This page will be updated frequently with information regarding monthly meetings.  Please check back for further information.

Lunch March 2018
When: at 11:30AM
Where: Ladner

Informal lunch at Speeds Neighbourhood Pub, 4943 Chisholm Street, Delta,
Time:   11:30am Lunch at Speed’s Pub
            1:30pm walk in George Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary OR shopping at Tsawwassen Mills Outlet Mall
 Cost:  Lunch bills will be per person.  There will be no cost to go to the Tsawwassen Mills Outlet Mall.  There is an admission charge at the Bird Sanctuary of  $3 per Seniors (60+), $5 Teenagers and Adults, and $3 Child rate (ages 2-14)
For more information on the Bird Sanctuary,see Reifel Bird Sanctuary:

RSVP:  Please email Dawn Russell by March 16th if you wish to attend.

February 2018 Lunch and Play
When: February 14, 2018 at Around noon
Where: Granville Island

Valentines Day, Second Wednesday of February 2018 Fun Home Play at the Arts Club Granville Island Theatre, 14 tickets will be on hold for one week only for the Wednesday, February 14th production of Fun Home at the Granville Island Stage – and will be released on Friday, Jan 12th in the afternoon.
To book tickets for the Fun Home performance for Wed. Feb. 14th at 1:30 p.m. with our GVMWA group booking,  please call Danny – group coordinator for the Arts Club at 604- 687 5315  Extension 253   tell Danny you would like to book a ticket or tickets under ID # 338234 (our GVMWA group booking number).
Where:  ArtsClub Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver; right beside the Granville Island Market.  

Cost:   Tickets are $49 per person (tax included) Payment can be made over the phone with your credit card. 

Lunch November 2017
When: Tuesday November 21
Where: Amici Restaurant

A lunch at Amici Restaurant, for GVMWA members, but guests are most welcome!
Please let Dawn Russell know if you are coming by emailing her.
Address: 1747 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-913-1314 (see Drift for more information)
Meet at 11:30 AM
Cost: Individual bills
Lunch June 2017
When: June 20, 2017
Where: Granville Island

Bistro 101 A culinary walking tour of Granville Island for those interested.  A Chef instructor from the Institute will guide us around historic Granville Island, leaving from the Bakery 101 site where we will enjoy a freshly baked pastry and a cup of coffee/tea before the tour.  The tour lasts about 1-1/2 hours.
Cost for the tour: $42.00, including tax 
Cost for the lunch: $26.00, includes coffee/tea, taxes and tip (wine extra - you can pay individually for any wine purchases)

Cost for both the tour and the lunch: $68.00, (wine extra - you can pay individually for any wine purchases)

Walking Tour: 9:30 AM,  meet outside the Bakery 101 – 1505 W 2nd Ave.
Lunch:  12:00 noon, meet at Bistro 101 for lunch
Please RSVP to Nancy by email   by Friday, June16th @ 10am so she can confirm numbers with the Institute.


There is limited parking available at 1515 West 2nd Street at the entrance to Granville Island

As well as an EasyPark paid parking lot at 1466 Old Bridge Street; an Impark/Diamond at 1540 West 2nd Street and the Granville Island Public Market inside Granville Island 

2017 AGM
When: May 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Where: Kings Landing

11:30 - a chance to talk and meet; buffet lunch begins at 12 Noon, AGM to follow
We will have a catered Lunch, cost: $40 per person
Address: 420 Beach Cresc.Vancouver (Yaletown) Please try to car pool!! or go by Canada Line, the Yaletown Station (corner of Davie & Pacific) is an easy 2-block walk. By car, going east or west on Pacific Boulevard, turn south on Homer Street toward False Creek. Limited parking is available underground. On arrival, please report to the concierge.
Lunch April 2017
When: April 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM for Lunch; 1 PM for Museum Tour
Where: Maritime Museum

Meet at 11:30 AM for lunch at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company
Address: 1876  West 1st Ave.  (see April Drift for menu)
At 1:30 PM  Vancouver Maritime Museum for a self-guided tour
Then at 2:00 PM  guided tour of the Lost Fleet 

