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Board of Directors BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glenn Jones President CONTENTS FALL 2015 Geoff Davies First Vice President Barbara Willis Second Vice President Stan Martin Past President 14 Lynne Leitch John Sliskovic Anne Toal Gordon MacKenzie Norm Thompson Marcia Roberts Doug Davis VEGANISM RECIPROCAL CLUBS MANAGEMENT TEAM Jon Nusink, CCM 20 GM / COO ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Michael Hearse PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE .................. 4 Michael Stark GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ............................................. 6 Food and Beverage Manager Executive Chef CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE ............................................ 8 Jayson Griffiths Golf Course Superintendent Tim McKeiver Golf Professional Adam Baranowski FACES AT THE CLUB ...................... 12 17 CLUB HISTORY Tennis Professional Fitness Professional HEALTH & WELLNESS ................... 28 John Oosterwal Monica Laprise, CPA, CA Controller Brandie Cooper CLUB CALENDAR ........................... 22 TENNIS REPORT ............................ 27 Tracey Knowles Clubhouse Maintenance Manager GROUNDS REPORT ........................ 19 26 60 SECONDS WITH... TRAP AND SKEET REPORT ........... 30 JUST FOR JUNIORS ........................ 31 HUNT REPORT ............................... 34 Communications Manager 3 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 3 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:15 PM
Board of Directors  BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Glenn Jones President  CONTENTS FALL 2015  Geoff Davies  First Vice President  Bar...
Board of Directors P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S AG E Glenn Jones gjones@millerthomson.com Welcome to the third edition of Club Life Magazine, our in-house published magazine exclusively for Members of the London Hunt and Country Club. We hope that you find the magazine informative, interesting, visually appealing and reflective of the high standards of the Club. If you have suggestions for topics for future editions, or for improvements in the publication, please pass your thoughts to Brandie Cooper, our Communications Manager. As I write this note, we are half way through Club Championship weekend which has combined fabulous weather, perfect conditions on the golf course and a record number of players. The scheduling of competitive play for all of our various golf groups and flights on the same weekend was a huge challenge, capably carried out by Tim McKeiver and his professional staff, and we owe them a big “thank you” for their efforts. Friday night also marked our inaugural party on the Terrace, complete with a great band and the first fire in the outdoor fireplace…a weekend to be remembered! We are now nearing the end of our Clubhouse Construction Project. The Terrace, the casual dining room (Oxford Room), the Pro Shop, the Locker Rooms, the washrooms and the Glenmore Kitchen are complete (subject to some “touch ups”) and the Ballroom, the Banquet Kitchen and the Fitness Facilities are not far behind. The sod has also been laid around the Member side of the Clubhouse which has improved the finished appearance and 4 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 4 reduced dust. It has been a long year of construction, with substantial inconvenience to Members, and on behalf of the Board of Directors and Clubhouse Construction Committee I want to express my sincere thanks to each of you for your understanding, and for your support and encouragement of the Project throughout the year. We do recognize that upon completion of construction, more work will need to be done in terms of finishing touches to newly constructed areas, landscaping, and updating the décor in areas of the Clubhouse that were not part of the Construction Project. That work will be prioritized, planned and implemented as budgets permit. The continued success and growth of the Club depends on the active involvement of its Members. As you may know, the governance of the Club is provided by a Board of Directors and a number of committees reporting to the Board. In the fall of each year, a nominating committee is struck, which seeks nominations of Members to the various committees and to the Board. Please consider becoming involved by providing your name and areas of interest to our General Manager, Jon Nusink who will forward your intent to the Nominating Committee. As mentioned in the last edition of Club Life Magazine, we would ask that all Members become familiar with the new trial dress code and that both Members and their guests adhere to the requirements. This will ensure FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:15 PM
Board of Directors  P R E S I D E N T     S M E S S AG E Glenn Jones  gjones millerthomson.com  Welcome to the third editi...
Board of Directors P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S AG E C O N T I N U E D Glenn Jones gjones@millerthomson.com the enjoyment of the Club by other Members and the maintenance of its traditions. During the 2015 year to date, we have had fifteen new Member families join the Club, and have several more applications that are currently being processed. We expect to be at or very close to our Membership target by year end, and we already have five families who will join the Club on January 1, 2016. In addition, the Membership Committee continues to work on programs to ensure that the number and quality of our Members remain strong in the future. We will have more information on new Membership programs for you shortly. If you have friends or business associates that you think would make good Members, please inform our General Manager, Jon Nusink, as soon as possible. they have, or are working towards, diplomas, degrees or post graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines. They are accomplished, wonderful people, who enrich our lives daily at the Club, and who have suffered through a great deal of inconvenience and extra work during the construction period. Please take the time to express your thanks for all they do for us. We are more than one half the way through a record year for the Club in all respects……and it is your Club……..use it, support it, take pride in it. As I have said on many occasions, we have outstanding Club facilities, and wonderful Members; however, we would not have a great “Club” without exceptional staff. At the Member Member tournament dinner, I went back to the kitchen to thank the kitchen staff for their great work, only to find our Controller (Monica Laprise) and Chef Michael Stark’s partner (Amy) working the plating line. On Canada Day, all of our Management Staff volunteered to work the event and our General Manager’s wife (Heather) worked the registration desk. How is that for dedication! Each time Britta and I go to the Club, we are greeted by name by friendly staff and no request seems too much trouble. If you talk to many of the staff, you will find 5 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 5 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:15 PM
Board of Directors  P R E S I D E N T     S M E S S AG E C O N T I N U E D Glenn Jones  gjones millerthomson.com  the enjo...
A NEW SEASON, A NEW CLUB Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Autumn is just around the corner, my favourite time of year, and the Club is one of my favourite places to be in the fall season. The air is crisp, the golf course is still in peak condition, and the leaves are showing an array of vibrant colours. There’s the crack of the guns at the Trap Chalet, and the smell of something delicious roasting in the kitchen. Our Construction Project is finally winding down. Originally, we planned a big “reveal” type of moment where we could open all the new spaces at the same time and look in awe. However, the realities of the construction industry and project of this scale wrote a different ending. The good news is we benefitted from the equivalent of a dozen Christmas mornings when we took possession and moved into spaces as they became ready. The feedback has been great, and we are very happy with the results. There will still be a lot of work to do in the coming months as deficiencies are taken care of and certain items are modified to our liking. I get dozens of suggestions and ideas regarding a multitude of things every day; they are appreciated, and I continue to keep track of all of them. At this point, we are focussing on finishing the Project as planned. Once we have lived in it for a while, we will determine where further enhancements are required. 6 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 6 Hopefully, by the end of September, our new Fitness Centre will be fully operational with new classes and everything needed to keep fit and healthy this winter. I am happy to introduce the Club’s new Fitness Pro, Tracey Knowles. Tracey started on August 31 and once the Fitness Centre is complete, she will manage the day to day operation of the department, provide orientation, and provide personal training. You will find a more in depth introduction to Tracey within this issue. Membership enrollment continues to be busy. We understand that the majority of our new Members come to us from other clubs. It is this time of year that other Club’s Members contemplate making the switch over to the best golf and country club in the area (sorry, that’s a bit cheeky!). We currently have twelve shares available to new Members and we also have five new families who have taken advantage of our “call option” and are confirmed to join the Club on January 1. Recently, we welcomed Bill and Julie Smyrnios to the Club. Bill is a Wealth Advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns and Julie is enjoying retirement. Also new to the Membership is their son Stephen who joined as an intermediate who is following in his father’s footsteps FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:15 PM
A NEW SEASON,  A NEW CLUB Jon Nusink, GM   COO - jnusink londonhuntclub.com  Autumn is just around the corner, my favourit...
