PROGRAMME

Due to COVID 19 meetings will be on Zoom until further notice.  To obtain the Zoom link please email enquiries@cfuw-georgetown.ca CFUW meetings are usually held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. We will advise when we can hold in person meetings in the Studio Room at the Halton Hills Public Library, 9 Church Street, Georgetown. 

Schedule 2021/22  

September 7:   Opening Meeting & Social on Zoom

Join us for our first meeting of the 2021/22 year.  We will also highlight this season’s Interest Groups. Join us as we keep on with our 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

October 5: The Turkish Harem

In partnership with the Halton Hills Public Library.  Enter into the forbidden world of the Harem, a place that was ‘hidden’, a segregated place for women that existed in many cultures around the world. Explore these secret, gilded cages with presenter Lianne Harris as she draws back the veil and reveals the rules, obligations, political agendas, and mysteries of harem culture in Turkey and learn of real women–and the men–who were destined to live behind its uncompromising walls. To attend this event please use this link: https://calendar.hhpl.on.ca/default/Detail/2021-10-05-1930-Halton-Hills-Lecture-Series-The-Turkish-Harem

November 2: We Are Still Here: The Mississaugas of the Credit

Darin Wybenga, Mississauga of the Credit First Nation will be our speaker in partnership with the Halton Hills Public Library.

When the Mississaugas of the Credit ancestors arrived in Southern Ontario in the late 17th century, they found themselves stewards of approximately 4 million acres of land at the western end of Lake Ontario. The erosion of their land base, a declining population, and the continual encroachment of settlers threatened the very existence of the people, yet the Mississaugas of the Credit remain on their lands today and are proud of their resilience. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and treaties relevant to the Halton Region.

December 7: Holiday Social

A fun evening with music, trivia and a Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

January 4: Building a Hospice for North Halton

Our speaker this month is Lauraine Andrews  a staple in the North Halton community and  passionate about her pursuit in having a local hospice that will specialize in end of life care. Lauraine has been a long time supporter of this cause and will speak to us about The Townsend Smith Foundation a charitable organization working to build a hospice for North Halton. The foundation is currently sourcing viable sites to build a hospice, raising funds through events and generous donors, and bringing awareness to the need for a hospice in our community

February 1: The Future of Local News Media

Presentation given by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, Burlington

March 1: TBA

April 5 : Hummingbird Migration 

Explained by Richard Tofflemire

May 3: CFUW Annual Spring Dinner

Bill Craig performs Folk

June 7: Annual General Meeting