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The University of Winnipeg Club


The Club's comfortable lounge.The University of Winnipeg Club, located on the fourth floor of historic Wesley Hall, provides a pleasant and relaxed ambience for lunches, meeting colleagues, or special events. Club members are as diverse as the University community itself, and the privilege of membership is also extended to accommodate anyone who is associated with the University. The Club is perfect for entertaining friends, family and colleagues. 

The University of Winnipeg Club offers members a variety of venues for dining and conversation. The Club facilities include a relaxed dining room, a lounge with comfy sofas, a cozy licensed pub, and a private meeting room. Whether you want to relax with colleagues, resolve an issue over lunch, or just sip coffee from a real mug, make the Club a part of your life. Then end the roughest of weeks on a positive note with the collegiality of Friday afternoon beverages, and conversation with people from across the university. 

The Drache Board Room – is ideal for luncheon meetings, and the Club’s art collection offers aesthetic satisfaction.

Dining Room – Located in one of the Wesley Hall “turrets,” the Dining Room offers a formal but unpretentious dining atmosphere.

The Pub – Designed by David Hewlett with an ‘Olde English’ décor, the pub provides a quiet venue for coffee, licensed drinks, or lunch, and is the center of Friday afternoon conviviality.

Lounge – Adjacent to the Dining Room, the Club Lounge features leather sofas and is a perfect place to relax with friends and beverages, or to hold small receptions.

Authors’ Display – The Club Book Collection contains 185 books authored by 98 Club Members. Members are encouraged to donate one or more of their books to this impressive collection. Such gifts are put on  permanent public display, are added to our ongoing inventory, and the names of new donors are added to our Authors' wall plaques.

Art Collection – The Club has a small permanent collection of paintings by Murray Boyko, Jonina Cadoreth, Angele Gagnon, Deryk Houston, Kenneth Hamilton and Tony Tascona.  Additional pieces from the university’s general collection are also displayed in the Club.

The Corner Library  Tucked around the corner from the television in the Pub, is a nook of quiet opportunity to peruse a book, borrow a book, or own the book and replace it with one of similar quality. Working on the honour system, the Club's Corner Library is yearly refreshed courtesy of The Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library.

We are pleased to inform you that over fifty new books have been added to the collection, and we would also thank our club members for adhering so respectfully to the "honour system". The variety of books replaced in lieu of books removed has both kept and augmented the quality of all our reading or browsing experiences.
 
On behalf of the "Friends" we also remind you that the annual Fall sale takes place a bit earlier this year: Saturday, October 15th from 10 - 5 and half-price Sunday from 11 - 3; the location remains the same, however: Grant Park High School GYM (450 Nathaniel at Grant). Happy Reading!

Club Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Special Bookings 
Special events outside regular hours, including evenings and weekends, may be booked with the Club operator. Members pay no rental fee.

House Rules [PDF]