CFUW PQ Program for September 2020-November 2020
*All CFUWPQ General Meetings will be Zoom meetings unless notified otherwise.
November 9th: Michael Lowry “Spill Response on Canada’s West Coast”.
*Nov 9 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.
Summary of Presentation
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
December 7th: Cancelled-Social Xmas Dinner and Auction. Members stay tuned for details about an online Auction.
2021 Program to be announced.
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.