Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 each year and commemorates the first landing in Australia by Captain Arthur Phillip. Most Australians consider January 26 with national pride, flying the Australian flag from businesses, homes, cars and even their babies. They attend festivals, fireworks, community and sporting events or gather for family barbecues at homes, parks or on the beach.
AWS will celebrate in our traditional way with a superb dinner, at the Albany Club, accompanied by fine wines from the cellar.
The name “Australia” was first suggested by Captain Matthew Flinders, an English navigator and surveyor. He was the first explorer to sail entirely around Australia and identify it as a continent. “Australia” means “southern” in Latin. The continent was officially christened “Australia” in 1824.
Peter Shaw, our strolling Aussie balladeer will lead us in song, including the always popular “Waltzing Matilda”. So come out and join us on the 26th as we celebrate another warm and friendly Australia Day. We start the evening at 6:30 p.m. with our traditional Aussie bubbly and Canapés.
Here’s the menu for the evening:
The Albany Club is located at 91 King Street East, Toronto, 416-364-5471. Metered parking is available and parking lots are adjacent to the Club. The King streetcar stops at the door, east of the Yonge Subway station.
Please note that we are limited to 120 seats for this event, so reserve early. Tickets are $125.00 for AWS Members and Guests, CACC Members and Guests, including all taxes and gratuities. Business suits are appropriate, with Black Tie optional and always welcomed, Ladies cocktail dresses please.
For more information please visit the AWS website.