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Here’s what’s happening July 1st week at NHC!
(Junior Activities news is headlined in red.)

A huge THANK YOU to Phil, Lex and Melissa. They, aided by member donations, have prepared a luxurious oasis on the grass to help members cope with the loss of our storied senior lounge. Come check it out!

Monday, July 1st.

JA activities are on. Happy Canada Day!

JA Sailing: the first session of two weeks starts Monday at 1:00 p.m. from our sailing beach. Instructors Alexandre Hebert and Yasmina Echave, along with Sailing Coordinator Charlie Ambler, look forward to welcoming participating sailors.

All four two-week sessions are fully subscribed. If you are not registered and want to be on a waiting list, contact

Wetfoot sailing, 5 to 7 year olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m. NHC beach.

Tuesday, July 2nd.

Events meeting 11:00 a.m. in the dance hall. We need you. Please attend!

JA Golf starts at 4:15 p.m. There is only one session – at 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please pay pro Roger Bouchard before the lesson starts. There are a few places available if you have yet to sign up. Contact

Wednesday. July 3rd

Wetfoot sailing, 5 to 7 year olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m. NHC beach.

Camp-in 10 and under. Sign-up required. Numbers limited. 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 4th

JA Golf 4:15 p.m. North Hatley Golf Club. Sign up required.

Friday, July 5th

Wetfoot sailing, 5 to 7 year olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m. NHC beach.

Saturday, July 6th

Senior lounge member information session 4:00 p.m. in the dance hall. The Directors will provide an update on where we are in the rebuild process, answer questions and receive members’ feedback

Sunday, July 7th.

Brunch Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Sailing day. 10:00 a.m. Lasers and optis rigged and waiting for you. Adults and kids invited!
Under 55 mixed doubles tennis 5:00 p.m.
Please sign up by email to Alwyn Gillett at

News and Notes – a must read for the discerning news junkie!

A new tradition?:
In keeping with the club’s expanding 5R initiative, the July Soirée committee has come up with a brilliant idea, . . .please bring your own tablecloth! Feel free to make it as decorative as you wish. It will add to the fun and ambiance of the evening!
Don’t wait to buy your tickets! Email

Tennis lesson and clinic new sign up procedure detailed here.

Water shoes advisory: The debris left from the senior lounge fire has been cleaned up. There is still a slight risk of metal or glass which could injure swimmers. We are moving the swimming beach south, away from the old senior lounge. Nonetheless, we strongly advise that members wear water shoes for any activity on the beach or in the water.

DD Request: Dirty diapers, if each person responsible takes them home for disposal, are manageable. If they are left at the club, they are unmanageable. As a courtesy for other members and staff, please take them with you. Please pass this message on to babysitters. Thanks!

Sailing: Alexandre and Yasmina will be conducting informal sailing information and practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Brown kids’ Birkenstocks. If found, please contact

Weekly updates to keep you in the loop will be published each Saturday evening by the NHC News Nugget publishing company, for the following week’s events.

Can’t wait to see you . . .
on the beach – on the court – on the tee . . .
on the lake – in the tent – on the porch!

Opening Day with Junior Activities

Junior Activities started June 26th. Here’s a reminder and a copy of the JA schedule (at end of this email): 
No advance sign up is required for morning canoeing, swimming and tennis and wetfoot sailing in the afternoon. Please register your child’s presence and in which activities he/she will be engaged, on the JA board when you arrive.Registration is required for afternoon sailing and golf, either by email to or on the list posted on the JA board. Both have maximums. If your child’s registration is after the maximum for that session, she/he will have priority for the next session. All emails will be answered.

There will be supervised free sailing activities on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for juniors not occupied in other activities.Junior afternoon tennis clinics
will start next Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and each Tuesday and Thursday thereafter. Maximum players per clinic is 16, i.e. 8 intermediate and 8 advanced. Fee is $15.00 per clinic. (Ask Vince if you do not know your child’s level.)

Registration for the first clinic on June 27th is by email to tennisnhc@gmail.comYour registration will be confirmed by email. When this clinic is full, the next 8 registrants will have priority for the following clinic. 

Sign up for clinics starting July 2nd will start on Wednesday, June 26th on the junior tennis board at the JA pavilion, or you may email a registration starting now to Vince at Here is a copy of the Junior Activity schedule.Today, the sun shines. May this continue . . .