University Women’s Club of North York members participated in the Walk a Mile in her Shoes Campaign on May 31, 2017 and raised over $2000. A great cause.
Our Club accepted the 2016/2017 CFUW Ontario Council Advocacy Award for participation in: Universal Pharmacare Resolution, Equal Pay Day Rally, Bill C-242, writing letters to MP’s and Early Learning and Child Care and its partnership with Toronto clubs to fight Toronto City Hall’s proposed cuts to childcare. Kudos go to our Status of Women and Human Rights Group for their fine leadership. We were one of four clubs throughout Ontario to receive the Advocacy Award.
Arts Around Toronto group visited Making Peace, an International Outdoor Photo Exhibit that aims to educate the public about the five key elements necessary to built sustainable peace.
RECAP Living Titanic
Our May speaker, musician and storyteller Rosalee Peppard, drew us into the mesmerizing saga of Halifax’s Hilda Mary Slayter, Atlantic Canada’s only survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster. Club members were enthralled as they heard Hilda’s story, based largely on Hilda’s journal of her life. Rosalee relayed this interesting piece of history with speech and songs while dressed in period costume.