Speaker Series

We have a Speaker Series, social time and short business sessions throughout the year. All meetings are held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall at 4235 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, at 7 pm from September to May.  All meetings are open to members, friends, and guests.

*Please note that all CFUW events are fragrance free as is St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall.


September 24, 2018 Welcome All – Bring a Friend / Make a Friend

Our relaxed opening meeting: join us for a social time, bring your friends.  Meet scholarship recipients.

October 22, 2018 Early Scottish Women of Means and their Wills

Dr. Cathryn Spence, Dept. of History, VIU

November 26, 2018 The Importance of Urban Forests in Nanaimo

Patrick Macintosh, City of Nanaimo, Urban Forestry

December 3, 2018 Annual Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser

Dinner, social, 50/50 draw and silent auction

January 28, 2019 A History of Big Bands and Jazz in Nanaimo

Bryan Stovell, Dept. of Music, VIU and Director, Nanaimo Musician’s Association Big Band

February 25, 2019 What’s Happening at the North Pole?

Dr. Suzanne de la Barre, Dept. of Recreation & Tourism, VIU

March 25, 2019 Our Precious Bumble Bees are in Danger

Ted Leischner, Steering Committee of the Island Pollinator Initiative

April 22, 2019 Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Leads the Country

Peter Sinclair, Executive Director, Loaves and Fishes

May 27, 2019 Annual General Meeting

Dinner, Short Business Meeting and Social Time