Events

Jul
19
Thu
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave.) for some drinks and good company. This event is open to all, and is a chance to meet and mingle with the Swiss community in Toronto.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to come. Thank you!

Jul
29
Sun
Swiss National Day @ Country Heritage Park
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
1
Wed
Flag raising at City Hall @ Toronto City Hall
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Flag raising at City Hall @ Toronto City Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

On August 1, 2018 Switzerland will celebrate it’s 727th birthday. August 1 commemorates the signature of the Pact of 1291, laying the foundation of the country as it now stands. This year also commemorates the Swiss Club Toronto’s 100th anniversary, and the City of Toronto has invited the Swiss community to mark the occasion with a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, on August 1st at noon.

Tentative program:

  • 11:30 – Arrival of guests
  • 12:00 – Swiss Flag Raised & Swiss National Anthem
  • 12:05 – Speeches
  • 12:30 – Alphorn performance
  • 12:45 – Apero Reception
  • 13:30 – Event finishes

This event is free and open to the entire Swiss community of the GTA. RSVP is required, please register with the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

The August 1st flag raising is led by the Consulate of Switzerland in Toronto upon the invitation of the City of Toronto, and supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montréal, the Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa, the Swiss-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Swiss Club Toronto.

Aug
4
Sat
Canoe trip to Algonquin @ Algonquin Provincial Park
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

Are you interested in a canoe trip? And don’t worry if you have never been in a canoe before.
As in past years, the Gym Section is organizing a canoe trip to Algonquin Park on the long
weekend August 4 to 6. We leave very early Saturday morning and rent canoes before we enter
the park. We start out on Rain Lake and have our eye set on a smaller lake. To get there we
will paddle for 5-6 hours and carry canoes and camping gear over a couple of portages. Once
there we look for a nice campsite and setup camp for two nights. On Sunday everybody is free
to enjoy, relax or explore, soak up some sun or soak in the water, do a little tour with the
canoe or some hiking. Then on Monday the real world is already calling again and we will get
back to Toronto early evening.

This is also a great event to send your visitors from abroad to let them enjoy something
different in Canada’s wilderness.

If you are interested get in touch with me at (647) 966-8014 or by email
walter.brunner@sympatico.ca. The cost per person will be about $80-$90, space is limited so
it will be first come first serve.

Aug
16
Thu
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave.) for some drinks and good company. This event is open to all, and is a chance to meet and mingle with the Swiss community in Toronto.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to come. Thank you!

Aug
28
Tue
Swiss Watching: Diccon Bewes lecture at the Toronto Reference Library @ Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Auditorium
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Swiss Club Toronto is honoured to partner with the Toronto Public Library in hosting a lecture by Diccon Bewes, author of “Swiss Watching” and “Slow Train to Switzerland“.

Save the date! The lecture will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7pm at the Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. More information is forthcoming.

Living in the land of milk and money

An outsider on the inside. For the last eight years, Diccon Bewes has been exploring Switzerland and writing about the places, the people, the trains and the chocolate. He’s become the accidental expat expert and in this humorous but insightful talk he’ll share some of his observations about Swiss life. From small talk to Sunday walks, he’ll show that there’s more to Switzerland than banks and skis, and reveal the true meaning of Swissness.

Diccon is a British travel writer and chocolate lover who has lived in Bern for the past 13 years. His first book, Swiss Watching, became a No1 bestseller and he has since written four more books about Switzerland.

After the talk there will be the chance to buy signed copies of Diccon’s books, and refreshments will be served.

Sep
8
Sat
Lady Muskoka Anniversary Cruise @ Bracebridge, Ontario
Sep 8 all-day
Lady Muskoka Anniversary Cruise @ Bracebridge, Ontario
This year, as we are celebrating our 100th year anniversary, join us on a special luncheon anniversary cruise on board the famous “Lady Muskoka” ship. Sail past unmatched vistas and spectacular cottage views. Following the cruise, we will visit nearby Maple Orchard Farms.
 
Price: $92 for Swiss Club Toronto members – $112 for non-members and guests.
 
Price includes full course luncheon (smoked chicken breast with BBQ sauce or grilled rainbow trout with tomato and citrus salsa), motorcoach transportation from Toronto and back, cruise, all taxes and gratuities.
 
Coach departs Agincourt Mall 8:15 am – returns 6:45 pm
York Mills/Yonge departs 9:00 am – returns 6:15 pm
Islington Subway departs 9:30 am – returns 5:45 pm
 
RSVP to Paula Rico (paulajrico@gmail.com, 416-652-9067)
Image credit: Sameer Vasta
Sep
20
Thu
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave.) for some drinks and good company. This event is open to all, and is a chance to meet and mingle with the Swiss community in Toronto.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to come. Thank you!

Sep
29
Sat
100th Anniversary Gala Dinner @ The Old Mill Hotel
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


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