CFUW PQ Program & General Meetings for September 2020 to June 2021
*All CFUWPQ General Meetings will be Zoom meetings unless notified otherwise.
Members stay tuned for details about an Online Sale to be held towards end of November/early December.
Upcoming Event: November 29, 2020 2pm (Zoom)
‘Silent No More’
A Virtual Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence.
This event is timed to occur during Nov. 25 – Dec. 10 United Nations 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence November 29, 2020. 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
Why is it urgent to address gender-based violence?
* It costs women their lives – approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner or other
* It can have a profound effect on children (Canadian Women’s Foundation)
* The current pandemic, with its stay-at-home emphasis, has worsened the problem.
• Dawn Clark and Toni Wheeler of the Haven Society
• Dr. Paddy Mark, addicon specialist
• Dave Arnell, Counsellor with “Men Choose Respect”
• Constable Tara Guelle, RCMP Oceanside
• Bonnie Wallis, resident businesswoman
The panel members have been asked to speak about the following:
• the history and operation of Haven Society
• the role played by substance abuse in the onset and escalation of violence • the work /aims of the NARSF “Men Choose Respect” program
• the role and effectiveness of police involvement in addressing domestic violence
• the impact of domestic violence on a personal level
• the impact of the pandemic
Monday, January 11, 2021: Guest: David Todtman: Blue Communities Project
*This will be a Zoom meeting. Please use our Contact Form on our website to request attendance to our Zoom meeting if not a CFUWPQ member.
Previous Program for Sept to Dec 2020
December 7th: Cancelled-Social Xmas Dinner and Auction.
November 9th: Michael Lowry “Spill Response on Canada’s West Coast”.
The presentation will explore the history of spill response in Canada and the development of the Western Canada Marine Response Corp. on the West Coast. Covering the technology involved in response and how WCMRC identifies and protects coastal sensitivities, also discussing soft verses hard cleaning of beaches. The presentation will also explain how WCMRC is preparing for possible future increases in tanker traffic as a result of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Michael Lowry is the communication manager for WCMRC. He is a strategic communications and public relations consultant with more than 15 years’ experience in domestic and international settings across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He has designed and developed successful communication campaigns for some of BC’s most influential organizations, including Harbour Air, Pacific Blue Cross and Columbia Power. Michael has a BA in Communications from the University of Calgary and a B.Sc. in Politics and International Relations from the London School of Economics
October 5th: 7pm Cathy Converse. Against the Current: The Remarkable Life of Agnes Deans Cameron.
* This will be a Zoom meeting by invite only.
Please use our Contact Form on our website to request attendance to our Zoom meeting if not a CFUWPQ member.
Abstract: Illustrated talk on Agnes Deans Cameron from Cathy Converse’s most recent book, Against the Current: The Remarkable Life of Agnes Deans Cameron.
Agnes Deans Cameron (1863-1912) was an author, journalist, educator, school trustee, sportswoman, orator, adventurer, and international celebrity. She was British Columbia’s first female high school teacher and first school principal. She became one of Canada’s most well-known writers, publishing in renown international magazines and newspapers. Cameron was also a trailblazer in sports, earning the distinction as the first “Lady Centurion” in western Canada. In 1908 Cameron travelled the length of the Mackenzie River to the Beaufort Sea and back, a 10,000 mile journey. Cameron claimed she and her niece were the first non-indigenous women to reach the Arctic overland. Her book about these experiences, The New North, catapulted her onto the oratorical stages of Canada, the United States and England. Cameron is considered one of the 150 most significant individuals in the history of British Columbia.
Cathy Converse is a number-one best-selling author with several books listed on the BC Bestseller List. She has been writing for over thirty years and has written and co-authored six books and numerous cover stories for magazines and academic journals. Her fourth book, Following the Curve of Time: The Untold Story of Capi Blanchet, was honored as one of the top five books chosen for the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award in 2009. At Camosun College, Ms. Converse is the former chair of Social Sciences, was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, and a founder of the women’s studies curriculum and ancillary programs at Camosun College. In recognition of her work in writing historical biography, Ms. Converse she is listed in Canadian Who’s Who.
September 14th: Welcome to our AGM starting at 6.00 – 7.00PM. To follow will be our 7.00pm General Business Meeting. Membership table will be available. We look forward to welcoming new members.