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					Montreal’s premier private sports and social Club                                              November-December 2007 – Volume 7, Issue 5


HIGHLIGHTS                                SQUASH
badminton                                 Alex Doucas Junior Squash event                           And don’t forget
                                          Club Atwater was well represented at the recent           November 13th for our Squash and Badminton
Tuesday, November 13
                                          Alex Doucas Junior Squash Event held at the MAA.          combined event we will be having a beer and curry
“Beer and Curry” Round Robin
                                                                                                    night.
                                          Marica Filigiano was a step ahead of her rivals winning
Thursday, November 29                     the girls under 13 title in convincing fashion.           Holiday Feast
“Captain Morgan” Challenge                                                                          December 11th will be our last Squash and
                                          Lindsay Bovaird won a hard fought four setter
Tuesday, December 11                                                                                Badminton Combined event for the year.
                                          in the girls under 19 final and John Lamont won
Ladies’ Badminton Luncheon                the boys under 19 title with ease. Our other two          On the calendar for 2008
Tuesday, December 11                      representatives Geordie Henderson and Charles             A Woman’s world ranking singles squash event
Holiday Feast - Combined Event            Casgrain played very well in tough competition.           with some of the worlds top female players
                                          Congratulations to all of the Club Atwater Juniors
                                                                                                    Doubles and singles exhibition with John White
squash                                    who participated and supported this wonderful             (current world ranked number 8 in singles) and
                                          event.
Saturday, November 3                                                                                Peter Nicol (former world number 1 player). They
World Squash Day - Club Atwater Mtl       Cross Country Challenge                                   will also run junior and senior clinics as well as an
                                          This year’s Cross Country Challenge, held at Club         invitational doubles match.
Thursday to Sunday, November 8-11         Atwater, was a big success thanks to the hard             A womans exhibition between Runa Reta (world
21st Smith Chapman Doubles                work of John Spencer, Brendan Clarke and all the          number 28, Canadian womans number 2) and
Tuesday, November 13                      members who filled in the international spots.            Joelle King (New Zealand number 4 and world
                                          Thanks to all the members who made this another
“Beer and Curry” Round Robin                                                                        ranked number 3 in under 19’s).
                                          successful Club Atwater event. NY beat Boston in
Saturday, November 17                     the finals.                                               The date for these exciting matches are being
Atwater Junior Open                                                                                 finalized and will be posted in the club.
                                          21st Smith Chapman Doubles Tournament
Tuesday, December 11                      Don’t forget the Smith Champman Event November
                                          8th to 11th. Find your partner and get your entries in.
Holiday Feast - Combined Event


PLeASe NOTe!
                                          Club Atwater Telephone System
Please let us know as soon as possible
                                          This summer we implemented an automated at-               Club Telephone Directory
                                          tendant for our club telephone system. There have
if you have any changes to your
                                          been some problems, but for the most part it has           Badminton (Brendon M. & Denyse J.)          204
membership for the next fiscal year,
                                          been a success, and we thank the members for their         Carlos Melo                                 215
beginning January 1st. Please send a
                                          patience and understanding.                                Dennis Bishop                               214
short letter or email to Sharon Donovan
in Membership services.                   Unfortunately, no two telephone systems are the            Eva Horvath (Accounting Manager)            217
sdonovan@clubatwater.ca                   same, and ours has its own charming idiosyncrasies.        Fitness (Elaine Lee)                        222
                                          The system software has only two options, uni-lin-
                                                                                                     Joseph Guitard (Event Coordinator)          322
                                          gual English or tri-lingual English (1), Spanish (2)
Holiday Opening Hours                                                                                Kitchen (Jean Lapierre & Jordan Brown)      220
                                          and French (3). If, before choosing a language, you
December                                  enter an extension beginning with 2, (and all of ours      Laurette Pion (Banquets)                    218
 24 6:00 am-3:00 pm (soup &               begin with 2!), you will get a Spanish prompt and be
 sandwich service only - club room)                                                                  Leonard Schlemm (514) 933-7530              N/A
                                          transferred to the wrong extension.