A NEW SEASON, A NEW CLUB Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com A bird’s eye view of the expanded Clubhouse via drone photography by James Aulenbach (Geoff Davies’ 12 year old grandson) at BMO. They were sponsored by David Waugh and Dave Sanderson. Richard and Suzanne Ten Haaf joined the Club in late August. Richard is President of his own insurance company, and a State Farm Agent. Suzanne works for Venture 350 Inc. Property Management. They have two children, Katie (15), and Mark (12). They were introduced by Peter Channer and Kathryn Getliffe. Additionally, Denny Skyrpnyk joined the Club under our Legacy Program following his Grandfather Bob Elsden. Denny is the owner of Tire Stor Ltd., and Bumblebee Holdings. Barrie and Jackie Cleaver’s sons and daughter in law joined under the Legacy Intermediate category. Cody is a Chemical Engineer with Honeywell, Curtis is a Lawyer at Siskind’s and his wife Anna is an Engineer at Aecom Consulting. Ross McDonald also introduced his family under the Legacy Intermediate category recently; Megan and Gordon Urquhart and Chris and Danielle McDonald. Megan is a Marketing Specialist at London Life, and Gordon is an MBA Candidate at Ivey Business School. Chris is an Accountant at Unilux VFC, and Danielle is a Sales Rep at Hoffman La Roche. Please help me in welcoming the newest Members of our Club Family. Enjoy the Club this fall. The weather is great for golf or tennis, or maybe even a cocktail or hot chocolate in front of the fire on the Terrace. 7 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 7 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:15 PM
A NEW SEASON,  A NEW CLUB Jon Nusink, GM   COO - jnusink londonhuntclub.com  A bird   s eye view of the expanded Clubhouse...
CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE MEMBER UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com In our last update in Club Life Magazine we reported that obstacles with the timelines for completion of the Project were continuing to be a challenge. The updates which have been provided in the weekly eNews bulletins have kept the Membership abreast based on what we were aware of regarding changes in completion and occupancy dates for the various areas under construction or renovation. As we have done with the areas which we now have occupied, we will continue to ensure that the focus is on the quality of the end product. We haven’t, and we won’t, compromise on this for the sake of earlier completion. The current status of the Project by area is: PRO SHOP Opened on July 1 with a significant list of incomplete work and deficiencies. Tim and his staff did a great job making the transition work in an almost seamless manner for our Members. Work has progressed over the past 2 months and with some very minor touchups to be completed soon, our new Pro Shop will be finally finished. CLUB STORAGE Was delayed a few days following the move back to the 1st tee but was in operation on July 3. There were issues with the golf bag racking system that were quickly resolved and Club Storage is now fully functional. CART STORAGE Opened and operational in conjunction with the move to the new Pro Shop. Work related to converting the cart wash system to a quieter electric system continues in this area and we plan to have the compressed air system for cleaning golf shoe spikes in operation for next season. This area will convert to the golf school for hitting golf balls and instruction in the off-season. The new storage area for Member’s electric carts, including battery charging is also now in operation. 8 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 8 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:18 PM
CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE  MEMBER UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1 rog...
CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE MEMBER UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com TERRACE Opened for the Men’s Member Guest tournament on July 16, and full time on July 24. The resulting views since the 9th Green Project was completed have exceeded expectations. This new area has proven to be very popular with Members wishing to enjoy the ambience while having a cocktail or dining. Work is continuing on the completion of the pergola and the railings for the glass walls, and the fire place will be a welcomed addition once the evenings begin to cool. Since we are too late in the season to install the awning on the Glenmore patio, it will reopen in the spring. OXFORD ROOM Opened July 31 and has been receiving very positive feedback. This serves as our new casual dining room and with the Terrace, is serviced by a great new menu. The leading favourites so far have been the Ahi Tuna Nachos, the Chili Mango Chicken, and the Bigger Badder Burger. Comments have been that the modern colours and seating arrangements are a welcomed departure from the traditional country club feel. Jon has been interviewing artists to add the final touches to the atmosphere of the room. This area along with the new Terrace, are “Relaxed” per our new trial dress code. HUNT CLUB BALLROOM It came down to the wire but we managed to host our first event, the Handsaeme/Trpcevski wedding on August 29. The Banquet Kitchen is expected to be fully operational mid-September. 9 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 9 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:20 PM
CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE  MEMBER UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1 rog...
CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE MEMBER UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com LOCKER ROOMS The Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms became available for Member use the evening of August 19. While we opened these facilities with some deficiencies the consensus was that none of these deficiencies were so material as to delay the opening any longer. Our staff did a wonderful job of preparing these areas for Member occupancy in a very limited time. With one exception, all of the amenities are up and running, including the steam rooms, shoe valet and shower areas and both Locker Room Lounges are furnished. The exception is the bar in the Men’s Locker Room Lounge. While we don’t have a firm date for its completion we anticipate that the bar will be functioning sometime in mid to late September. All outstanding work in the locker room areas will be performed between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Please ensure that lockers are locked. It will be necessary to close the Lounge in the Men’s Locker Room for the installation and completion of the bar. As a reminder – the Locker Room Lounges fall under the “Relaxed” dress code. NEW WASHROOMS - MAIN LEVEL The new men’s washroom adjacent to the Glenmore and the three new washrooms in the new addition hallway between the Pro Shop and the Oxford Dining Room are open. We have a door yet to be changed at the new men’s washroom (adjacent to the Glenmore) and a baby change table to add to the new accessible washroom. While the Project timetable is late, these areas highlight the impact of the Project on the quality of our facilities and the achievement of the goal to enhance our Clubhouse experience for Members is really now taking shape. We are now close to completion of the entire Project and the excitement throughout the Club is wonderful to see. Below is a summary of the current status and projected occupancy dates for the remaining areas in the Project scope: Junior Locker Rooms – Early September Landscape Restoration – Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Fitness Centre – Mid to late September Lower Level Storage and Laundry Room – Late September Staff Locker Rooms – Winter 2015 Completion Celebration – To be announced. We can confirm that the Project cost continues to be within the budget as approved by the Shareholders. We will continue to keep you updated through the regular weekly Club communications. Thank you everyone for your support and patience over this period. It has been almost a year since we first broke ground, but the results will last a lifetime. 10 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 10 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:22 PM
CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE  MEMBER UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1 rog...
LONDON HUNT AND COUNTRY CLUB proudly mixing the NEGRONI a formula for delicious DILLON’S NEGRONI Unfiltered Gin 22 Campari, Sweet Vermouth Bitters 11 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 11 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:22 PM
LONDON HUNT AND COUNTRY CLUB proudly mixing the  NEGRONI a formula for delicious  DILLON   S NEGRONI Unfiltered Gin 22 Cam...
A L L I N T H E H U N T C L U B FA M I LY FACES IN THE CLUB Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse@londonhuntclub.com I often receive positive comments about our dynamic and interesting staff so I thought I would put together an article that would highlight some of the individuals that make our Club so great. Although the biographies are brief and only provide a small amount of information about each person, they will give you a glimpse into who they are away from the Club and who they aspire to be. I encourage you to engage not only these team members but all of the staff and get to know them better. In my time here some of our team members have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, accountants, pilots and more. The one tie that forever binds them is the time they have shared here at the Club and the fond memories they carry of our Club culture with them in the future. 12 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 12 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:23 PM
A L L I N T H E H U N T C L U B FA M I LY  FACES IN THE CLUB Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse londonhun...
