Toronto: AWS Australia Day Dinner

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 CanapeĢs.

Here’s the menu for the evening:

Australia Day Dinner Menu
Crispy Fried Prawns with Sweet Chili Dip Venison & Pork Pie
Smoked Barramundi Tartlet
Served with Assortment of Aussie Sparkling Wines

First Course
Roast Root Vegetable Puree & Herb Foam
Served with 2014 Haycutters Shingleback Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Second Course
Beetroot, Riverina Feta Cheese, Walnut & Mint Salad in Lemon Myrtle Dressing
Served with the Haycutters Shingleback

Third Course
Shiraz Braised Wiltidam Australian Lamb Shanks, Garlic Smashed Potatoes With Seasonal Vegetable Bundles
Served with 2004 Yalumba Barossa Shiraz
Roast Angus Beef Striploin with Grainy Mustard Crust and Horseradish Jus Wattleseed Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable Bundles
Served with 2004 Rocky Gully Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon
Dessert Course
Classic Aussie Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce
Coffee and Tea

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.

Or download Registration Form here and mail to AWS, c/o Bernard Nottage, 71 Old Mill Road, Suite 310, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G9, or click here to reserve online.

For more information please visit the AWS website.

Group(s): Advance


Tue, Jan. 26, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) America/Toronto


The Albany Club
91 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario