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 their writing in a supportive atmosphere. Information is distributed on writing courses, events & resources. New members welcome!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
1st Wed 1:30 PM | Elizabeth Ives
Explore the world of non-fiction! Members suggest books of interest. New members welcome!
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!
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!
Mon 1:30 AM | Louise Costello
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!
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!
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 | 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!
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!!
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. Popular group – see Coordinators.
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.
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 4-600 M. Steady paced hike with beautiful vistas. Hiking boots & reasonable fitness are required. New members welcome!
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.
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!
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.