A L L I N T H E H U N T C L U B FA M I LY FACES IN THE CLUB Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse@londonhuntclub.com RYAN VAMOS TOM RUSSELL CARSON KASTELEIN [ FOOD AND BEVERAGE ] [ CULINARY ] [ PRO SHOP ] Bio: I am the youngest of three kids and grew up in the wonderful rural community of Mount Brydges before becoming a Londoner in high school attending Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School. This fall, I’m entering the final year of my undergrad at Western, set to graduate next spring with an Honours Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Biology. Music has always been my greatest passion, from me and my guitar around a campfire, to high school bands and choirs, to international tours and two albums with a six-part a cappella group. I also grew up playing competitive soccer through the Strathroy Portuguese Club, played five years of volleyball in high school, and still play in intramural leagues and any sort of pick-up game I can get myself into. Bio: I am 28 years old and currently working on the Glenmore Kitchen line. I have been at the Club since 2008. I have held many positions here but have found that my true passion is cooking and working the line. Future Goals: Take biology and run with it as I am currently applying to medical schools across Canada, pursuing enrollment in September of 2016. Hopefully someday I will be a singing doctor. Favourite Thing About The Club: Getting to play golf here and spending time with amazing friends that are also my co-workers. Hobbies: Working around the house, gardening and construction projects with my dad and brother. I also enjoy playing board games with my friends and family. Future Goals: To complete Culinary School and to continue with my culinary passion. Hobbies: Playing golf, cooking for friends, and enjoying a cold beer while watching sports. Bio: My name is Carson and I am 21 year’s old. I am entering my third year at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. I am currently taking accounting and economics. Future Goals: To graduate university and replace Chris Lawson. Hobbies: My hobbies include golf, hockey, setting up the short course and Frisbee golf in the Pro Shop. Favourite Thing About The Club: Playing morning golf and not having Mr. McCullough catch up to us. Favourite Thing About The Club: The Members; they really make the Club what it is. Every inviting gesture from a familiar, smiling face, and being asked about my education, goals and interests, truly makes me feel like part of the Hunt Club family. Thank you for contributing to an incredible work environment for myself and all the other staff! Carson 13 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 13 Ryan Tom FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:27 PM
A L L I N T H E H U N T C L U B FA M I LY  FACES IN THE CLUB Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse londonhun...
CHANGING DINING EXPERIENCES... AT THE CLUB Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark@londonhuntclub.com As the Clubhouse Construction Project comes to a close, new areas are opening every week for Members to use. For the Culinary team, this has become a very exciting venture. One of the new additions to the Club is the Oxford Room. The Oxford Room offers a new menu that has a more casual theme that reflects its surroundings and the banquet space has increased in size, allowing the Club to hold larger events. The Terrace is perhaps the most popular addition to the dining facilities. With a large seating capacity, wood burning fireplace and an al fresco atmosphere, it is easy to see why it is so frequently requested. Dining experiences are also changing. The Oxford menu offers the diner a more casual experience with an eclectic menu featuring everything from hamburgers and pizza to premium steaks. The Oxford menu will be an evolving menu with changes happening as the seasons change and ingredients fluctuate with them. The Glenmore will remain an upscale space with premium offerings. This menu will be shorter than before with a focus on select ingredients that are locally sourced and follow the seasons and their availability. The Glenmore menu will change every month and will become a 12 seasons menu. Finally, one of the most exciting things that will happen this fall with the increase in kitchen sizes, is our ability to offer cooking classes. The intention is keep class sizes small and run two a month. We will offer different themes including several classes on cake decorating. These classes will take place in the kitchens during regular business hours which means you will not only be able to expand your cooking knowledge, but see the bustle, noise and heat of a working kitchen. From everyone on the Culinary team, I would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at the Club. 14 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 14 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:28 PM
CHANGING DINING EXPERIENCES...  AT THE CLUB Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark londonhuntclub.com  As the Clubhouse Co...
TO BE OR NOT TO BE... VEGANISM Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark@londonhuntclub.com Veganism isn’t a new trend, but it has slowly regained popularity. The following isn’t necessarily an endorsement, but simply an informative piece about this popular food trend. The vegan diet is solely a plant based diet, which has no allowances for products that come from or are made by animals. There are many reasons that people adopt a vegan diet; health, animal rights, environmental or religious. The last several years have seen a rise in the vegan population (which is still small, 2% in the U.S. as of 2012). The reason for the rise is stronger media attention and a greater food awareness by the consumer over the last several decades. With the global importation of foods from around the world it has also never been easier to be a vegan. Vegan diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle according to American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is important for vegans to plan their diets so they gain the nutrients they need, and they are able to fill the gap left by the avoidance of animal products. Some of the positive attributes of a vegan diet include that they are also lower in certain vitamins, minerals and long-chain omega three fatty acids which can lead to a deficient diet. Vegan diets are lower in calories, saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol and these are all positive attributes. The health attributes of the vegan diet include research that suggests that vegans have a lower risk of cancers and that vegan diets are considered to be cancer-protective, although few studies have been conducted. One of the largest attributes of veganism is the positive environmental effects that the diet has on a global scale. Approximately 30% of the earth’s surface is used for raising livestock, this includes growing feed for food animals which has a large environmental impact. A vegan diet requires .44 acres of land per year to sustain one person, a traditional North American diet (meat) requires 2.11 acres of land per year to sustain one person. With the growing global population more land will be needed to sustain a meat based diet. 15 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 15 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:28 PM
TO BE OR NOT TO BE...  VEGANISM Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark londonhuntclub.com  Veganism isn   t a new trend, b...
TO BE OR NOT TO BE... VEGANISM Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark@londonhuntclub.com Like any diet a person should proceed with caution and be aware of all possible risks and benefits. What makes the vegan diet so interesting is the possible global environmental benefits that come along with this diet. I have included a vegan recipe for 10 spice vegetable soup for you to try at home. DIRECTIONS INGREDIENTS FOR THE SOUP • 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked • 6 cups vegetable broth, divided • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 3 large cloves garlic, minced • 1 sweet or yellow onion, diced • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped • 1 red bell pepper, chopped • 1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped sweet potato, regular potato, or butternut squash • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 1 (28-ounce/796-mL) can diced tomatoes, with their juices • 2 bay leaves • 1-1 1/2 tablespoons Homemade 10-Spice Blend, to taste • Fine-grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 to 2 cups baby spinach or destemmed torn kale leaves • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or other beans, drained and rinsed (kidney beans are fun too) 2. In a blender, combine the soaked and drained cashews with 1 cup of vegetable broth and blend on the highest speed until smooth. Set aside. INGREDIENTS FOR THE HOMEMADE 10-SPICE BLEND (makes 1/2 cup): • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika • 1 tablespoon garlic powder • 1 tablespoon dried oregano • 1 tablespoon onion powder • 1 tablespoon dried basil • 2 teaspoons dried thyme • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt • 1 teaspoon white pepper (optional) • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 16 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 16 1. Place cashews in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Soak the cashews overnight, or for at least 2 hours. Drain and rinse the cashews. 3. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Season generously with Herbamare or sea salt. 4. Add the carrots, bell pepper, potato, celery, and diced tomatoes with their juices, the remaining 5 cups broth, the cashew cream, and 1-1.5 tablespoons of 10-spice blend. Stir well to combine . Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Season with salt and black pepper and add the bay leaves. 5. Simmer the soup, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and black pepper. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, stir in the spinach/ kale and drained beans. 6. To freeze, ladle the soup into containers (leaving 1-inch for expansion), cool slightly, secure lid and place in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. * If you don’t wish to make the 10-Spice Blend, feel free to use your favorite storebought Cajun or Creole seasoning mix and add to taste. FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:28 PM
TO BE OR NOT TO BE...  VEGANISM Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark londonhuntclub.com  Like any diet a person should p...
