Members can participate in a wide variety of interest groups. Groups may meet weekly, monthly, or one-time only. Each group has a facilitator to assist in coordinating activities and events.
Study and Interest Groups are the "icing on the cake" for many Clubs, the fun or study units that often attract new members to CFUW.
These groups come in many forms reflecting the interests and enthusiasms of the members: people may come together to study Canadiana or international affairs or classical music or to advocate for a compelling cause. Bridge and mahjong groups, dining out or in and theatre or travel groups; book groups and language groups are formed. Hikers, bikers, skiers, skaters and snowshoers can all form groups under the umbrella of the Club.
A good start to forming a new group is for the person with the enthusiasm to gather kindred souls and work out how their unit would function. What outings or speakers or facilities would be available to augment the group? Once the idea has taken form, talk to the executive of your Club with your plan. Once the new group has been approved, ask if you can speak about it during a Club meeting, write a piece for the Club newsletter and talk to members you know. The best time to begin is usually in the fall as activities begin and members are deciding how they will be involved for the coming year.
Some past and present interest groups topics include (or could include):
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