July 2019

The annual UWCW mid-summer pig roast will occur on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ralph Connor House, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg. Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m. Register in the sign-up book in the Ralph Connor House or by contacting the General Office. The annual mid-August fish feast has been moved to September, 2019 to accommodate of the CFUW Centennial Meeting in Winnipeg in August.

June 2019

Tea with the Dames

Spend a delightfully bawdy afternoon with 4 legends of British stage & cinema.

Dame Maggie Smith
Dame Judi Dench
Dame Eileen Atkins
Dame Joan Plowright

Spill the tea on life, love and art.

At the Club on Monday, June 17 1:30 (83 minutes)
Tea, Coffee, Water available
Please reserve.



May 2019

Lorelle Perry, One Nation Exchange

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m

Lorelle Perry will tell us about a unique Winnipeg organization that is an important part of the preparations for the national CFUWconference that we are hosting this summer.

One Nation Exchange brings together indigenous and new immigrant women to create opportunities for intercultural experiences, training & employment for women representative of Canada's diverse cultures. AND they are the company selected to produce the conference bags for CFUW 2019!

Lorelle is a great story teller. We have asked her to share how the organization's concept grew out of a collaborative art project between First Nations and recently immigrated mothers in Winnipeg's North End in 2015 to become a social enterprise offering training and opportunities for employment today. You will also be able to see the beautiful products that the women make.

Leading into Lorelle's presentation, our own Sandy Millen will give an update on the CFUW conference coming up in August. A great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about attending and/or volunteering. Join us for a relaxed afternoon discussion, served up with coffee and cake, just $8.00. We hope to see you there!


Monday, May 27 1:30 Deadline: Thurs. May 23

Your presence as a member of UWC is very valuable. Learn about the activities and planning that have been carried out for you. Hear reports from the Finance Committee and the Scholarship Trust Fund Committee.

Meet the incoming new members on the 2019/20 slate and show your appreciation for those who have completed terms of office. Opportunities are available to ask questions during the meeting. Support all those volunteers who have done a wonderful job to keep UWC alive and well!!

Mothers Day Brunch


April 2019

Presentation on CHURCHILL Trip Tuesday, April 23 2:00 pm at Ralph Connor House

  • Amanda and Jennifer from Frontiers North will give us a virtual tour of Churchill in all seasons
  • If you are considering taking one of the trips they have specially designed for us please pre book by submitting a cheque payable to FRCH --$100 (non refundable but tax deductible)
  • You must book your trip directly with Frontiers North.

Itineraries are available with the sign up list on the main hall table.



Saturday, April 13, 2:30
Bring your family and friends to enjoyan elegant afternoon tea in historic Ralph Connor House.
Enjoy scones with cream and jam, elegant sandwiches and scrumptious desserts including traditional brandy snaps!

Buy your tickets from Maggi, starting March 6.


The drinking of tea not only became a social event for the upper classes, it altered the time and manner in which they took tea. Afternoon Tea became the bridge between meals because many wouldn't eat their evening meal until maybe 8:00pm. As such, Afternoon Tea became a 'mini meal' in itself.

This was all well and good for the upper classes, but the working classes ran to a different schedule and a different budget. Tea was still quite expensive at the time and the working classes could not afford to waste it on anything other than necessities. A wearied factory worker wouldn't arrive home until 6:00 in the evening, and when he did, he was famished! Thus, in the industrial areas of the UK (northern England and southern Scotland), the working classes’ evening meal evolved: high tea.

English High Tea usually involved a mug of tea, bread, vegetables, cheese and occasionally meat. Variations on high tea could include the addition of pies, potatoes and crackers. A possible explanation why this type of meal was called high tea is the fact that it was eaten at a table. In comparison, Afternoon Tea was taken whilst sitting on low, comfortable chairs or sofas. (ed.)

For more information see https://afternoontea.co.uk/information/what-is-high-tea/

December 2018


Social Time: 11:30 Lunch: 12:00 *$18
Choral Presentation: 1:15
Reservation Deadline: Tues. Dec. 4

Our Annual Christmas Lunch is followed by a Choral Performance by a choir from Westgate Mennonite Collegiate directed by Victor Pankratz. Vic has been with the school for over 30 years in charge of the Choral Program and directing at least 6 ensembles.

