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CFUW North Vancouver -Artists for Kids Fundraiser

Astrid Heyerdahl addressing people who attended AFK fundraiser May 12

Astrid Heyerdahl addressing people who attended AFK fundraiser May 12

Astrid Heyerdahl, Curator of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art and Executive Director of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists, addresses participants of an afternoon event held by CFUW North Vancouver at the gallery on May 12, to raise funds for a scholarship to the Artists for Kids program. The event consisted of a tea and talk about the gallery’s current exhibition of Chinese-Canadian multimedia artist Gu Xiong’s work, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. Event proceeds will fund a scholarship enabling a talented North Vancouver secondary school student to attend a five-day camp led by distinguished Canadian artists at the Paradise Valley Summer School of Art near Squamish, BC.

Focus on Your Future #2

CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver  click here for the poster.

Financial Well Being

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Summerhill, 135 West 15th Street, NV.

Women, Money and Financial Wellness

Women are taking increasing financial control of Canada’s resources as business owners, income earners and investors. Women initiate 50% of businesses in Canada and we have the largest percentage of female business owners in the industrialized world. Currently, women own 50% of Canada’s assets and it is estimated that by 2019, women will control 70% of this country’s assets! Author Tom Peters labelled this trend, a “demographic tsunami”.

And yet, the financial services industry continues to ignore the obvious fact that women need a different approach at all stages of financial servicing because:

  •  our life circumstances are different
  • we think differently about money
  • we learn in specific ways
  • we communicate differently

In this lively discussion of women, money and financial wellness we looked at the research and our own experiences to create a template for financial wellness that is both inspiring and practical.

Tracy Theemes   Our speaker/facilitator was Tracy Theemes, Financial Advisor, MA, CFP, FCSI, FDS  of the Sophia Financial Group

Prior to co-founding Sophia Financial Group in 2009, Tracy gained valuable international experience with Smith Barney, a US brokerage firm. Tracy’s has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a Certified Financial Planner, is insurance licensed and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. She is also a Financial Divorce Specialist. Before becoming a financial advisor Tracy spent 10 years in management with an international play equipment company. She founded, then sold, a specialty children’s furnishing company based in the US. Tracy was recently nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction award for Education and the Association for Women in Finance award for Excellence in Business.



CFUW National Award Winner 2012

CFUW National gives out several awards to post-graduate women.  One of the awards is the Dr. Alice E. Wilson Award for graduate studies and it was awarded to Jill Allen for 2012.

On July 15th,2012, North and West Vancouver members attended a reception for Jill Allen at the Deep Cove Art Gallery. Jill presented her work and discussed it with members.  Audrey wrote up her interview with Ms Allen.

The following websites give more information on Jill Allan and her work
Jill Allen Glasswork
Glass Art Association of Canada – Jill Allen