Hello Fall and the 2018 Macnamara Banquet (NOV. 5 update-all tickets have been sold)

Get ready to gaze in awe…

and howl with laughter…


at the sure-to-be fabulous tales and images featured by our own natural wonder Macnamara Club president Michael Runtz in “Algonquin Wild.”

“My presentation Algonquin Wild is a visual exploration of the changes in Algonquin Park’s flora and fauna through the course of a year,” Runtz notes. “Highlights include elusive orchids and carnivorous plants, and little-known snow insects in addition to the more famous large animals such as wolves and moose.”

Buy your tickets early

Our well-known naturalist, nature photographer and natural history author will be delivering this new presentation at the 2018 Macnamara Club banquet on November 10. Based on the positive feedback the executive received about the quality of last year’s banquet venue and buffet we are returning to the Sand Point Golf Club. We are also bringing back our silent auction.

You’ll miss the fun if you don’t have a ticket! As members of the public are also invited to attend, club members are encouraged to buy their tickets early.

Tickets will not be available at the door. The ticket price of $40 per person applies up to midnight, November 7 and payment MUST be RECEIVED by the Club by that date. Tickets for children 11 and under are available at a special price of $20.

Come prepared to buy your tickets at the October 2 meeting or buy them in person at the Arnprior Library or purchase them online. Tickets will also be available at the November 6 meeting if not sold out by that date.

Banquet details

The banquet will be held on Saturday, November 10, at Sand Point Golf Club, 38 Golf Club Road, Braeside.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and dinner is at 6:00 p.m.

The menu will include: Oven Roasted Chicken with Mediterranean Tomato Sauce & Lemon Parmesan Cream Sauce; Roasted New Potatoes in Chive Butter; Vegetarian Lasagna; Salad Bar: Caesar Salad, Green Salad, Coleslaw; Rolls and Biscuits with Butter; Sweets Bar: Country Style Apple Peach Crisp and Warm Caramel Coffee Cake; Coffee and Tea

The evening will also feature the return of our silent auction with a wide range of appealing items. Have you canvassed your service providers for items or services? Do you have a service or item to donate? A weekend at a cottage, perhaps? They don’t have to be nature-related. All donors will be acknowledged.

How you can buy tickets

The ticket price, at $40 per person, is all inclusive. Payment must be received by the Club by November 7. Tickets for children 11 and under are available at a special price of $20. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or PayPal account;

After your purchase: your tickets will be waiting for you at the banquet or if you wish to make other arrangements, please contact banquet organizer Judy Seligy at 613-832-4287 or by email at tickets@mfnc.ca

Seligy is also your contact if you have any donations for the silent auction or items that would make good door prizes.

All net proceeds from the banquet will go toward the club’s operating expenses, which include the maintenance of the Macnamara Trail. Help us to continue offering great monthly meetings with expert speakers, year-round field trips and special projects and activities.