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 23, 2019

Start a New Year, Make a New Friend

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

OCTOBER 19, 2019

4th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon

Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino, BC

October 28, 2019

The History and Impacts of Women’s Groups

Margaret Murphy, Storyteller, Educator and Group Facilitator

November 25, 2019 Cross Cultural Voluntourism, the Pros and Cons
Dr. Aggie Weighill, Dept of Recreation & Tourism, VIU 
December 2, 2019

Annual Christmas Party and Silent Auction

Dinner, social, 50/50 draw and silent auction

January 27, 2020

Ten Things I Learned about Homelessness

Lois Peterson, Executive Director, Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter

February 24, 2020

A New and Growing Naturalist’s Club in Nanaimo

Doug Fraser, Nature Nanaimo

March 23, 2020

Student Projects on Birds around Nanaimo

Dr. Eric Demers and VIU Biology Department students

April 27, 2020

Medical Assistance in Dying

Dr. Laura Shanner, Philosophy & Religious Studies, VIU

 May 25, 2020

Annual General Meeting

Dinner, Short Business Meeting and Social Time