Strathcona County

Events

Special Meetings
  • Holiday Season Potluck Dinner

  • Field Trips

  • Charitable 

Recent Special Events​
  • 2018 Introduction in the Legislature Assembly of Alberta

  • 2017 Pink Tea

Holiday Season Potluck Dinner

A Holiday Season Potluck Dinner is held every year in the month of December.  Oh the food is so good! There are so many great cooks in this club.  After dinner one of our members leads us in making a craft.   It could result in a beaded snowflake, a bookmark or maybe a chocolate tree; It's always a surprise

Sometimes we head off into the community for a hands on experience.  We have visited the Art Gallery of Alberta, The U of A Extension's  - Sam Steele Exhibit, NorQuest College Health Programs Simulation Lab, Model Railroad Display of ESMRE. Strathcona County Museum and Archives,  Grant McEwan College Student Art Display,

Field Trips

Field Trips

Sometimes we head off into the community for a hands on experience.  We have visited the Art Gallery of Alberta, The U of A Extension's  - Sam Steele Exhibit, NorQuest College Health Programs Simulation Lab, Model Railroad Display of ESMRE. Strathcona County Museum and Archives,  Grant McEwan College Student Art Display,

2017 Pink Tea

On March 4, 2017 CFUW Strathcona County (in partnership with our local women’s shelter “A Safe Place”) hosted a Pink Tea luncheon in honor of the theme of 2017’s International Women’s Day: “equality for women is progress for all”.

 

Historically gatherings known as ‘pink teas’ were an essential forum for women to organize and strategize about the pursuit of women’s rights. A pink tea offered the disguise of a frivolous social affair in order to accommodate the discussion of women’s issues without disapproval or resistance from their peers and relatives who often forbade them attending political gatherings. (Source: virtualmuseum.ca). 

 

While our planned luncheon was neither a frivolous social affair nor secretive political gathering, it was intended to be a fun and educational event to help foster a better understanding of issues of importance to our community.  One such issue we felt strongly about is promoting a strong societal anti-hate/violence message and to this end, we secured Edmonton’s former mayor and the current Provincial Coordinator of the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, Jan Reimer to present “Leading Change Together".

A total of $3,058.29 was raised. $1529.15 went to A Safe Place and $1529.14 to CFUW Strathcona County. CFUW Strathcona County donated $1500 of their portion to Graduate Women International Teachers for Rural Futures and added the remaining $25.14 to $324.03 previously raised during the year for the CFUW Charitable Trust Fund.

2018 Legislature Visit

On June 5, 2018 Annie McKitrick, MLA Sherwood Park, introduced members of CFUW Strathcona County to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.