Upcoming Events

Summer Solstice Celebration
Tuesday June 20
Patio at the Faculty Club


The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time. In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer.

This summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year and this is the day we meet on the Faculty Club Patio for our Summer Solstice Celebration with wine, food and songs. We will serve a Rose for Reception and wines to match each course as noted in the menu.

2017 Summer Solstice Dinner
A Selection of Canapes on the Patio including;
Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Pulled Beef
Trout Gravlax on Sweet Potato Rusti
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Haloumi Cheese on Skewer
Served with Zonte’s Footsteps Ladybird Rose, Fleurieu, SA

First Course
Seared Ahi Tuna with Cauliflower, Pineapple & Melon Ceviche
Served with 2016 Penmara The White Ribbon Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW

Main Course, Two Choices
Braised Veal Osso Bucco Milanese served
with Ontario Asparagus & Saffron Risotto
Served with 2005 Trentham Petit Verdot, NSW
Or
Herb Crusted Atlantic Cod Filet, Lemon Caper & Herb Butter
With Bamboo Infused Rice & French Lentil Pilaf
Served with 2014 Ad Lib Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir, Pemberton, WA

Dessert Course
Strawberry Shortcake Topped with Ontario Fresh Strawberries
And Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee and Tea

Reception wine and canapes, will on the patio at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. NOTE: Please choose your course in advance. If ordering by Eventbrite, select you main course option. If you are registering by mail, tick the box on the order form for your choices.

Member cost, all inclusive is $85.00, Guests $90.00. This will be a joint event with Faculty Club Members, so book early. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina. Dress comfortably, summer casual, bright and breezy, no suits and ties.

You can register on-line at https://awssolstice2017.eventbrite.ca or download and mail the Registration Form to Bernard Nottage at the address as noted on the Form.

Future Events

August 25 - AGM & Aussie barbeque
Back deck at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club.

September 21 - Visiting Winery Owner (Kathy Drogemuller, Paracomb Winery)
Dining Room at The Toronto Cricket and Skating Club.

December 10 - Christmas Holiday Dinner
Main Lounge at the Faculty Club.

January 26 (2018) - Australia Day Dinner and Celebration
Albany Club


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