Aurora Newmarket
At the Canadian Federation of University Women, we are proud to have the following events available to our members as well as some open events.  
Upcoming Events for Canadian Federation of 
University Women Aurora Newmarket
Tuesday February 25, 2020
***special daytime meeting***
1:00 p.m. for 1:30 start

Speaker: Kelly Mathews - The History of Eaton Hall

Kelly Mathews
Kelly Mathews - Author Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township “History of Eaton Hall” 

In 1901, Florence McCrea Eaton married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada. Fourteen years later she became Lady Eaton when her husband, John Craig Eaton, was knighted. Not long after the death of her husband, Lady Eaton retired from her home in Toronto to the seventy-two-room, Norman-style chateau she had built on their King City property. She named it Eaton Hall. The estate fueled the local economy and community, supported the Canadian World War II effort and established a firm place in the hearts and minds of the residents of King Township. 

Rediscover an enchanting and bygone age with the life and history of Lady Eaton and her grand Eaton Hall. Author and local historian Kelly Mathews will present the fascinating story behind Eaton Hall. Ms. Mathews is an employee of Seneca College and a graduate of York University’s Kinesiology and Sport Administration program. She is a member of local historical societies in King and Aurora, and a long-standing member of the King Township Heritage Advisory Committee and the King museum. 

Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township was published in 2015. Her second book, The Road to Marylake, in 2017. Ms. Mathews has been commissioned to write the definitive history of King Township, scheduled for publication in 2020. Some have speculated that Eaton Hall is haunted, although Ms. Mathews reported in an interview with that she has never encountered anything unusual during her hundreds of hours working alone in Eaton Hall, often late into the night, while researching her book. However she has discovered some eerie things, including a two-faced portrait of Sir John Craig Eaton. 

Copies of Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township will be available for sale at the meeting. ​

All women in York Region are invited to join CFUW Aurora/ Newmarket at our International Women’s Day event featuring a complimentary potluck lunch, a presentation by guest speaker, lawyer and author, Margot Denomme and an optional symbolic walk down Main Street Newmarket to the Water Street Bridge.  

Margot L. Denomme who practices criminal law in Toronto is author of books for children that promote the core message that beauty and strength come from within and the importance of developing ourselves from the inside out by being confident, kind, strong, inclusive and unique. As a mother of two daughters, Margot believes in the need for parents, teachers, and caregivers to help children embrace the concept that our true worth and most valuable qualities come from within. After publishing Mommy, am I pretty?, Margot recognized the need to develop a book that would reach both boys and girls. She then wrote Awesome, Inside + Out! to initiate a dialogue with all children about developing character and resilience, following their passion, and understanding that true beauty and strength come from within. 

Friday March 6 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
Trinity United Church, Newmarket  
RSVP by March 1:  or

May 22 - 23, 2020