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Monthly Meetings topics  2019-2010 

Monthly Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of most months (September, October, November, January, February, March and April) at the Mary Winspear Centre (unless otherwise indicated).

Members and non-members are invited to meet old friends and make some new friends at Mary Winspear Centre (7:00 with speaker beginning about 7:20).

Non-members $10 payable at the door.

Mary Winspear Centre

2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9

(250) 656-0275

Mary Winspear

2019-20  MONTHLY SPEAKERS will be determined over the summer and then will be posted on the website when available.


The December and May meetings are social gatherings for members only. 

Please see Calendar for further details of specific events:

Funds raised at fundraising events support high school and post-secondary scholarships through the Education Trust Fund of CFUW Saanich Peninsula

Previous Speakers  (2018-2019)

Welcome Back Meeting for new, prospective and returning members (was held September 25 2018)

Dr. Martin Murenbeeld, Economist- Deficits and Donald Trump (was held October 23 2018)

Dr. Stephanie Willerth, Professor, UVic- New Research Using Stem Cells to Treat Diseases of the Nervous System (was held November 27 2018)

Dr. Kate Evans, Family Physician –Establishing the Peninsula’s First Youth Clinic and Other Health Challenges (was held January 22 2019)

Sonia Drummond, Pharmacist – Opioid Crisis: How We Got There and Is There a Path Forward? (was held February 26 2019)

Alison Ross, Owner, Kilshaw’s Auctioneers- Buying and Selling at an Auction (was held March 26 2019)

Kerri Isham, Sexual Health Educator –The Changing Landscape of Gender and Sexual Orientation (was held April 23 2019)

Previous Speakers (2017-2018)

Welcome Back Dessert Party – New, Prospective and Returning Members (was held September 26 2017)

Norma Sealey – Growing up on the Peninsula  (was held October 24 2017)

Dr. Kirsteen Moore – Youth Suicide Prevention – What We Have Learned  (was held  November 28, 2017)

Three UVic Scientists – The Fascinating World of Brain Research at the University of Victoria  (was held January 23, 2018)

Dr. Sylvia  Olsen- Making Poverty: A Short History of Government on-Reserve Housing Programs  (was held February 27, 2018)

Liz CoxRestorative Practices: What they Are and How They Work  (was held March 27, 2018)

Dr. Cathryn Clarke MurrayHitchhikers on Marine Debris from the Japanese Tsunami  ( was held April 24, 2018)

Previous Speakers (2016-2017)

Courtney Cote  –A Day in the Life of a Coroner ( was held Tuesday September 27 2016)

Danda Humphreys –Tales of Pioneering Women Who Made their Mark in Early Victoria (was held Tuesday October 25 2016)

RCMP Constable Gerald Phipps –Internet Safety (was held Tuesday November 22 2016)

Dawn Woodruff Thrasher Staging Your Home for Selling –(was held Tuesday January 24 2017)

Isobel MacKenzie –Findings of the Senior’s Advocate  (was held Tuesday February 28 2017)

Lisbie Rae – Victoria Grandmothers for Africa–What do they do?  (was held Tuesday March 28 2017)