Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria BC
100 years CFUW National 1919 - 2019
111 years CFUW Victoria 1908 - 2019
30th anniversary of the first BC Council AGM
Welcome to CFUW BC Council's 2019 AGM
Welcome to the 2019 Annual General Meeting of
the BC Council of the Canadian Federation of Women (CFUW)! We have an
exciting array of speakers and activities that will stimulate your thinking,
help you contemplate how we can all be change agents and provide you
with opportunities to network and recognize our successes!
This conference is intended to reflect the past,
consider the present and dream for the future. This is the 100th
Anniversary of CFUW National, the 111th Anniversary of CFUW
Victoria and the 30th anniversary of the first BC Council
AGM. The speakers and activities are intended to help you consider how
we can continue to support the well-being of women and their families
through education, advocacy and networking. The conference is intended
to celebrate - individually and as a collective! We have SO much to
be proud of and we plan take the time to applaud the work we have done.
Finally, we intend to have fun! Sprinkled throughout
the conference are walking tours, receptions, a fashion show, chair
yoga and a few surprises along the way!
We are making some exciting changes to the conference
this year! There will not be a silent auction, as we will be introducing
a new method to support the Charitable Trust. We are using an interactive
approach throughout the program with speakers, videos, music, and even
a fashion show to show the achievements of women.
We would like this conference to be as environmentally
friendly as possible and we are looking at ways to keep our printing
to a minimum. Please print any material you may want to reference at
home. We will be producing a conference program for all registrants.
All voting delegates will receive copies of the resolutions and financial
statements. If you have a laptop or iPad, please bring it to the conference
to access materials.
We look forward to welcoming you to Victoria
on May 3rd!
Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
Hotel information is available at this website: www.hotelgrandpacific.com
The group rate is only available for bookings made
For room bookings phone: 1-800-663-7550
Guaranteed room type: Victoria Room
Group code: MAY19CFUW
Room rate until April 3, 2019 is $179
Room rate after April 3, 2019 will be the current
Parking is $18 per day. Valet Parking is $25 per day.
The Hotel Grand Pacific is located
in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia, on the citys historic
downtown Inner Harbour and just steps away from all the city has to
offer shopping, arts & culture, international cuisine and
Travel to Victoria is available
by BC Ferries, airplane, seaplane, Helijet and V2V ferry. Information
on travel options can be found at: www.hotelgrandpacific.com
Registration is on line through ProReg Registration Solutions.
There will be 3 payment options - eTransfer, cheque or credit card.
All applicable taxes are included. Please use eTransfer or cheque
so that BC Council will not incur the additional cost of credit
card charges. Information required to use the different methods
of payment is on registration form.
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Early Bird Registration deadline is Sunday, April 3, 2019.
The closing date for registration is April 25, 2019.
Last Date for refunds is April 3, 2019. Administration
fee $30.00 retained. You may transfer your registration to another
member up to April 30, 2019.
||One-day Saturday Registration
||Saturday Banquet Guest
|The Annual General Meeting
will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:30-12:30 PM.
CFUW members may attend the AGM portion of the program at no cost.
If you wish to attend the Saturday AGM only, please visit our
Registration Desk to get a name badge for the AGM.
The CFUW Charitable Trust assists women to further
their post graduate education. This year we will be raising funds
for the 100th Anniversary Scholarship Project to provide an additional
$100,000 in scholarships in 2019.
There will not be a silent auction at the BC Council
AGM this year. We will be supporting the Charitable Trust during the
REACH for the Future event on Saturday evening. This program will
feature fantastic entertainment, door prizes, and engaging speakers
to highlight the impact of The Charitable Trust. CFUW Clubs and members
will have an opportunity to contribute to The Charitable Trust by
making a tax-deductible donation in the envelopes provided during
Contributing to The Charitable Trust remains an effective
way to support the mission of CFUW by promoting the education of women
and girls. We thank you for your continued support.
12:00- 6:00 PM
The Registration Desk will be located in the lobby to register
all attendees and answer any questions you may have.
2:00 -3:30 PM
|FREE Local Tours
These walking tours will be hosted by CFUW Victoria members
and will provide conference attendees an opportunity to see
the many unique aspects of Victoria.
