PROGRAMME

CFUW meetings are usually held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. This year we will be holding in person meetings in the Studio Room at the Halton Hills Public Library, 9 Church Street, Georgetown and also offering Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Schedule 2022/23

September 6: Opening Meeting & Social 

We will meet in person in the Studio Room at the Halton Hills Public Library, Georgetown. Guests welcome! We will also highlight this season’s Interest Groups. Email  enquiries@cfuw-georgetown.ca to obtain the Zoom link if you cannot attend in person.

October 4: Douglas Hunter Author

The presentation will be at the John Elliott Theatre.

Douglas will be presenting his latest book Jackson’s Wars: A. Y. Jackson, the Birth of the Group of Seven, and the Great War. Douglas Hunter has written widely on business, history, the environment and sports, and was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for his book God’s Mercies. He is also a doctoral candidate in history at York University.

November 1: Walking the last 110K of  the Camino de Santiago in Spain 

Melanie Dixon and Margaret Teasdale (daughter & mother) will tell about their experience walking the Camino from Barbadelo to Santiago on the Camino de Santiago Frances.  They will talk about the history of El Camino, their experience and give a few tips and recommendations for those interested in doing the walk.

December 6: Holiday Social

A social evening with Irish Folk singer Bill Craig. Bill  has been performing for over 30 years and is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, performing all over the world.
Bill has resumed his solo career after a brief spell as a member of the Irish Rovers and delights audiences with his lively performances. He continues to release collections of songs that capture the spirit of the music and the heart of the listener.

January 10: Sue Carson on single-use plastic

This presentation and the meeting will be held on Zoom. Please contact us at enquiries@cfuw-georgetown.ca to obtain the Zoom link.

For the last ten years Sue has chaired the Niagara Anglican Diocesan environmental committee – Climate Justice Niagara. In 2019 her committee submitted a motion to the church synod asking that parishes make drastic reductions in their use of single use plastics.  The committee is still working on providing educational materials to encourage this project.

The choices Sue has made in reducing her own plastic consumption will be reflected in the presentation.

February 7: Cyber-Security and Identity Theft

Our speaker for the evening will be Christine Allum, Fraud Preventions Securities, Ontario Securities Commission.

Christine Allum is Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement and Stakeholder Partnerships in the Investor Office at the Ontario Securities Commission.  She partners with various groups and organizations to deliver investor education and fraud prevention workshops. Prior to joining the OSC, she worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange.  Christine has expertise in adult training, curriculum resource development, event management, relationship management and community outreach.

Christine will provide information about common types of fraud, warning signs of fraud, questions to ask when working with a financial representative, what to do if you have a problem and where to find additional information.

This lecture will be held virtually over Zoom.  Please Contact us at enquiries@cfuw-georgetown.ca to obtain the Zoom link.

March 7: Niagara Escarpments Views

Gloria Hildebrandt and Mike Davis, editors will be presenting.  This presentation will be in the John Elliott Theatre.

April 4 : A Presentation by Dr. Nadia Alam,  Physician leader,  Strategist & Policy Analyst

Combining ten years of practical experience as a family doctor and anesthetist with leadership, advocacy, and strategic implementation, Dr. Alam has become a sought-after writer, speaker and mentor. She approaches all projects with creative intelligence and data-driven, evidence-informed analysis.

May 2: Canadian Park Bagger

Marlis Butcher’s adventures in our in our National Parks

June 6: Annual General Meeting and Social