NV Programme

September 9,   12:30  pm

CFUW NORTH VANCOUVER PROGRAM 2021-2022

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

30 members enjoyed the Opening Luncheon at Northlands Golf Course in North Vancouver. Patricia Atkinson, guest speaker, overviewed the National, Provincial and local work of the women in North Vancouver. 

October Meeting: October 14, 2021

Dr . Frederick Voon: How  to be successful in the Hospital Emergency Department

His new book will be available for members at a reduced rate   Emergency Medicine Physician at Island Health – Vancouver Island Health Authority Victoria, British Columbia Author of “Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department–And How to Prevent Having to Go!” How to stay out of the Emergency Department—and what to do if you end up there. 
This is a reference that belongs in every household and every waiting room. A non-fiction for the general public, this book helps you learn what to expect if you or a loved one suddenly becomes one of the 15 million visitors to the ED in Canada every year.   This handy reference guide will be available for sale to all members.   Zoom access provided

November 4, 7:00 pm

What can be done to Prevent Violence Against Women A Panel of Provincial Women with expertise and recent experience in this crucial field will present a interactive program to give participants background of where we are and some ideas on how we can move forward. This program will give some background as we move forward on December 6 to remember and honour the women engineers who were murdered December 6, 1969 at Ecole  Polytechnique in Montreal. Contact  audreyhj@shaw.ca for more information  Zoom Access   December   9, 7:00 pm  Night Inside the Theatre: Mitchell Mackay Some light hearted fun and a look at what happens behind stage in the Theatre.  In person/Zoom ( TBA re COVID)   January  13, 7:00 pm Pharmacare that Works 

 Dr. Steve Morgan is Canada’s leading expert on pharmacare systems. His research has sparked national debate about how universal pharmacare can provide all Canadians with access to appropriately prescribed, affordably priced, and equitably financed prescription drugs..Zoom Access on request.

Contact audreyhj@shaw.ca for more information February 10, 7:00  pm   Susan Soloman: Seniors and Housing  MSW Supervisor, Senior Housing program Hollyburn Family Services Susan will give us some insight into local Senior Housing Issues and concerns.   Zoom Access only      March  10, 7:00 pm  National and Provincial Resolutions.  In person/Zoom ( TBA re COVID)April  14, 10:00-12:00 amNorth Vancouver Museum  A  tour and overview of the Programs at our new Museum.  see https://monova.ca/  for an overview  Meet at the Museum for a gallery tour and a presentation by the Curator Barbara Hilden       May  12, 7:00 pm   The Environment  In person/Zoom ( TBA re COVID)   June  9, 6:00 pmAnnual Dinner Celebration , Programs   Gardens in Our Community  My Parents: The Italian Gardener and the Canadian Artist Presenter:  Nora Gambioli, West Vancouver   Venue TBA

Steam Keepers Tour , such great work to save our Streams here in North Vancouver October 2020
Cheryl Alexander inspired us!

NOTE  : Due to COVID -19 all CFUW North Vancouver meetings will be held virtually  or outdoor events  are held each  month. 

Prospective members and guests welcome at meetings (occasional exceptions will be noted in programme notes). For further information email: Cfuw.nv2@gmail.com 

 
 
 
 

North Vancouver
 
 

Meeting Venues: Zoom until further notice

 
 

Meeting Calendar:  The Year at a Glance

All general  meetings with a program  are the 2nd Thursday of the months listed: Details and venues will be announced monthly.  Meetings until further notice will be virtual 

 
 
Month
Program
Details
September October
 
 
November 2020
 
Steam Keepers October 7 (Outdoor Excursion)
Indigenous Peoples Study for information
  
Gary Little: To Hell and Beyond
December 2020
 
 
Christmas Event  SOCIAL 
Happy New Year
 
 
January/2021

Cheryl Alexander author and  environmentalist     

Takaya the Lone Wolf

 
February 2021
  
NORTH SHORE RESCUE
PETER HAIGH
 
March 2021
 
 
 
Resolutions discussion and motions
                                                                                  7:00 pm  -9:00  Social
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  April  2021

Capilano University 

   
Topic:Cities and universities are some of the biggest institutions but historically haven’t always worked together. Capilano University and the city of North Vancouver are looking to transform the way universities and community members collaborate to create solutions for our city. North Vancouver has recently joined a global movement of cities working with post-secondary institutions through an innovation hub called “CityStudio”. CityStudio is a joint collaboration between city staff and Capilano University faculty and students, in an effort to explore innovative solutions for issues within North Vancouver.
 
Thursday, June 10 

 Iona Whishaw

Local Author  # 1 on the Best Sellers List:  Iona Whishaw will talk about her life as a writer in her  Lane Winslow Mystery Series.  Her latest book “A Lethal Lesson”  passion for incredible story telling  with strong characters.

