Union Club Tartan!

The Club is pleased to announce that we have an official tartan.
The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for
the “Union Club of British Columbia” tartan is as follows:
“Inspired by the British Columbia district tartan, this tartan was
designed by Christopher Mackie for The Union Club of British
Columbia. The grey and blue in this design are the ‘undress’ livery
colours of the club, and the latter colour also signifies the harbour
of the City of Victoria (over which the clubhouse commands a
view). Yellow is for the golden sun and maple leaves in the club’s
Canadian arms, and the coronet in its crest. The coronet also bears
Pacific Dogwood flowers (the official flower of the province) and
is represented by white in the tartan.”
The Club is now taking apparel orders for this beautiful tartan fabric.
Should you be interested in Bow Ties, Ties, Scarfs or yardage of fabric to make your own kilts, or shalls, please contact the front desk to place your order

delivery time: approximately 30 days.

Union Club of British Columbia Official Tartan

President’s Message – July 2017

I would like to begin by thanking the members of The Union Club of British Columbia for entrusting me with the honour of being President for the coming year. I would also like to congratulate Grace Van den Brink for being acclaimed to the position of Vice-President and recognize Elizabeth Mears, Rebekah Hutchinson and Paul Barron for their being acclaimed also.

I would like to extend my deepest appreciations to retiring members Christopher Mackie, Steven McDermott & Leda Townshend. Your guidance will be missed. Finally, I would to thank Bernard Beck for his leadership and enthusiasm for the Club during the last two years.

As you are aware we have spent the past 3 years investing in much needed improvements to our building envelope, Begbie roof and Centennial Ballroom. Our priority now is to maintain our investment, plan for debt retirement and to prioritize our 10 year capital plan while ensuring an excellent member experience leading to member retention and overall satisfaction.

Please remember that this is your Club and to get the most from your membership I encourage you to visit often, attend events, refer family and friends to the Inn, sample new menu items, make use of the Fitness Centre and Billiard Room, enjoy the Renaissance Lounge and try out our wonderful beverage selection. It is the usage by our members that will help to ensure we maintain a vibrant Club.

I look forward to meeting and talking with you at the Club over the next year.

Lawrence Graham,

Member Engagement Committee – July 2017

Summer is shaping up to be full of fun activities!

The Friday Night Roof Top Buffets will be featuring a choice of entree along with the ever-popular selection of salads and, of course, dessert. Many members aren’t aware that at any time they can take their drinks and even their meal up to the patio. This summer there will be trays available, particularly on Men’s and Ladies’ Nights to make this a little easier. Our patio is probably the best outdoor summer spot in Victoria.

August will bring our annual Summer Party, with a Jamaican-themed buffet and décor this year. Pull out your best Caribbean party wear for a fun evening! As the Heritage Tea went so well in May, the Club will now be featuring a Sunday Afternoon Tea quarterly. Sunday, August 20th will be a Generations theme for Mothers, Daughters and Grandmothers (a best friend would always be welcome, too!). Of course, don’t forget that the Club is always a great venue for experiencing Symphony Splash, while you enjoy the club’s fabulous buffet. This year’s Splash takes place on August 6th.

In closing, I would encourage all members to watch for lots of new
activities for individuals and families coming in the fall.

Viola Van de Ruyt

Chair, Member Engagement Committee