example, a party costing
Atwater, and to reward Members who support
                                                   Intermediate     100      150      80      120      $5,800.00 will earn 116 bonus points in addition
the Club through house account and private                                                             to the amount being added to the house account
party spending. As of 30 September, members        Junior           50        --       --      --
                                                                                                       total for threshold qualification.
have earned almost 7,000 points. Below is an       Social           100      150       --      --
excerpt from the September Info Atwater with                                                           At the end of every quarter, if you have earned
details on how to earn and redeem points.                                                              points, you will receive an Atwater Rewards
                                                  House Account Spending
                                                                                                       statement with your monthly invoice.
Points are earned by sponsoring new member        Points will be awarded based on exceeding
                                                                                                       You can use your points to pay your dues, to pay
applications, by passing certain thresholds in    thresholds in annual house account spending
                                                                                                       your house account or to have a special dinner
house account and private party spending, and     (AHAS). All house account spending since January
                                                                                                       in the Bistro. Points can be redeemed at Club
by using the Club for large private functions.    1st, 2007 qualifies.
                                                                                                       Atwater, Club Mansfield and such other related
                                                  $5,000.00 in AHAS – 100 points
                                                                                                       institutions as may be added from time to time.
                                                  $10,000.00 in AHAS – 250 points
                                                                                                       Start earning now!
SQUASH                                                                                                       bADMINTON
Junior Interclub                                       Runa Reta is currently ranked 27th in the world.     Club Atwater Junior Invitational
Atwater Juniors competed against Hudson                Runa is currently based in Montreal at the MAA       The Club will be hosting its Junior Badminton
Juniors in what was the first of its kind when         and she is also the highest ranked Canadian          Invitational from the 18th to 20th of January. This
both clubs clashed in a club to club organized         Woman’s player on the WISPA tour.                    Tournament attracts over 150 of Canada’s top
event. Atwater and Hudson have the two                                                                      rising stars under the age of 19. Volunteers will
                                                       Shelley Kitchen is the number 1 player in New
strongest junior programs in the Montreal                                                                   be needed throughout the weekend. If available
                                                       Zealand and the number 9 ranked female on
area so it was fiercely contested on match                                                                  contact Brendon or Denyse. Please come and
                                                       the planet. She won a silver and bronze medal
day. Atwater eventually took the honors 4                                                                   support our Club players who are performing
                                                       at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and
matches to 1 but four of the matches were                                                                   extremely well.
                                                       over the past few months she has had wins
very evenly contested. Special mention must            over the world number 3 Rachel Grinham               Senior Club Championships
go to Marcia Filgiano who beat Dominique               (twice), and more recently Shelley bowled over       The 35 and over Senior Club Championships are
Smith, the number 1 junior in Quebec in under          the world number 1 Nicole David in the World         being held Thursday, January 24th and Friday,
15, 3 games to 2. Marcia is the current under          Open.                                                January 25th. Play will start at 6:00 p.m. on both
13 number 1, so it was a fantastic win for her.                                                             days. Find your partners and sign up on the
Farokh Sarmad played well to win 3/1 against           Men’s Professional Doubles and Singles
                                                                                                            badminton bulletin board.
Sebastien Boudreau. Both players are ranked            Exhibition (February 20th and 21st)
2 and 3 in the under 15 category. Lindsay              Peter Nicol, the former world number 1 and           Round Robin and Dinner Night
Bovaird won 3/0 to firmly establish herself as         winner of every major tour title on the planet,      Tuesday, February 5th
the number 1 under 17 and under 19 player              will be here for two evenings competing in a         RIBS…RIBS…RIBS. For you rib lovers out there
in Quebec. John Lamont fought hard but went            doubles exhibition/pro am challenge and a            this is an event not to be missed. Play will start
down to Mark Aussell and Geordie Henderson             singles exhibition combined with junior and          at 7:00 p.m. followed by those succulent ribs
was too strong at the number 3 string match.           senior clinics. Peter will be joined by the big      prepared by Chef Jean. Sign up sheets are posted
There will be a return match at Hudson in the          hitting Aussie, current world number 8 John          on the Badminton Bulletin board. Hope to see
New Year and that will surely be another hotly         White. John is also a former world ranked            your there.
contested affair.                                      number 1 and he holds the record for the
                                                       hardest hit squash ball on the planet clocked at
Woman’s Single’s Exhibition Evening                    176mph. You will not want to miss this event ;
January 29th                                           this is a must for all squash enthusiasts!
Club Atwater will play host to a 3 person world
class ladies exhibition.                               Preview WISPA woman’s singles event
                                                       April 1st to April 5th.
Joelle King is ranked number 3 in the world in         Club Atwater will play host to 30 world class
the under 19’s and number 4 in the New Zealand         woman’s squash players from all over the world.
senior rankings. Joelle is one of the world’s future   Look for the poster in the New Year, and come
young stars with a glittering career ahead of her.     to the club and watch.



MEMbERSHIP                                             PLEASE NOTE
Membership Update                                       The Club Atwater parking lot is for the exclusive use of members while they are in the Club.
In September we told you about the plan to              The control of the use of our parking lot has been done exclusively on the honour system, but there
add 150 people to our active membership. As             have been a number of times recently when it has been completely full and we suspect that some
part of the drive, we have offered Corporate            of the cars are parked without authorization.
Memberships, introduced the Atwater rewards             Please check in with the club’s receptionist every time you use the parking lot and give her/him
program, held an Open House and other                   your license plate number along with your membership number.
promotions, made significant improvements
in member communications, including                     We will be making regular patrols of the lot to note license plates, and those cars not registered
upgrading and maintaining our web site and              with the receptionist will receive reminders and a warning that repeat violators will be towed. If you
focused our efforts on continuously improving           receive a warning, please bring it to the receptionist on your next visit to the club and she/he will
your membership experience.                             note your license plate number and your membership number.

