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 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. If you would like to join the WWW group to receive invites and updates, please contact Trisha Hendrie.

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 and 3rd Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Games group meets twice a month, during the day, to play a variety of card and board games. We are currently attempting to have small in-person games days. We know our members have been doubled vaxxed and since there is little chance we’ll play Twister, we are able to follow the same rules that restaurants are currently following. Our only request is that you do not bring a guest unless you are absolutely positive that they have been double vaxxed. 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. Weather issues have prevented us from doing any outdoor activities, but we hope to back on track in the New Year. We welcome any member who is interested in joining us.

Coordinator: Meran Farmer

Yarn Club aka Knitwits: Our Knitwits group meets monthly (the second Wednesday) starting at 1:30pm. Until further notice all meetings are online. The zoom link is sent out a few days ahead to the Knitwits membership list. All yarn crafters (not just knitters) are welcome.

Coordinator: Shawna Macivor