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 25, 2017 Welcome All

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

October 23, 2017 Why Brexit is Complicated

Dr. Helen Brown, Professor Emerita, Dept of History, VIU

November 27, 2017 Microplastics in the Coastal Ecosystem

Sarah Dudas, Canada Research Chair,                                              Shellfish Aquaculture Ecosystem Interactions,                                          Centre for Shellfish Research, VIU

December 4, 2017 Annual Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser

Dinner, social, 50/50 draw and silent auction

January 22, 2018 Urban Aboriginal Perspectives

Chris Beaton, Executive Director, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre

February 26, 2018 The Opiate Crisis in British Columbia

Dr. Paul Hasselback, Medical Officer, Central Vancouver Island

March 26, 2018 Humpback Comeback!

Jackie Hildering, Biologist / Marine Educator
Marine Education and Research Society

April 23, 2018 Sport as the Catalyst for Community Development and a Sustainable Healthcare System

Drew Cooper, Executive Director, PacificSport VI
Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, Marketing & Communication Manager, PacificSport VI

May 28, 2018 Annual General Meeting

Dinner, Short Business Meeting and Social Time