Thanks to your efforts, we are on target to
achieve our ambitious goal, but we still need
your help. Keep bringing in new candidates;
we will do the work, all you have to do is
introduce them to us. Please let us know if
there is anything we can do that you think will
help you earn referral Atwater Rewards.
EVENTS FOR JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2008
January             February                bADMINTON                                    January            February        SQUASH
                                                                                         Mondays
Mondays
                                                                                         7, 14, 21, 28      4, 11, 18, 25   Junior Program Novice 4:00-4:45 pm
7, 14, 21, 28       4, 11, 18, 25           Junior Development 4:00-5:30 pm
                                                                                                                            Junior Program Competitive 4:45-5:30 pm
                                            Junior Competitive 5:30-7:30 pm
                                                                                                                            Junior Program Elite 5:30-6:30 pm
                                            Mixed League 7:30-9:00 pm
                                                                                                                            Men’s Cut-in doubles 6:00-7:30 pm
Tuesdays                                                                                                                    Men’s A-B singles Round Robin 6:30-7:30 pm
8, 15, 22, 29        5, 12, 19, 26          Ladies’ Coffee Club 9:45-11:30 am                                               Men’s Single Round Robin 7:30-9:00 pm
                                            Junior Shuttle 4-7 years 4:00-4:30 pm                                           Women’s Cut-in doubles 7:30-9:00 pm
                                            Junior Shuttle 8-12 years 4:30-5:15 pm       Tuesdays
                                            Junior Competitive 5:15-7:00 pm
                                                                                         8, 15, 22, 29      5, 12, 19, 26   Lemon League Doubles 4:00-6:00 pm
                                            Doubles Ladder 7:00-8:30 pm
                                                                                         Wednesdays
Wednesdays
9, 16, 23, 30       6, 13, 20, 27           Junior Development 4:30-6:00 pm              2, 9, 16, 23, 30   6, 13 ,20, 27   Junior Program Competitive 4:45-5:30 pm
                                                                                                                            Junior Program Elite 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursdays                                                                                                                   Women’s Single Round Robin 7:00-8:30 pm
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7, 14, 21, 28             Ladies’ Doubles Clinics 10:00 am-12:00 pm    Thursdays
                                            Ladies’ Free Play starting at 10:00 am       3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7, 14, 21, 28    Lemon League Doubles 4:00-6:00 pm
                                            Junior Shuttle 4-7 years 4:00-4:30 pm                                           In-house Doubles League 6:00-9:00 pm
                                            Junior Shuttle 8-12 years 4:30-5:15 pm
                                            Competitive Elite 5:15-7:00 pm               Fridays
                                            Doubles Ladder 7:00-8.30 pm                  25                                 Cricket Club VS Club Atwater

                                                                                         Saturdays
Fridays
                                                                                         5, 12, 19          2, 9, 16, 23    Doubles Cut-in 10:00 am-12:00 pm
4, 11, 25           1, 8, 15, 22, 29        Early Bird Ladder 10:00-11:30 am
                                            Games Competitive 5:30-7:30 pm               5, 12, 26          2, 9, 16, 23    Junior Program 10:30 am-12:00 pm
                                                                                         26                                 Cricket Club VS Club Atwater
Saturdays
                                                                                         Sundays
5, 12, 26           2, 9, 16, 23            Junior Development 10:30 am-12:00 pm
                                                                                         6, 13, 20, 27      3, 10, 17, 24   All courts available
                                            Family Free Play 12:00 pm-closing time

Sundays                                                                                  January            February         TENNIS (Free Play Booking)
6, 13, 27           3, 10, 17, 24           Doubles Clinics
                                                                                         Mondays
                                            Free play until 3:00 pm
                                                                                         7, 14, 21, 28      4, 11, 18, 25    12:00-2:00 pm

                                                                                         Wednesdays
                                                                                         9, 16, 23, 30      6, 13, 20, 27    12:00-2:00 pm & 9:30-11:30 pm
CLUB OPERATION HOURS
                                                                                                                             Program 6:30-9:30 pm
        CLUb HOURS                                      FOOD SERVICE                     Sundays
Mon-Fri      6:00 am-12:00 am Club Room
                                                                                         6, 13, 20, 27      3, 10, 17, 24    Free play 4:00-7:00 pm
Saturday     8:00 am-10:00 pm Continental Breakfast
Sunday        8:00 am-8:00 pm Monday-Friday         7:30-9:00 am
                               Monday-Saturday11:30 am-2:30 pm                                  Reservations for Free Play may be made by telephone
       bAR HOURS                                5:00 pm-9:30 pm                               (514-935-2431) starting at 9:00 am on the previous day for
                               Sunday          11:30 am-2:30 pm                               Doubles, and on the same day for Singles (or Doubles if the
Monday-Friday 11:00 am-3:00 pm
                                                                                                                  court time is free).
             5:00 pm-12:00 am Bistro
Saturday    11:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Friday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
                                                                                          Club Atwater
Sunday       11:00 am-8:00 pm Monday-Friday     5:30 pm-8:30 pm
                               Saturday             5:30-8:30 pm                          3505 Atwater Avenue
                                                                                          Montreal, QC, H3H 1Y2
                                               Dining Room
                                                                                          Tel: 514 935-2431 Fax: 514 935-3754
                                               Sunday Brunch          11:30 am-2:15 pm
    Holiday operating hours year round:                                                   email: info@clubatwater.ca
                                               Open from Thanksgiving to Mother’s Day.
   10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sports & Bar only)                                                 www.clubatwater.ca
                                               (First Sunday of the Month)

				
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