March 2017 Lunch
When: March 21, 2017
Where: BC Sports Hall of Fame, BC Place

The BC Sports Hall of Fame
Meet at the Terry Fox Statue outside BC Place
10:30am Tour of BC Sports Hall of Fame
12:00 Noon Lunch at Frankie's Italian Kitchen
Cost: $10.00 per person for the tour
Lunch is by individual tab Following the tour, a la carte luncheon at Frankie's Italian Kitchen, 765 Beatty Street, just a half block away from BC Place Stadium.
This is a good place to bring husbands, friends, grandchildren!  
February 2017 Lunch
When: February 21, 2017
Where: Lonsdale Quay

Walk around Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, followed by Lunch at Cheshire Cheese.
Cost: There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be by individual checks 10:00am Meet at the double stairs at the south end of the market area
11:30am Lunch at the Cheshire Cheese
Parking: 2 hours of FREE parking in the Lonsdale Quay Market parkade Please enter your license plate number at one of the machines.
Please RSVP to Dawn Russell by email by February 19th.
January 2017 Lunch
When: January 17, 2017
Where: Vancouver Police Museum
240 E Cordova St, Vancouver BC

A 1 hour tour of the Vancouver Police Museum followed by a 1 hour kidnapping investigation.
Lunch to follow at Casita Mexican Restaurant                         
Vancouver Police Museum  240 East Cordova Street
Casita Mexican Restaurant 101 West Cordova
10:30 AM Tuesday, Jan. 17 Police Museum tour begins; 11:30 AM Kidnapping Investigation
1:00  PM lunch at La Casita Restaurant
Cost: $15  for the tour and Forensic Investigation, Lunch pay individually
Please let Dawn Russell know by Friday, January 13 if you plan to attend
December 2016 Lunch
When: December 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Where: Canada Place

Lunch at Bellagio Cafe followd by a visit to the Christmas Market
Meet at 11:30 AM for lunch at the Bellagio Cafe, 1055 Canada Place #26
After lunch around 1 PM vsit the Christmas Market.
Lunch is A la Carte Christmas Market is $7 for seniors, and $8 for adults. Guest are welcome. PLease RSVP Dawn Russell by Tuesday December 6
November 2016 Lunch Meeting
When: November 17, 2016
Where: Downtown Vancouver

Lunch followed by Tea and Trumpets on Thursday, November 17th 
Please note that this event will be held on the third Thursday of the month, rather than our regular Tuesday.

Event:   Lunch at Sala Thai followed by a short walk to the Orpheum Theatre for tea & cookies before the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performance of “From Russia with Love” features music by Glinka, Liadov, Mussorgsky/Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glière, Stravinsky, and three pieces by Tchaikovsky.
RSVP Nancy Christopher by email by Nov 14th.
As always, guests and husbands are always welcome!!
11:30AM meet for lunch Salathai Thai Restaurant
1:00PM meet at the Orpheum Theatre for cookies & tea prior to 2:00PM concert at the Orpheum Theatre
Lunch: We have arranged a special lunch at the Salathai Thai Restaurant. That will be served family-style. 
 Cost:  $25.00 for Set Lunch Menu 
            $35.00 for Tea & Trumpets ticket
Please note, we have only pre-purchased 16 tickets; there are still available to the Tea & Trumpets concert at a cost of  $42.00 Adult and $35.00 Senior. Please consider joining us if you find your afternoon is free.  
Parking:  There is a parking lot at 800 Burrard Street ($3.50 per half hour).  Parking is also available at the Pacific Centre.
If you take transit, Vancouver City Centre (Canada Line) and Burrard (Expo Line)  are the closest Sky Train Stations.
October 2016 Lunch
When: October 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Where: Lulu Island Winery and Mayfair Golf

Winery Tour to be followed by lunch
A tour of the Lulu Island Winery at 16880 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Please be there at 10:30 AM; Tour starts promptly at 11 AM Cost: $12;00

Lunch will be at Lakeside Grill at Mayfair Lakes Golf 5460 No 7 Rd, Richmond, BC
follows the Tour at 1:00 PM, Cost: a-la-carte
Guests are welcome, Please RSVP Nancy Christopher by October 12
GVMWA Annual Coffee Morning
When: September 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM to Noon
Where: King's Landing

Welcome Back Coffee Morning 

Cost: Members $5.00 Guests are free! The coffee morning is a great opportunity to introduce new members.
Address: 420 Beach Cresc.Vancouver (Yaletown) Please try to car pool!! or go by Canada Line, the Yaletown Station (corner of Davie & Pacific) is an easy 2-block walk. By car, going east or west on Pacific Boulevard, turn south on Homer Street toward False Creek. Limited parking is available underground. On arrival, please report to the concierge.