All tours are walking tours and one hour in length. The Art
Tour offers the option of having tea together at the end of
the tour. Meet at the Registration desk at 2:00 PM.
- Art Tour - Sonja Ruffell
Visit three downtown galleries and discuss the local art
scene over a refreshing cup of tea at the end of your tour!
- History Tour - Rachel McDonnell
Learn about the rich history represented in Victoria within
easy walking distance to your hotel.
- Sights and Sounds Tour - Noelle Clark
Explore Victoria's inner Harbour and experience the history
and hidden treasures of the province's capital.
Explore Victoria on your own! Information will be available
at the registration desk! Here are a few highlights:
- Robert Bateman Centre, created by Legendary Canadian artist
and naturalist Robert Bateman, opposite the Hotel Grand Pacific.
- Experience the Inner Harbour with Victoria Harbour Ferry's
45-minute guided tour (.5 km from the hotel)
- Royal Museum, explore British Columbia's rich history and
present-day culture through exhibitions, tours, on-site learning
(.4 km from the hotel)
- Marine museum, A visit to the Maritime Museum of BC is a
chance for the whole family to experience British Columbia's
marine heritage (.8 km from the hotel)
- Victoria Art Gallery Opened in 1951, the gallery possesses
notable works by artists such as Emily Carr, and has one of
Canada's most significant collections of Asian art (2.7 km
from the hotel)
- Emily Carr House, National and Provincial Historic Site
dedicated to the art, writings and life of this great Canadian
Artist (1.1 km from the hotel)
- And many more!
2:00- 5:00 PM
|BC Council Meeting - for BC
Council Executive only
Island Savings Board Room
Mayfair Mall, 3195 Douglas St
5:00 - 7:30 PM
South Pender Island Ballroom
First Nations Blessing
Welcome from CFUW President, Grace Hollett
Acknowledgement of guests and dignitaries
The opening reception provides an opportunity for all attendees
to meet local dignitaries, CFUW members from across the province,
and to learn more about highlights of the conference. Come and
enjoy west coast tapas, a carving station, a dessert buffet
and a no-host bar.
||Registration Desk Opens
7:30- 8:30 AM
8:30 - 9:30 AM
|Opening Plenary - Val Napoleon
Vancouver Island Ballroom
100 years of Law & Disorder between Canada and her First
Prof. Val Napoleon has been an activist all of her life. As
a teenager, she was part of a group of young people who organized
housing programs and forestry training, established aboriginal
friendship centres and child sexual-abuse-prevention programs.
Her activism supported the Gitxsan and the Wet'suwet'en Nations
as they took their aboriginal land claims to court, leading
to the landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling known as Delgamuukw
confirming Indigenous peoples have valid claims to ancestral
lands they had never ceded by treaty.
Later as new grandmother, she acted on her dream of studying
Law and eventually she would teach at UVic. She asserts that
her proudest work to date was the creation of the Indigenous
Law Research Unit which allows indigenous communities to articulate
and restate their law and legal process - a model that has been
taken up across Canada and beyond.
Prof. Napoleon will time travel with us over the past 100 years
of history, depict the vital importance of the progress that
is being made toward reconciliation today and share her vision
for the work that lies ahead.
|BC Council AGM - Barb Dumoulin,
Vancouver Island Ballroom
Parliamentarian - Sheila Sheldon Collyer
All CFUW members are welcome to join BC Council President and
Executive for the 30th BC CFUW Annual General Meeting (AGM).
As outlined in the Bylaws, the AGM provides an opportunity to
conduct the annual business of BC Council, gives members a forum
to explore current issues, debate proposed resolutions and review
AGM materials will be sent to all Clubs in advance of the conference
and AGM. Credentialed representatives should present their credentials
the morning of May 4, 2019 to receive their voting cards and
any late business that comes to BC Council.
Please contact BC Council Executive for further information
or if you have any questions.
There are NO registration costs if you attend the AGM only.
