43rd Annual Used Book Sale Friday April 8th: 9:30am-9:00pm & Saturday April 9th: 9:30am-4:00pm

CFUW Milton and District is hosting our 43rd Annual Used Book Sale with the goal of raising money for scholarships for female high-school students and mature students in the Milton area proceeding to university or college (including trade/apprenticeship) education.

Books, Video/DVDs, CDs and computer games can be donated at both Main and Beaty libraries starting February 14th 2016 or directly at Milton Mall starting March 1st, 2016.  Textbooks, magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopaedias or National Geographic are NOT acceptable.

Come and browse a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books at our Sale at Milton Mall (beside the food court) between Friday April 8th: 9:30am-9:00pm and Saturday April 9th: 9:30am-4:00pm.

 

Download the poster here.

February 4th: Travel Experiences in Mongolia

Judy Hincks is an active CFUW Milton club member.   She and her husband travelled to Mongolia in 2015.  Mongolia is one of 50 countries the couple have visited in the last 10 years.

Mongolia has a population of 3 million with 50 million domesticated animals.  The nomadic lifestyle is prevalent.  Mongolia at one time was the largest empire in the world occupying 22% of the earth.

Judy will share pictures and stories of her travels through Mongolia.

January 7th: Halton Police Victim Services with Kathleen Cox

Kathleen Cox is a volunteer with the Victim Services Unit of the Halton Police.  The Unit is made up of trained volunteers who give emotional support and community referrals to victims of crime and tragedy throughout Halton Region. Compassion and care is given to victims of crime and tragedy by the Victim Services Unit 24/7.

Kathleen is the recipient of the Community Volunteer Award for 2015.  She was singled out for not only contributing more than 150 hours in the first six months of this year but for her dedication to the victims in the Halton community and her leadership abilities with her fellow volunteers.

Join us to learn more about Kathleen and the Victims Services Unit!

November 5th: “FIRST Robotics: As Sport for the Mind” with Sarah Drake

Nov-5-2015-Speaker-1FIRST Robotics which is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is what is called a Sport for the Mind. It is the only varsity sport that every single participant can turn “pro”. Whether a student’s interested in engineering, manufacturing, business, media, programming, research and development, public relations and so many others, FIRST Robotics is a huge stepping stone on their career path.

Sarah Drake, Project Engineer at SNC-Lavalin will share with us how on how we can use FIRST Robotics to help young women in Milton see what their careers can have in store for them.

October 1st: “The Real Dirt on Farming” with Bruce Christie

bruce christieBruce Christie, Chair of Farm and Food Care, Canada will be giving us “The Real Dirt on Farming”.  He is on the board of the Country Heritage Park, Tremaine Rd. Less than 2% of our Canadian population are farmers.

Bring your questions re the use of pesticides, antibiotic use in livestock, are hormones used, what does organic mean? 

We all consume, let’s find out what the agricultural industry is doing for us.

Meet The Candidates – Election Forum Wednesday September 30th, 2015

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CFUW Milton Presents

Election Forum

Wednesday September 30th, 2015
7:00-9:30pm

at the Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre
500 Childs Drive, Milton

Come out and meet the candidates for Milton:

  • Alex Anabusi – NDP
  • Mini Batra – Green
  • Chris Jewell – Libertarian
  • Lisa Raitt – Conservative
  • Azim Rizvee – Liberal

Learn about the issues, ask questions and be informed!

Download the PDF here:

Community Partnerships

CFUW Milton and District has been invited to participate in the Annual PIC Conference on Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Halton District School Board annually hosts a free Parent Involvement Committee Conference (PIC) which is open to all families (elementary and high school) in the Halton District School Board.  This is the 8th annual conference which will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at White Oaks Secondary School, South Campus (1330 Montclair Drive, Oakville).

This year’s Building Healthy Relationships conference theme will provide a variety of new workshops and will also include some that have been well received by parents in years past. Workshops will address numeracy, literacy, teaching kids about money management, promoting positive mental health for teens, community resources availability, helping students craft an academic and career pathway for success, high school course selections, managing behaviour and discipline, violence prevention and cyberbullying, and mental health and wellness.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Jean Clinton, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, division of Child Psychiatry.

The PIC website is http://www.hdsb.ca/community/pic/pages/welcome.aspx.

 

CFUW Activities 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 year is shaping up to be our best yet – with an incredible list of activities and interest groups.

Want to know more?  Download our 2015-2016 brochure here!

We look forward to seeing you Thursday nights at Hugh Foster Hall.

Welcome Back & Welcome New Members!

We’re excited to kick off the 2015-2016 year on Thursday September 10, 2015.

We’ll be meeting in the Milton Room, Town Hall – 150 Mary Street, Milton.

Are you new and thinking of joining us?  We’d be very pleased to meet you and answer your questions.  If you want to know any information in advance, please email cfuwmilton@hotmail.com – or simply join us for the first meeting.

We look forward to seeing everyone on September 10th!