2016 AGM
When: May 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Where: Arbutus Club

The AGM is on Tuesday, May 24th. Lunch at the Arbutus Club followed by the Annual General Meeting.  Please let Irene Rhodes know by Monday, May 16 if you are coming.  Guests are most welcome. Lots of FREE parking (see the April Drift)
Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave., Vancouver V6K 3S9
11:30 AM   no host bar (please bring cash)
12  noon lunch (see April Drift for menu details)
$40 per person for a delicious lunch, room rental and tip. NOTE: Irene Rhodes must receive your cheque and filled out form found in the April Drift by Monday, May 16.  Be sure to indicate which food choice you want.

April 2016 Lunch
When: April 19, 2016
Where: Sun Yat Sen Garden

April 2016 Tour of Dr Sun-Yat Sen Chinese Garden, Tea Ceremony and Lunch
10 AM meet at Garden 578 Carrall St., Vancouver
10:15 AM Tour begins
12:30 PM Lunch at Floata restaurant, 180 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Cost: Tour $21.50 per person; Lunch $16 per person
Guests are welsome
Please let Dawn Russell know by Friday April 15 if you are planning on attending
March 2016 Tour and Lunch
When: March 15, 2016
Where: BC Children's Hospital

Tuesday, March 15th: BC Children’s Hospital
The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has arranged a presentation of the CAUSES Research Clinic for our membership.  Find out where money raised by the Mining For Miracles Campaign goes…
A lunch will be served afterwards in the CFRI building.
Where:  Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) building at the BC Children’s Hospital, at the intersection of Oak Street and West 28th Avenue
Time: please arrive by 10:00 AM; Presentation is at 10:15 AM
Parking:  The BCCH Foundation will try to reserve 5 spots for our membership, however as this is an active hospital site, parking can be tricky.  It is best to carpool or use public transport to the hospital. Use Oak Bus #17
February Movie and Lunch
When: February 16, 2016 at 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Kings Landing, 420 Beach Crescent, Vancouver

Movie and Potluck Lunch in the Theatre Room and Grand Room At Kings Landing. Potluck lunch - please bring a sweet or savory dish for 4 - 6 people. Cost: $5.00
Directions: Carpool (parking is limited) or by Canada Line (Walk about 3 blocks from Yaletown Station) see February 2016 Drift for complete directions.
RSVP: Kerry Jones by February 12
Movie: The Woman in Gold
, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, is based on the true story of Maria Altmann and her fight with the government of Austria to reclaim the Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting (Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I) of her Aunt Adele.
 Synopsis of the Movie from Wikipedia
Robbie Burns Day, January 2016
When: January 26, 2016 at 11 AM - 2 PM
Where: St Mary's Church, Kerrisdale Vancouver

A Robbie Burns Lunch on January 26, the 4th Tuesday of January (instead of our usual 3rd Tuesday) at St Mary's Anglican Church at 2490 West 37th Avenue, corner of 37th Avenue and Larch Street in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Traditional Haggis, bagpipes and sing-a-long! 11am arrival time, performances to begin at 11:15am and luncheon from 12:00 - 1:30pm. In addition to the traditional Haggis, Tatties and Neeps (Potatoes and Turnips), a buffet luncheon with sandwich platters and vegetable tray will be served.  A cake will be served for dessert with Tea and Coffee to celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday. Cost $20 per person; husbands and guests welcome! Please RSVP to Tricia Prince-Wright by January 20.
Christmas Dinner
When: December 1, 2015
Where: Kings Landing, 420 Baech Crescent, Vancouver

A Catered Dinner to celebrate the Christmas Season, and a wine raffle as our fundraiser. For every bottle of wine plus $10 donated, you have one entry. Three names will be drawn at the end of the evening, 1st place winner should get about 15 bottles of wine! Dinner will be 2 courses with pot-luck deserts! Further details to follow.
November 2015 Event
When: November 17, 2015
Where: Salad de Fruits & Stanley Theatre

Start with Dinner at Café Salade de Fruits 1555 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, at 5 PM (a la Carte); then
At 7:30 PM Stanley Theatre to see: A Christmas Story, 2750 Granville St Vancouver. Tickets $65 per person.
Please RSVP Barbie Bharmal by November 7, and indicate if you will attend dinner, theatre or both.

