The Activity and Interest Groups are a benefit of CFUW membership.

This is a wonderful way for our members to network, have fun and support each other! Many groups remain small so they can be accommodated in people’s homes. Some groups are very popular and we will work with members to establish new groups as needed.

You can also see the schedule for most of our Activity Groups on the Calendar.

 


ARTS & CULTURE

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As arranged - monthly  | Sonja Ruffell
We gather once a month to view art in local galleries as selected by participants.
Date & time arranged by the group followed by coffee. New members welcome!

AT THE GALLERY
4th Wed 1:30 PM  | Sylvia Camp
Meet at the Victoria Art Gallery with a docent who leads us through new & permanent exhibits. AGGV membership recommended. New members welcome!

CREATIVE WRITERS (joint group with Saanich Peninsula Club)
2nd Thu 10:00 AM | Myrtle Siebert
Members share their writing in a supportive atmosphere. Information is distributed on writing courses, events & resources. New members welcome!

CULTURAL AFFAIRS
4th Wed Time Flexible | Renee McGilly  & Yvonne Dixon
Participants attend plays, concerts, art galleries & other cultural events plus read books to discuss in members’ homes. New members welcome!

FRONT ROW CENTRE
Times flexible | Noelle Clark
Enjoy arts & cultural events with others on a spontaneous basis. Events are emailed to the group & individuals purchase their own tickets. New members welcome!

JAZZ FRIENDS
Times are flexible | Myrtle Siebert & Donna Duffy
A group of jazz lovers attend local clubs & festivals together to enjoy jazz & learn more about Victoria’s jazz scene. New members welcome!

REEL CULTURE
Every Fri evening | Marjie Welchframe
Movie fans meet for theatre or home movies followed by coffee & conversation to analyze & critique the film. Our annual potluck in February is a chance to watch the Academy Awards ceremony together and cheer for your favourite films. New members welcome!


 

BOOK CLUBS

AWARD WINNERS
1st Thu 7:30 PM | Anne Brydon
Members select a series of award winning books – both old and new - to read  throughout the year. Popular group - may start a second group!

THE DURABLES BOOK CLUB
4th Wed 1:30 PM | Pat Dirks
A lively book club with good-humored discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction. Popular group – see other book groups with similar interests!

ECLECTIC READERS
2nd Tue 1:30 PM  | Genie Wright
Enjoy lively discussions on books of assorted genre. Monthly meetings are held in members’ homes. Popular Group - see other book groups with similar interests!

MIDDLEMARCH ON MONDAYS
3rd Mon 1:30 AM | Magdelena Vanderkamp 

Meet for close-reading of a section of Middlemarch; share insights and favourite quotes over tea and scones.   New members welcome!

EVEN MORE MYSTERIES BOOK CLUB
4th Tue 1:30 PM | Beatrice Baker

We meet for lively discussion on who dunnit and enjoy discovering new authors.   New members welcome!

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
2nd Tue 1:30 PM | Carole Voss
Lively discussions follow the reading of mystery novels. Books are traded & tips on good books are exchanged. Popular group – see More Mysteries!

MORE MYSTERIES
1st Tue 1:30 PM | Kelly Slade
Members take a turn recommending mystery books to read & discuss. Great way to discover new authors. New members welcome!

NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Gloria Dorrence
This group reads a variety of non-fiction books. Lots of great authors & exciting topics. Popular group – see Non-fiction Readers!

NON-FICTION READERS
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Elizabeth Ives
Explore the world of non-fiction! Members suggest books of interest. New members welcome!

RANDOM READERS
2nd Thu 1:30 PM | Nancy Belmore
No formal preparation! These avid readers share their love of literature exploring books that cover a wide variety of topics & ideas. New members welcome!

READ & RAP
4th Thu 7:30 PM | Linda Allison
An eclectic group devoted to writings by or about women: those accomplished, neglected, eccentric or even rebellious of any century. New members welcome!


 

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BRIDGE

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Flexible times | Joy McBride
A great group for advanced beginner Bridge players. Come and challenge your developing bridge skills. Spares welcome!

