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100th Anniversary Video

The CFUW is looking for clubs to submit any media or links to videos of their clubs in action in their community from the last 3 years. Do you have footage from a club event? Were you featured in your local news? Was someone from your club interviewed? Please send it to Jenna Smith at cfuwgen@rogers.com by May 7th.

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place: Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, 141 Wilson Ave (at Avenue Rd.)

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Speaker: To be announced

Buy your tickets ($60 each) at the April General Meeting or by mail. Check the March or April newsletter for further instructions. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 15, 2018.

Get Scarved!

CFUW 100th Anniversary Campaign – SCARVED!

To celebrate CFUW’s 100th anniversary CFUW is encouraging members to place a CFUW Anniversary scarf around all the monuments of women in Canada.

Please take a picture and submit it to cfuwgen@rogers.com with the word “Scarved” in the subject box. Please include the name of the monument and the city.
The photos will be included in a display (a slide/video show for the celebrations). Deadline February 1, 2019.

 

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:30 p.m.
  • Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
  • Speaker: To be announced
  • Buy tickets ($60 each) at the April General Meeting or by mail; see March newsletter for details. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 15, 2018.

RECAP March Speaker

Club members were spellbound as our March speaker, esteemed longtime editor and publisher turned memoirist and performer, Douglas Gibson, recounted stories of Canada’s greatest storytellers since Confederation. His speech was enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation complete with caricatures of the authors and music linked to the various eras.

With thanks to our club Archivist

 

Gun Control

In our recent club survey a number of members expressed interest in Gun Control as an issue that they wanted to learn more about. A new federal gun control bill is expected soon. Read more here.

 

Annual Book Sale – March 26

 

Our book sale will be at the March general meeting; the sale is from 7:00 – 7:30 pm and after the meeting.

If you have books to donate, please bring them at 6:45 pm.
We’d like recent (less than 5 or 6 years old), gently used books.
We accept fiction or non-fiction, hardcover or paperback.

We sell them at $5 each so they must be in good shape. Cash sales only.

Proceeds go to the UWCNY Scholarship Fund.

RECAP February Speaker

Our February speaker was Lindsay Michael, co-host and senior producer of CBC Radio One’s four-year-old “Podcast Playlist,” which curates the best of podcasting. Lindsay is a past recipient of two CFUW Charlottetown scholarships and has fifteen years’ experience in public broadcasting. She  took us through podcasting’s history dating back to the 1980s and also informed us that podcasting can be any length, is easy to make by anyone and needs no government regulation.

With thanks to our club Archivist.

CBC podcasts cover so many interesting topics. Have a listen here.

 

CineFAM – Women of Colour Creators

MARCH 2, 2018 –  With the rise of #MeToo and #TimesUp, women around the world are more powerful than ever.  This March, CaribbeanTales International Film Festival launches CineFAM 2018, our initiative recognising women of colour creators in film. Throughout this month, we will showcase female voices and talent.

#Femalefilmmakerfriday is not enough. Let’s make it female filmmaker EVERYDAY.
Join us this month as we celebrate the powerful creativity of women of color  and the core attributes that make us strong, capable and ready to take the throne.

Read more here

REDress Project – York University

The REDress Project uses red dresses to draw attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Canada. Using donated red dresses, Metis artist Jaime Black  has created an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirited persons.

The REDress Project is part of a week of special events running from March 5 to 9. Find out more here.