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October 2017

Ontario Huron Fall Gathering

October 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 3, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

CFUW Grimsby Lobster Dinner

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church Hall, 156 Main St
Grimsby, ON Canada
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Includes 1-lb lobster (or pork tenderloin alternative), salad, sides, dessert, coffee/tea
Plus, wine and beer cash bar

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February 2018

Guelph-Wellington Women’s Campaign School

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1 Canada
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Learn about the nomination process, rules about fundraising, and developing a campaign platform and strategy.
Who should attend?
• Women thinking of running for school trustee/
• councillor in the 2018 municipal election
• Women who may be interested in local government
• Anyone wanting to support a woman’s campaign

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March 2018

CFUW Kitchener Waterloo: International Women’s Day Open Closet

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St N
Kitchener, ON
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo is hosting the 12th annual Open Closet. During this time, women and their children are invited to shop through the selection of gently-used, free clothing and enjoy refreshments.
Community members interested in donating women’s and children’s clothing are encouraged to sort through their closets. Clothing donations can be made on March 7 from 5-9 pm at the church.

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