CFUW NORTHUMBERLAND. Canadian Federation of University Women

Events

Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon 2018

Joy Kogawa, Photo by Raymond Lum

Joy Kogawa will be the speaker at our Luncheon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 

Joy Kogawa was born in Vancouver in 1935 to Japanese-Canadian parents. During WWII, Kogawa and her family were forced to move to Slocan, British Columbia, an injustice Kogawa addresses in her 1981 novel, Obasan, one of the handful of Canadian  novels that have become essential reading for a nation. Interned with her Japanese-Canadian family during WW2, she has worked tirelessly to educate and help redress a dark moment in our history. 
 In 1986, Kogawa was made a Member of the Order of Canada; in 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of British Columbia. In 2010, the Japanese government honored Kogawa with the Order of the Rising Sun “for her contribution to the understanding and preservation of Japanese Canadian history.” Her recent book is called Gently to Nagasaki.

Tickets are available at Victoria Hall Box Office, 55 King St. W., 905-372-2210 or 1-855-372-2210

Advance purchase only. $65 (including tax and service charges). A partial receipt will be issued.

Gently to Nagasaki 

 

Spring 2018 Meeting Dates

AGM

Monday, June 4, 2018, 6 PM, at Dalewood Golf Club 

Meeting to be followed by an appetizer and dessert buffet.

If you plan to attend, please contact barbaran@sympatico.ca by Friday, May 25.

 

The 2017 Fundraising Luncheon with speaker, Helga Stephenson, was a great success! 

Fundraising Luncheon, May 10, 2017 at Cobourg Lions' Centre

Helga Stephenson will talk about Women in Film and Television and the dramatic changes over the years. Helga is a multi-award-winning film and media arts leader having served as Executive Director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Chair of Viacom Canada, the Canada Council and the National Arts Centre.

Helga Stephenson, photo courtesy of Academy G Pimental Photography 2016