March 18, 2020
Dear Affiliate Club Members,
This morning the General Committee and Management convened a meeting and after careful
consideration made the difficult decision to close The Union Club of British Columbia, effective March 17, 2020 at 6 p.m. until April 30, 2020.
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our members, staff and guests. While we are not aware of any presumptive or known cases of COVID-19 among members or staff, we feel this is the responsible position to take.
The protection of our members and staff plus the sustainability of the Club itself are foremost
considerations during our review of the situation to date.
There will be a small rotating staff on site including Front Desk, the Management Team and Maintenance. During the next few weeks, staff will also thoroughly clean and sanitize the Club.
As well, Senior Management are working with staff regarding temporary layoffs. We
recognize the importance of retaining staff and look forward to recalling them as soon as the Club can re-open.
We have a small number of current room guests who are being notified of the closure. Bookings for April are not being accepted.
The Special General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26 will be postponed with a date to be announced once the current situation has stabilized. We will have further updates on the kitchen project as information becomes available.
As the health crisis continues to evolve, the General Committee and Management will continue to monitor and assess developments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will communicate further updates and information via email and the Member Central page of our website.
We are in unknown territory. Many of us are making changes or sacrifices that we may not want to make but are needed for the greater good. It is also important to remember that the Union Club has made it through challenges over its 140-year history, and we will also get through this one together.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. David Hammonds, General Manager at:
Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult and unique time.
Grace Van den Brink