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Logistical Information about the RCYC City Clubhouse

Helpful Information about the RCYC City Clubhouse, 141 St George St, Toronto, M5R 2L8 (Map)

(1) Best Entrance: St George Street. Cloak room to right, Registration desk just inside in the entrance hall. Bar in the Model Room, also on your right.
(2) Club Parking: The RCYC club parking lots to the east of the Club and in the Club basement are for members only.
(3) Public Parking lots:
(A) Green P Parking on east side of Bedford Road just above Bloor Street, Maximum Charge after 6:00pm: $7.00
(B) OISIE Buiilding just to east of Club, Outside Lot on Prince Arthur, Maximum Charge after 4:00 pm: $8;00
(C) Holiday Inn on St George behind the former Medical Arts Building, Maximum Charge after 6:00 pm: $8.00
(4) Taking the Subway? St George Station exit using St George Street. For those using Senior’s tickets when going home you can only use at the Bedford Road Entrance.

Regarding the tragic fire at the B&R February 14, 2017

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” Winston Churchill

Dear Fellow Whiffers,

As you undoubtedly know, on Valentine’s Day, much of the Badminton and Racquet Club was destroyed by a massive fire, in which thankfully there were no serious injuries. The club facilities will be unavailable for what will probably be an extended period. Our sincere sympathies to the injured firefighter, the B&R Members and Staff.

Your Junta met on Wednesday, February 15 and activated its business continuity plan to ensure that we move forward without interruption in our 2016-2017 campaign. You will be pleased to know that in response to our request for accommodation, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) immediately extended a generous offer of assistance to enable us to fulfill our commitments for February and subsequent months. We would also like to very much thank those Whiffers who reached out to their own clubs for possible accommodation of the Whiff.

We are, of course, delighted to inform you of this swift solution and implore all of you to help the Whiff demonstrate an equal measure of appreciation by having as many of you and your guests join us at the RCYC City Clubhouse on February 28 as possible. Our speaker will be Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions, University of Toronto. Her topic is “Indigenous Reconciliation in Canada” will give us an insider’s view of the issues.

To express the Whiff’s support and solidarity, your Junta has also invited, as special guests for the evening, the Toronto Fire Chief, Matthew Pegg, David Brightling, GM and CEO of the RCYC, Derek Fisher, Commodore of the RCYC and Paul Cadieux, the COO of the B&R.

On February 28th, let us all show what an incredible and united TEAM the Whiff of Grape of Toronto is! RSVP soon. See you all there!

Your Junta,
P.S. The RCYC City Clubhouse is very well situated, with next door St. George subway station and nearby parking.
Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 141 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2L8
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Larry D. Rose: Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far-Reaching Decisions of the Second World War, April 24, 2018

Larry D RoseLarry D. Rose is the author of the newly-released Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far Reaching Decisions of the Second World War.

He is also the author of Mobilize! Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War, published by Dundurn in 2013. His articles on Canadian military history have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Esprit de Corps magazine.

Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far-Reaching Decisions of the Second World WarRose was born in Trail, BC. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Victoria. He worked for more than 45 years in broadcasting and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the BC Institute of Technology in Vancouver.

For the 24 years prior to his retirement Rose worked for CTV News in Ontario. For six years he was the Producer of the “CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson”.

In his military career Rose was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in 1966. He later served in the British Columbia Regiment in Vancouver. He retired as a captain.

Rose is a member of Branch 165, Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He lives in Toronto.

June Bash, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Toronto Hunt Club

Our traditional June Bash will be held at the Toronto Hunt Club
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Arrival: 5:45pm
Cocktails, canape and hors d’oeuvre
Call to Dinner: 7:15
Dinner: 7:30
Depart: 10pm
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We return to the spectacular Toronto Hunt Club for another great evening this year. It will be a fitting finale to our 2017-18 campaign – we hope to see you all on the lakeshore on Tuesday, June 5th!

The evening will be a purely social event without a speaker allowing time to stroll the property overlooking the lake and catch up on the year.

Please refer to your personalized invitation for payment instructions.

No Gut No Glory, Lorene Sauro, B.A., R.H.N. February 27, 2018


Lorene SauroGut health is a hot topic but what does it mean? Discover the unfolding story of the trillions of bacteria that we live with everyday and how they determine everything about us. If we want to be the best we can be, avoid debilitating health conditions, then we really need to understand our gut bacteria and how they help us thrive. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes all have a gut health connection – everything does but so does longevity, better brain function and vitality. Learn the essentials of feeding your gut in order to thrive and be glorious.
Continue reading No Gut No Glory, Lorene Sauro, B.A., R.H.N. February 27, 2018

Dr. Danielle Martin, “Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians”, Women’s Night, January 30th, 2018


Dr. Danielle MartinDr. Danielle Martin MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP
Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions & Senior Fellow, WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
Continue reading Dr. Danielle Martin, “Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians”, Women’s Night, January 30th, 2018

Andrew Coyne, November 28, 2017


James Andrew Coyne (born December 23, 1960) is a Canadian columnist with the National Post and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC’s The National. Previously, he has been national editor for Maclean’s and a columnist with the Globe and Mail.

Early life and education
Coyne was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Hope Meribeth Cameron (née Stobie) and James Coyne, who was governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961. His paternal great-grandfather was historian and lawyer James Henry Coyne. His sister is actress Susan Coyne. He is also the cousin of constitutional lawyer Deborah Coyne, who is the mother of Pierre Trudeau’s youngest child.
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Roger Vandomme, Fintech, October 31, 2017

roger-vandomme-lendified-profile-1-684x1024Roger’s impressive career has been built on the fundamentals of data analysis, predictive modeling and related decision-making. Roger has an outstanding unmatched skill-set in the field of predictive modeling and has completed numerous studies and research on decision heuristics and biases, developing reasoning methods and processes around systemic design and game theory. Roger has built a successful consulting practice around this unique knowledge base and has joined Lendified’s management team to oversee the credit modeling activities and all data analytics related to our loan portfolio.

Roger previously held the responsibility as Vice President Analytics with Equifax Canada, where he spearheaded key credit risk management projects for major financial institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His experience in analytics started with Dun & Bradstreet in Europe; with NPD Canada, a leading provider in market intelligence; and with Rogers Communications for business intelligence. He currently teaches part-time on data analytics with the University of Toronto.

Roger is a Lieutenant Colonel in the French reserve forces as a Specialist in intelligence and information operations. He teaches operational planning at the Canadian Forces College and is the Deputy Defense Attaché with the French embassy. Roger holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Paris University, a MBA from Queen’s University, and a Master in Defense Studies with the Royal Military College.

“With the speed of change in technology and customer demand for quick responses, 24/7 availability and fast, objective technologically driven decision –making processes create a unique way of supporting the Small Business marketplace.”

Roger Vandomme’s Fintech Presentation

50th Anniversary, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:00pm SHARP

The Toronto Whiff of Grape will hold a reunion to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at:
The York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, 6:00pm (SHARP!)

The black-tie evening will include a reception with drinks & hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a 3-course gourmet dinner followed by port & stilton, a surprise visitor, a group photo and an anniversary cake!

All Whiffers are invited to give a personal reminiscence of the Whiff either by requesting a brief stint at the microphone or by having a message read should you not be able to attend.

Get in touch with other Whiffers and set up a table of 6, 8 or 10! Please note that the reunion is solely for current and past Whiffers. We hope to see you all there and look forward to a great evening of Good Fun Good Food Good Friends!

Whiff of Grape
Toronto Chapter

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