Interest Groups

In pursuit of Enlightenment, Engagement and Energetic Living, our club has organized a variety of Interest Groups. Meetings are subject to change. Please consult the monthly newsletters or group co-ordinators for updates. Note that most interest groups are currently meeting virtually.

 Interest Groups

Women Who Wonder: Women Who Wonder or  WWW for short provides a path for intellectual exploration and discussion in a relaxed and fun environment. The goal of WWW is to provide an additional avenue for member engagement through opportunities for social interactions and continuing education.  The group uses educational videos for discussion in the same way that a book club reads a book and then discusses it with the book club. WWW specifically focuses on providing opportunities to touch on multiple topics. This is an exploratory group rather than a deep dive or advocacy group.

Coordinator: Trisha Hendrie

Book Club: The Book Club meets monthly, on the 4th Monday, at 1:30 p.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. At our June meeting we will select books for the coming year. The July and August meetings are an opportunity to share summer reading choices, with no particular selection. The December meeting is scheduled earlier in the month and the topic is to read a book about books/reading, and this will be followed by a Christmas party.

We rotate meetings at homes of our members who have enough space and generously offer to host. We read a variety of genres: fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction. biography, and memoir. Generally, the member who recommended the book will lead the discussion, but it is not essential. Meetings are relaxed, informative and all CFUW members are invited at any time. For more information, including a list of the current selected readings, please contact the group coordinator.

Coordinator: Lynne Cox

Art Explorers: Meets at variable dates and times. The focus is on the local public art gallery, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, as well as other local venues of interest. Attendees find education and inspiration in the sharing of information. Open to all members.

Coordinator: Cynthia Porter

Games Group: Meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 1:30 PM. Formed in January 2015, the group brings together members who enjoy cards and/or board games with just a dash of competitive spirit. Held in members’ homes. All are welcome.

Coordinator: Trisha Hendrie

Gardeners’ Group: This interest group will take a wee break … a pause … a hiatus. Meanwhile if anyone has an idea for another gardeners’ outing or topic let me know and we will send out the invitation and hope to reconvene. Let’s keep in touch.

Coordinator: Judy Beth Armstrong

Healthy Lifestyle Group: Meets 3rd Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM or 10 AM depending on the activity. An hour of physical activity (walking, snowshoeing) is usually followed by visit to a facility or a discussion session. Those who enjoy mild to moderate activity and learning new things about a healthy lifestyle are welcome.

Coordinator: Meran Farmer

Yarn Club aka Knitwits: Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30. Thread and stories: knitting, crochet, needlepoint, hand sewing, and story telling.

Coordinator: Shawna Macivor