A HISTORY OF THE CLUB FROM THE TRIANGULAR MATCHES Douglas Alexander, Team Canada Member - dsalexander@rogers.com This June, the Club was honoured to host the Triangular Matches, a multi day event from June 21 to June 25. These matches are played bi-annually between top senior players from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Each country’s Senior Golf Association hosts once every six years at their countries top golf courses. The Matches have a long history dating back over ninety years and 2015 marked the 45th event. While the history of the event was not lost on those that participated, the history of our exceptional Club was also celebrated in a speech given by Past Club President and Team Canada Member Douglas Alexander. “It is great that we can all be here to enjoy friendly competition. But that was not always the relationship between our countries, particularly in this geographic area. In the next few minutes, let me share a little background that will lead into the history of our Club, the development of our course and some of the great golfers who have graced our fairways. I will also share some background on some wonderful gentlemen who have called the London Hunt their home. If we go back 200 years to June 1812, we are not far from some of the sites where soldiers from America and the British colonies were engaged in battle, primarily along the great lakes and at the Niagara River. However, there were skirmishes within a few miles of where we are today. These battles against America may have been pivotal in developing a Canadian identity and forging a closer alliance with Britain. However, all was not well in the Provinces and there was frustration with the lack of political reform. This ultimately led to the rebellions of 1837 and 1838. Why is this relevant to our history? In 1838 London became a garrison city and reinforcements were sent here from Britain to quell the rebellion. When not engaged in military exercises, there was a desire by the more senior officers to pursue recreational activity. Equestrian sport was popular, and in 1843 the first shipment of foxhounds were shipped across the Atlantic. It took another 40 years to form the London Hunt Club, but that was our beginning. It was on March 30, 1885, that the London Hunt Club was formally organized. Hound Kennels and a 17 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 17 Clubhouse were soon established in converted farm buildings. Other early activities of the Club included lawn tennis, bowling and archery. Around the turn of the century the Club had a nine hole course on land adjoining the University of Western Ontario and in 1895 the London Club was one of the founding members of the Royal Canadian Golf Association. This is one year after the founding of the United States Golf Association – with both organizations having similar missions – to develop a uniform set of rules to promote national competition. Aware that Western University’s expansion during the 1950’s would eventually jeopardize its course, the Club purchased some 275 acres at this site. Above: Construction at the Club’s previous Western location. Robert Trent Jones designed a 27-hole golf course, 18 of which were completed in 1959, with an intention to build the third nine when the course became too crowded. In 1970 tennis courts were constructed and the game rapidly proved popular with a large number of Members. The London Hunt and Country Club is quite unique in North America for its offering of a range of activities to all its Members - foxhunting, golf, tennis, skeet and trapshooting. The Club has 474 families as Members; a somewhat unusual feature is that spouses and children are automatically Members when a new Member joins the Club. FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:28 PM
A HISTORY OF THE CLUB FROM THE  TRIANGULAR MATCHES Douglas Alexander, Team Canada Member - dsalexander rogers.com This Jun...
A HISTORY OF THE CLUB FROM THE TRIANGULAR MATCHES Douglas Alexander, Team Canada Member - dsalexander@rogers.com As mentioned earlier, the course was designed by renowned Golf Course Architect, Robert Trent Jones and renovated (in 2000) by his son, Rees Jones, one of today’s leading Golf Course Designers who has worked on preparing many courses for the US Open. Golf at the London Hunt and Country Club is rich in history, having held numerous National Championships and events. The Americas Cup Match was held in 1954. William C. Campbell was Captain of the United States team and Jack Nash captained the Canadian Team which included Moe Norman. In 1968, the original Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf series visited the London Hunt. Featuring Arnold Palmer and Jimmy Demaret as television commentators, the event included winner Ben Arda of the Philippines, Roberto DiVicenzo of Argentina and American Dan Sikes. The Canadian Open was held here in 1970, the only time the Club has hosted the men’s tournament, and was won by Kermit Zarley. We hosted the women’s (Canadian Open) tournament in 1993, when it was the du Maurier Classic and a major, won by Brandie Burton. London Hunt then hosted the 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open, won by Christie Kerr, the Canadian Men’s Amateur in 2010 won by Albin Choi and the CP Canadian Women’s Open in 2014 won by So Yeon Ryu with a score of 23 under par. Meanwhile, many prominent Canadian golfers have been Members. There are three portraits hanging in the Grill Room including one of Jack Nash. Jack reached the quarter-finals of the 1933 British Amateur; he was a competitor in the 1935 United States Amateur, three years after fellow Hall of Famer Sandy Somerville took the title; he was a three time winner of the Ontario Amateur, as well as winner of the Ontario and Canadian Senior’s titles. Jack earned a hallowed spot on the walls of the London Hunt and Country Club by taking 13 Club Championships. The Ontario Golf Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001. 18 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 18 Sandy Somerville’s portrait is also hanging in the Grill Room. Sandy is perhaps the best Canadian Amateur ever. He won the 1930 Canadian Amateur at the Club, one of the six National Amateur Championships he won between 1926 and 1937. He won the 1932 U.S. Amateur at the Baltimore Country Club’s Five Farms course - the first Canadian to win the U.S. Amateur. In 1934, he recorded the first hole-in-one at the inaugural Masters Tournament. He was known as Silent Sandy because he was quiet and wouldn’t use three words when two would do. But he knew everybody in golf and he had everybody’s respect, including that of Bobby Jones. He was named the Canadian Golfer of the Half-Century in a 1950 RCGA poll and was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971. Sandy Somerville, a true Canadian golf legend, passed away in 1991 at age 88. Then there’s Ed Ervasti. A long-time, and I mean “long-time”, Member of the London Hunt, accepted by most observers as the greatest senior golfer who ever lived. Well into his nineties Ed was still playing 200 rounds a year – and beating his age on virtually every occasion. It is believed he beat his age over 3,000 times. Try to let this sink in. Ed was 93 when he shot 72, on a day when the weather was blistering hot – this is thought to be the lowest round ever relative to age. Nobody has broken his or her age more than Ed, a six-time Canadian Senior Golf Association Champion, a winner of four US Senior Match Play Championships and 17 London Hunt Senior Championships. Sadly Ed passed away this summer at the wonderful age of 101. Three great golfers and three great gentlemen – part of the rich history of our Club. I hope I have been able to share some interesting insights on our development as one of the oldest clubs in Canada. We are very proud of our Club and are delighted to host the 2015 Triangular matches. I am sure the competition will be intense but unlike our forefathers of 200 years ago, we will be building lasting friendships and sharing a game we all love.” FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:28 PM
A HISTORY OF THE CLUB FROM THE  TRIANGULAR MATCHES Douglas Alexander, Team Canada Member - dsalexander rogers.com As menti...
