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September 2017

CFUW Welland & District Annual Book Sale

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds), 1100 Niagara St. North
Welland, ON Canada
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Proceeds provide university scholarships for female graduates of the eight local high schools in our district and donations to community projects. For more information: uwcbooksale@yahoo.com www.cfuwwellandanddistrict.ca www.facebook.com/cfuwwellandanddistrictbooksale Phone: 905-835-2291

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October 2017

Human Trafficking: “the game” and the signs – CFUW Southport

October 11 @ 7:00 pm
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, 33 Victoria St N,
Southampton, ON N0H 2L0 Canada
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Learn about the proven strategies to protect our children and youth, increase your awareness about the risks our children and youth face when it comes to recruitment for solicitation and human trafficking. Samantha will enable our audience to recognize the signs of the recruitment process.

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CFUW Ontario North Fall Gathering

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Consider spending a few days in the Highlands enjoying the beauty of the fall drive where art tours, good fun among women and enjoyable conversations await! Bring your club banner along with items that your club will want to fundraise/display at the vendor/display nook! For accommodations, our members are ready to billet and there is always the comfort of the enchanting Bonnie View Inn - right on beautiful Kashagawigamog Lake! CFUW Ontario North 2017 Fall Gathering Program>> CFUW Ontario North…

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Ontario Huron Fall Gathering

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harmony Centre Owen Sound, ON N4K 2N7 Canada + Google Map

Message from Meran Farmer, President CFUW Owen Sound

It’s Fall Gathering time again! The Owen Sound club welcomes you to a most interesting and fun day. Our theme for this event is “Are We There Yet?”. All of us have tried different ways of setting goals, implementing plans and determining how successful we are in reaching those goals. Each club has been invited to share some of your ideas, experiences, and issues. We invite you to come and learn from each other and to be part of the discussions. Our keynote speaker, Helen Penfold, will leave you feeling exhilarated, informed and proud to be a member of CFUW.

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Lunch, Fashion Show and Silent Auction

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bells Corner United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Rd
Nepean, ON Canada
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Lunch, Fashion Show and Silent Auction, in support of CFUW Nepean Scholarship Trust
Join us with a friend or form a group for an old-fashioned lunch of Chili, Salads, buns and Betty Threinen’s delectable Desserts. Donations of $10 or more above the $25.00 lunch will be issued Tax exempt receipts.

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CFUW Ontario Central Fall Gathering

October 28 @ 8:00 am
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z9 Canada
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Host: Toronto Area Clubs Date: October 28, 2017 Location: Yorkminster Baptist Church Theme: Talk it Out Refreshments to start then move into discussion groups For Presidents, Vice Presidents, Advocacy, Program and Membership Chairs For further information: contact patjoyce103@yahoo.com Registration Form

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November 2017

Orange Campaign Event

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

GRANDMOTHERS ADVOCACY NETWORK (GRAN) and the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW):
Orange Campaign Event, Saturday, November 25, 2017 (2-4pm)
Trinity-St.Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor Street West (Spadina subway stop)
Each year the United Nations’ campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women calls for global action to increase awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions.
The UNiTE Campaign uses the colour orange as a uniting symbol of a brighter future.

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December 2017

The 12th Annual Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 4:00 pm

The popularity of this tour has continued through the years, attracting those interested in local and area history, home construction, heritage conservation, restoration, remodelling and seasonal decorating. This tour attracted close to 900 visitors last year, often from hundreds of miles away. We even have American visitors who make an annual trip to Eastern Ontario to enjoy this event and local attractions. Recognized as one of the “Prettiest Towns in Canada”, Perth and the surrounding area has so much to…

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December 6 Vigil

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In memory of the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989,
the 1200+ missing and murdered indigenous women,
and the many women who died from domestic violence
The Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo invite every man, woman and child to attend the vigil to honour those women who died by violence.

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December 6th Vigil

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Boathouse, 116 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON
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The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
What will you do?

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action.
Why a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women?

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

November and December are important months for raising awareness of gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women takes place on November 25 and marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

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