Meetings & Events

Meetings and Social Events
Sep 2017 – May 2018

7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
143 Main Street Markham

Sep. 20

A getting to know you evening for new and current members where information stations will be set up for our interest groups as well as for the Education Committee through which we support the education of girls locally and internationally and the Issues and Advocacy Committee which advocates on issues pertaining to women.

Lesley Sims, Director at 360 Kids, will talk about the various programs and services that 360 Kids offers troubled teens and young adults in York Region.  Our Education Committee awarded scholarships to three students from this organization.

Oct. 18 Sher Leetooze, author, historiographer and storyteller.  Sher will talk about WWI nurses from Durham County as well as the Markham area. Books will be available for purchase.
Nov. 14 Fundraising Event: ParfumerieThe Curtain Club, 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill @ 8:00 p.m.  Tickets $20 (available at General meetings).   This romantic comedy takes us to a Parfumerie in Budapest, just before Christmas in 1937.  While customers clamour to finish their holiday shopping, the owner and his staff deal with secrets, rivalries, mistaken identities and romantic entanglements.  Only the truth can lead to a happy ending in this vintage tale of friendship and love.
Nov. 15 Kevin Vowles, from White Ribbon Campaign, will present initiatives of men and boys ending violence against women.
Dec. 13 Our Christmas party, the Sugar Plum Social, will be held at the School Fine Dining Restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $35. Collection for this event to be completed in November.
Jan. 17
Steve Burrows, an award winning mystery writer, journalist and environmentalist will discuss his passion for bird watching and the Birder Murder series. Books will be available for purchase.
Feb. 21 Suzanne Smoke, an artist, designer, curator and educator will speak about “Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls.”
Mar. 21 Kat Akerfeldt, the Assistant Curator of Toronto’s first post office, will demonstrate Bullet Journals and their use in organizing our everyday lives.
Apr. 18 Norman McMullen and Kevin Dark will discuss their experiences of Royal Weddings from that of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to the forthcoming marriage of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry, an occasion for which they will be travelling to England. They will be sharing mementos from their collection with us.
May 1 Fundraising Event: Perfect Wedding The Flato Markham Theatre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham @ 8:00 p.m.  Tickets $15 (available at General meetings).  Bill wakes up on his wedding day with a hangover and a beautiful woman in his bed.  The only problem?  He’s never seen her before and he’s got to get rid of her before his fiancee shows up!  This fun production pulls characters and audiences into a swirl of misunderstandings and mistaken identities.  This side splitting farce will be sure to leave you laughing.
May 16
May Banquet is at the Station Creek Golf.  Early bird price is $55 if purchased before Mar 31.  Regular price is $60.