A great success and lot’s of fun!
CFUW Lethbridge & District Annual Christmas Tea Scholarship fundraiser was held on December 6th, 2014. In two hours twenty some women raised $2,800.00! This event is our major fundraiser event of the year. The afternoon was full of laughter, wonderful goodies and a lot of fun had by all!
The “Famous Five”
October 18, 2012 — a small group of CFUW-Lethbridge & District embarked on a journey to celebrate and get to know the “Famous Five”.
The journey involved a limousine ride to Calgary with stops going in Fort McLeod and returning in Claresholm. During the journey fact cards on each woman, prepared prior to the journey, were read and discussed.
Upon leaving Lethbridge the group read face cards on Henrietta Muir Edwards who lived in Fort McLeod. They stopped to view the plaque of Henrietta Muir Edwards that is on the post office building. Continuing to Calgary, the group read facts about and discusssed Irene Parlby and Emily Murphy. The stop in Calgary was at Olympic Park to view and have a group picture taken with the bronze statues of the “Famous Five” (Photo by Bill Marsh)
Photo courtesy of Bill Marsh Photography
Following lunch in Calgary, the group travelled to Claresholm. Along the way fact cards were read about Louise McKinney who lived in Claresholm. The group stopped in Claresholm to visit the library named after her and to visit her gravesite. The photographer of the Claresholm paper came to the cemetery to take a group picture and interview the group.
Louise McKinney – Famous Five Picture 2012. Photo taken by Claresholm Local Press
Returning to Lethbridge, the group read facts and discussed Nellie McClung; ate pink iced cupcakes to honor their pink tea meetings and prepared a news release for the Lethbridge Herald to accompany our picture with the statues of the “Famous Five”.
Photo courtesy of the Lethbridge Herald
The “Black Spots” Rallies
In February 2014, CFUW Lethbridge & District initiated a number of rallies in and around the City of Lethbridge. We called ourselves the “Black Spots”, Black is the colour of oil, and there will be a black mark on Lethbridge if drilling came to be.
Our group invited the community to join us in advocating against Hydrologic Fracking within the City of Lethbridge. lethbridgenodrilling (all one word) and many strong and loud voices, helped to wake-up the Citizens of Lethbridge to this impending drilling for oil in our backyard.
In early May, CBC Calgary announced that Golden Key, a company based in China, made the decision to withdraw their drilling / fracking license. They cancelled their plans to drill inside the City of Lethbridge due to the overwhelming opposition from the Lethbridge citizens.
It was a WIN for save drinking water and clean air for the future.