COVID-19: Weekly Update 05.21

Welcome Back to Your Club!

As I’m sure most of you are aware, the Club opened this past Tuesday, May 19th. It was very nice to walk in the doors and see familiar faces.

Our opening is a phased one with Club Management and staff working very hard to follow all public health directions, guidelines and recommendations. Please watch for email updates, check the website under ‘Covid-19: Re-Opening’, or call the Club should you have any questions.

Our Club is on solid financial ground unlike some organizations that are not as fortunate. When the decision was made to close, Club Management took decisive steps to trim expenses. Our Finance Committee, led by Rick Sousa, has created multiple budgets for ever changing circumstances while researching and utilizing available financial support programs. Our capital projects are on hold and our savings will remain intact for future building investment.

It is an honour to work with the General Committee, Finance Committee, members, Club Management and staff during these trying times. Tough questions had to be asked and difficult decisions made. I can say without hesitation that we have the right people in the right places.

I sincerely thank our members for their strong support of the Club during these past nine weeks. Your encouraging emails, donations to staff, use of our Takeout Meals Program and above all, patience, clearly demonstrates your resolve and commitment to our Club.

I look forward to seeing you at the Club!

Lyle Soetaert,

The Union Club’s “Soft Opening” Continues

Your Club welcomes you back! The Union Club re-opened on Tuesday, May 19, under the following rules and guidelines. Operating hours will be 7:00am to 11:00pm, seven days a week. For the complete up-to-date re-opening plan, including the rules and regulations that will be in place, please click here.

The Fitness Centre Re-Opens May 26

The Fitness Centre will open on May 26 and will be available to members from 7:00am to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will be no early access to the Fitness Centre.

The Steam Room will remain CLOSED until we are allowed to open by the Health Authority. As the Fitness Centre will have a maximum capacity of 6, members wishing to make use of the Fitness Centre must reserve their time. Please reserve your one-hour time block at the Front Desk. Should a member arrive without a reservation, the Fitness Centre Supervisor will determine if there is space available, or if the member needs to wait until the next available time. The changing rooms and shower facilities will be available; however, members are encouraged to bring their own personal grooming products as all Club-provided amenities will be removed.


Your Club’s General Committee and Management Team are excited to announce the return of breakfast, lunch and dinner service at the Club on Tuesday, May 26!
All dining will be by reservation (no walk-ins) with reservations being taken at the Front Desk – 250.384.1151 (ext. 0) or

To view the revised menu offerings, please click on a link below:

With the launch of the new menus (listed above), members will now have the option to place take out orders from the a la carte menu. Should you wish to order during the normal hours of service (breakfast 7:30am to 9:30am; lunch 11:30am to 2:00pm, and; dinner 5:00pm to 8:30pm), please contact the McGregor Bar at 250.384.1151 (ext. 313) and provide at least 20 minutes from when you plan to come and pick up.

With the Club’s re-opening of food services comes changes to some service procedures. Table service will be adjusted to limit the amount of time and contact a server spends with you. This means: 

  • Food and drinks will be placed at the head of the table.
  • You will be asked to pour your own water and wine. 
  • You will be asked to place your cutlery on your plate once finished your meal. 
  • You may be asked to pass your soiled plate or glass to the head of the table to be cleared. 
  • The maximum number of guests allowed at one table is 6.
  • Please do not socialize in the bar and leave the space open for members to come in and order a drink / pick up take away food. 

We thank you in advance for your understanding of these important changes.

The Club’s Food & Beverage Manager has recently curated a new cocktail list for Club members! When next in the Club, please visit the McGregor Bar and try a new favourite! To view the cocktail list, please click here.


To view the take out menu options for May 26 to May 30, 2020 please visit the Club’s Dining page on our website by clicking here.

All meals come fully cooked and packaged, ready for re-heating. Please email to let us know which days you would like to sign up for. 
This week’s deadline for sign up will be Saturday, May 23 at 5:00pm. Meal Pick Up Time will be between 12:00pm – 5:00pm, each day. If for some reason you are unable to pick up directly from the Club, please let us know and for $15.00 we will deliver it.
Should you have any questions about the UC Take Out Meal Kits, please contact Danielle Scott, Sales & Engagement Manager, at


The Union Club of British Columbia is home to a unique Management Team. Long-term success depends, above all, on the quality of the Team providing the leadership, direction and vision. The Union Club is in good hands with the current Management Team’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the hospitality industry.

To introduce (or re-introduce in some cases) your Management Team to you, your weekly email will now feature “Meet the Management Team”, where a different Manager will be profiled each week. This week we feature Danielle Scott, Sales & Engagement Manager:

Danielle Scott, Sales & Engagement Manager

Danielle Scott joined the management team in February 2019 as our new Sales and Engagement Manager, and has enjoyed meeting Club members ever since.

Having recently relocated from Vancouver, BC, she is a former graduate of Capilano University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

Danielle started her career as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Tsawwassen Springs real estate development and golf course. She assisted in the sales and marketing of over 450 condos and houses as well as opening the 18-hole golf course, clubhouse facilities and Restaurant and Bar. She gained valuable experience through her diverse roles with Tsawwassen Springs over the 4 and a half years spent there.

She moved on to work for Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver as an Event Sales Coordinator and was quickly promoted to an Event Sales Manager. She had the pleasure of building strong relationships with both her colleagues and with her clients, and thoroughly enjoyed planning large weddings, social events and corporate seminars.

In her free time Danielle enjoys playing competitive indoor and beach volleyball, running, hiking, camping and boating. She is always excited to try a new challenge.

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