March 2021 Club News
Both CFUW Burlington and CFUW Georgetown are supporting the women of Afghanistan by participating in the Kabul or Bust virtual trek. From March 8 to April 24, the clubs will be trying to reach Aghanistan virtually by logging every kilometer they walk or run!
On March 8th, CFUW Burlington launched their Kabul or Bust challenge in support of Afghanistan women. The Club’s Healthy Living/Healthy Eating interest group [IG] challenged all other club IGs to walk, ski, swim or skate the most kilometers.
On March 8th, CFUW Georgetown launched their Kabul or Bust challenge in support of Afghanistan women.
Due to the great generosity of Leaside-East York CFUW members, the East York YWCA Women’s Shelter received $3370.00 this Christmas. A very successful Wassail party was held on December 10, attended by 39 members. These photos show the amazing Hat Contest.
Once again, through The Coldest Night of the Year event, CFUW North Toronto raised money for Sistering, a local multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women. Led by team members Helen Penfold, Moira Hudgin and Anne McCutchan, donations as of February 21st, 2021 from members and friends totalled $3,790.00. Way to go ladies! Sistering staff recently expressed gratitude to the Club for donating forty hand knitted toques and sixty-eight pairs of new underwear. Thanks to Kitty Graham, a friend of the Club, and members Sue Callaghan, Joan Gauthier, Cate Spidle and Marlene Stephens.
Check out this wonderful collage of the members of CFUW North Toronto, from their successful photo portrait fundraiser, taken by the talented photographer, Shelley Hassard at the Toronto Camera Club last November. The proceeds went to our Scholarship Fund.
CFUW Orillia hosted an in-house event on the afternoon of March 8th via Zoom, in honour of International Women’s Day. The two members who developed the ‘Guess Who Game /U-tube video’ last year hosted the event. Donations from the event supported Orillia’s scholarship fund. The event included segments on why IWD is worth celebrating, the 2021 version of the Guess Who game about 10 amazing Canadian women, what comes after we have conquered Zoom, a yoga stretch break, recharging your ‘needs’ bank account – the inner you, and a baking demonstration to make squares to give to an inspiring woman of your choice. The event was a huge success and good fun!