Announcements, Members' Advertising & Upcoming Events
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Congratulations to our member Laura Young on winning the Prix Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for non-fiction at the Ontario Library Services Northern Lit Awards for her 2014 book Solo, Yet Never Alone: Swimming the Great Lakes. Click here to read more about it.
Nancy Ferguson's cousin Dr. Mary Anne White just received the appointment for the Order of Canada for her contributions in the field of Chemistry. "Our family is very proud of her accomplishment and thought CFUW would appreciate this information....Kindest Regards, Nancy Ferguson". For more information about the Order of Canada appointment click here.
Walking With Our Sisters
January 2018 from the 7th-21st, the national travelling Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) Memorial Art Installation will be in our community. Over 1,181+Indigenous women and girls in Canada have been reported missing or murdered in the last 20 years. WWOS is a commemorative memorial art installation created through the vision of Metis artist Christi Belcourt of over 1,800 pairs of moccasin vamps (tops) created and donated by hundreds of caring and concerned individuals to draw attention to this injustice. An additional 117 children's vamps were added in May of 2014 during a ceremony at the site of the old Shingwauk Residential School to honour and commemorate the lives of children who never returned home from the schools.
The large collaborative art piece is not so much an exhibit as it is a memorial. It follows traditional Indigenous ceremonial protocols and will be made available to our community through the generosity of the 5th year Masters students, faculty and Elders of our host site at the Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture. The vamps are intentionally not sewn into moccasins to represent the unfinished lives of the women and children whose lives were cut short when they were taken from us. Collectively together the vamps represent all these women and children paying respect to their lives and existence on this earth.
Ontario North Fall Gathering 2017
CFUW HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS PRESENTS
Empowerment In Our Northern Communities
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 Bonnie View Inn, Haliburton, 8:30am – 4pm
Welcome Reception Wednesday, October 18th • 7pm
Click here to see the poster for more information. Click here to download the registration form.
Women in Film Wednesdays Sudbury Indie Cinema presents a monthly showcase of the work of woman-directors. From quirky comedies to hard hitting documentaries to engrossing dramas.
October 18 - A Better Man
November 15 - Porcupine Lake
December 20 - Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Visit www.sudburyindiecinema.com/wifw.html for more information and descriptions.
October 29 - The Case of the Missing Mayor
Written by one of our members, "The Case of the Missing Mayor" will be on stage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm. The play will be performed by over a dozen local Sudburians and is an intriguing combination of fact and fiction. Click here for the poster.
November 2-4 - Wordstock Sudbury
Sudbury's festival for readers, writers and lovers of word.
November 22 - Boston Pizza Celebrity Server Fundraising Dinner for the CFUW Adopt-A-Family Community Outreach Program. Let the hostess know at the door that you are having dinner to support them and Boston Pizza will donate 10% of proceeds to the Program!
November 29&30 - Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Conference
For more information click here to see the poster.
Dates of Interest
October is Women's History Month
Check out http://www.heroines.ca/ for a list of noteworthy women.
Canadian women were legally recognized as "persons as a result of a ruling by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England. Governor General's Award in Recognition of Persons' Day (the Persons Award).
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25 - December 6
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women - In commemoration of the 14 young women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.