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Recap – May Speaker and Annual Dinner

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club   141 Wilson Ave (at Avenue Rd.)
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018   Time: 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Peter Kaellgren  Curator Emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum
TOPIC:   Ontario’s Native Orchids 

 

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Dr. Peter Kaellgren

Our May speaker was Dr. Peter Kaellgren, who has become an expert on orchids since his retirement from the Royal Ontario Museum in 2009. His travels in search of orchids have taken him all over Ontario, where most of Canada’s 77 native orchids are located.

Peter illustrated his talk with a slide show and explained how some of them came by their names. There are laws against poaching orchids, and he warned us that there is a fine up to a $25,000 and possible jail time for breaking that law.

With thanks to the club Archivist.

Peter Kaellgren served as a curator in the European Department at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, from 1972 until the end of 2009.   He worked on ceramics, glass, furniture, design graphics, metalwork, and particularly silver.   Dr. Kaellgren received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1987.  He has lectured widely and taught courses on the history of European ceramics and glass for the University of Toronto.   His articles have appeared in scholarly journals and popular publications.   He is a member of the American Ceramic Circle, the Glass Circle, the National American Glass Club, the Silver Society (England) and a founding member of the Silver Society of Canada.   Upon his retirement in 2009, he was granted Curator Emeritus by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Read more here. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/peter-kaellgren and https://soos.ca/wordpress/

 

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes

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Wednesday, May 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

Join the UWCNY Team in the White Ribbon Campaign’s 4th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser. Support White Ribbon’s primary prevention program in its work to end violence against women, and promote gender equality, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

You could also consider sponsoring one of your friends on the UWCNY Team. Click here.

For more info visit www.whiteribbon.ca

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.

 

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.

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.