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, either contact the convener or  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.

Note: You can learn interesting information about what each of the groups has been doing this year by going to the individual groups listed under the “Interest Groups” menu item. 

Art Appreciation
Lorna Mornin, Margaretha vanOers
This group has 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’ Snowshoeing Group
Jean Lewandowski, Lesley Hutton
If you have never snowshoed before, or only a few
times, this group is for you. We start the season 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. Rentals are
available at both locations. The group meets on
Monday mornings.

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 am.

Book Circulation
Margaret Moore, Gwyneth Westwick
Welcome to another year of interesting books to read!
At the annual gathering each member of the group
contributes $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. We meet on the second Wednesday
of each month at 12:30 pm. Bring a bag lunch.

Bridge-Mixed (Evening Social)
Joan and Trevor Heaver
This group meets at 7:30 pm on the first Friday of each
month, October to May, 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 home. With the aid of a paid instructor,
French conversation and study are fostered for those
who, although not fluent, are not beginners.

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.

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 or 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 Salam, 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. We invite members’ handiworks for sale
at our Christmas Boutique stall, as well as ideas for
new creations. 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: “Be the Change”
Kristina Nilsson, Sarica Sion
This group meets at 10 am on the second and fourth
Friday of the month in members’ homes. We have
coffee/tea, then view short videos on a particular
non-fiction theme followed by discussion. This year
we’re investigating ways to “be the change” we’d like to
see in our society. Please join us!

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

Eleanor von Richthofen
The group meets every Thursday morning for a comfortably paced walk.
Newcomers and visitors are especially welcome.