North Vancouver
CFUW North Vancouver

All General meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the months listed

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 9:00
June   Year End Dinner S 6:30 -9:30

Until further notice, all meetings will be held in small groups outdoors or done virtually though Zoom or other virtual platform.

PROGRAMS FALL 2020 -JUNE 2021

STREAM KEEPERS

October 4, 2020: North Shore Stream Keepers Tour

An outdoor, interesting and informative tour with members of the North Shore Stream Keepers (NSSK) Society took place on October 7. Starting in Bridgeman Park, we had an opportunity to visit a once polluted stream that this group has been successful in restoring. Fish have now returned. The group has done significant restoration along Mosquito Creek in collaboration with the Squamish Nation, City of North Vancouver and others. The tour was attended by 19 people, properly distanced, as we toured the off- channel habitat of Keith Creek, Bridgman Park and 2 projects in the estuary. The positive feedback from the group included appreciate that in a time when the new construction of the Lynn Creek Interchange took place, conservation of the water and land was taken care of at the same time. Thanks and congratulations to our local Steam Keepers group.

October:  A Webinar: Building Knowledge and Understanding of Indigenous People

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF CANADA: A TWO PART SERIES

 A Webinar: Building Knowledge and Understanding of Indigenous People

Based on a University of Alberta course, this webinar that will give members

historical information through variety of perspectives and resources.

  • 1600-1960  -Building Relationships from Positive to Toxic
  • 1970 –  2020 and beyond

How do we build positive relationships as we move into the future?

Do we have the mindset and tools to do this?

PRESENTED VIA ZOOM ACCESS

OCTOBER 8: Session 1

OCTOBER 15: Session 2

NOVEMBER 12:

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.

ARCHIVED PROGRAMS

January 9, 2020

Speaker: Andrew Fowler, Expedia Cruise CentresTravel  Questions Answered!

Andrew Fowler, a partner with Expedia Cruise Centres addressed many of our travel questions.  Topics includes the benefits of using a travel agent,  the importance of Travel Insurance,  independent and escorted tours, land and cruise travel, group and solo travel.

February  13, 2020

Excellent Presentation by Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate Isabel reviewed the philosophy and work of the office of the Seniors’ Advocate Office as they monitor and analyze seniors services and issues in BC and make recommendations  to government and service providers to address current systemic issues.

March  12, 2020 Resolutions Due to Covid 19 This was done virtually Facilitators: This session was led by members who are familiar with both Provincial and National CFUW Organizations. Eight resolutions were passed and became CFUW National Policy in August 2020

April 9, 2020 Community Partnerships with Capilano University Cancelled Due to Covid-19What 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 RE-scheduled November 12, 2020 Zoom Access

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 Cancelled due to Covid-19

Elspeth Bradbury Wildlife in West Vancouver –in Painting, Poetry, and Music’ by Elspeth Bradbury Cancelled due to Covid-19

Archived Meetings September 2019 -June 2020

Program January -June 2020

CFUW North Vancouver 

January 9, 2020

Speaker: Andrew Fowler, Expedia Cruise CentresTravel  Questions Answered!

Andrew Fowler, a partner with Expedia Cruise Centres addressed many of our travel questions.  Topics includes the benefits of using a travel agent,  the importance of Travel Insurance,  independent and escorted tours, land and cruise travel, group and solo travel.

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February  13, 2020 Excellent Presentation by the

Isabel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

Isabel and her team reviewed the philosophy and work of the office of the Seniors’ Advocate as they monitor and analyze seniors services and issues in BC and make recommendations  to government and service providers to address current systemic issues.

March  12, 2020

Resolutions Due to Covid 19 This was done virtually

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 Cancelled Due to Covid-19

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

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Speaker :   Elspeth Bradbury                                             

Elspeth Bradbury Wildlife in West Vancouver –in Painting, Poetry, and Music’ by Elspeth Bradbury Cancelled due to Covid-19

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