• 79th Annual Dinner
     January 19, 2018
     5:30 pm - 11:55 pm

DATE: Friday January 19, 2018
PLACE: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Canadian Room
TIME: 7:00 pm
TICKETS: $170.00 prior to December 22, 2017 (HST included) OR
$180.00 after December 22, 2017 (HST included)
GUEST SPEAKER: Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, CMM, CD – Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

The “Gangway” cash bar, located in “The Ontario Room” will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Members and Guests are to be seated in the Canadian Room by 6:45 p.m. to receive Head Table Guests, the Silver Oar of the Admiralty and the Service Ensigns.

Hotel Rooms/Stay Over:

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel has established a special room rate for Marine Club members and guests wishing to stay at the hotel. The cost is $205.00 per night, single or double occupancy. Please call the reservation desk at 1-800-663-7229 or book your reservation through this website and identify yourself as a Marine Club Member: https://aws.passkey.com/go/mc2018

Please note that this room rate is only guaranteed for bookings made up to and including December 26, 2017. Book now to confirm your room(s).

Reservations booked with the hotel prior to December 11, 2017 will be eligible for an early bird prize: a weekend for two at the hotel.

Note that enrolling in the Fairmont President’s Club entitles you to complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay, for more information please visit: https://www.fairmont.com/fpc/

Note that all elevators in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel now require a room key to operate, this will include obtaining access to the hospitality suites, please ensure you bring your room key with you.


A ticket order form is enclosed. All tables are set for ten (10) people. All ticket requests must include a ticket order form and a cheque made payable to “The Marine Club”.

Tickets ordered and paid for prior to December 22, 2017 will be $170.00 each. After that date a $10.00 surcharge will apply.

Members are encouraged to submit their ticket requests prior to December 22, 2017 as the table(s) will be assigned immediately thereafter. Tickets and table assignments after December 22nd will be subject to remaining availability.

Requests for tickets will not be accepted by telephone and tickets are not available at the door. Ticket refunds will not be granted after December 29, 2017.

Notice to Members of nomination committee also attached.

PLEASE NOTE: The Marine Club will no longer be mailing out paper tickets for the Annual Dinner. Table assignments will be communicated by email and as such, an email address for all ticket purchases is required. Table assignments will also be posted at the entrance to the Canadian Room.

Wine orders and Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Food Allergies:

Please note that if you or your guests have a food allergy requiring a special meal, contact Carole Milic, Catering Manager, Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 416-860-4541 or by carole.milic@fairmont.com

The majority of the event’s proceeds will be contributed to The Marine Club’s “Good Works Program”.

Ticket Order forms (see attachment below) to be returned to:

Oliver Hiltebrand Walter Hiltebrand Marine Services Ltd.

RR#2, 2235 Highway 20 East,

Unit # 27 & 28 Welland ON L3B 5N5

Canada Phone: (905) 892-8142
Fax: (905) 892-3858
Email: mail@whms.ca

Please see the attached ticket order form, and 2018 Marine Club Wine List order form.


The Nominating Committee of the Marine Club has recommended to the President that the following members be nominated as officers for the year 2017-2018


  •             President: Gabrielle Ross
  •             First Vice-President: Oliver Hiltebrand
  •             Second Vice-President: Todd Jeffery

The Nominating Committee further recommended the following individual be nominated as First Year Directors:

Gina Delle Rose-Ash

Respectfully submitted

Kenneth A. Souter

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