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Our next meeting this year is January 23rd and the speakers are

Three UVic Scientists 

and their topic is 

The Fascinating World of Brain Research at the University of Victoria 

Returning members, new members and potential members are invited to meet old friends and make some new friends 7:00 at Mary Winspear Centre.


Monthly Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of most months at the Mary Winspear Centre (unless otherwise indicated*).

Visitors and guests are always welcome at the monthly meetings.

Mary Winspear Centre

2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9

(250) 656-0275

Mary Winspear



Some of the speakers will be:

January 23, 2018

The Fascinating World of Brain Research at the University of Victoria -Three UVic Scientists

February 27, 2018

Making Poverty: A Short History of Government on-Reserve Housing Programs - Dr. Sylvia Olsen

March 27, 2018

Restorative Practices, What They Are and    How They Work - Liz Cox

April 24, 2018

Hitchhikers on Marine Debris from the Japanese Tsunami - Dr. Cathryn Clarke Murray

May 23, 2018

Annual General Meeting

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

Please see Calendar for further details of specific events:


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

Previous Speakers This  Year


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

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

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



Previous Speakers Last  Year


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)