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 | Needs new convenor
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

SCIENCE AND NATURE READINGS
Up to three meetings per year | Meeting times to be decided | Gillian Carrigan
Non-fiction book group sharing titles and authors about science and nature.

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
3rd Wed 1:30 PM | Joan McDonald
A lively book club with good-humoured 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.

FICTION ADDICTION
4th Tue 7:00 PM  | Kati Akhavan
Members select a series of award-winning fiction.

FOCUS ON WOMEN (FOW)
1st Wed 2:00 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.

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 | Gloria Dorrance
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. 

RECOGNIZED READS
Last Wed 7:00 PM | Maria Barnes
Books selected for the club have won or have been nominated for an award.

WOMEN READING WOMEN
4th Wed 2:00 PM | LInda Allison
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

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
Ann Brydon

SOCIAL BRIDGE
Fri 1:30 PM | Connie Waddell
Two bridge groups (one table/home) have resumed meeting on Fridays. One group meets weekly and the other group twice monthly. Spares welcome!


Culture

EXPANDING YOUR MIND

CREATIVE WRITING
Contact Myrtle Siebert

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.


NETWORKING

COLLEGE & CAREERS GROUP
This is a group for you if you are in College or University or actively engaged in your career. We are presently meeting on Zoom. In the future, we will have a once-a-month pub night. If you are interested in joining this amazing group of members or want more information, please contact Larisa Hutcheson.


 

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

E-BIKE CYCLING GROUP
If this interests you please contact Ann Brydon.

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 hours light hikes with varying degrees of elevation. Members take turns leading a hike in Victoria & surrounding area. The leader will describe the hike and note whether boots and/or poles are recommended. 


Social

SOCIAL

CHEZ NOUS
4th Thu 6:00 PM | Melanie Wade
Members will meet at local French restaurants for conversation en français.

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, Pat Dunphy, to discuss the possibility of expanding or creating new groups.