  25 Club Closed                                                                                     Main Bar                                    203
                                                 So... Please choose your language                   Men’s Locker Room                           206
  26 10:00 am-6:00 pm (Bar only)                         1 – english, 3 – French
                                                                                                     Pro Shop                                    210
  27 Regular hours and service                    BeFORe you enter an extension.
                                                               Thank you.                            Reception & Restaurant Reservations       0 or 201
  31 Regular hours (soup & sand-
     wich lunch only)                                                                                Rejean Leclerc (Accounting)                 216
January                                                                                              Sharon Donovan (Membership)                 209
 1 Club Closed                                                                                       Squash (Glen Wilson & Brendan Clarke)       212
  2 10:00 am-6:00 pm (Club room                                                                      Vivian Laight (Associate Event Coord.)      223
    service, lunch only)
                                                                                                    To speak to the receptionist at any time, press 0
	         	        					                            New MeMBeRS                                            University Women’s
	         	        						CHIP	ANNUAL	                From August 16 to October 16, inclusively
                                                                                                            Club of Montreal
	         	        						SPINATHON                   William &
	         	        									at	Mansfield	            Kathleen Larzelere           Family Racquet                    Dinner Meetings
	         	        								Club	Athlétique           André Poulin                 Single Racquet
                                                     Christine Larose             Single Racquet
                                                     Stéphane Bergeron            Single Racquet
SPIN FOR TEENS                                       Debbie Keene                    Non-Resident
Sunday, November 25                                  Thomas Grace                           Junior
Make	a	difference	in	the	life	of	a	teenager.	        Christa Liddy                   Single Fitness
Join	 the	 McGill	 Cardiovascular	 Health	           Jonathan Frenette                      Junior
Improvement	 Program	 (CHIP)	 and	 the	              Jeremy Frenette                        Junior
                                                                                                                       Wednesday
Mansfield	 Athletic	 Club	 for	 an	 action	          Christopher Yee Sui Chun Int. single fitness
                                                                                                                    November 21, 2007
packed	 SPIN	 for	 TEENS	 event	 on	 Sunday,	        Ken Barbaros                    Single fitness
November	 25,	 2007.	 Share	 a	 bike	 or,	 if	       Sarah Tory                      Single fitness                   Dinner &
you’re	up	for	the	challenge,	spin	for	the	full	      Charles Blanchard &                                      University women’s Club
3	hours.	Proceeds	will	benefit	the	CHIP	for	         Sabrina Paap Morisette      In. Fam. Racquet               Foundation Auction
Teens	 summer	 program	 and	 other	 CHIP	            Marc Lizotte                 Single Racquet
                                                                                                                Annual Fund Raiser
initiatives.		(www.chiprehab.com)                    Michael B. Malley               Single Fitness
                                                     Charles Laframboise                    Junior
                                                     Nicholas Laframboise                   Junior                     Wednesday
                                                     Mary Anne Ferguson              Single fitness                 December 12, 2007
                                                     Jordan Schacter                        Junior               Dinner & Christmas
                                                     Stephanie Johnson                      Junior                  Celebration
                                                     Alexander Lloyd          Int. single racquet               Entertainment to be announced
                                                     Paul Remington                Single racquet              Gift & food collection for Montreal
                                                     Robert H. Cundill          Int. single fitness
                                                                                                                        Women’s Centre
                                                     My-Linh Diep              Int. single racquet

                                                                                                                        Wednesday
                                                                                                                      January 16, 2008
Photographs Needed                                  Share the warmth
                                                                                                                   Dinner & Speaker
For the Club’s February Exhibition                  This Holiday Season, contribute to overcoming
                                                                                                                Guest Speaker: Desirée McGraw
                                                    hunger and poverty by donating food to the
eSPeCIALLY FOR New MeMBeRS
                                                    Share the Warmth Foundation. A big box will              Topic: The Climate Project, Preserving
The exhibition and competition will run for 3       be located at the reception to receive your                         Earth’s Splendor
weeks. Photographs must be brought into the
                                                    non-perishable goods. Be generous – your                  (Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth)
club the week before the exhibition and will
be hung around the squash courts.                   gesture makes a difference!

