Speaker Series

We continue to host a Speaker Series and short business sessions.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting virtual meetings.  We are working towards offering a hybrid in-person and virtual option.

The Speaker Series events take place at 7 pm from September to May (except December).  During the pandemic, virtual attendance is by invitation only, and requires pre-registration.  Meetings are open to members, friends, and guests.   Guest enquiries, please contact us.

When meeting in person, we do so at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall.  ** Note that all CFUW events are fragrance free, as is St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall.


September 27, 2021
Virtual by invitation
Education during a Pandemic – continued from 2020
We’re trying out an in-person tailgate party in the afternoon.  Followed at 7:00 pm by a virtual meeting with Scholarship recipients about education during a pandemic.  Guests welcome.  Contact us for tailgate details or virtual invitation.
October 25, 2021
Virtual by invitation
Current Health Issues

Dr. Sandra Allison,
Medical Health Officer for Nanaimo, Oceanside and Alberni
November 22, 2021
Virtual by invitation
Biodiversity and Climate Change

Cliff Stainsby, Retired Researcher
December 6, 2021 Annual Christmas Party and Silent Auction Fundraiser
January 24, 2022
Virtual by invitation
The Deep Sea

Dr. Cherisse DuPreez, Institute of Ocean Sciences
February 28, 2022
Virtual by invitation
John Howard Society

John Horn, Executive Director
March 28, 2022
Virtual by invitation
Gardening to Attract Bees, Butterflies and Birds

Nanaimo Master Gardeners
April 25, 2022
Virtual by invitation
Reducing our Waste

Kirsten Gellein, Regional District of Nanaimo Zero Waste Coordinator
Sonam Bajwa, Regional District of Nanaimo Solid Waste Planner
May 30, 2022 Annual General Meeting