AGM – Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – For members only

Join us for our annual General Meeting, a delicious dinner

and to be inspired by keynote speaker

Glynis Leyshon

former Artistic Director of The Belfry and Vancouver Playhouse

is presenting "STAGING CANADA"

Glynis also hosted By the Book on Knowledge Network.Currently she is a director of theatre and opera. Her presentation, Staging Canada, is a journey toward the evolution of a uniquely Canadian perspective in the performing arts. Using pictures and personal stories, Glynis will describe the often radical changes in Canada’s vibrant artistic scene since 1967.

Dinner must be ordered by May 11

Order forms will be available at the March and April meetings to pay the $35 fee in person or mail AGM Dinner - Menu and Reservation Form 2018 to :
Judy Stewart at 1-1632 Rockland Ave, Victoria BC V8S 1W7


Spring Fashion Show and Tea – CFUW Saanich Peninsula – May 5, 2018

CFUW Saanich Peninsula is putting on a fashion show.  Models will be from their club and will feature fashions for women of all ages.  There will even be a few grandkids modeling clothes.

The event is a fund raiser for the Moms and Mentors programme at the Individualized Learning Centre.  This programme matches young moms with women a few years older to help them continue and finish their education while caring for their babies.

The Fashion Show is at 1:30 on Saturday, May the 5th and will be at the Shoal Centre at 10030 Resthaven Drive in Sidney.  There will be an afternoon tea served as well as a silent auction.

It will be a great outing for your Neighbourhood Group!

Tickets may be purchased from Susan Lane at the April 18th General Meeting for $25 for adults and $15 for students.  Or you can pick them up at Suzanne’s and Jenny’s at Broadmead or contact Sue at 250-479-2484.  See you there; it will be lots of fun!

Speaker Series: April 18, 2018 – 7 pm


Dr. Nelson is a native of Vancouver BC. He received his B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Phil Greenberg and held faculty positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington in Seattle. In 2003, he became the founding Director of the BC Cancer Agency's Deeley Research Centre in Victoria BC. He is a Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia and a Professor of Biochemistry/Microbiology at the University of Victoria. Dr. Nelson’s lab uses genomic and molecular approaches to study the immune response to cancer, with an emphasis on ovarian cancer. As Co-Director of the BCCA’s Immunotherapy Program, he is leading a phase I clinical trials program focused on adoptive T cell therapy for gynecological cancers, leukemia, lymphoma, and other malignancies.

Dr. Nelson will discuss a new form of cancer treatment called “immunotherapy”. The goal of immunotherapy is to help the patient’s immune system recognize and attack their cancer. Several forms of immunotherapy are showing remarkable success against a variety of cancers, making this the most promising area of cancer research today.

Visit us at the Women’s Expo
March 17 & 18, 2018

This year CFUW Victoria is an Exhibitor at the Victoria Women’s Expo!

This is an incredible opportunity for our Club to gain exposure and share with the women of the South Island who we are and what we do.

We are super excited about this opportunity to ‘ROAR’ about CFUW Victoria!

Members of the CFUW Victoria Executive will be hosting the booth. Please note that CFUW Victoria is on the list of Exhibitors on the event website:

Resolutions & Vision Meeting
March 14, 2018 – 7 PM

CFUW Victoria Resolutions Meeting
March 14, 2018 (7 pm - 8 pm)

At The Citadel

This year three Resolutions were submitted to National. We will discuss and vote on the proposed Resolutions. Please click on the link below and take the time to read the three Resolutions and the backgrounders:

The Resolutions that CFUW members vote on become our policies,
so your input is very important.

Scholarship & Bursary Vision Session
March 14, 2018 (8 pm - 9 pm)

At The Citadel

In recent years we have experienced growth in our capacity to provide funds for scholarships and bursaries, due to your ongoing generosity and to the estate planning of members who have passed.

With this growth comes the opportunity to re-visit our vision for Scholarships & Bursary, and to celebrate the opportunity to continue to make a difference in the lives of young people going forward.

Join us for a ‘Wine’ and Cheese Reception, where we are going to go through a process of imagining together where we would next like to be with our Scholarships & Bursary program.

Scholarship & Bursary Lunch – February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24
11:30 Registration | 12:00 Lunch
Victoria Golf Club (1110 Beach Drive)
Come to the annual S&B Lunch!

The lunch will be held on February 24th, 2017 at the Victoria Golf Club.  This is a chance to meet and mingle with our award winners from the past year.  It is fun to talk with these young women just beginning their careers and lives.

We will not have a speaker this year.  Instead we hope to have an award winner of past years.  As well we will ask a few of the current award winners to speak of their studies and plans.

Besides enjoying a wonderful lunch, you can also help in two other ways.  You can sponsor a student by paying for her lunch.  Or you can host a student by offering to sit beside her or give her a ride to lunch.

So please join us for a fun event next year.  The reservation form for lunch is linked below.  On the form, you can also indicate if you wish to sponsor or host a student.

DEADLINE  for registration is FEBRUARY 16TH, 2018

Click here for reservation form

Speaker Series: January 17, 2018 – 7 pm

Barry Till received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and started a D. Phil at Oxford University. His studies were interrupted when he was awarded an exchange scholarship to China in 1977, where he spent three years studying and doing research work in Chinese archaeology at the University of Nanjing.  He was selected as a model student (san hao xuesheng) by the Nanjing University professors. In 1980 he worked at the Far Eastern Department of the Royal Ontario Museum and in 1981 he became Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until three months ago.  Barry has lectured on numerous museum and university tours throughout China, Mongolia, Tibet, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Japan and other parts of Asia, and speaks fluent Chinese. He has well over a hundred publications, books, catalogues and articles.

Barry will talk about what inspired him to become an Asian Art Curator and what is involved in being a Curator of Asian Art for 36 years.

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Speaker Series: October 18, 2017 – 7pm

Kate Humble graduated from UVic with a BA in History and a BFA in Theatre. She pursued graduate work at the University of Toronto and taught in the History department before pursuing a career in museums.

Having been the Visitor Experience Manager for Britain’s National Collection of Arms and Armour, the Education Curater for MMBC and Operations Manager for Craigdarroch Castle, she is now the Curator for Fort Rodd Hill National Historical Site.

The topic of the lecture is:

A new grassroots religion emerged in the 19th century, centred around contacting the dead. Hugely popular, the Spiritualist movement spread a gospel of hope, despite its psychics and manifestations of spirits being scientifically debunked. Most of the spiritualist leaders were women in a male-dominated society, and this talk will explore their extraordinary contributions to religion, faith and even politics.