March 8, 2015 International Women’s Day

On March 8, 2015, International Women’s Day, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

“promotes the economic empowerment of women as a key priority in the post-2015 development agenda” 

The complete press release is found below

IFUW March 2015 Press Release

Ever Wonder What Goes On When Our Creative Writing Group Meets

The transcript below comes to us complements of Susan Evans Shaw and our Creative Writing Group.

“…The incident took place as described. Mention in the story excerpt, which I read at our meeting, of Yorkshire pudding being served before every meal, prompted disbelief. To settle the matter, I sent a query to the Dales Family History Society chat list to which I belong. As replies to my query came in, I forwarded them to the seven members of our writing group. Everyone became completely engaged by the many ways respondents described of serving Yorkshire pudding.”

The Great Yorkshire Pudding Debate


Meet Award Winning Canadian Author Helen Humphreys on March 16, 2015

For tickets to meet award winning Canadian author Helen Humphreys and listen to her read from and discuss her most recent novel please visit us at Eventbrite


Helen Humphrey’s is celebrated Canadian poet and novelist. She was born in Kingston-on-Thames England and currently lives in Kingston Ontario. For more information about the author please visit her web site

Scholarship Fundraising Event on Monday, March 16, 2015

Please join us when award-winning author Helen Humphreys visits us Monday,March 16, 2015. For details and tickets please visit here.

This is our major fundraising event for this year. Please support it any way you can. SHARE the invitation, LIKE the event, TWEET and RETWEET the event… you can even PIN the event. Let your friends, neighbours, family members and co-workers know about this special evening and ask them to join us.

Contemporary Canadian Author Helen Humphreys visits on March 16 ,2015

Monday evening March 16 2015, award-winning contemporary Canadian author Helen Humphreys will visit Hamilton in support of the CFUW-Hamilton Scholarship Fund. Ms Humphreys will read from and discuss her ” brilliant new novel about love, war and the ways of escape” . For details and tickets visit us at Eventbriteimages

Nancy McKibbin Gray, Retirement Reception Feb 25, 2015 hosted by Bryan Prince Bookseller

Bryan Prince Bookseller is hosting a retirement reception for Nancy McKibbin Gray, Feb 25, 2015 .

Over the years Nancy has worked behind the scenes to help CFUW-Hamilton insure that our annual scholarship fund raising Author Night was a success. She has held the hands of the scholarship fund committee members as we navigated the world of authors,publishers and publicists.

Please take the time to read today’s Hamilton Spectator story Nancy McKibbin Gray, Opening a New Chapter  and maybe stop by on Feb 25th  to thank her and wish her well on this ‘new chapter”.By the way it looks like her current favorite book just might be the new release by Helen Humpfreys.

Helen Humphreys – Monday March 16, 2015

The 2015 CFUW-Hamilton Author Night features Helen Humphreys on Monday, March 16th in the auditorium of Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch (55 York Blvd., Hamilton), starting at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning author will be talking about and reading from her new book, The Evening Chorus, a story about love and war and ways of escape.

Tickets are only $10 and are available from Trudi Down, Barbara Ledger and Joanne Curtis, as well as Bryan Prince Bookseller (905-528-4508) (cash only). For Visa and Mastercard purchases please visit us at Eventbrite . A small service charge will apply to all credit card purchases.

This is our major fundraiser event for the CFUW-Hamilton Scholarships — please support it in any way you are able.

Posters for placing in community centres and retail outlets, and for distribution to other groups to which you belong (especially book group members), are available from Trudi at or here.