Coffee, tea and water in the room
12:30- 2:00 PM
|Lunch at the Grand Pacific
Vancouver Island Ballroom
Aurea Fashion Spring Parade Fashion Show
Carolyn Harvey-Smith of Aurea Boutique will feature exemplary
BC designers whose garments are assembled at the home-based
workshops of many women in the lower mainland. This is an interesting
exploration of how women have built innovative and empowering
business solutions for the betterment of other women.
2:00 -5:00 PM
|Afternoon Speaker Sessions
North Pender Room
Speaker #1 ~ 2:00 PM
Our Right to Vote
and how it Came to Be - Kate
Kate Humble, MA, PhD, now the Curator for Fort Rodd Hill and
Fisgard Lighthouse National Park, will entertain you with her
historically accurate depiction of the coveted Right to Vote.
This storytelling methodology brings history to life, laughter
Speaker #2 ~ 3:00 PM
For the Wellth of It - Lara Lauzon
Multiple award-winning educator, writer, researcher Dr. Lara
Lauzon actively educates and consults on living in the present.
She explores how life is a balancing act between forces for
and against change. This will be an excellent opportunity to
reflect on the present, and the vital importance of taking care
of ourselves as we advocate for the causes important to CFUW.
Speaker #3 ~ 4:00 PM
Trailblazing New Frontiers - Toni Desrosiers
Victoria entrepreneur Toni Desrosiers, winner of the 2018 RBC
Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, TELUS Women of Influence
and TELUS Trailblazer Award, is a young woman who is building
an international business from humble beginnings in her home
kitchen in 2008. One of the most significant social changes
that women have faced in the last 100 years has been their access
to education and their entry to the workplace. CFUW has been
a thought-leader behind this trend, and our history of supporting
the advancement of women through scholarship and bursary has
been iconic in leading this sustained and growing movement of
women's financial independence.
5:00- 9:00 PM
Dinner & Evening Gala Performance by REACH!
Vancouver Island Ballroom
5:00 No Host Bar
7:15 Dessert and Charitable Trust Fundraiser
7:30 Performance by REACH!
Entertainment at our Gala Dinner on Saturday night will be
truly unforgettable, with a live, 30-minute show by Reach! (Victoria's
Reach Performing Company). Reach! celebrates inclusion and diversity
of ages, cultures and abilities through truly uplifting and
inspiring musical performances. Many members contend with significant
challenges and disability to perform, and several members are
professional musicians. They believe that every person has something
unique to contribute, and that we all have something special
to learn from each other.
7:30 - 8:30 AM
|Breakfast on your Own
8:00 - 9:00 AM
|Welcoming the Day with Gratitude
- Michelle Mitschrich
Vancouver Island Ballroom
Starting off the day with gratitude can change your entire perspective
on decisions your make, reactions you have and your overall
happiness. Gratitude involves giving thanks for the good things
in your life and happiness comes more easily as you are reminded
of all the blessings in your life. When we express our gratitude
and share it with others, we suddenly feel less alone.
Come and join Michelle as she leads us in practice of relaxation,
contemplation and celebration.
|Coffee, tea and water in the
9:30 - 10:30 AM
|Closing Plenary speaker sponsored
by BC Council
Vancouver Island Ballroom
Our Sisters at the Border Crossing - Alia Youssef
The migrations of populations around the globe has been a story
of tragedy and political upheaval in the past decade, with immigration
notably one of the most important social stories affecting the
lives of women for the decade to come. Alia Youssef is a Toronto-based
artist whose work focuses on portraiture and storytelling through
photography, video and text. Her personal work advocates for
the positive representation of Muslim women/and women of color
in mass media. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary and the
15th anniversary of the birth of social media through the likes
of mass media giant Facebook, Alia's poignant photographic presentation
will bring us to glimpse the future of advocacy, the role of
social media, and an example of how we will need to embrace
social media in our advocacy practice.
10:45 - 11:00 AM
|Time Capsule - Aspirations
for the future - Nicole Longpre
Where will CFUW be in 50 years? What will women in the future
see as their most recent and most powerful accomplishments?
Each conference registrant will have an opportunity to share
their hopes and predictions for the next 50 years.
Coffee, Tea and an Anniversary Cake
|Closure - Barb DuMoulin
Announcement of 2020 BC Council AGM Venue
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