Here is a listing of upcoming CFUW-Ottawa, CFUW Ontario Council, CFUW National and GWI Events along with select other events.          

Upcoming events

    • 10 May 2021
    • (EDT)

    How well do you know CFUW-Ottawa? Join us for a game of trivia, exploring our Club's website to find the answers to the questions.

    Make a donation to the Scholarship Trust Fund to receive your trivia questions.

    All donors will receive a trivia card, and a different trivia card will be sent for each multiple of $20 donated. Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt. Trivia questions will be sent by email or post, as requested. Fill in the answers and return your cards to the Scholarship Trust Fund at

    Donors will be chosen at random to win prizes at the AGM on May 10.

    Our Scholarship Trust Fund needs your help to support women in Ottawa pursuing post-secondary education.

    Make your donation via Canada Helps or mail a cheque, payable to CFUW-Ottawa STF, as per directions on the Scholarship Trust Fund page of this website. Members, see the email you received on March 17 titled CFUW Trivia for more specifics.

    • 10 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    CFUW-Ottawa AGM

    May 10 @ 7:00 pm

    Please join us for a very special experience at 7pm for our AGM.

    Chef Michael Blackie will be demonstrating a crispy aromatic green papaya salad with fried vermicelli, spiced citrus soy soaker and peanut crumble.

    Born in Leicestershire, England, and raised in Montreal, Michael Blackie has been cooking for almost 27 years on three continents. Over the past decade, he’s worked at some of the world’s finest hotels including the Fairmont Pierre Marques (Mexico) and the Oberoi (Bali), an exclusive five-star facility voted the world’s best boutique resort by Leading Hotels of the World (2002) and listed on Cond Nast’s “hot list”.

    Among his many career highlights, Chef Blackie held executive sous chef and acting chef positions at the prestigious and world-renowned Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2003 Michael returned to Canada and was responsible for the opening of Brookstreet hotel as the Executive chef. Within 4 months of opening Brookstreet was awarded the prestigious four-diamond rating from CAA for the dining room Perspectives.

    In 2009 Michael joined the National Arts Centre as the Executive chef and Director of Food and Beverage. During his tenure Michael created “Celebrity Chefs of Canada” two years running this event showcased the talents of 18 chefs from across Canada. This unique event garnered national attention. In 2010 Michael was the co-host of Chef- off! A seven-part Food Network produced show that showcased the antics and challenges of two chefs, as they battled for number one position. Chef-off was nominated for a Gemini award in 2010, in the category of reality TV. In 2018 Chef Blackie starred alongside both Chef Lynn +Lora Crawford in the acclaimed Television series Iron Chef Canada for both season 1 and 2.

    Currently Michael is the co-founder of a 11,000 SQFT unique facility located in the west end of Ottawa, featuring casual dining, events, catering and take home. represents the fruits of Michael’s dedication to his craft and is proud to call NeXT his home.

    Monday, May 10th @ 7pm AGM

    Join us for this great evening of demonstrations and presentations:

    *Chef Michael Blackie of NeXT Restaurant                                 *Pink Rose Award

    *Thank you to Outgoing Board Members

    *Nominations & Approval of Board Members for 2021-2022

    *Brief Business Meeting

    *Trivia Winners

    You must register in advance for this meeting and registration is open to MEMBERS ONLY

    (See email sent April 24 for link to register or contact:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Looking forward to seeing you then…


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