UP TO 6 PHOTOS CAN Be eNTeReD PeR                                                                                        All are welcome
PeRSON                                                                                                                 6:00 pm: Cocktails
The competition will open with a Vernissage,                                                                             7:00 pm: Dinner
and will conclude with an Awards Night.                                                                                    Price: $29.00
START ORGANIZING YOUR                                                                                             Please RSVP with the Atwater
PHOTOGRAPHS NOw                                                                                                          Club Reception



BADMINTON
Curry and Beer Night                                adept with sword, pistol and racquet. See you       Holiday Round Robin
The November Round Robin and Dinner will be         on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. Do not      Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. we will be
held on Tuesday the 13th. Play will begin at 7:00   let fear hold you back!                             celebrating the Holiday Season with a round
p.m. followed by dinner at 8:30 p.m. Chef Jean                                                          robin followed by a holiday feast. Celebrate the
will prepare his usual delicious meal. Guests are   Ladies’ Holiday Luncheon                            Holiday Season with your badminton friends on
always welcome.                                     The Ladies’ Holiday Luncheon will be held on        the courts and then enjoy a festive meal. See
                                                    Tuesday, December 11th at noon. Great prizes        you there!
Captain Morgan Challenge                            are available to be won. Invite a friend for play
The Captain issues the challenges. All challenges   or just join us for the meal. Hope to see you
must be accepted, but remember the Captain is       there.
                                                      Club’s Social Activities
Sunday Brunch (first Sunday of the month)             Club Oyster Night                                   Family Holiday Brunch
November 4                                            Thursday, November 22                               Sunday, December 16
Time: 11:30 am – 2:15 pm                              Time: 6:30-9:00 pm                                  This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole
Adults: $30 – Children: $14 (aged 12 and under)       Be sure to reserve early for this hugely popular    family to get dressed up and enjoy a fabulous
RSVP at reception                                     event.                                              holiday lunch. This event is always sold out so
                                                      Dress Code: Business Casual                         be sure to reserve early.
Fall Bridge Luncheon
                                                                                                          Time: 11:30 am – 2:15 pm
Wednesday, November 7                                 Children’s Christmas & Holiday Party with
                                                                                                          Adults: $35 – Children: $12 (aged 12 and -)
Time: 10:00 am Coffee & brioche                       Brunch
       12:00 Lunch                                    On Saturday, December 8, all the kids are invited   New Year’s eve
Bridge play untill 3:00 pm                            to the annual Children’s Christmas Brunch           Monday, December 31, 2007
                                                      starting at 10:30 am with arts & crafts and         This year’s tradition reigns in again with Chef
Jazz Night
                                                      decorating ginger bread cookies, Brunch will        Jean’s famous New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner. The
Wednesday, November 7
                                                      be served at 11:30 am followed by the arrival of    event will be held in the Dining room and Main
We’re all jazzed up for “All that Jazz”
                                                      Santa Claus.                                        Lounge with dancing to the sounds of Brian
Live music & à la carte dining at its finest!
                                                      Cost: Children $8 (aged 12 and -) Adults $20        Harbec Entertainment who will perform a full
(Bistro menu & service in main Dining Room)
                                                                                                          range of hits from the 50’s and 60’s. This is always
Time: 5:30-9:00 pm                                    Spreading Holiday Cheer!
                                                                                                          a sellout so please reserve early.
