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

CULTURAL AFFAIRS
4th Wed Time Flexible | Betsy Ives
Participants attend plays, concerts, art galleries & other cultural events plus read books to discuss in members’ homes. 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!


  

BOOK CLUBS

NEW - EVENING READING GROUP
3rd Tue 7:00 PM | Kati Akhavan
Members select a series of award winning books - both old and new - to read throughout the year. Currently on Zoom.

FOCUS ON WOMEN (FOW)
4th Tue 7:00 PM | Shirley Lucyk
Members choose books by or about women (comedians, Nobel Prize winners, etc.)

FOODIES
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Anne Anderson
A cookbook based group that explores the world on a plate. Food related outings, reviewing and sharing books and recipes, researching local products and outlets, food samplings and cultural food.

AWARD WINNERS
1st Thu 7:00 PM | Ann Brydon
Members select a series of award winning books – both old and new – to read throughout the year. Currently on Zoom.

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.

ECLECTIC READERS
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
3rd Tue 1:30 PM | Lorna Fisher
Members choose and present books. We meet at Parkwood Place (3051 Shelbourne Street). 

NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Lee Adler 
Members read a wide range of interesting books leading to lively discussions.

NON-FICTION READERS
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Elizabeth Ives
Members read a wide range of interesting books leading to lively discussions. 

RANDOM READERS
2nd Thu 1:30 PM | Nancy Belmore
No formal presentations! Readers share their love of literature exploring a wide variety of subjects and topics. 

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


 

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BRIDGE

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Flexible times | Joy McBride
A great group for Advanced beginner bridge players. Spares welcome!

SOCIAL BRIDGE
Every Fri 1:30 PM | Connie Waddell
Explore new bridge strategies & socialize with other members. Spares welcome!


Culture

EXPANDING YOUR MIND

FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
Myrtle Siebert
You will receive notice of seminars and events.


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INVESTING

INVESTORS’ FORUM
4th Thu 7:00 PM  | Ellie Jansen
A broad range of topics related to investing in order to gain an understanding of the financial markets.

SHARECROPPERS
1st Fri 10:00 AM  | Margaret Harrison
A group of ten members who pool monthly contributions to actively invest in stocks & other investments. 


NETWORKING

UPDATES ON A NEW NETWORKING GROUP WILL BE POSTED


 

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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 10:00 AM  |  Valerie MacDevitt & Noelle Clark
Enjoy 1 1/2 - 2 hour moderately paced hikes with some elevation. Members take turns leading a hike in Victoria & surrounding area. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are required. 

LIGHT HIKING 2
3rd Tue 10:00 AM - Noon (No lunch)  |  Noelle Clark
Enjoy 1 1/2 - 2 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 - E-BIKE CYCLING GROUP
If this interests you please contact Ann Brydon.


Social

SOCIAL

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

Bring wine & an appy to share. Singles & couples welcome. 

WOMEN EAT AROUND THE WORLD
1st Wed 6:00 PM  | Shirley Lucyk
Members take turns organizing dinners at ethnic restaurants around town.


 

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TRAVEL

TRAVEL TIPS
4th Tue 2:00 PM | Margaret Gibson
Members share tips, travel experiences and opportunities. 

TRAVEL TIPS II
3rd Tue 2:00 PM | Gillian Carrigan  
Members share tips, experience and opportunities while having a nice cup of tea or coffee. 


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