October 2015 Lunch Meeting and Mining Museum Tour
When: October 13 at 10:00 AM
Where: Britannia Beach

A guided Tour of Mining Museum at Britannia Beach followed by lunch at Furry Creek
Meet at 10:00 AM at the Gift Shop for a tour of the Museum
Lunch to follow at approximately 12:15 PM at Furry Creek
PLease contact Dawn Russell by September 25 if you are planning on attending

Note: Britannia Mine Museum is on Highway 99, Britannia Beach
GVMWA Annual Coffee Morning
When: September 15. 2015 at 10 AM
Where: 5749 Athlone Street
Near Granville and 41st Avenue

Annual Coffee Morning

Our Annual Coffee morning will be held this year at the home of Barbara Paterson, Tuesday September 15, from 10 AM to Noon.
A great opportunity to reconnect after the summer and to bring new guests. Cost: Members $5, guests are Free
Please RSVP Barbara Paterson

2015 AGM
When: May 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM No Host Bar
Where: Arbutus Club 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver

The Mining Womens Annual General Meeting and lunch will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at the beautiful Arbutus Club. Please let Wanda Pickell know by if you are planning on attending. She should receive your cheque and the form from the May Drift. If you are concerned about it not getting there on time email her to let her know you are coming and what main course selection you want. See the May Drift concerning FREE parking. Cost: $35 per person, includes 2-course lunch with selection of teas, coffee and bread rolls; See May Drift for course selection
April 2015 Lunch Meeting
When: April 28, 2015
Where: Suite 3300, 550 Burrard St.

Mining Women will meet on Tuesday, April 28 for an interesting Event: A presentation by Noni Langdale (Mundie) on how food is made to look perfect for pictures and go for lunch. Guests are most welcome. Please let Dawn Russell know by Thursday, April 23 if you are planning on attending. Place: The Headframe room at TECK Resources Ltd. Suite 3300, 550 Burrard St. Check in with reception on 33rd floor. Time: 10 AM for talk; 12:30 PM for lunch at Blackbird Public House at 905 Dunsmuir See March Drift for more information. Cost: No cost for the talk; Lunch is individual bills
March 2015 Lunch Meeting
When: March 17, 2015 at 11:00: AM

The March 17 meeting will be a luncheon at Mahoney's Pub in Vancouver. Spouses are welcome. In the spirit of St Patricks day plan to wear green. Early lunch at 11:00 AM at Mahoney and Sons Irish Pub, 1055 Canada Pl #36, Vancouver. This is located along the seawall walkway, over looking the water at the (new) Vancouver Convention Centre, near the Jack Poole Plaza. Please RSVP to Irene Rhodes by March 13 if you plan to attend.
February 2015 Lunch
When: February 24, 2015 at 9:45 AM
Where: Pacific Museum of the Earth

Tour of Pacific Museum of the Earth
Note: This is the 4th Tuesday of February, Meet at 9:45 AM
Tour begins at 10 AM
Followed by lunch at 12: 30 PM at Westward Ho Restaurant University Golf Club
Cost $5.00 for tour of Museum; Lunch is a La Carte
Public Transportation Take #14 UBC Bus from downtown or by car park at UBC  West Parkade
For further information about the event see February Drift
RSVP Trisha-Prince Wright by February 18, 2015
Janury 2015 Library Tour and Luncheon
When: January 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM
Where: Vancouver Public Library

