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
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 a short piece of their writing - 2 page max - unless alternatively arranged. Supportive feedback encouraged. Information on resources, events, and courses for writers is available.
4th Wed Time Flexible | Karen Edwards
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 | Jules Thomson
Enjoy arts & cultural events with others on a spontaneous basis. Events are emailed to the group & individuals purchase their own tickets. New members welcome!
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!
Every Fri evening | Marjie Welchframe
We meet weekly for a movie at a local theater throughout the year. Coffee afterwards. Annual Academy Awards potluck. Please join us if cinema interests you. New members welcome!
THE COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Bea Baker
Share your favourite cookbook or a brand new one. Review it: Did you learn something new about food or cooking? Do the photos make you drool? Are the recipes Mom's kitchen or Julia Child's? Is it all-purpose or used once a year? New members welcome.
1st Thu 7:30 PM | Ann Brydon
Members select a series of award winning books – both old and new - to read throughout the year.
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!
2nd Tue 1:30 PM | Genie Wright
Enjoy lively discussions on books of assorted genres.
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.
MYSTERIES & MORE
1st Tue 1:30 PM | Lorna Fisher
Members take turns recommending mystery books to read & discuss. Great way to discover new authors. We meet at a place that offers wheel chair access. New members welcome!
EVEN MORE MYSTERIES
4th Tue 1:30 PM | Beatrice Baker
We meet for lively discussion on who dunnit and enjoy discovering new authors. New members welcome!
NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Valerie MacDevitt
This group reads a variety of non-fiction books. Lots of great authors & exciting topics. Popular group – see Non-fiction Readers!
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Elizabeth Ives
Explore the world of non-fiction! Members read a wide range of interesting books leading to lively discussions.
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 | Alton Cole
An eclectic group devoted to writings by or about women: those accomplished, neglected, eccentric or even rebellious of any century. New members welcome!
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!
Flexible times | Sheila Sheldon Collyer
This is a fun & friendly bridge group. Some knowledge of bridge required. New members welcome! Well suited to members who travel as game times are flexible.
Every Fri 1:30 PM | Connie Waddell
Explore new bridge strategies & socialize with other members. Great opportunity to improve your skills. Play year round. Spares welcome!
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!
4th Mon 12:30 PM | Sona Mapstone
Members meet at different restaurants for French conversation. New members and all levels of French speakers 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!
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!
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!
1st Fri 10:00 AM | Elizabeth Milton
A group of ten members who pool monthly contributions to actively invest in stocks & other investments.
AFTER 5 NETWORK (A5N)
4th 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.
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.
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!
3rd Tue 9:00 AM | Noelle Clark
This ‘rain or shine’ hiking group of meets for 2-3 hour local hikes with elevations of 250 - 500 M. Please bring lunch. Steady paced hikes with beautiful vistas. Hiking boots & reasonable fitness are required. New members welcome!
2nd Tue 10:00 | Anne McCrone
The walk is approximately an hour long on even terrain exploring Victoria. New members welcome.
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.
4th Tue 2:00 PM | Sue Moore & Donna Duffy
Members share tips, travel experiences and opportunities.
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, Allison Nelson-Bruce, to discuss the possibility of expanding or creating new groups.