Beer & Curry Combined event                           Tuesday, December 11 - Combined Event
                                                                                                          Time: Dinner 8:30 pm          Cost: $125
                                                      Holiday Feast Cocktail & Buffet.
Tuesday, November 14.                                                                                     Dress: Jacket & Tie
                                                      Buffet from 7:00 pm onwards
Buffet from 7:00 pm onvwards                                                                              Cancellation Policy: 48 hours, ½ price.
                                                      Fitness & Social members welcome!
Fitness & Social members welcome!
                                                      Reserve with your Pro’s.
Reserve with your Pro’s.



 7 simple changes for a better life
 Think Small. Scientists recently found that the      margarines, crackers, cookies, and other foods
 larger the serving spoons and bowls you use to       with partially hydrogenated oils.
 dish up ice cream, the more you consume. In fact,    Boost Your Brain. Researchers have found that
 doubling the size of the bowl boosted intake by      exercise doesn’t just pump up your pecs, it also
 31 percent; using a larger scoop bumped up           boosts your intellect as you age. By keeping the
 consumption by 14.5 percent. Want to lose a          brain’s blood flow high, exercise can maintain
 few? Shrink your dish.                               it’s plasticity, the ability of some parts of the
                                                      brain to compensate for others that may begin
                                                      to fail with age.
                                                      Feel The Burn. The new book The Diet
                                                      Detective’s Countdown tells you how many
                                                      minutes you have to walk, run, swim, bike, do
                                                      yoga, or dance to burn off the calories of 7,500
                                                      of your favorite foods. Just have to have that
                                                      Snickers? According to the Detective, you’ll
                                                      have to pose, yoga-style, for 96 minutes to burn
                                                      it off.
                                                                                                          you’re not. Following your body’s cues, not some
 Keep Your Cool. Take a deep breath, and let it
                                                                                                          complex fluid replacement formula, will prevent
 out, slowly and often. Researchers tracked more
                                                                                                          dehydration and keep you from overdrinking
 than 650 men for 8 years and found that those
                                                                                                          (which can lead to dangerously low sodium
 who were chronically hostile exhibited sharp
                                                                                                          levels).
 declines in lung function as they aged. The
 reason may be anger-induced inflammation in                                                              Squeeze It In. Canadian researchers found
 the nervous and immune systems.                                                                          that 24 minutes of intense exercise produces
                                                                                                          improvements in muscle health and performance
 Ban Trans. A recent study revealed that diets
                                                                                                          similar to 90-to 120-minute moderate workouts.
 rich in trans fats cause body weights to go
                                                                                                          Short on exercise time? Fill what you’ve got with
 straight to the belly, even when the calorie level
                                                                                                          short bursts, such as 1 minute of intense running
 is low. To avoid a trans tummy, check your food      Drink To win. The latest advice for marathoners     followed by 4 minutes of recovery, times five.
