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March 2018

Speaker Series / Standing Committees Meeting

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z9 Canada
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$35

Election Readiness Morning Plenary Guest Speaker: Maija Saari Making Sense of Politics in a “Fake News” Era:  Thinking Critically about the Ontario Election With an increasingly fluid digital information landscape, old touch points of reliable information are being called into question while emerging sources and new digitally-propelled social movements change the game. How best to navigate this with a critical eye? Maija Saari is an Associate Dean of Film, TV and Journalism at Sheridan College. After nearly a decade in…

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April 2018

CFUW Milton 45th Used Book Sale

April 6 @ 9:30 am - April 7 @ 4:00 pm
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2018 CFUW Vaughan Spring Dinner

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Da Vinci Banquet Hall, 5732 Hwy 7
Woodbridge, ON Canada
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$50

It’s the war story we think we know … but don’t!
At the mere mention of The Great Escape, people automatically think of a German POW camp, Second World War, tunnels Tom, Dick and Harry, Steve McQueen on his motorcycle in the 1963 Hollywood movie, and American know-how. Right?
Wrong! The Great Escape is not an American story. It's not even a British story. Ted Barris’ book title clarifies - The Great Escape: A Canadian Story. And that's because the POW who designed the tunnels, the principal tunnel excavators, the chief of security, the chief of diversions, one of the intelligence chiefs, one of the forgery chiefs, among the organizers of the sand disposal team (called "penguins"), the duty pilot (cataloguing every person coming/going through the main gate), and the custodian of "the canary" (the secret short-wave radio) inside Stalag Luft III ... were all Canadian!

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CFUW Kitchener Waterloo 54th Annual Used Book Sale

April 20 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 1:00 pm
First United Church, 6 William St W
Waterloo, ON Canada
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CFUW K-W has recognized and encouraged educational excellence by offering scholarships and awards at the secondary and post-secondary levels in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, and nationally since 1964.
The revenue from our Annual Book Sale contributes to the more than $400,000 that we have awarded to local women and girls since 1991.

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CFUW Mississauga Africa Marketplace – Fundraiser for TEMBO Canada

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth Street
Etobicoke, ON Canada
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CFUW Mississauga Issues Group – Fundraiser for TEMBO
In support of educational opportunities for Tanzanian girls
Shop at our Tanzanian marketplace for colourful, genuine items
Guest Speakers on TEMBO’S work on behalf of girls

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SPRING INTO FASHION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lionhead Golf and Country Club, 8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton, ON L6Y 0C1 Canada
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$40

“High Tea” at Lionhead Golf and Country Club
Fashions by Lady Sophisticate, 2023 Avenue Road, Toronto
This show is a ‘SELL OUT’ every year and no tickets are sold at the door.
Tickets can be ordered by calling Nancy Moon at (905) 457-9035
or
by sending a cheque payable to CFUW Brampton to
Nancy Moon, 5 Frederick Street, Brampton L6Y 1G3
All proceeds from this event go to scholarships for female students graduating from every Brampton high school (Public and Catholic boards).

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May 2018

GRAND HOTEL: A Day at the Shaw Fundraising Event

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade
Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada
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$65

Check into the lavish Grand Hotel, where the lives of ten hotel guests collide over one unforgettable night. Love. Betrayal, Jealousy. Murder.

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CFUW St Catharines 44th Annual House Tour

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25
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CFUW Northumberland Scholarship Luncheon

May 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dalewood Golf Club, 7465 Dale Road
Cobourg, ON Canada
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$65

Joy Kogawa, a decorated Canadian author, will speak about her life and read excerpts from her recent memoir, Gently to Nagasaki, about coming to terms with her father’s abuses of power as an Anglican priest. Born in Vancouver, B.C., to first-generation Japanese Canadians, Kogawa experienced life in the Slocan internment camp during World War II. She is best known for Obasan, a semi-autobiographical novel which won numerous awards and was adapted as a children’s book, Naomi’s Road, later made into an opera. Kogawa was awarded the Order of Canada (1986), the Order of British Columbia (2006) and the Order of the Rising Sun (2010) for her contribution to the understanding and preservation of Japanese Canadian history.

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2018 CFUW Ontario Council AGM & Conference

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Residence and Conference Centre, Oshawa, 32 Commencement Drive
Oshawa, ON L1G 8G3 Canada
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$100
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Dr Imogen R. Coe - “Embedding Equity, Delivering Diversity, Saving Science”
Dr. Coe has written and spoken extensively on the issue of equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM in Canada, nationally and internationally and is a sought-after speaker and advisor in this area. She is the Dean of the Faculty of Science Ryerson University and Affiliate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto. She is a cell biologist whose research focuses on the basic biology of a class of drug transport proteins and their roles in clinical settings. In the fall of 2016, she was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada's Top 100 Women, in the Trailblazer category, for her advocacy work in promoting equity in STEM.

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