CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo – Winners of the 2022 KW Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Group Achievement Award
From Kris Bailey, President CFUW K-W
It is with pride and honour that I share with the Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo (CFUW K-W) membership that we are the winners of the KW Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Group Achievement Award.
The KW Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year recognizes and pays tribute to outstanding women in our community in areas of Arts & Culture, Community Service, Entrepreneur, Health & Wellness, Group Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, Professional and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, &Math) and Young Adult.
We were proudly represented at the award ceremony by Clarice Ward. Clarice’s acceptance of the award focused on this being our milestone year and was dedicated to the women of this club over the past 100 years. Knowing that recognizing the legacy of the club has profound meaning, Clarice pointed out that it was the insight of our great-grandmothers generation that initiated this club and all the women since doing great work that take credit for this achievement.
CFUW Southport – Grandma Asked Me To Just Vote
On May 28th, 5 members of CFUW Southport dressed like suffragettes and handed out cards in Southampton, encouraging people to vote in the provincial election held on June 2nd. As a non-partisan group, the women were not endorsing any one candidate or political party, but were promoting the Club’s “Grandma Asked Me To Just Vote” campaign.
The suffragettes plan to campaign again in the fall for the municipal election in October. For the full media release, please click here.
CFUW Welland & District – Earth Day Challenge
This Earth Day the CFUW Welland and District’s Advocacy Group invited their Members to participate in an Earth Day Challenge: Can you eliminate single use plastics from your day to day routine from Earth Day until the end of April? To support their initiative they have been posting daily suggestions here on their CFUW Welland Facebook Page. Carol from CFUW Welland also submitted an article to My Welland about an Earth Day display at the Welland Farmers’ Market. Read the article here!