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.
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.
On December 6, 2017, CFUW will commemorate and honour the lives of victims of gender-based violence and stand in solidarity with all women experiencing violence, abuse, and harassment. For this occasion, CFUW continues the series on significant days to facilitate the conversation about the Sustainable Development Goals. “We believe the elimination of violence can only be realized with the understanding that aggression against one woman is abuse against all women. The individual cannot be separated from the community and therefore national epidemics of violence have a global impact” says Cheryl Hayles, V.P. International Relations.
Congratulations to Jacklyn Appleby, winner of the CFUW Brantford Mature Student Award, Trust Award B, for 2017!
Jacklyn is attending Laurier/Conestoga College in Brantford; her program is Community and Social Service Management.
Ottawa, November 25, 2017 – CFUW and its 100 clubs across Canada are marking November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and getting involved in the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence from November 25 to December 10. CFUW clubs will be hosting a series of events and generating actions across Canada such as panel discussions, outreach to women’s shelters, orange wearing days in honour of victims of gun violence, art expositions that highlight issues of gender-based violence, joint letter signings, social media campaigns, and commemorative vigils to raise awareness in their community and call for mobilization to end violence against women and girls.
On Nov 22nd CFUW members enjoyed a presentation by Brian Thompson who shared some of the highlights of his 31 years as a staff photographer at The Expositor. Brian also shared some beautiful and insightful personal photos taken over the years as well as through his involvement with the Brant Camera Club, of which he is the president.