9:45 AM meet in the entrance area of the library at 350 W Georgia St. 10:00 AM Tour 1 hour tour (from 10-11 AM) Lunch 11:30 AM at Da Gino Ristorante Italiano 475 W. Georgia St. (off Richards) near the library. Getting There: The building is located on Georgia Street, which is serviced by local bus routes #?s 5, 17 and 20 plus the North Shore routes 250 and 257 from West Vancouver and the 240 and 246 from North Vancouver. If coming by Sky Train, use the Granville/City Centre stop on the Canada Line or the Stadium Station if coming by Expo Line. Cost: The library tour is FREE Lunch is separate bills
December 2014 Pot Luck Lunch
When: December 9, 2014 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Kings Landing

The Mining Women's December 9th event will be a Christmas Potluck luncheon. If you?re planning on attending please let Kerry Jones know by Friday, December 5th. Guests are welcome and Kerry would like to know if you're bringing a savory or sweet dish. Date: Tuesday, December 9th Place: Grand Room Kings Landing at 420 Beach Crescent, Vancouver Cost: FREE coffee and tea will be provided Please bring a savory or sweet dish to feed 4-6
November 2014 Art Gallery Tour and Lunch Where: Vancouver Art Gallery

Tuesday, November 18th: Private Tour of the Forbidden City Exhibit: Inside the Court of China?s Emperors We have arranged a 1 hour private tour of the new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery that will highlight nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing?s Palace Museum. Venue: The Vancouver Art Gallery, Main entrance located at 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver. Paid parking is available nearby at the Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Centre Mall and Robson Square Complex. The Art Gallery is also easily accessible by public transport. Video clip of artwork and artifacts on display Cost: The cost of the private tour will be $10 per person, collected by Wanda at the venue. This is in addition to the $18.50 Adult, $13.50 Senior entrance fee that will be paid separately upon arrival. Gallery Members are free. *** Make sure to get a wrist stamp before you enter the exhibition so you can re-enter the exhibit again after lunch. The Gallery is open until 9:00pm on Tuesdays so you can stay to the very end, if you like. Guests and/or husbands are very welcome. 10:00AM meet in the entrance area to pay entrance fee 10:15AM meet guide in the lobby 10:30AM tour begins 12:00PM lunch at Bellaggio caf? Lunch: Will be at Bellaggio caf?, right across the street from the Art Gallery at 773 Hornby Street. To ease service, please bring cash. link to their lunch menu: RSVP: Dawn Russell no later than November 13 please
GVMWA Annual Coffee Morning
When: September 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 12 Noon
Where: Grand Room Kings Landing

GVMWA Annual Welcome Back Coffee Morning Cost: Members $5.00 Guests are free! The coffee morning is a great opportunity to introduce new members. Please RSVP: Tricia Prince-Wright by email by Sept. 12 Address: 420 Beach Cresc.Vancouver (Yaletown) Please try to car pool!! or go by anada Line, the Yaletown Station (corner of Davie & Pacific) is an easy 2-block walk. By car, going east or west on Pacific Boulevard, turn south on Homer Street toward False Creek. Limited parking is available underground. On arrival, please report to the concierge.
2014 AGM
When: June 10, 2014
Where: Arbutus Club

The Mining Womens Annual General Meeting and lunch will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at the beautiful Arbutus Club. Please let Wanda Pickell know by Sunday, June 1 if you are planning on attending. She should receive your cheque and the form from the May Drift by June 1. If you are concerned about it not getting there on time email her to let her know you are coming and what main course selection you want. Location: Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver See the May Drift concerning FREE parking Cost: $35 per person for a 2 course lunch See May Drift for course selection Time: Starts at 11:30 AM with a no host bar
May 2014 Garden Tour and Lunch
When: May 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Where: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Contact: Contact: Irene Rhodes
Our May meeting will be a tour of Van Dusen Botanical Gardens followed by an a la Carte lunch at Truffles Cafe. Please meet in the Rotunda at 10:15 AM; tour begins at 10:30 AM sharp. Cost $10.75 or $8.00 for seniors.
April 2014 Brunch and Museum Visit
When: April 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Where: UBC

April 15th Meeting will begin with Brunch at the University Golf Course, followed by a guided tour of the Beatty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. Brunch: Meet at 10:30am at the Westward Ho! at University Golf Club. Museum Visit: Meet at 1:00pm at Beatty Biodiversity Museum for guided tour of the facility (Cost $7.00). Full details of Parking, location see April Drift or contact Irene Rhodes before April 10
March 2014 Lunch Meeting
When: March 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Where: IMAX and Pan Pacific