BEGINNERS BRIDGE
Mon 1:30 AM | Louise Costello

MARATHON BRIDGE
Flexible times |  Sheila Sheldon Collyer
This is a fun & friendly bridge group & a great way to meet other CFUW members Some knowledge of Bridge required. New members welcome!

SOCIAL BRIDGE
Fri 1:30 PM | Connie Wadell
Explore new bridge strategies & socialize with other members. Great opportunity to challenge your skills. Spares are welcome! Popular group – may start a second group!


Culture

EXPANDING YOUR MIND

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Ad hoc | Jacquie Shoffner
Curiosity, research & informal presentations are shared on furniture, glassware, silver, art, and architecture. We do not appraise items. New members welcome!

DÉJEUNER FRANÇAIS
4th Mon 12:30 PM | Christiane Brunk
Members meet at different restaurants for French conversation. Bienvenue toute le gang! New members & all levels welcome!

GENEALOGY GROUP (with Saanich Peninsula Club)
2nd Wed 1:30 PM | Cleo Whiting
Bring your own facts, information & learn more through guided research. This is a joint group with Saanich Peninsula Club. New members welcome!

HABLO ESPAÑOL 
3rd Mon 2:00 PM 
A wonderful way to improve your Spanish over coffee! Members meet in a variety of venues to practice conversational Spanish. New members welcome! Ole!!

HERITAGE VICTORIA
1st Fri 1:30 PM | Janis Wheatley
We meet at sites of historical significance in the area, or in a home with a speaker who is familiar with some aspect of Victoria’s history. New members welcome!


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INVESTING

INVESTORS’ FORUM
4th Thu 7:00 PM  | Ellie Jansen
Meet to discuss a broad range of topics related to investing in order to gain an understanding of the financial markets. New members welcome!

SHARECROPPERS
1st Fri 10:00 AM  |  Elizabeth Milton
A group of ten members who pool monthly contributions to actively invest in stocks & other investments. Popular group – see Coordinators.


NETWORKING

AFTER 5 NETWORK (A5N)
3rd Tue 7:00 PM  | Karoline Roessler
The A5N offers the opportunity for working members to network, mentor, socialize and have fun in a progressive, supportive environment. The group also undertakes special projects to contribute to the advancement of CFUW Victoria such as club communications and fundraising.


 

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

FLORA & FAUNA HIKING GROUP
2nd Thu 8:30 AM  | Jules Thomson
Hiking in the local hills with special attention to the flora and fauna. Hiking boots and experience required.

LIGHT HIKING
1st Tue 9:00 AM  |  Valerie MacDevitt
Enjoy 2-3 hour moderately paced hikes with some elevation. Members take turns leading a hike in Victoria & surrounding area. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are required. New members welcome!

MODERATE HIKING
3rd Tue 9:00 AM  | Noelle Clark
This ‘rain or shine’ hiking group of meets for 2-3 hour local hikes with elevations of 4-600 M. Steady paced hike with beautiful vistas. Hiking boots & reasonable fitness are required. New members welcome!

WALKABOUT 
2nd Tue 10:00 | Anne McCrone
This is a new group. The walk is approximately an hour long on even terrain exploring Victoria. New members welcome.


Social

SOCIAL

WINE & APPY FUN NIGHT
3rd Sat 7:30-9:30 PM  | Sue Powell & Ellen Van Leyenhorst

Bring wine & your favorite appetizer to share in a fun evening. Singles & couples welcome. New members welcome!

WOMEN EAT AROUND THE WORLD
1st Wed 6:30 PM  | Shirley Lucyk
WEATW meets for dinner at various ethnic restaurants. Popular group; may start a second group!


 

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TRAVEL

TRAVEL TIPS
4th Tue 2:00 PM | Ellen Van Leyenhorst & Margaret Patrick
Share travel tips and experiences about travel opportunities and sources of information. Popular group – see Travel Tips II.

TRAVEL TIPS II
3rd Tue 2:00 PM | Anne McCrone
We meet to share tips, websites and experiences of our individual travels. New members welcome!


Contact the Activity & Interest Group Coordinator, Susan Spooner, to discuss the possibility of expanding or creating new groups.