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  • 15 Dec 2016 10:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our final event of 2016 was a well-attended and very enjoyable Christmas party organized to perfection by Judy and her merry team. (Photos for Members )

    As this year draws to a close, we wish you comfort and joy and much happiness in the new year. 

    We look forward to seeing you all again at our next general meeting on February 14th at lunchtime.
    (There is no meeting in January.) 

  • 21 Nov 2016 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CFUW/Kanata’s Big Bijoux Bash was a rather more elegant event than the name may have suggested.  A gloriously sunny location reflected the sparkle of the bijoux and the spirit of all those who attended. It turned out to be a successful contributor to our scholarship fund. More details in the upcoming newsletter. 
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  • 15 Nov 2016 11:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Christmas bird

    Be sure to get your ticket for the Christmas party on December 13. Members of CFUW, follow this link for details 2016 Christmas Party

  • 08 Nov 2016 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A very special trip to the Supreme Court on Nov. 4 had a cluster of about 35 CFUW Kanata members engage in an informal discussion with Justice Rosalie Abella who graciously agreed to speak with us. 

  • 03 Nov 2016 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please send items for the next edition of our newsletter by Friday, November 11, to

    Please share with us what you and your interest groups have been up to recently.

  • 01 Nov 2016 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Search our laden treasure chest of gently used beads, baubles, bracelets, purses, and scarves.  They will be on sale in the Leasing Lobby of William’s Court, in Kanata, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2-4 PM.

    More details on this page Big Bijoux Bash

  • 29 Oct 2016 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our fourth annual scholarship fundraiser promises to be the best Enchanted Mosaic evening yet. Top-notch local talent in visual and performance arts, and an enhanced silent auction with treasures for you to bid on that include some very good items that have a reserve on them. For more information, check out our web page:

  • 29 Oct 2016 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The weather was rainy and blustery, but inside St John’s Church Hall on October 22, the environment was welcoming and convivial as we gathered with more than 50 representatives from CFUW clubs in Eastern Ontario. The day-long conference was informative and inspiring as our guest speakers explained their 23-year quest to get a cruel social injustice – non state torture – recognized as a human rights crime in Canada.

    We owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who participated in the event including our M.P Karen MacCrimmon, Mayor Jim Watson, and Councillor Marianne Wilkinson. In addition, special mention must be made of local organizations who generously supported us with donations of goods and services. Special thanks are due to

    • Margaret Dennis, Chartwell Retirement Residences (lunch contributions)
    • Dave Fowler, General Manager, Marriot Hotels, Kanata (hotel accommodations for speakers)
    • Juan Carlos, Tim Horton’s, March Road, Kanata (morning coffee)
    • Congregation of St. John’s Anglican Church, Kanata (hall and kitchen facilities)

    Ontario Council President Sandra Thomson spent the day with us and summed up the many positive responses we received from participants at the end of the day with this message:

    CFUW Kanata held a very impressive Fall Gathering!

    I received such a warm welcome from yourself Wende and all of your Kanata members. I so much appreciated the opportunity to meet many of the Ontario East members! The Kanata ladies worked very hard to achieve a successful day. This was evident by the well-constructed & timely program , the beautiful table decorations, the delicious food, the unique crafted gift bags and the church setting - all made for a truly inspirational and thought provoking day. Jeanne & Linda’s dedication to educating us on NST [Non State Torture] shows how CFUW women can be “bigger than ourselves to make the difference.”

    Sandy Thomson

    OC [Ontario Council] President

  • 24 Oct 2016 10:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ontario East Fall Gathering

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    CFUW Kanata was delighted to welcome representatives from all of Ontario East’s clubs to this year’s Fall Gathering. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, and Karen McCrimmon, MP for Kanata-Carleton were also in attendance as were Sandra Thompson, president Ontario Council, and Mary Partington, Regional Director, Ontario East. 

    Our guest speakers, Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson, engaged us with the compelling story of their mission to change Canadian law to reflect the cruel realities of non-State torture and recognise it as a human rights crime. We were honoured to have them share their experiences gained from presenting their cause to diverse audiences in several different countries; and the successes and setbacks they have encountered along the way. Their determination and profound commitment to this cause are truly inspirational.

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