Come and enjoy one of our favourite seasonal traditions – a lively and engaging Christmas concert brought to us by our friends from nearby on West Gate!


Social Time: 5:00 Dinner: 5:45 *$35
Performance: 7:15
Reservation Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 13

After a traditional Holiday meal, please join local actors Jane Burpee and Nan Fewchuk and enjoy scenes from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Jane was recently on stage at Royal MTC in The Humans. Nan has performed with companies such as Rainbow Stage, Shakespeare in the Ruins and Green Kids Inc. She is thrilled to be back at Ralph Connor House where she performed in Sarasvati Production’s Fefu and her Friends. Jane and Nan have worked together on productions for the Fringe Festival.

November 2018


Did you want to tour Iceland with us but were unable to go? Iceland is coming to you in slides, photos, memory books and stories. The participants in our recent trip to Iceland will be sharing their photos and stories on Thurs., Nov. 29 at 3:30. There will be a slide show as the main focus.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The bar will be open.
If we are very lucky, there will also be photos and sharing from the Winnipeg Women trip to Iceland in 2015.



Mothers Day Brunch


  • Monday April 30th
  • Cost $25.00
  • Doors Open at 7:00PM

Annual Murder Mystery Dinner (February 2018)

All club members are invited to join us for dinner and to help discover who has committed the dastardly deed! Reserve your seat by signing the book at the club or phoning the Office and prepare for a delicious and suspenseful journey and help us unmask the evildoer!

Iceland Here We Come?

Over a year ago an offer of travel was made to our members and friends at a Club General Meet-ing. A number of members signed up to participate in a possible tour of Iceland in 2018. Recently the tour has been finalized through our Icelandic contacts. There is room for 20 people and with members and friends, we are very close to that number.

If you feel you have been missed and are able to participate from June 19 - 30, 2018, contact Sandy Millen to be put on the waiting list. With enough interest the number might be increased to 25!


Some of you may have discovered the youtube of Maggi May & Co. which was made a few years ago. Maggi would like you to know that the style of singing she was do-ing on the soundtrack was from her “blues” period. “The music on Nov. 15th will be much like the Jonathan Alexiuk Trio i.e. jazz standards, no drums, no harmonica.” says Maggi. Come out, support our fundraising endeavours to “save the club”, enjoy some great music and great food. Good way to relax after the hectic and heady days of the Home Tours and Christmas Market!

Wed. Nov. 15 7:00 to 9:00pm $25
Music by Maggi May & Co.
Food by Chamberlyn's
Reserve by Nov. 13



Fashion Show

Wed. Sept. 27 6:30 — 8:30
Cost: $40

It does not get any better.
The models are UWC members!

Sign up at the club, by email uwc@mymts.net OR phone 204.954.7880 SOON!

Fashion Show Models  Sept. 2017

(L to R) Leona MacDonald,  Cathy Flower,  Judy Aubert,  Alison Burnett,  Susan Johnsen,  Penni Churko

Home Tours - 2017

We are happy to report that this event was successful beyond our wildest dreams. We sold out (300 plus tickets), had wonderful cooperation from the homeowners and 80 volunteers (Club members and their families and friends), and a beautiful fall day. We expect to clear at least $8,000, which will assist in continuing to maintain Ralph Connor House as our "home". This project was spearheaded by Dale Laird and a small committee. After Dale's untimely death this summer the committee was able to regroup and carry on in her memory with the sup-port and encouragement of Club President Linda Asper and the addition of several other hard-working members.

We are delighted and we know Dale would be too.

Home Tours 2017 showcases character homes of Crescentwood, River Heights and area on Saturday, October 21 2017. Tours are self guided of the interior of seven of Winnipeg's grand and glorious private residences.

At the Ralph Conoor House on 54 West Gate, one of the 7 residences, the Living History performers will be on site in 1917 period costumes.

Home Tours 2017 is a major fundraiser for the University Women's Club for the preservation of the Ralph Connor House. Tickets are $35 available at University Women's Club at 54 West Gate     204-954-7880 and McNally Robinson Booksellers.


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