Welcome to CFUW 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.
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Sale proceeds go to funding our operating costs.
Upcoming Events for Canadian Federation of
University Women Aurora Newmarket
...Some Upcoming Events:
- International Women's Day (details to follow)
Speaker for our November 28, 2017 General Meeting:
Jocelyn Palm, Director of Glen Bernard Camp, Sundridge, Ontario
“Girls’ Summer Camping: Revitalizing a Tradition”
Jocelyn Palm has been the owner and director of Glen Bernard from 1977 to the present (40 years). She joined GBC as a staff member following fifteen years as a camper and counselor in Quebec. From 1959-1965 she held a number of senior staff positions at GBC, including waterfront and senior section director and leader of the counselor-in-training program. Jocelyn was the National Director of the Royal Life Saving Society Canada for 15 years. She is a past President of both the Canadian and Ontario Camping Associations.
Jocelyn has also been a tireless supporter of Women’s College Hospital. She was a founding member of Friends of Women’s College Hospital, a grassroots organization that since 1989 has fought to keep the hospital independent.
In 2012 Jocelyn was awarded the Order of Canada for her work in youth development, women's health and environmental stewardship.
Glen Bernard Camp, founded in 1922 by Mary S. Edgar, was significantly revitalized when Jocelyn Palm became the owner and director in 1977. Her commitment to continuously updating the programs and facilities over the past forty years and a focus on environmental sustainability has helped keep girls’ summer camping an important place of confidence building and leadership training for girls today.