North Vancouver CFUW 2020




North Vancouver
CFUW North Vancouver

Meeting Venues

Meeting Calendar:  The Year at a Glance

All meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the months listed

Month Program Details
September October November 2019 Speaker and Business Meeting 7:00 pm Social 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Note in November meeting, special planning for December Christmas Event
December 2019 No speaker/ no business meeting. Note Meeting begins at 6:30pm Potluck dinner, Silent Auction, and social
Happy New Year    
January/February 2020 Speaker and Business Meeting 7:00 pm Social
7: 30 pm to 9:30  
February 2020 Speaker and Business Meeting 7:00 pm Social 7:30 pm to 9:30    
March 2020 Resolutions discussion and motions 6:30 pm  -9:00  Social and potluck dinner. .  
April /May 2020   Speaker and Business Yearly  AGM is in May business meeting    Social 7:00 pm Meeting 7:30 pm to 9:0
June   Year End Dinner Seymour golf and Country Club 6:30 -9:30

Program January -June 2020

CFUW North Vancouver 

January 9, 2020

Speaker: Andrew Fowler, Expedia Cruise Centres

Travel  Questions Answered!

Andrew Fowler, a partner with Expedia Cruise Centres will address many of your travel questions.  Topic will include the benefits of using a travel agent,  the importance of Travel Insurance,  independent and escorted tours, land and cruise travel, group and solo travel.

Bring your  travel questions for Andrew.

February  13, 2020

Speaker: Isabel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

Isabel and her team at the office of the Seniors’ Advocat monitor and analyze seniors services and issues in BC and make recommendations  to government and service providers to address current systemic issues.

Isabel has over 20 years experience working in the provincial and community context  with seniors in home care to community services with paid and volunteer staff.

Her work in implementation of a new model of dementia care has become national best practice.

March  12, 2020


Facilitators: This session will be led by members who are familiar with both Provincial and National CFUW Organizations.

Members will consider both Provincial and National Resolutions and/or proposed amendments to the CFUW Articles and ByLaws. submitted for the Provincial AGM ( May 2020 Kelowna)  and the National AGM  (June , Ottawa)

April 9, 2020

Community Partnerships with Capilano University

What could a community partnership with Capilano University look like? How can CapilanoUniversity enhance our community? What key connections can make a difference? What can the community do to support Capilano University as they operate across the North Shore in a variety of campus locations including the new site at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Join a panel of Capilano university faculty and be part of the informative and important conversation.

May 14, 2020

To Hell and Back

Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, will discuss the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary will speak about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talk about the shifting landscape involved gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.

June 11, 2020

Annual Dinner at Seymour Golf and Country  Club

Reception and no-host bar:  6:00 pm

Dinner                                                 7:00 pm

Speaker :   Elspeth Bradbury                                             8:00 pm

Elspeth Bradbury Wildlife in West Vancouver –in Painting, Poetry, and Music’ by Elspeth Bradbury

Elspeth has a passion for the environment, her community wildlife. Her presentation involves her beautiful paintings, and poetry spoken as the thoughts of birds, animals and insects. 

Join us for this engaging, uplifting and inspirational presentation.

To buy tickets ($50.00) for this event please contact

Archived Meetings September -December 2019

September 2019 Fall and Winter Gardening

Jennifer Swan  a local gardening expert demonstrated how to create a fall planter and answered a wide range of questions for successful winter gardening for our Zone. The planters she demonstrated had an added bonus in that they produce  a beautiful array of colourful bulbs in early spring.  Garden works donated a fall basket and $107.00 was raised for the Education Trust Fund.

October 10, 2019

All Candidates Meeting : Federal Election October 21, 2019

Under the able leadership of Cathy Harvey, members of both North and West Vancouver CFUW and their guest spent an informative  evening with Justine Bell, NDP; George Orr. Green Party Candidate; Andrew Saxton, Conservative Party of Canada and Jonathon Wilkinson, Liberal Party of Canada.   SFU Professor Emeritus Marjorie Griffin Cohen  moderated the evening.  The themes developed along with  written questions from the audience addressed issue  including national child care, Pharmacare, poverty and housing affordability, pension security and climate change.

November 14, 2019

Women and Music:  A Musical and Historical Perspective

His presentation focused on three very different types of women composers/singers starting in the Middle Ages.  Mr. Van Wyck is a passionate believer in music’s ability to inspire and created community.

Among his many titles, Gerry is the found of Pacific Spirit Choir in 1995, and is the popular Choir Director at West Vancouver United Church.  He was awarded 2003 FANS Legacy Award by the North Shore Arts Community

In addition to being both entertaining and informative, Gerry’s presentation filled the participants with an appreciation and joy of music.

December 12, 2019

Christmas Social was enjoyed with members and guests