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Parksville Qualicum

Canadian Federation of University Women

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) Parksville Qualicum is an inclusive group of women residing in the Oceanside area who are committed to and actively promote equality, education and opportunities for women and girls, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Parksville Qualicum

Canadian Federation of University Women

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) Parksville Qualicum is an inclusive group of women residing in the Oceanside area who are committed to and actively promote equality, education and opportunities for women and girls, locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Red Dress Ceremonies

Click here to learn more about the CFUW PQ Red Dress Ceremonies, and the UN 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence. 

On November 25th in Qualicum and Parksville members of the club participated in civic ceremonies to honour the MMIW of Calanda, and bring focus to the UN 16 Days of Awareness for Victims of Domestic Violence. You can read more about this on our Special Events and our Advocacy pages.

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We offer many activities and meetings year-round. Check out our calendar to find out about all our upcoming events. Our monthly CFUW PQ newsletter will keep you informed on all our news and announcements. Be sure to take part in our CFUW PQ Annual Book Sale.

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4 days ago

On November 25, 1960, the three Mirabel sisters were murdered. On November 25, 1999, the United Nations declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today, November 25th, red dresses are in display in our local community and a ceremony to acknowledge the missing and murdered Indigenous women was held at the Town of Qualicum Beach. Photo: Town of Qualicum Beach ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

This Friday, November 25th at Qualicum Beach Town Hall at 10:30am and at 1pm at Parksville City Hall, ceremonies will be held to acknowledge the missing and murdered Indigenous women. Everyone is welcome to attend. Red dresses will be on display in both communities from November 25th to December 10th; the 16 days to commemorate gender based violence. Warrior Woman mask created by Floyd Tate ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

The Mirabal sisters were three sisters from the Dominican Republic, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.The three sisters were assassinated on 25 November 1960.Minerva, María Teresa, and Patria called together a group of dissidents against the Trujillo regime and called themselves the 14th of June Movement, in honor of the dissidents that were tortured and killed 14 June 1959.Everyone in the family, including Patria's teenaged children, helped distribute pamphlets about the many people whom Trujillo had killed, and obtained materials for guns and bombs to use when they eventually openly revolted. Within the group, the sisters called themselves "Las Mariposas" ("The Butterflies"), after Minerva's underground name. The secret movement was discovered weeks after its founding leading to Patrias house (where the group met) being burned to the ground and María Teresa and Minerva's arrests. Minerva and María Teresa were incarcerated but were not tortured thanks to mounting international opposition to Trujillo's regime. Patria was never arrested but her husband and son were jailed. Their and Patria's husbands, who were also involved in the underground activities, were incarcerated at La Victoria Penitentiary in Santo Domingo.The assassinations turned the Mirabal sisters into "symbols of both popular and feminist resistance". In 1999, in their honor, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Huge shout out to our local paper, PQB News. After a devastating fire to their office and surrounding businesses, the paper was still published and available to readers the following Wednesday 🙌Following the massive fire at Parksville Heritage Centre last week, if you're looking to pick up print copies of this week's PQB News - and normally picked yours up at our office – you can find copies at local grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations or community boxes in neighbourhoods. Contact circulation@pqbnews.com for locations of boxes. ... See MoreSee Less
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