Interest Groups

The Interest Groups of the Faculty Women’s club provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and participate in fun, educational, and inspiring activities. Conveners of each group are listed under each group’s title. For privacy reasons, individual contact information has not been listed. If you would like more information about any of the following groups, or if you would like to join one of them, please complete and submit the form on the Contact Us Web page. Please note: the annual membership fee must be paid in order to participate in the interest groups.

Art Appreciation: Lorna Mornin, Margaretha Van Oers
The group attends monthly outings to local galleries and artists’ studios, followed by optional lunch in a nearby restaurant. We will aim to meet on the third Thursday of each month. The scheduled day may vary depending on exhibits, gallery requirements and tour availability.

Beginners Snow Shoeing : Jean Lewandowski, Lesley Hutton
If you have never been on snowshoes before, or only a few times, this group is for you. We begin with the easiest trails and progress as the group’s skills and endurance improve. We carpool to Cypress and Seymour Mountains for a two-hour outing followed by lunch at a lodge. Rentals are available at both locations. The group meets on Monday mornings. For more information about rentals, clothing, equipment, weather links, etc. click here. Be sure to view pictures of our recent outings on the Memories page.

Bible Discussion : Gail Stevens, Ann Trotter
The group will meet in members’ homes on the first and third Friday of each month for coffee at 10 am and discussion at 10:30. This year’s study will focus on ten women from both the Old and the New Testaments.

Book Circulation: Silvana Carr, Margaret Moore
Welcome to another year of interesting books to read! Each member of the group contributes approximately $25 to $30 to cover the cost of the books. Books are exchanged on the first Monday of each month. At the end of the year each member keeps one book.

Book Discussion:  Marya McDonald, Sherry Kendall-Chitty
Join us for lively and enjoyable discussions of books that cover a wide range of interesting and intriguing topics and issues. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 for discussion and tasty snacks.

Bridge (Evening Social) Joyce and Denis Sjerve
This group meets on the first Friday of each month, October to May at 7:30 pm in members’ homes. New members are welcome.

French Conversation: Jenny Podlecki, Helen Spencer
This group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm in a member’s homes. With the aid of a paid instructor, French conversation and study are fostered for those who, although not fluent, are not beginners.

Heritage: Barbara Tait, Ann Thompson
Our group tours historical buildings and places of interest in the Greater Vancouver area. We aim to meet on the third Friday of the month, but this may vary depending on tour guides and locations. Morning tours are followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Hiking: Margaret Lawrence, Jean Lubin
This fit, experienced group meets every Thursday to do local hikes of various levels of difficulty. In the winter, we may cross-country ski and snowshoe. In the summer, longer hikes are arranged to other Lower Mainland areas. Numbers are limited for safety reasons.

Hikers for a View : Nadhla Al Slam, Marian Daubeny
This group enjoys a full day of hiking at a comfortable pace every Thursday, year-round.

Knit and Stitch: Celia Dodds
The group meets on alternate Wednesday mornings in members’ homes for knitting, stitchery, crafts and conversation. New members are always welcome.

Let’s Eat Out: Helen Spencer, Mary Thompson
This group dines at various restaurants on the second Wednesday of every month. Singles and couples are very welcome.

Topics at Ten: Our Changing Society: Joan Bentley, Kristina Nilsson
This discussion group meets for coffe/tea at 10 am in members’ homes on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Focusing on some DVD lecture series and TED talks, this year we will explore human geography, issues of change in our society, and how to reconcile personal freedom and global security. Please join us!

Travel: Lorna Mornin, Elizabeth Raines, Gail Stevens
The group meets monthly on the third Monday at 7:30 pm in our clubrooms at Cecil Green Park House. Slides, travel talks and refreshments are shared with members, spouses and guests.

Walking: Elke Pincock, Joan Bree
The group meets every Thursday morning for a comfortably paced walk. Newcomers and visitors are especially welcome.