GROUNDS REPORT Jayson Griffiths, Golf Course Superintendent - jgriffiths@londonhuntclub.com Golf is a beautiful game; one that is in constant flux with nature, changing day to day, regardless of the best efforts of many Greenkeepers to provide consistent conditions. The ebbs and flows of this year’s spring and summer golfing weather can be paralleled with the tidal surges of the Bay of Fundy, the impending El Nino, to the variability of playing conditions at this summers’ four golfing majors. In addition, the arrival of cooler nights and shorter days bring the changing of leaves and a focus on late fall winter growing environment improvements including the continuation of the Tree Management Plan. The Tree Management Plan, now in the 2nd year, has been prepared to affect key growing environments and to identify hazardous trees within the playable zones of the golf course, including the removal of non-native, weak, and declining tree features which inhibit necessary sunlight. This carefully evaluated report, once implemented, will help lead to stronger, safer, healthier consistent playing surfaces in future seasons. May’s cool, dry conditions were followed by weekly torrential rain events in June thereby limiting scheduled topdressing and cultural events amongst the busy golfing c al endar. The co n tro ve rsia l “modern green” vs. “sustainable brown” could be debated since golf’s early days of walking dunes land courses to today’s high input environments. Most recently, the USGA drought affected U.S. Open setup at Chambers Bay causing many a North American golfer to ponder the merits of the new brown. On the other hand, the playing of the 150th Royal and Ancient Open Championship was halted due to torrential rains and gale force winds. One would ask whether the golfing greats of Harry Vardon and Old Tom Morris would have accepted the conditions and carried on. Noticeable traffic stress improvements have been evident throughout the golf course these past few months and the Grounds Department acknowledge and thank the Membership for your continued course stewardship. In addition, we would like recognize the tremendous efforts by a number of Members in repairing ball marks, divots, and raking bunkers on a regular basis. Once again, the Grounds Department looks forward to a tremendous fall season where turf inputs, recovery, and growth will lead to even healthier playing conditions. Enjoy the fall golfing season. Most recently, the playing of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits presented a combination of both brown, green and stormy conditions including the variability of bunker sand shot strategy from over 1,000 hazards. Ebbs and flows do happen and it is in these moments of purity and excellence, much like a well struck shot, that captures our attention and desire to play this wonderful game. Looking forward, September and October are months where further improvements can be made to all playing surfaces. The moderate soil and air temperatures allow for excellent rooting and seedling establishment. Plans for the fall season include regular topdressing of greens surfaces in conjunction with the scheduled October and November deep tine aerification procedures. These practices will help smooth the playing surface, protect the crown, firm the turf and dilute the build-up of organic matter while maximizing the vertical movement of water. 19 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 19 Spieth and Koepka take shelter as they putt in heavy rain during a practice round at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:29 PM
GROUNDS REPORT Jayson Griffiths, Golf Course Superintendent - jgriffiths londonhuntclub.com Golf is a beautiful game  one ...
GOLF UPDATE Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver@londonhuntclub.com Reciprocals have become increasingly popular amongst private clubs. Here at the London Hunt and Country Club, we have established some fantastic relationships with many of Canada’s finest golf courses, both locally and across the country. Whether it be dining or a late season round, below is a glimpse of what you can expect on the links at our reciprocals. Lambton Golf & Country Club Toronto ON Tom Bendelow and George Lyon Reopened in 2011, the course has been subject to rave reviews from both members and guests alike. Strategic bunkering and new green layouts have created both challenges and scoring opportunities. New hole routing has taken full advantage of the property and its exceptional vistas. Today, the layout and all that the course has to offer has placed Lambton annually in the Score Top 100 golf courses in Canada. Essex Golf & Country Club Windsor ON Donald Ross Essex is a wonderfully crafted classic Donald Ross design that has continued to stand the test of time. Essex is currently in the process of re-surfacing their greens and will re-open in the spring of 2016. Westmount Golf & Country Club Kitchener ON Stanley Thompson Westmount Golf & Country Club is consistently ranking in the top 15 courses in Canada. Designed by renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, Westmount boasts a beautifully maintained, championship level 18-hole golf course. Crag Burn Golf Club Buffalo NY Robert Trent Jones Nearly half of the holes play through dense woods. The remaining holes are like an open meadowland where amply wide fairways are carved out of tall meadow fescues. The result is a golf course which will provide an exciting but fair challenge. 20 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 20 St. Charles Country Club Winnipeg MB Donald Ross In 1919, world-famous course architect Donald Ross was brought to St. Charles to rebuild the original eighteen holes, the Ross Nine and the Woods Nine. High mounds and steep slopes around bunkers and greens distinguish St. Charles. Another renowned architect, Dr. Alister MacKenzie of Augusta National fame, was hired in 1929 to layout the MacKenzie Nine. It has been the Club’s constant desire to maintain quality and improvements have been made through the years by noted Canadian architects Stanley Thompson, Norman Woods and Bill Robinson. Royal Quebec Golf Club Quebec City QC Howard Watson The 36 hole club is located on 186 hectares of land with pine trees that have been growing since the club was founded. It is located approximately 18 km east of Quebec City, near Montmorency Falls. The club house which stands majestically by the 18th green of the “Quebec” course provides a dramatic look of Quebec City. Calgary Golf & Country Club Calgary AB Willie Park Jr. The Calgary Golf and Country Club’s 18 hole course is the oldest private course still in play in Alberta. Established in 1897, the Club bought land on an isolated bend of the Elbow River in 1909 and began play in 1911.The foundation for today’s course was laid out by the Scottish designer Willlie Park, Jr. in 1922 and restored to his classic standard in a 2005 – 2007 major renovation. Glencoe Golf & Country Club Calgary AB Robert Trent Jones Along the Elbow River where elk, deer and an occasional bear still stroll, golfers play the 45-hole Glencoe Golf & Country Club. Designed in the traditional Scottish style, the Forest Course is a continuous loop with a unique mix of 18 holes including straight-aways and doglegs among rocks, creeks and ponds. The Meadows Course, with 27 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:29 PM
GOLF UPDATE Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver londonhuntclub.com Reciprocals have become increasingly popul...
From top left: Royal Quebec Golf Club, Quebec City; Crag Burn Golf Club, Buffalo New York; Glencoe Golf and Country Club, Calgary Alberta holes, has an interesting and more elevated terrain that will challenge beginners and experienced players alike. The Royal Ottawa Golf Club Gatineau QC Willie Park Jr The Royal Ottawa course is a natural, old fashioned layout. The topography is unique as it was built before the days of massive earth-moving equipment. It’s hills and dales have always been a source of both joy and frustration. The various tee positions fairly challenge all caliber of golfer. At the end of one’s round, you will have used every club in the bag. Ashburn Golf Club Halifax NS Stanley Thompson Originally designed by Stanley Thompson, the Old Course remains a delightful green space just minutes from downtown Halifax. The 18-hole par-67 layout is short but tight, and offers spectacular views of the city. The par-72 New Course, which opened in 1970, is located about 35 km north of Halifax in Fall River. Situated along 600 acres of rolling land beside Kinsac Lake, the championship course designed by Geoffrey Cornish is guaranteed to challenge any golfer. 21 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 21 Riverside Country Club Saskatoon SK Bill Kinnear Riverside Country Club is famous for its rare beauty and exciting challenges, providing members with extraordinary golf. The panoramic prairie vistas and outstanding view of the South Saskatchewan River Valley has not changed since the Riverside Country Club was established in 1912. Riverside has long been considered one of Canada’s most scenic and challenging courses. Beaconsfield Golf Club Montreal QB Stanley Thompson One of Montreal’s oldest courses with a reputation for great hospitality, this Stanley Thompson course has well manicured fairways lined with stately maples. The course is unique in many other respects. The course’s signature hole is set against a stunning 30-foot rock face - a remnant from its origins as a limestone quarry. Each of these courses is well worth a visit. If you wish to play, please contact me and I will arrange a game on your behalf. Enjoy the rest of the golfing season. FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:29 PM
From top left  Royal Quebec Golf Club, Quebec City  Crag Burn Golf Club, Buffalo New York  Glencoe Golf and Country Club, ...
