NV – Programs

North Vancouver
NOTE  : Due to COVID -19 all CFUW North Vancouver meetings will be held virtually  are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. 

Prospective members and guests welcome at meetings (occasional exceptions will be noted in programme notes). For further information email: Cfuw.nv2@gmail.com 

North Vancouver CFUW 2020

MEMBERS MONTHLY GUIDE

 
 
 
 

CFUW NORTH VANCOUVER 2020-2021

 
 

MEMBERS MONTHLY GUIDE

 
 
 
 

Meeting Venues

 
 

Meeting Calendar:  The Year at a Glance

 
 

All meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the months listed: Details and venues will be announced monthly.  Meetings until further notice will be virtual 

 
 
Month
Program
Details
September October November 2019
Speaker and Business Meeting
7:00 pm Social 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Note in November meeting, special planning for December Christmas Event
December 2019
No speaker/ no business meeting.
Note Meeting begins at 6:30pm Potluck dinner, Silent Auction, and social
Happy New Year
 
 
January/February 2020
Speaker and Business Meeting
7:00 pm Social
7: 30 pm to 9:30  
February 2020
Speaker and Business Meeting
7:00 pm Social 7:30 pm to 9:30    
March 2020
Resolutions discussion and motions
6:30 pm  -9:00  Social and potluck dinner. .  
April /May 2020
  Speaker and Business Yearly  AGM is in May business meeting 
  Social 7:00 pm Meeting 7:30 pm to 9:0
June
 
Year End Dinner Seymour golf and Country Club 6:30 -9:30
 
 
 
 
NV CFUW Programs  September to December 2010

AUGUST 2020

 

CFUW NORTH VANCOUVER PROGRAM UPDATE

 

As we navigate our way through a pandemic, we are all aware that our lives have been modified. As a consequence, your new Program Committee recognizes that we need to make changes to our programming structure in order to accommodate these unusual times.

 

Therefore, when Audrey Hobbs Johnson, Linda Lehr and I recently met in the lovely garden of President Wendy Affleck, your new Program Committee focused on developing creative ways in which to present you with exciting activities. Whilst we await the result of our planning survey, we look forward to offering you, our valued members, a variety of events/activities.

 

September: North Shore Stream Keepers

We have planned an interesting and informative tour with a member of the North Shore Stream Keepers (NSSK) Society. We have an opportunity to visit a once polluted stream that this group has been successful in restoring, so that fish have now returned. Please stay tuned for further details re this tour!

 

October: A Webinar: Building Knowledge and Understanding of Indigenous People

 

Based on a University of Alberta course, this webinar that will give members

historical information through variety of perspectives and resources.

  • 1600-1960 -Building Relationships from Positive to Toxic
  • 1970 –  2020 and beyond

How do we build positive relationships as we move into the future?

Do we have the mindset and tools to do this?

 

NovemberGary Little via Zoom. Rescheduled from the Spring  Virtual Meeting:  November 19, 2020

 To Hell and Back

 Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

 

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, will discuss the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary will speak about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talk about the shifting landscape involving gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.

 

December: Christmas Social Event in planning stages!

 

Marie Brazier

Program Chair

 

Archived Programs January -June 2020

 
 

CFUW North Vancouver 

 
 

January 9, 2020

 
 

Speaker: Andrew Fowler, Expedia Cruise Centres

 
 

Travel  Questions Answered!

 
 

Andrew Fowler, a partner with Expedia Cruise Centres addressed many of your travel questions.  Topic will include the benefits of using a travel agent,  the importance of Travel Insurance,  independent and escorted tours, land and cruise travel, group and solo travel.

 
 

 

 
 

February  13, 2020

 
 

Speaker: Isabel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

 
 

Isabel and her team at the office of the Seniors’ Advocate monitor and analyze seniors services and issues in BC and make recommendations  to government and service providers to address current systemic issues.

 
 

Isabel ‘s presentation gave a new and uplifting perspective on opportunities and life-style for seniors in  2020.  In addition there was time to explore some of current issues in BC and Canada that need attention. 

 
 

 

 
 

March  12, 2020

 
 

Resolutions ( held virtually for member input) 

 
 

Facilitators: This session was  led by members who are familiar with both Provincial and National CFUW Organizations.

 
 

Members  considered both Provincial and National Resolutions and/or proposed amendments to the CFUW Articles and ByLaws.  They will be submitted set up for a provincial and national vote at Virtual   Provincial AGM ( May 2020 )  and the National AGM  (June ,)

 
 

April 9, 2020

 
 

POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 2020/2021 SEASON

Community Partnerships with Capilano University

 
 

What could a community partnership with Capilano University look like? How can CapilanoUniversity enhance our community? What key connections can make a difference? What can the community do to support Capilano University as they operate across the North Shore in a variety of campus locations including the new site at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Join a panel of Capilano university faculty and be part of the informative and important conversation.

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Rescheduled  Virtual Meeting:  November  19, 2020

 

To Hell and Back

 
 

Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

 
 

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, will discuss the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary will speak about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talk about the shifting landscape involved gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.

 
 

POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 2020/2021 SEASON

June 11, 2020

 
 

Annual Dinner at Seymour Golf and Country  Club

 
 

Reception and no-host bar:  6:00 pm

 
 

Dinner                                                 7:00 pm

 
 

Speaker :   Elspeth Bradbury                                             8:00 pm

 
 

Elspeth Bradbury Wildlife in West Vancouver –in Painting, Poetry, and Music’ by Elspeth Bradbury

 
 

Elspeth has a passion for the environment, her community wildlife. Her presentation involves her beautiful paintings, and poetry spoken as the thoughts of birds, animals and insects. 

 
 

Join us for this engaging, uplifting and inspirational presentation.

 
 

To buy tickets ($50.00) for this event please contact cfuw.nv2@gmail.com

 
 

 

 
 

Archived Meetings September -December 2019

 
 

September 2019 Fall and Winter Gardening

 
 

Jennifer Swan  a local gardening expert demonstrated how to create a fall planter and answered a wide range of questions for successful winter gardening for our Zone. The planters she demonstrated had an added bonus in that they produce  a beautiful array of colourful bulbs in early spring.  Garden works donated a fall basket and $107.00 was raised for the Education Trust Fund.

 
 

October 10, 2019

 
 

All Candidates Meeting : Federal Election October 21, 2019

 
 

Under the able leadership of Cathy Harvey, members of both North and West Vancouver CFUW and their guest spent an informative  evening with Justine Bell, NDP; George Orr. Green Party Candidate; Andrew Saxton, Conservative Party of Canada and Jonathon Wilkinson, Liberal Party of Canada.   SFU Professor Emeritus Marjorie Griffin Cohen  moderated the evening.  The themes developed along with  written questions from the audience addressed issue  including national child care, Pharmacare, poverty and housing affordability, pension security and climate change.

 
 

November 14, 2019

 
 

Women and Music:  A Musical and Historical Perspective

 
 

His presentation focused on three very different types of women composers/singers starting in the Middle Ages.  Mr. Van Wyck is a passionate believer in music’s ability to inspire and created community.

 
 

Among his many titles, Gerry is the found of Pacific Spirit Choir in 1995, and is the popular Choir Director at West Vancouver United Church.  He was awarded 2003 FANS Legacy Award by the North Shore Arts Community

 
 

In addition to being both entertaining and informative, Gerry’s presentation filled the participants with an appreciation and joy of music.

 
 

December 12, 2019

 
 

Christmas Social was enjoyed with members and guests

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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