Frequently Asked Questions
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questions about the club and membership details.
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When is the new Edmonton City Club projected to open?
We are holding a pre-opening membership drive currently to generate awareness for the Club and to gauge the interest of prospective members. The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has led to us extending the membership drive until further notice. We expect to open the Club in late 2021 based on completing a successful membership drive and the lifting or lessening of social distancing restrictions related to the pandemic.
What is the relationship between the Edmonton Petroleum Club and the Edmonton City Club? Does the new Club have the financial security to get a new location open?
The Edmonton Petroleum Club sold its building and suspended its operations in 2018. The new Edmonton City Club has picked up where the Petroleum Club left off and represents a modern and updated take on a club concept, and thus the new name. The new club benefits from its legacy club and has a strong financial position due to the building sale.
Where will the new Club be located? Will it be connected to the Pedway system? Can you detail some of the locations you have looked at?
The Board focused its site selection work in the downtown city centre. Locations considered have access to the Pedway system. The locations we are seeking are all centrally located and represent a new direction and new feel for the club. Locations under consideration are in the zone bounded by Jasper Avenue on the south, 103 Avenue on the north, 100 Street on the east and 102 Street on the west. We’re confident that one of the sites in this region will be amenable to negotiating a long-term lease for the Club.
How will the new Club meet the needs of today’s business reality and environment?
The new Club is being designed with a dedicated emphasis on the business and lifestyle needs of today’s modern working professional. We have also begun to reconsider how the Club will look and will operate in light of the social distancing measures expected to occur or be required due to the pandemic. Our ability to build in new processes and integrate physical distancing requirements into the Club at the outset of our operations will be an important step for us and can ensure we deliver a safe and secure environment to our members.
Who is the Club targeting in terms of members?
The new Club will be a destination of choice for Edmonton working professionals for dining, meeting, networking and socializing with their peers, family and friends.
What type of cuisine is being planned for the Club?
The club will offer first-in-class facilities, including exciting culinary experiences delivered by a professional team skilled in providing personal service. We expect to attract top-quality staff who will determine the culinary direction based on input from members. We plan for members to pay a quarterly minimum for food and beverage service due to the focus we are putting on this aspect of the Club
What type of events will the Club host?
We will offer first-in-class facilities and services, including networking activities, social events and family gatherings delivered by a professional team and tailored to the needs of the membership. Events will be developed and held to respect all social distancing measures required due to the pandemic.
Will there be a focus on networking for members? Can members do business at the Club? Will there be meeting space?
Networking will be an important aspect of the club. We appreciate that members will want the ability to meet and connect with others so we will develop opportunities to do so. Additionally, we expect members to “bring their work” to the club so we will be offering a business centre as well as functional meeting space. We certainly appreciate that enabling this type of networking in light of the pandemic will require some new thinking and likely new ways of holding such events or offering such services.
For this pre-opening membership drive, what are the pricing options available?
There are various options available. For new members, we are providing a 50% discount on the entrance fee during the pre-opening membership drive so it is $750. There is also special pricing for members at select ages (such as for Intermediates and for Seniors over 65 years of age) as well as for those who may live outside Edmonton. And of course we are looking forward to welcoming past Petroleum Club members to the new club and have special pricing for their entrance fee.
What is your target number of memberships you need before you can move forward?
This pre-opening membership drive is about generating awareness for our new Club and gauging interest by prospective members. We have some internal membership targets we are expecting to reach so we can move forward swiftly and confidently to establish our new location, hire our staff and begin to operate the club.
Is there any risk to the pre-opening membership drive? If I choose to leave the club prior to its opening, what are the options?
We have a no-risk guarantee during this membership drive. We will collect entrance fees and hold them in trust until we have reached our Membership commitment level.
Does the Club have reciprocal privileges at other select private clubs?
Yes, just as the Edmonton Petroleum Club had reciprocal privileges with other Clubs, we will maintain those relationships and, in some cases, expand upon them.
Are family members included in a membership?
Absolutely. Each membership includes the primary member as well as the member’s spouse or partner. Moreover, the club will provide opportunities for family connections and provide certain activities for the extended family. All activities will respect social distancing requirements so the safety of your family members is assured.
When does the pre-opening introductory pricing end?
The pre-opening membership drive has been extended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. We are suggesting Edmontonians interested in a membership can make their entrance fee payment now or contact us directly for more details.
Where can I get more details about the membership options and prices?
We have details on the membership options available on our website at www.edmontoncityclub.com or you can contact our Membership Director, Teresa Stange at email@example.com.
If I want to talk to someone about a membership, is there a club representative I can speak with?
Please call our Membership Director, Teresa Stange at 780-474-3411 and she can review membership details with you or connect you with one of our Board members for further discussion.