SEPTEMBER EVENTS 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 1 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 2 Women’s Tennis Day League Cardio Tennis Women’s Tennis League 9 Hole Women’s League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Hunting Senior Men’s League 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Labour Day, No Classes 6 Singles Club Championship Labour Day, No Classes 7 Men’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 8 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 3 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 9 4 5 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) Cardio Tennis Friday Night Buffet Cardio Tennis Women’s Golf Night Singles Club Championship Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10 Cardio Tennis Women’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga (75) Women’s Tennis Day League 9 Hole Women’s League Women’s Golf Night 18 Hole Women’s League Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Senior Men’s League 11 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga (75) Friday Night Doubles Mixer 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) 12 Cardio Tennis Cardio Tennis Doubles Club Championship Friday Night Buffet Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 13 14 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) Men’s Tennis League Doubles Club Championship Women’s Tennis League Men’s Somerville Cup Matches at Hamilton 20 16 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion Senior Men’s League 21 22 18 Women’s Tennis Day League 9 Hole Women’s League Women’s Golf Night 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) Cardio Tennis Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Cardio Tennis Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 23 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) Women’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 24 18 Hole Women’s Closing Senior Men’s League 25 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga (75) 9 Hole Women’s Closing Men’s Interclub at St. Georges Cardio Tennis 27 28 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 29 Senior Men’s League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 30 Cardio Tennis Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) 26 Cardio Tennis Friday Night Buffet Cardio Tennis Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 19 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga (75) Friday Night Bridge Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Junior Golf Event: Gone Fishin’ 17 Friday Night Buffet 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Mixed Couples Event: Member Guest 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 15 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 1 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Men’s Golf Closing Friday Night Bridge 2 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) 3 Men’s Golf Closing Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Chicken Dinner Mixed Couples Golf Event: Member Guest Sunday, September 13 22 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 22 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:30 PM
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OCTOBER EVENTS 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 27 28 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 29 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 30 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 1 Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Mixed Couples Golf: Oktoberfest 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 5 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 6 3 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) Men’s Closing Day Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Friday Night Bridge Friday Night Buffet Chicken Dinner 4 2 Men’s Closing Day Cardio Tennis 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga (75) 7 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 8 Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga (75) 9 Friday Night Buffet Ladies Opening Bridge 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (90) 10 Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Chicken Dinner Ballroom Dance Lessons Thanksgiving, No Classes 11 Thanksgiving, No Classes 12 Thanksgiving Day Brunch 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Yoga (90) 13 Men`s Bridge 14 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 15 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga (75) 16 Friday Night Bridge Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Friday Night Buffet Ladies Bridge 19 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Yoga (90) 20 Men`s Bridge 21 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 22 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga (75) 23 Friday Night Buffet Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Ballroom Dance Lessons 26 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Yoga (90) Men`s Bridge 27 24 Trap – 50 16 yds. Skeet – 50 12 ga. Practice – 16 yds. Chicken Dinner 25 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Ladies Bridge 9:30 Aerobathon Tennis Closing Cocktail Reception Introduction to Shooting Ballroom Dance Lessons 18 17 Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Chicken Dinner 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training (45) 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 28 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 29 Intermediate Night at the Trap Chalet 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga (75) 30 Friday Night Bridge Friday Night Buffet Ladies Bridge Chicken Dinner Ballroom Dance Lessons 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 31 Driving Range Closed Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Sue Thompson Centennial Opening Cocktail Party Thanksgiving Day Brunch Monday, October 12 23 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 23 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:30 PM
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NOVEMBER EVENTS 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training (45) 1 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 2 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 3 Men`s Bridge 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval 4 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 5 6 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga Friday Night Buffet Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Ladies Bridge Trap – 50 Handicap Skeet – 50 12 ga. Practice – Doubles Chicken Dinner 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training (45) 8 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 9 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 10 Men`s Bridge 11 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 12 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga 13 Friday Night Bridge Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA 16 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 17 Men`s Bridge 14 Trap – 100 Doubles **Skeet Doubles – 50 12 ga. Practice – Wobble Chicken Dinner 15 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Friday Night Buffet Ladies Bridge 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:00 Yoga Retreat 7 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 18 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 19 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga 20 Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 21 23 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (90) 24 Men`s Bridge Carr Fall Classic Chicken Dinner 22 Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Ladies Bridge 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training (45) Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Hunt Club Ball 25 6:30 Cardio, Core 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:30 Innovative Interval 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates 6:30 Yoga (90) 26 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Power Barbell 10:30 Yoga 27 Friday Night Buffet Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Trap – 50 Wobble Skeet – 50 20 ga. Practice – 16 yds. Chicken Dinner 29 30 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Core, Muscle and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 1 28 Hunting 9:00 a.m. Location TBA Ladies Bridge 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training (45) 8:30 Core, Muscle, and Stretch 9:30 Cardio, Core and Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 2 3 4 5 Hunt Club Ball Saturday, November 21 24 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 24 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:33 PM A
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LONDON HUNT AND COUNTRY CLUB proudly creating  AHI TUNA NACHOS on the new casual dining menu  25  2015-09-01 Club Life.ind...
60 SECONDS WITH... EASY GOING, UWO ALUMINI AND GEMOLOGIST COLIN NASH what is your first memory of the club? Maybe not first memory, but most relevant memory is the required knee high socks with Bermuda shorts….man I hated that as a kid! WHEN YOU WERE 5, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? Aside from the easy answer of a super hero and GI Joe, I would say a fireman. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GADGET? Inspector Gadget? Lol…that was a great show. I’m not big into gadgets so I would have to say my lawnmower. Silver or gold? Platinum! If you had a 60 second Super Bowl commercial, what would you show a billion people? Wow…what a question. Aside from my business I would want to show a billion people what it’s like to be real. Life is short and we get too caught up in the chaos of it. Step back, breathe, and think to yourself (especially living in Canada)… it could be worse. My favourite word is resilience. Be strong and overcome life’s challenges. It’s a fun ride, but short, so enjoy it! LATE NIGHTS MORNINGS? Late Nights OR E A R LY Name three traits that best define you Loud, Passionate, Resilient 26 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 26 a lways wa n t e d t o t r av e l t o. . . Hawaii or New Zealand the beatles stones? Stones for sure or the rolling the next james bond should be p l ay e d b y. . . Matt Damon WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE SECRET TO SUCCESS? Communication – whether personal, business, social, or relationship; communication is key. FINISH THE SENTENCE, THE LONDON HUNT AND COUNTRY CLUB IS... and will soon be…a home away from home…why go anywhere else! Plus the Hunt Club has the Hunt and the Hound Honey Brown ale…. FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:34 PM
60 SECONDS WITH... EASY GOING, UWO ALUMINI AND GEMOLOGIST COLIN NASH  what is your first memory of the club  Maybe not fir...
T H E R E ’ S S T I L L T E N N S T O B E P L AY E D TENNIS REPORT Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis abaranowski@londonhuntclub.com It seems as if we just started the season and in the blink of an eye we are already in the home stretch. It really amazes me to see how fast the season is winding down. We had an excellent summer thus far with lots of Members coming out and enjoying various new programs and events. The energy which was created at the beginning of the season has been growing throughout the year. By having Alex back and Marc joining the team, the Club has been busier than ever. Jenna and all Tennis Chalet staff as well as Chris and Matt have been working diligently to make your tennis experience this season memorable. Since the beginning of May we had many events which included both the younger, the wiser generation, those looking for more competitive play, and those who just wanted to have some fun in the sun. We have received some positive feedback from you with regards to various programs and events (Friday Night Mixer, Advanced Doubles Clinic, and Cardio Tennis). Thank you for taking the time to convey it, we will continue to have these programs available until the end of the summer. We still have more events coming up in the next month so be sure to mark your calendar with the dates below. IN MEMORIAM DR. C. DYSON Longtime Member MR. E. CREED Member for 58 years MR. J. W. MURRAY Longtime Member MS. M. JENKINS Lifetime Member DR. M. BARAN Member for 37 years • Singles Club Championships Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 • Mixed Club Championships Friday, September 11 • Doubles Club Championships Saturday, September 12 and Sunday September 13 • Men’s Closing Monday, September 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Women’s Closing Tuesday, September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Closing Dinner Friday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 27 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 27 WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE BECOMES A MEMORY, THE MEMORY BECOMES A TREASURE FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:34 PM
T H E R E     S S T I L L T E N N S T O B E P L AY E D  TENNIS REPORT Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis abaranowski lond...