 labels and steer clear of vegetable shortenings,     is to drink when you’re thirsty and skip it when
                                                                                                          Source: You24. Used with permission
EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2007
November           December                 BADMINTON                                           November           December       SQUASH
                                                                                                Mondays
Mondays
                                                                                                5, 12, 19, 26      3, 10, 17      Junior Program 4:30-5:30 pm
5, 12, 19, 26      3, 10, 17                Junior Development 4:00-5:30 pm
                                                                                                                                  Junior Program 5:30-6:30 pm
    N/A                                     Junior Competitive 5:30-7:00 pm
                      N/A                   Competitive Elite 5:30-7:30 pm                                                        Men’s Cut-in doubles 6:00-7:30 pm
                                                                                                                                  Men’s Round Robin 7:30-9:00 pm
   N/A                                      Competitive Elite 8:15-9:45 pm
                                                                                                                                  Women’s Cut-in doubles 7:30-9:00 pm
                                            Mixed League 7:30-9:00 pm
                                                                                                Tuesdays
Tuesdays
                                                                                                6, 13, 20, 27      4, 11, 18      Lemon League Doubles 4:00-6:00 pm
6, 13, 20, 27       4, 11, 18               Ladies’ Coffee Club 9:45-11:30 am
                                            Junior Shuttle 4-7 years 4:00-4:30 pm               Wednesdays
                                            Junior Shuttle 8-12 years 4:30-5:15 pm              7, 14, 21, 28      5, 12, 19      Junior Program 5:30-6:30 pm
                                            Junior Competitive 5:15-7:00 pm                                                       Women’s Single Round Robin 7:00-8:30 pm
                                            Competitive Elite 5:15-7:00 pm                      Thursdays
                                            Doubles Ladder 7:00-8:30 pm
                                                                                                1, 8, 15, 22, 29   6, 13, 20      Lemon League Doubles 4:00-6:00 pm
Wednesdays                                                                                                                        In-house Doubles League 6:00-9:00 pm
7, 14, 21, 28      5, 12, 19                Junior Development 4:30-6:30 pm                     Fridays
Thursdays
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 6, 13, 20                  Ladies’ Doubles Clinics 10:00 am-12:00 pm
                                                                                                Saturdays
                                            Ladies’ Free Play starting at 10:00 am
                                                                                                3, 17, 24          1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Doubles Cut-in 10:00 am-12:00
                                            Junior Shuttle 4-7 years 4:00-4:30 pm
                                                                                                                                  Doubles Cut-in 2:15-3:45 pm
                                            Junior Shuttle 8-12 years 4:30-5:15 pm
                                            Competitive Elite 5:15-7:00 pm                                         1, 8, 15       Junior Program - combined 10:30 am-12:00
                                            Doubles Ladder 7:00-8.30 pm                         Sundays
Fridays
2, 9, 16, 23, 30   7, 14                    Early Bird Ladder 10:00-11:30 am
                                            Games Competitive 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturdays
3, 10, 17, 24      1, 8, 15                 Junior Development 10:30 am-12:00 pm                November           December        TeNNIS (Free Play Booking)
                                            Family Free Play 12:00 pm to closing                Mondays
Sundays                                                                                         5, 12, 19, 26      3, 10, 17       12:00-2:00 pm
4, 11, 18, 25      2, 9, 16                 Doubles Clinics
                                                                                                Wednesdays
                                            Free play until 3:00 pm
                                                                                                7, 14, 21, 28      5, 12, 19       12:00-2:00 pm & 6:30-11:30 pm

                                                                                                Sundays
                                                                                                4, 11, 18, 25      2, 9, 16        Free play 4:00-10:00 pm
CLUB OPERATION HOURS
          CLUB HOURS                                    FOOD SeRvICe                             Reservations for Free Play may be made by telephone (514-935-
Monday-Friday6:00 am-12:00 am Club Room                                                           2431) starting at 9:00 am on the previous day for Doubles, and
Saturday     8:00 am-12:00 am Continental Breakfast
                                                                                                 on the same day for Singles (or Doubles if the court time is free).
Sunday       8:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Friday         7:30-9:00 am
                               Monday-Saturday11:30 am-2:30 pm
       BAR HOURS                                5:00 pm-9:30 pm
                               Sunday          11:30 am-2:30 pm
Monday-Friday 11:00 am-2:30 pm                                                                   Club Atwater
             5:00 pm-12:00 am Bistro
Saturday    11:00 am-12:00 am Monday-Friday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
                                                                                                 3505 Atwater Avenue
Sunday      11:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Saturday 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
                                                                                                 Montreal, QC, H3H 1Y2
                                                                                                 Tel: 514 935-2431 Fax: 514 935-3754
                                                Dining Room                                      email: info@clubatwater.ca
                                                Sunday Brunch        11:30 am-2:15 pm            www.clubatwater.ca
    Holiday operating hours year round:
   10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sports & Bar only)       1st Sunday of the month.
                                                Open from Thanksgiving Sunday to Mothers Day.