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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 a voluntary, non-profit, non-partisan group open to all persons identifying as a woman who are committed to and actively promote equality, education,  and opportunities for children, girls, and women – locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Become a Member

Find out why you should join us

Scholarships & Bursaries

Browse our many annual scholarships and bursaries

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Book Sale

Take part in our annual book sale

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Events & Meetings

Learn more about our monthly meetings, speaker series, and community activities

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Stay up to date on CFUW PQ with our monthly newsletters

Annual Scholarship & Bursary Trust WINNERS!

please take a moment to join us in congratulating the fine young people in our community who received a scholarship or bursary from our annual awards

2023 CFUW SBT Awards Brochure copy

2022-23 Membership Survey

A recent survey across the membership showed that in addition to the three foundation stones of Advocacy, Learning and Friendship, our members really appreciate and value the sense of community and connection they get from being part of the club…

We welcome you to come to one of our meetings (starting in September 2023), and be part of this fellowship of like-minded women.

Let’s CELEBRATE!! CFUW National Awards

At the CFUW National 2023 AGM, CFUW PQ were the recipients or two awards:

2023 Membership Awards : cfuw award membership

CFUW Parksville-Qualicum for an increase in membership of  11% over our previous year. This is a great achievement, we are relevant and impactful – our thanks to those new members!

International Women’s Day Award: cfuw award IWD

CFUW Parksville-Qualicum for our 2023 International Women’s Day Event. Read more about this inspirational evening, when Dr Brenda Treadholme took us on a trip she made, by bike, from Cairo to Cape Town International Women’s Day – From Cairo to Cape Town on a Bicycle

Next Speaker

Our next speaker will be talking with us at on October 16, at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Please join us from 6:30pm onwards for a convivial and entertaining evening.

Winter Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies

While our gardens are not abundant with glorious blooms this time of year, there is still a lot happening in the garden.

In this presentation, community garden steward Selina Pope will help us learn to see and appreciate the senescent beauty of, and activity in, the winter garden. She will explain how our gardening activities over the fall and winter months support the local wildlife that share our urban spaces. Learn how to choose plants that provide winter interest for humans while providing protective habitat for overwintering insects, seeds and fruit for resident birds, and critical pollen sources for early season bees and other insects.

Introducing Selina:

For the past 20 years, Selina has been a Vancouver-based volunteer community gardener, working with community groups to create pollinator-friendly urban green spaces, sustainable gardening practices, and community-based food security in the Little Mountain Neighborhood of Vancouver. She is an active guerrilla gardener and proud steward of community gardens and green spaces that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

Since becoming a Master Gardener in 2003, she has been
active on the Healing Garden Committee, and involved
with several local projects, most recently Riley Park Community Garden. Selina is also a Butterfly Ranger with the David Suzuki Foundation, taught in the pre-COVID program and was a member of the Indigenous Pollinator Map Initiative. She provides community engagement and educational outreach to Butterfly Rangers, Master Gardeners and the local community.
Selina has recently transplanted herself to Vancouver Island and is learning about and enjoying living in a semi-rural community.