NEW SEASON, NEW FACILITY HEALTH & WELLNESS Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coordinator - lornadavidroden@rogers.com With construction nearing completion we are excited that the new Fitness Facility will be opening late September with an exact date to be communicated closer to completion. The fitness class schedule will resume in full after Thanksgiving weekend on Tuesday, October 13. We offer a wonderful variety of workouts, 25 classes each week designed to build stamina, sculpt, tone, stretch and finally, relax you. The following new classes will begin the week of October 13. Do you like to wake up with a workout? Try an energizing, early morning 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. class Mondays and Wednesdays! The weekly Mat Pilates classes will resume Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. TRX Training Sunday from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (see description below). We are slowly adding evening classes starting with Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and an Innovative Interval class on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fitness schedules for September, October and November are printed in this issue of the Club Life Magazine. Please note the schedules are subject to change as the fitness program evolves and to keep you informed I invite you to check the weekly eNews for any up to date changes. Hard copies of the current monthly schedule will be available in the studio with a description of all workouts on the reverse side and can also be viewed in the weekly eNews. Please forward any feedback or suggestions you may have to info@londonhuntclub.com The new Aerobics Studio in the fitness facility is equipped with an excellent wooden sprung floor and sound system, mirrored walls, multi-purpose indirect studio lighting, air conditioning, and free standing and ceiling speed control fans. There is also a storage room with appropriate racks for accessories. Adjacent to the Aerobics Studio is the Fitness Studio, equipped with state of the art equipment outlined in the previous Club Life Magazine (Summer 2015). There will be a new Fitness Manager who will offer orientations, personal training and advice on equipment use. The Fitness Facility will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the exception of Mondays when the Clubhouse is closed at 3:00 p.m. (from November 1 to March 31). One of the exciting new fitness features is TRX Training. The suspension training bodyweight exercises develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. The TRX suspension trainer is a training tool that leverages gravity and uses body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. Upcoming Events Aerobathon Sunday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Save the date and enjoy a morning of invigorating, energizing, fun fitness including 6 half hour sessions demonstrating various workouts, stay for one half-hour or stay for all! Please register online, Members only Yoga Retreat Sunday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a 45 minute break for a healthy lunch. Please register online, Members only. Please note, this event has a limited capacity. 28 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 28 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:34 PM
NEW SEASON, NEW FACILITY  HEALTH   WELLNESS Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coordinator - lornadavidroden rogers.com  With cons...
O N E S T E P AT A T I M E , O N E G O A L AT A T I M E get to knowTRACEY KNOWLES Tracey Knowles, Fitness Professional - tknowles@londonhuntclub.com To the Members of the London Hunt and Country Club, I am excited to be your new Fitness Pro at the Club. Here is a brief introduction… Fitness and Health has been a part of my life since a young age, playing competitive sports including volleyball, hockey and baseball. My adolescent years were overloaded with sports training. As a young adult my passion for sports expanded into a desire to work in the fitness industry, where I could motivate and spread my passion and knowledge to others. After attending Niagara College where I played on the Women’s Varsity Volleyball team, I graduated with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. I have now been in the Fitness Industry professionally for over 8 years, where I’ve expanded my knowledge by completing various certifications and have worked with a diverse clientele. My professional philosophy emphasizes an integrated approach to well-being. I believe that achieving a healthy lifestyle comes with (but not limited to) nutrition, strength training, cardiovascular training and flexibility. With a well-balanced combination of these components one can achieve what they put their mind and energy to. My experience over the years has been with many corporate Fitness facilities including, The Athletic Club, Shapes Fitness (Winnipeg), and Mademoiselle. I have also worked as a Fitness and Sports Instructor for the Canadian Military, working daily with the members on their fitness programs and fitness testing, also helping members come back from injuries by providing functional and rehabilitative programs and personal training. The diverse clientele I’ve worked with has ranged from athletes, teenagers, and people with disabilities. Certifications I have earned so far include; TRX Training, Vertical Water Training, VIPR Training, Fitness Kickboxing, and Schwinn Cycle. My training specialties include fat-loss, sports training/rehabilitation, and muscle strengthening however I am willing and open to working with any fitness goals you may have. - One Step at a Time: One Goal at a Time - BRIDGE NEWS Bridge Lessons Hosted By Audrey Craig Six lessons beginning Tuesday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to learn about the following bridge topics, negative doubles and advances, take-out doubles and advances, balancing, raising partner’s suit after an overcall or double, the redouble, preemptive jump raise, and cuebids. The fee for six lessons is $75.00, please contact the Club to register. 29 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 29 Men’s Duplicate Bridge Opening Day is Tuesday, October 13 at 12:30 p.m., Guests are welcome, $4.00 per game Directed by Audrey Craig Ladies Duplicate Bridge Opening Day is Wednesday, October 7 Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:34 PM
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N E W A N D R E T U R N I N G S H O O T E R S A LWAY S W E L C O M E TRAP & SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair of the Trap and Skeet Committee - cglin@rogers.com What a summer! Our Clubhouse looks luxurious now that the renovations are nearing completion. The golf course is world class, wonderfully manicured. Everything is good! I am saddened by the approaching end of our golf season; I tried hard to improve my golf game at every opportunity and there is a glimpse of hope for me to be a bogey golfer by the end of the 2020 season. But at the same time, I am very excited about the beginning of a new Trap and Skeet season at our favourite Chalet. Over the summer, our Members were invited to shoot at Crumlin Sportsmen’s Association every month. Many shooters attended and had a great time participating. Next summer we’re hoping to have the same courtesy extended to us again. While there is also the possibility of an invite from another gun club to shoot with them, by now we’re ready to shoot at our own facility. We have done some leg work to prepare for the season and I am really looking forward to the events we have scheduled. We’d love to see more people, both new and returning shooters, come out and try their hands at these two different shotgun sports. For those of you who are wondering what the difference is between trap and skeet, in trap the orange target, made of clay, comes out of a throwing machine in front, and flies away from the shooter; whereas, in skeet, the orange target comes out of throwing machines on either side and moves mostly across the shooter. They are both so much fun, you simply have to try them for yourselves. afternoons, to continue honing your skill. New shooters without the firearms course (PAL) will still be able to shoot but will be under the direct supervision of other experienced shooters who can also offer helpful individual coaching. We have an excellent collection of Club guns that are available for our new shooters to use. Intermediate Night follows on Thursday, October 29 when the “young ones” have their own night at the Chalet with shooting instructions followed by a lovely meal. Last season we had 40 people at the Chalet in the middle of February celebrating the Intermediate night and we expect this event to be just as popular. Similarly, there will be a Teen Night on Wednesday, March 9. Ladies’ Night will be Wednesday, November 4 when we welcome all ladies that are interested in shooting. If you’re not shooting, come out anyway and meet your The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) was friends, as we have many ladies that shoot, and enjoy held on June 26 and 27 for a full class of enthusiastic a nice glass of wine and fine dinner. participants. It was completed smoothly and as scheduled. Among other things, the course taught us Every Saturday we have planned activities to sharpen the skills of trap shooters and skeet shooters. This how to handle a firearm and handle it safely. includes several different types of competitive events. The first day of shooting in the fall will be the If you choose not to compete, you can simply come “Introduction to Shooting: New Shooters’ Day” out and practice shooting, socialize, eat and enjoy the event. On Saturday, October 17, come and join us camaraderie with other Members and guests. in a round of trap or skeet, and meet old friends that shoot and new friends. If you wish to shoot more We have an incredible Club that offers amazing after the introduction, we’d love to have you out on diversity! So come and enjoy the Club all year round the Wednesday afternoons/evenings or Saturday including the trap and skeet facilities all fall and winter. 30 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 30 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:35 PM
N E W A N D R E T U R N I N G S H O O T E R S A LWAY S W E L C O M E  TRAP   SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair of the Trap a...
