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February 2020

February Birthday Tea

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

The Membership Committee cordially invites you to gather in the Oak Room to celebrate the amazing women in our community who were born in February, tea and refreshments will be served so RSVP with the office by Friday, February 14th if you'd like to attend.

There is no charge.
All members are welcome to join in the fun.

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Koffee Klatches

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

Start your day with a good cup, tasty refreshments, and great conversation!
Inspired by the German word Klatch, which describes casual social gatherings for refreshments and informal conversation, this weekly drop-in will be held in the Oak Room and is free for all members to attend.

Sponsored by the Membership Committee.
This event is only for UWCV members. 

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Wicked Women and Mad Men Talks – Dr. Niall Christie

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

Talk Title: Shajar al-Durr: Scheming Sultana of Egypt

Niall Christie is a historian of medieval Islam and currently the chair of the Department of History, Latin and Political Science at Langara. He received his Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews in 2000, with a thesis on eastern responses to the crusades. His is the author of several articles and two books: Muslims and Crusaders: Christianity's Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic Sources, which is about to be published in its second edition; and The Book of the Jihad of 'Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami (d. 1106): Text, Translation and Commentary (2015).

Please register with the office by Friday, February 14th. 

This event is only for UWCV members and their guests!

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Koffee Klatches

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

Start your day with a good cup, tasty refreshments, and great conversation!
Inspired by the German word Klatch, which describes casual social gatherings for refreshments and informal conversation, this weekly drop-in will be held in the Oak Room and is free for all members to attend.

Sponsored by the Membership Committee.
This event is only for UWCV members. 

Find out more »

Italian Night

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

Join us and enjoy a delicious family-style Italian dinner with fellow members, friends, and family!

MENU
Starter:
Arugula Salad with Cannellini Beans.
Roasted Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive, fried capers 
Caprese, Bocconcini, fresh pesto.

Main:
Wild mushroom Orzo risotto, parmesan, truffle,
Pappardelle, braised beef cheek 
Seafood penne alfredo.

All served with homemade focaccia.

Dessert: Homemade Tiramisu.

TICKETS
UWCV Members $27+tax
Guests $32+tax

Please register with the office no later than Friday, February 21st!

This event is only for UWCV members and their guests. 

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March 2020

Monday – Writers Group – Book Publication Release

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

The Monday Writers Group is thrilled to announce the publication of their first book. WRITE CRY LAUGH REPEAT, is an anthology of personal stories covering childhood, family, relationships, adventures and misadventures. Club members and their friends are invited to attend a presentation of readings by the authors Karen Breau, Tricia Daum, Susan Fielden, Joyce Grant, Susan Mogan and Mary Stewart. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Please reserve in the office by February 28.

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Wicked Women and Mad Men Talks – Dr. Jessica Hemming

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

Talk Title: Morgan le Fay and Guinevere: Bad Girls of King Arthur’s Court

Jessica Hemming holds a Ph.D. in Celtic studies from the University of Cambridge, an MA in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in anthropology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She is Editor of the British journal Folklore and teaches Medieval & Renaissance History at Corpus Christi College. For extra fun, she teaches Classical mythology part-time at Langara. Her principal research area is medieval Welsh literature, particularly poetry and the historical semantics of Welsh colour terms.

Please register with the office by Friday, February 29th. 

This event is only for UWCV members and their guests!

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BACH’S KEYBOARD WORKS – Music Lecture Series

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

The Performing Arts Committee is pleased to host a two-part music lecture series presented by our illustrious music maestro Kevin Zakresky and featuring the keyboard works of JS Bach and Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  This series will be particularly insightful to anyone planning to attend Sir Andras Schiff’s performance of the Goldberg Variations at the Chan Centre in March.

This event will be held in the Drawing Room. 

TICKETS
UWCV Members $20+tax (for both lectures)
Guests $25+tax (for both lectures)

Please register through the office by Monday, March 2nd. 
This event is for members only and their guests. 

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Lunch and Learn with Christopher Gaze

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada

The Lunch and Learn Group has the honour of welcoming Guest Speaker, Christopher Gaze, who will reflect upon his career, the origin of “Bard” and hint about his future plans in his talk:

Christopher, Bard and What Next?

Christopher Gaze, well -known Vancouver actor, host, theatre, arts, and opera director, founded Bard on the Beach in 1990.  As such, Mr. Gaze has introduced Shakespeare to Vancouver audiences making the term “Bard” synonymous with the annual exciting summer festival of Shakespearean plays at Vanier Park.

Members and their guests are welcome to attend.

Meet and greet 10:00 am
Speaker conference, Q&A. at 10:30 am
Light lunch at 12:00 pm

TICKETS
UWCV Members $20 + tax (includes lunch).
Guests $25 + tax (includes lunch).

Please register with the office by Friday, March 6th.

This event is only for UWCV members and their guests. 

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Health Series: Cracking Cancer

March 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
Free

The Program Committee is pleased to offer a winter health series. Join us in welcoming back three of the health professionals as they speak on three essential health topics!

Dr. Janessa Laskin is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Associate Member in Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, and has been an active member of the medical oncology staff at BC Cancer since 2003. Dr. Laskin’s clinical and research interests have primarily focused around lung and head and neck cancers, and in recent years her research has evolved towards genomic and personalized medicine. Dr. Laskin is the co-founder and clinical leader of the Personalized OncoGenomics (POG) program, a translational research effort that uses in-depth genomic sequencing to guide chemotherapy decision-making in a clinically relevant time-frame.

SCHEDULE
Light dinner at 5:30-6:15 pm
Speaker at 6:30-8:00 pm

TICKETS
UWCV Members $20+tax
Guests $25+tax

Dinner Menu:
Pan-seared Fillet of Coho, fingerling potatoes, spinach, roasted shallots, white wine beurre blanc.
Coffee and tea. 

Please register through the office by Friday, March 6th.
This event is only for members and their guests. 

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