Join us for this session.  Contact cfuw.nv2@gmail.com  for Zoom Access at 7:00 pm June 10.

 

 

 

PAST PROGRAMS  

 

Fall : North Shore Stream Keepers-Wednesday, October 7, 2020 ( 

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. 

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

Based on a University of Alberta course  along with  further research and study by the CFUW National Sub- Committee on Indigenous Peoples  on  this webinar gave  members historical information through variety of perspectives and resources. Topics included:

The Building and Non-building of relationships, Education around language that makes a difference and  ways to build authentic Land Acknowledgement

In as second sessions members explored resources for background reading, what  CFUW members and clubs can do to make a difference going forward.

November: Gary Little via Zoom. Rescheduled from the Spring  Virtual Meeting:  November 12, 2020  7:00 pm -9:00 pm 

 To Hell and Back Speaker: Gary Little, retired Vancouver School District Administrator

Gary Little, a retired Vancouver School District administrator, discussed the story of Joe Calendino who transitioned from Hell’s Angel to a community leader. Gary spoke about the impact Joe has had on youth in the greater Vancouver area and beyond and talked about the shifting landscape involving gang recruitment, drug use and preventative initiatives that are underway to deal with this growing problem in our society.  Gary will refer the book he has written and tell us a little about his future work with youth in Metro. 

To Hell and Back : A Former Hells Angel’s Story of Recovery and Redemption by Joe Calendino and Gary Little Overview – A gripping portrait of a notorious Vancouver gangster and Hells Angels elite who descended into a life of homelessness and addiction, ultimately redeeming himself through award-winning youth advocacy.

December: Christmas Social Event 

Archived Programs January -June 2020January 9, 2020

 
 

Speaker: Andrew Fowler, Expedia Cruise Centres

 
 

Travel  Questions Answered!

 
 

February  13, 2020

 
 

Speaker: Isabel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

 
 

Isabel and her team at the office of the Seniors’ Advocate monitor and analyze seniors services and issues in BC and make recommendations  to government and service providers to address current systemic issues.Isabel ‘s presentation gave a new and uplifting perspective on opportunities and life-style for seniors in  2020.  In addition there was time to explore some of current issues in BC and Canada that need attention. 

March  12, 2020

 
 

Resolutions ( held virtually for member input) 

 
 

Facilitators: This session was  led by members who are familiar with both Provincial and National CFUW Organizations. Members  considered both Provincial and National Resolutions and/or proposed amendments to the CFUW Articles and ByLaws.  They will be submitted set up for a provincial and national vote at Virtual   Provincial AGM ( May 2020 )  and the National AGM  (June ,)

 
 

April 9, 2020

Community Partnerships with Capilano University, note was held in April 2021, See chart above

Topic:Cities and universities are some of the biggest institutions but historically haven’t always worked together. Capilano University and the city of North Vancouver are looking to transform the way universities and community members collaborate to create solutions for our city. North Vancouver has recently joined a global movement of cities working with post-secondary institutions through an innovation hub called “CityStudio”. CityStudio is a joint collaboration between city staff and Capilano University faculty and students, in an effort to explore innovative solutions for issues within North Vancouver.

PANEL MEMBERS:

Adele Therias, Project Lead, Academic Initiatives and Planning, Capilano University

Adele completed her Bachelor of Arts in Geography at the University of British Columbia in the Environment and Sustainability Stream and minored in Urban Studies. As a student, Adele actively gravitated towards experiential and project-based courses, including participating in the CityStudio Semester in Dialogue at SFU as a visiting student. In collaboration with partners at the City of Vancouver, Adele and her classmates developed experimental projects designed to improve livability within the city. Adele is also the co-founder of Neighbour Lab, a Vancouver-based design cooperative that builds neighbourhood resilience through co-creation and dialogue. The cooperative fosters connections between neighbours by designing Neighbour Hubs (shared community structures) and facilitating workshops (such as guided walks and asset mapping).

Laurie Prange-Martin, Instructor, Capilano University 

CPHR, BA, MLIS, M Ed, PD candidate

Laurie is a former academic librarian turned professor who specializes in the management of community services. Her approach to designing assessment tools like assignments and tests is informed by her background in teaching English courses and library workshops. As a researcher, Prange focuses on human resource management, libraries and regional economic development. As a teaching-stream faculty member with significant educational training, her research informs her teaching practice. In her dissertation, she is studying how and why new industries emerge in remote regions.

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rescheduled  Virtual Meeting:  November  19, 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.

 
 

POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 2020/2021 SEASON

June 11, 2020

 
 

Cancelled due to Covid-19Annual Dinner at Seymour Golf and Country  Club 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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