Other Interest Groups
Current Issues - 4th Tuesday 1:00 p.m.
Convenor: Heather Glouchkow
You will want to be part of this lively, stimulating group that meets monthly to discuss issues of local, national and international interest. Reserve the 4th Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m., to come and join us at a member's home for an enthusiastic discussion on a pre-determined topic. We look forward to hearing your views on a whole range of issues issues from local transit to cultural issues to events taking place on the world stage.
Attendees' donation of $3.00/person/meeting covers hall rental and thank-you gifts for speakers.
|Sept 29||Irish, Scottish, British Female migrants in 20 C Canada||Prof. Marilyn Barber|
|Oct 27||History of Transportation||Peter Pigott, author|
|Nov 24||Brewing History||Prof Mathew Bellamy|
University of Ottawa
|Jan 26||Fascism and the Trump phenomemon|
Prof. Jenifer Evans
|Feb 23||Black History Month - Viola Desmond|
|Mar 23||Bletchley Park in Sandy Hill during WWII||Diana Pepall, National Library|
|Apr 27||History of Jerusalem||Annette
Paquin, Exec. Director,|
|May 25||Animals in War
Monument, Confederation Park||Ret Col Lloyd Swick; David Clendening,
Movie Matinee 3rd Tuesday, 4:30-ish
Convenor: June Gleason
Members who opt for the Tuesday afternoon movie group are in for some fine entertainment. In fact, CFUW movie watchers sometimes fill a whole row at our local Landmark Theatre in the Kanata Centrum! We usually attend the third Tuesday of the month. Preferred start time is 4:30-5:00 p.m. but this is not always possible.
Dinner out afterwards is always an option, not planned in advance, but that's the way we like it! E-mails to the list of members expressing an interest go out a couple of days in advance to provide information on the chosen feature and the time to gather, so do consider adding your name.
National Mah-Jongg - Thursday 1 p.m. all year
Mah-Jongg (or "Maajh") is a fascinating rummy-like game that is played with tiles. It is a game of skill, strategy and calculation, that also includes an element of chance. Originating in China supposedly around the time of Confucius, it has evolved so that there are at least eighty versions of Mah-Jongg played by various cultures. Mah Jongg falls into two broad categories: National (American/Jewish) Mah-Jongg and Classical (Chinese) Mah-Jongg.
CFUW/Kanata members play National Mah-Jongg, which uses a card of Standard Hands against which ideally four players per square table play the game with 152 tiles. Several members now own Mah-Jongg sets that they bring to all the games.
Members are very enthusiastic so Mah Jongg games are scheduled each week year round, with the rare cancellation. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, the games are currently held in the Bistro Room at Stonehaven Manor. Members take turns hosting the games either there or in their homes, from 1:00 p.m. to ~ 4:30 p.m. with a break somewhere between 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for tea and a snack. We carpool whenever we can.
Come and join us with your suggestions for some engaging local ventures.
Travel talk provides an opportunity for members to share their own travel experiences and to learn about places that others have visited. The group will exchange travel tips and ideas and just have fun "touring" the world without leaving home.
Sept 20: Newfoundland