JUST FOR JUNIORS HOW CAN YOU TELL ELEPHANTS LOVE TO TRAVEL? THEY ARE ALWAYS PACKING THEIR TRUNK! HI JUNIOR MEMBERS, M E E T O U R F R I E N D L I LY ! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and congratulations to Reese Paterson, age 5 on being our w i n n e r, w e l o v e t h e n a m e ! WHAT TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD BUT STAYS IN ONE SPOT? A STAMP! WHAT PEOPLE TRAVEL THE MOST? ROMANS! ALL ABOUT LILY! H I, I ’M LI LY ! I ’ M A JUNI O R MEMBER AT THE HUNT C L U B . M Y FAMI LY J US T JOINED THIS PAST SPRING A N D MY TWO BE S T FRI E NDS ARE HUNTINGTON A N D M U RRAY WHO I ME T AT CAMP THIS SUMMER. I L O VE S UMME R BUT AM EXCITED TO BE BACK AT S CHO O L. . . I LOVE TO LEARN! M Y FAV O URI TE S UBJE CT IS GEOGRAPHY, WILL YOU LE ARN ABO UT TH E WORLD WITH ME? 31 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 31 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:35 PM
JUST FOR JUNIORS  HOW CAN YOU TELL ELEPHANTS LOVE TO TRAVEL  THEY ARE ALWAYS PACKING THEIR TRUNK   HI JUNIOR MEMBERS, M E ...
JUST FOR JUNIORS... AROUNd THE WORLd WITH LILY! Stonehenge, England Stonehenge was built in phases from about 3100 B.C. to 1600 B.C. Yes, more than 5,000 years ago during the Stone Age, long before the wheel was invented! 1 2 15 3 14 DID YOU KNOW... 13 12 Colosseum, Italy 4 5 do you know what #2 aND #5 ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE ? SEND YOUR ANSWER TO 11 bcooper@londonhuntclub.com TO WIN A PRIZE 10 6 7 9 a roman emperor named vespasain built the colosseum to show the people of rome he cared about them. built much like the football stadiums today, the colosseum was a place where a lot of people could sit and watch entertainment like gladiators. it was built of concrete, marble and limestone in 72 ad and completed in 80 ad. 8 11 12 14 13 8 9 10 Taj Mahal, India 1 15 3 4 6 The Taj Mahal is a famous mausoleum made of white marble. Construction took around 20 years, beginning around 1632 and finishing around 1653. the full height is 561 FT...WOW! 7 32 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 32 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:37 PM
JUST FOR JUNIORS... AROUNd THE WORLd WITH LILY  Stonehenge, England Stonehenge was built in phases from about 3100 B.C. to...
once every five years... save the date and step back in time... at th e Hu n t Clu b Bal l o n Satu rday, Novembe r 21, 2015 Reserve tables for this Club event including hors d’oeuvres during a Champagne Cocktail Reception, ain he ut ll as ld ke of in formal dinner, and live band featuring music throughout the decades $125.00 inclusive of taxes and gratuity TRADITIONS MADE NEW AGAIN black tie optional um on ng nd ! 33 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 33 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:38 PM
once every five years...  save the date and step back in time... at th e Hu n t Clu b Bal l o n Satu rday, Novembe r 21, 2...
HUNT REPORT Charlotte McDonald, MFH - charlotte.mcdonald@sjhc.london.on.ca To me, the loveliest bit of summer is galloping a thoroughbred across a golden wheat field freshly harvested and dotted with straw bales against a clear blue sky. And summer means hunting is starting again! Hunting will start mid-August and continue Wednesdays and Saturdays until late November or early December, weather permitting. We are collectively holding our breath that this fall and winter will be milder and drier than the last two, so we can extend our season well into December. For our Trillium Horse Show in early July, we were again blessed with good weather and we had an excellent turnout of competitors. The Trillium Horse Show Circuit is important for the development of equestrian sports involving young riders in our community. Thank you very much to our generous sponsors, many of whom are Hunt Club Members, for their continued support of the show. Thank you also to our volunteers without whom we could not run it. We would like to especially thank the grounds staff of the Club who did a splendid job ensuring that everything looked wonderful for the event. Our annual Hunter Pace will be held on Labour Day at the London Hunt Kennels and is a lovely occasion for a ride in the country. Opening meet will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 9:00 a.m. at “Dunvegan”, the farm of Jack and Sue McDonald, on Medway Road. Everyone is invited to come at 8:30 a.m. to see the hounds and horses move off and follow the hunt by car. The Thanksgiving Day Hunt from the Club remains a longstanding tradition that continues despite the challenges of urbanization. We hope you will join us with your families to watch the hounds after lunch. Please feel free to contact me or any of the Masters any time if you would like more information about the Hunt. Above: Millie Grubb (granddaughter of Elizabeth Howlett) riding Crystal in the London Hunt Trillium Horse Show Below: Cubhunting early morning with Paul Wilson and Charlotte McDonald 34 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 34 FALL 2015 9/8/2015 2:18:38 PM
HUNT REPORT Charlotte McDonald, MFH - charlotte.mcdonald sjhc.london.on.ca  To me, the loveliest bit of summer is gallopin...
2015 TRILLIUM HORSE SHOW Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR CIBC Wood Gundy GOLD SPONSORS Halina and Jim Bain Brickenden Stables Marybeth and John Drake Jan and Chris Goodwin Oxford Dodge Chrysler Limited Pacific and Western Bank of Canada Phoenix Performance Products – David Anderson Spriet Associates/Norlon Builders Carolyn and Bill Webster SILVER SPONSORS The Adams Family Arva Animal Hospital Auburn Developments Inc. Suzanne Allen Cheri and Peter Ansley Mary Anderson and Wayne Assaf Adam Bain- RBC Dominion Securities Beltempo Stables/Oxbow Creek Stables The Bibbings Family Lore and Jack Brown Nicole and Kai Brown Classic Granite and Marble Copp’s Buildall Wendy and Rod Dale Cecilia and Bill Davies Sheila and John Black Sport Horses Norine Foley and Jim Fair Foster Townsend Graham & Associates LLP Marny and Jeff Flinn Natalie and Chris French Hoskin Feed and Country Store Nash Jewellers Mayfair Salon and Spa 2015-09-01 Club Life.indd 35 NPT LLP, Chartered Accountants Angela and Dennis Oliver Kathryn and Gord Patton Preferred Insurance Chip Purdom/PBL Insurance Cathy Purdom/Mayfair Finance Inc. Chris and John Sanders Jan and Frank Smeenk Eileen Stevens Nan and Bob Swinerton Huron Tractor Ltd. Linda and Mike Grace Elizabeth and Kevin Howlett Mollyann Johnstone KPMG Chris and Candice King Margaret King Nora Kozak Lamplighter Inn Annabelle Logan Rosemary and Tom Logan Joan and Peter Mancini Janice Smith Mary and John McGarry Shelagh and Richard McLaren May McConville Insurance Broker Charlotte McDonald Susan and Jack McDonald McNeil Feed and Grain/Purina Heather and Rick Merritt Michael Gibson Gallery Anne and John Muir Nancy Murray Tetherwood Spa Trudell Medical Group Diane and Ken Veldhuis Carol and Bill Vezina Joanne Warren/Century 21 First Canadian The Wellman Family Linda and Dixon Winder Elaine Winder Sharon and Timothy Wright Zavitz Insurance Inc. Emily McLeod BMW London The Belton Family 9/8/2015 2:18:38 PM
2015 TRILLIUM HORSE SHOW  Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 THANK YOU TO OUR  PLATINUM SPONSOR  CIBC Wood Gundy GOLD SPO...
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