CFUW Brantford General Meeting February 28th, 2018

Thorpe Carriage House
Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Canadian Nurses in Africa
Speaker: Gail Wolters

Our speaker for the February General meeting will be Gail Wolters. Gail is the Founder and President of Canadian Nurses for Africa. Each spring a group of nurses and a few doctors head to Africa where they set up clinics in various locations. People come from miles around to have their health issues addressed.

Trivia Night

The 11th Annual Trivia Night was a success! Over $2300 was raised in support of the CFUW Brantford Scholarship Fund!

The winning team were Betsy, Alec, Nick and Tish. Congratulations!

Thanks to the participants, local businesses and CFUW members for monetary donations and donations of prizes and books, those who volunteered to help, Domino’s pizza, and the Dunsdon Legion. Special thanks to the organizing committee: Lynn, Brenda, Dian and Colette! A good time was had by all!

Many thanks to Lynn Leach, Horticultural Therapist, at the Stedman Community Hospice

For her presentation at the January 24th CFUW Brantford General Meeting. Lynn shared her knowledge and passion for gardening as she spoke about how the gardens at the Hospice have been developed and matured over the past five years. The before and after pictures of the gardens told the story and as she pointed out the therapeutic benefits of therapeutic horticulture, all present felt they had received the benefits as well. Special thanks were given to Lynn for all she has done and is doing to improve quality of life for the residents, families and staff!

CFUW Brantford General Meeting January 24, 2018

CFUW General Meeting

January 24, 2018

Thorpe Carriage House

Meeting Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Topic: Bringing Horticultural Therapy to Stedman Community Hospice

Speaker: Lynn Leach

Lynn Leach is the Horticultural Therapist at the Stedman Community Hospice and just like many of us, Lynn has a passion for the garden.  She also loves working with people and has found that horticultural therapy is a perfect union of those two passions. The presentation will include before and after pictures of building the therapy garden, as well as information about the horticultural programs that are offered to residents.

Don’t Tell the Enemy book launch a great success!

Our January 16th Book Launch of Don’t Tell the Enemy, written by CFUW member Marsha Skrypuch was a grand success, $444 raised for our Scholarship Fund.

Many thanks to Braemar House School for donating the venue and to the organizing committee: Nora Leung, Joan Hadley, Dian Kuzyk, Tish James, Naomi Krai, Nora O’Leary, Patti Kunaschko, Jenny DeAlwis, Barbara Perry, Lynne Duncombe, Cathy Sawyer and Marsha Skrypuch.

December 6th: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Today as we commemorate the 28th Anninversary of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal in 1989 let us all remember that many women and  girls continue to suffer violence, even torture and death in Canada and throughout the world just because they are female. As we reflect on this history, let us continue our efforts in helping those who are affected by this violence. Our 8400 CFUW members in over 100 Clubs across Canada join with other concerned citizens, female and male, in recognizing this horror and in searching for preventive ways to eradicate this violence from the lives of women and children.

Canadian Federation of University Women, Brantford Chapter