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SEPTEMBER 10 Election Primer

University Women’s Club of Toronto invites UWCNY members to attend their Fundraiser – Tuesday, September 10


Join us to hear Bob Rae discuss his thoughtful and interesting perspective on election issues and the candidates/ridings to watch.

Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, event at 7:00 pm.

Admission by donation.

Proceeds to UWC (Toronto) Foundation which funds scholarships for girls entering university with financial need.

Go to this link to register:    



The University Women’s Club of North York is proud to announce that five of our members – Margaret McGovern, Louise Slemin, Barbara McNutt, Helen-Sue Gorman and Cathy Vendramin were honoured to receive the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Notable Women Award in gratitude for the role they have played in honouring and furthering CFUW’s vision.

More than one hundred awards were given to members of the Canadian Federation of University Women who have made outstanding contributions within CFUW and/or to the wider community; locally, nationally, or internationally in the fields of Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Political Engagement, Organizational Leadership, Cultural Endeavours, or Social Innovation.

As part of CFUW’s 100th Anniversary celebrations, the CFUW Notable Women attended a special reception at Government House which was hosted by the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

Also, presentations of the Notable Women Award pins and certificates were made at the CFUW Annual General Meeting 100th Anniversary Notable Women Banquet held at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 16, 2019.  This the same hotel where the official papers were signed to establish a national women’s organization named  Canadian Federation of University Women on August 25th of 1919.   And the rest is history…

See photos of the event in Members Only section.

RECAP May speaker

The speaker at our annual dinner, Jim Hayhurst, kept the audience spellbound with his story of how he climbed Mount Everest in 1988, although he had never before mountaineered. At 47 Jim was the oldest member of his team, which included his son.

His harrowing climb up the mountain included a near miss with an avalanche, his son in danger of going over a cliff, and Jim’s suffering from the ill effects of high altitude. Because of the latter he had to stop short of Everest’s peak. Nonetheless he had proved he could do “the extreme.”

The life lessons he learned led him to found a disadvantaged youth-help organization – Trails Youth Initiatives which has improved the lives of hundreds. He also wrote a book, The Right Mountain, about his experience.

with thanks to the club archivist


At the annual May dinner our speaker, Jim Hayhurst , will be selling his book “The Right Mountain – Lessons From Everest On the Real Meaning of Success” for $30 cash or cheque.


Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes Campaign

Fight Violence Against Women on May 29, 2019

Join our UWCNY Team as a walker and ask your friends and family to pledge support to end violence against women in Canada. Pledge Forms will be made available at the March general meeting.

If you prefer to “sit this one out”, please consider sponsoring one of our members on the UWCNY Team by signing their Pledge Form at the Walk A Mile table at the March and April General Meetings.

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Speaker: Jim Hayhurst  on “The Real Meaning of Success”

You can buy tickets to our Annual May Dinner at the March and April General Meetings. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 7, 2019.

For more details see the March newsletter.


Book Sale March 25, 2019 7 pm

Jill Reeve’s Favourite Book Sale

Our popular used book sale, to benefit our Scholarship Fund, will be held at
the March General Meeting. We want to sell current books, award winners,

coffee table books, books for which our members will happily spend $5.
Please bring your book donations by 6:45 pm if possible.

Books usually sell quickly so if you want to pick up a book or two for quiet
evening reading, or for your next vacation, come early. Thank you
in advance for your donations and your purchases.