CFUW-South Delta is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), a non-partisan, self-funded organization with more than 6,500 members in 96 clubs across Canada.
They have been an active social group in South Delta for more than 50 years, effectively advocating on issues affecting women and children, as well as providing multiple bursaries annually to deserving local women. Every year local women are supported through a Bursary Program to further their education dreams. In 2021, $11,500 was awarded to seven young women.
Ava da Silva graduated from Delta Secondary and is registered in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, four-year BSc program.
Logan Newis, graduated this year from South Delta Secondary and is registered at the Victoria Gustafson School of Business. She is interested in economics and accounting, and wishes to be involved in the International Co-Op program to study how business practices in other countries differ from those in Canada.
Savannah Tuck, is a graduate student at UBC, studying Public Policy and Global Affairs. She is the recipient of the Laura Fowler Scholarship. Her education in peace and conflict studies stresses a collaborative approach to problem solving in order to change policy and address security issues across social and economic divides.
The Afshar Family Award was shared by two recipients: Alexandra Drab is studying Law at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Inspired by a female lawyer at a high school career day, she worked as a legal assistant and believes that women in law will create a more inclusive and diverse culture.
Jessica Filthuth, while working as a veterinary nurse, became committed to providing care through multimodal pain management and pharmaceutical therapies. She is working towards a degree in pharmacy.
In this past year CFUW-South Delta lost two of its long time active members, Mary Watson and Pat Tate, and bursaries have been established in their memory.
Jessica Gooch received the Mary Watson Award of Merit. After travelling the world upon completing high school, she worked as a nursing clerk in children’s psychiatry and obstetrics and is now pursuing a degree in Psychiatric Nursing at Stenberg College.
Kirsten Fearman, who has completed her first year at UBC, received the Patricia Ann Tate Memorial Bursary. She has volunteered with the Union Gospel Mission, and became interested in the planning and execution of fund-raising in philanthropy. Her interest in economics is focused towards minimizing risk and negative business outcomes.
CFUW-South Delta welcomes all women who believe in education and the rights of families to thrive and succeed. Membership in CFUW is open to all women (a university degree is not a pre-requisite).
They meet the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 7:15 p.m. at the Benediction Lutheran Church Hall, 6th Ave and 56th Street, Tsawwassen or through Zoom. Each meeting begins with an interesting speaker. Donations to the Charitable Education Fund are also most welcome.