Announcements & Reminders
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We thank all our members and your guests who continue to support the Branch with your patronage during this unprecedented and ever-changing time.
2022 Membership Card Stickers are now available at the bar. Dues remain at $65.00 payable by December 31, 2021. Dues may be paid by mail, in person or online.
A HUGE THANK YOU –
The Lounge/Kitchen would like to thank the following volunteers for offering their time and help during the months of March & April:
- Nabyl Merbouh
- Bernard Gromack
- Bonnie Mackenzie
- Joan Pritchard
- Robin Montcalm (Guest)
- Diana Rutledge
- James Fletcher
A stellar job by all!
Your help is greatly appreciated – THANK YOU!!
What's happening at the Billy/Kerrisdale?
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All members and guests are invited
to this presentation at the branch.
Free of Charge
Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 7:00 pm
The Chemistry of Life with
Dr. Nabyl Merbouh, PhD
Which Scientists Study The Chemistry Of Life?
Organic Chemists, that’s who!
Organic chemists are modern-day alchemists hiding in a laboratory among elixirs, alembics and concoctions. Give them a bit of coal, a little air and some fire, and they can make you beautiful molecules. From the accidental discovery of synthetic dyes and sweeteners to the mass production of antibiotics and biodegradable polymers, organic chemists are continually changing the word around us. We’ll learn about the daily life of a chemist and how curiosity and passion are an integral part of their laboratory work.
Nabyl Merbouh, PhD, has taught organic chemistry for over 15 years at Simon Fraser University where he is a teaching Professor. He is the recipient of the SFU Excellence in Teaching award as well as the SFU Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching award. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed research papers in the area of organic synthetic chemistry and chemical education.
Here’s an interesting teaser:
What do the Foxglove flower and van Gogh have in common?
After admission to the asylum at Saint-Rémy in 1889, van Gogh physician, Dr Paul-Ferdinand Gachet, prescribed him digitalis, which is why medical historiography strongly supports the hypothesis of van Gogh having suffered from digitalis-induced xanthopsia.
Once a week “Happenings”
March, 2022 – We’ve made some changes to our Dinner Service. We’re adopting some of the same processes we had pre-pandemic. Click here to read the full list of procedures.
Branch Signature Dinner
Our spin on an iconic tradition
Menu Saturday May 14th, 2022
Roast Beef (DF, GF)
with classic Gravy (DF, GF)
& Horseradish sauce (GF, V)
Yorkshire Pudding (V)
Broccoli, carrot, red & yellow pepper salad with miso maple vinaigrette*
(DF, GF, V)
*Sub GF red wine vinaigrette on reservation request by Friday
Baked potato with optional butter, sour cream, scallion
(DF, GF, V, DF without butter or sour cream)
Dessert: A delectable Surprise! (V)
*GF/DF Sorbet available on request
Meals are prepared with limited servings. Reservations being taken on a first come, first served basis. We’re guaranteed to sell out fast.
Reservations for Dinner must be made by 9:00 pm the Thursday prior to Saturday.
Call us at 604-738-4142 during branch operating hours to place your meal and table/seats reservation.
$25.00 per plate/person* OR
2 Dinners and a bottle of wine $69.00 OR
2 Dinners and a jug of beer $64.00 OR
2 Dinners and a 1/2 carafe of wine $65.00
*Special Meal orders based on standard weekly menu will incur additional charges
– no meatless option/child’s plate