The Kingsway Women’s Club (KWC) is a women’s social club located in the west end of Toronto/Mississauga. It’s a wonderful opportunity to develop lifelong friendships, learn something new from a variety of speakers at our meetings, listen to local musicians, join the various clubs we offer, and visit local restaurants and cultural attractions.
The Club normally meets seven times each year between October and April on the second Friday of the month at the Markland Wood Golf Club on Bloor Street West. In December, we celebrate the holiday season with a special lunch.
For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, the club meetings are being held virtually via the ZOOM platform.
In October, December and April we meet over lunch while the other meetings are afternoon teas and for a nominal fee, members can bring a guest. At each meeting, we invite a guest speaker or musical entertainment to perform. Over the years, speakers have ranged from the curator of the costume gallery at the ROM, various authors talking about their books, local history talks, magicians, adventurers and climate activists. Students from The Etobicoke School for the Arts and Humber Music School have performed, as well as other small groups and solo acts.
The Kingsway Women’s Club adheres to a constitution which acts as a guideline in its operation. Each member is given a copy upon joining. The club is operated by an Executive Committee of 10 members and the current members are:
President: Barbara Nawrocki
Vice President: Pam Harper
Immediate Past Co-President: Darlene Dubbin and Ruth Hayward
Treasurer/Membership: Jo Shapiro
Social Coordinator: Anne Pierce
Programme Coordinator: Donna Renzetti
Promotions Coordinator: Anne Heber
Secretary: Oksana Smith
Member-at-Large: Marg Logan
In November 2020, the members of the Kingsway Women’s Club were proud to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the club. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, we were not able to have a grand celebration but look forward to being able to celebrate this remarkable milestone when it’s safe to go back to in-person meetings. Through all the good times and the not so good, we always continue to live our mandate of “cultural enrichment and neighbourliness” that was begun in 1935.
We invite you to join our club. For more information about membership, please contact Jo Shapiro – 416-622-2421, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.