The March Meeting will be IMAX "Fly Over Canada" We have a group rate available for the first 15 people to register Time: 10:30 AM showing Please meet at 10 AM in Lobby to Convention Centre (Under the Sails) Details of lunch to follow, but likley at the Pan Pacific - Cafe Pacifica
February Museum visit and lunch
When: February 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Where: Hastings Mill Museum and Kerkis Restaurant

Contact: Contact for Info: Barbara Caelles
Hastings Mill Museum Visit This is Vancouver's oldest building and has a most unique collection of historical artifacts. Meet at 1575 Alma Rd, Vancouver, no later than 10:30 AM to for a private tour of Hastings Mill Museum. Parking: street parking can be found on Point Grey Road, west of Alma by Hastings Mill Park. Cost: Entry by donation (suggested $5.00) Lunch (A-la-Carte) to follow 12:00 noon at: Kerkis Taverna, 3605 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Parking available at the rear
Robbie Burns concert and lunch
When: January14, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Where: St Helen?s Anglican Church

Contact: Judy Poliquin
Robbie Burns concert and lunch. Guests, are most welcome. Please let Judy Poliquin know by Thursday, January 9th if you plan to attend so she can order the food.St Helen?s Anglican Church at 8th and Trimble St. in West Point Grey (lots of FREE parking) Ian Paterson has kindly agreed to give the "Immortal Memory" and to say the Grace. Elizabeth Ward, who hails from Edinburgh, will give the Address to the Haggis and will sing 3 sets of Scottish Songs accompanied by Janie Royea, who in between these will play Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys. In addition to these traditional dance tunes, favorites such as "Com'in thru the Rye"," Loch Lomond" and "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose" will be sung. A booklet will be provided with the words so that audience may sing along. Lunch including haggis will be served to those who wish and will follow the concert
Pot Luck Lunch
When: December 10, 2013 at 11 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Grand Room Kings Landing,

Contact: RSVP - Cathy Clinch
Pot Luck Lunch - bring a dish of your choice to feed 4 to 6; Coffee and tea will be provided. There is NO cost for the luncheon. Grand Room Kings Landing 420 Beach Crescent 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Come by Canada Line (short 2 block walk from Yaletown- Roundhouse station) or Carpool
Christmas Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction
When: November 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancoluver

Contact: Wanda Pickell
Dinner/Dance Silent Auction! The Four Seasons, Vancouver, on Friday, November 29th. Cocktails and appetizers 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Silent Auction from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ticket price - $100.00 each We have kept the ticket price the same as it was in 2011. This is great, great value for a four-course meal in a beautiful venue, with dancing! Once again, we are giving away a free room for the night, compliments of Riedell Exploration. Any member who purchases a ticket on or before October 15th will have their name put in a draw for the free room. The Four Seasons has also set aside 10 rooms for the evening, priced at $165.00 plus tax, for any member wishing to extend the festivities. Quote the GVMWA when booking to receive this special rate. There are only 120 tickets available for this fabulous evening, so please, reserve your spot soon! Remember, this is the ONLY fundraiser until 2015, so please show your support for our wonderful organization so we can continue our work in the community. Cheques should be made payable to GVMWA for $100.00 per ticket. Kindly indicate the names for each person attending, and let Wanda Pickell know with whom you would like to be seated if you are attending with others.
GVMWA Annual Coffee Morning
When: September 10, 2013 at 10 Am - Noon
Where: Grand Room, Kings Landing
420 Beach Crescent
GVMWA Annual Welcome Back Coffee Morning Cost: Members $5.00 Guests are free ? all guests are welcome at GVMWA meetings; the coffee morning is a great opportunity to introduce new members. RSVP: Tricia Prince-Wright by email Guest Speaker: Cristina Dias from the Mogiana Coffee Company in Brazil. Please car pool!! By Canada Line, the Yaletown Station (corner of Davie & Pacific) is an easy 2-block walk. By car, going east or west on Pacific Boulevard, turn south on Homer Street toward False Creek. Limited parking is available underground. On arrival, please report to the concierge
Annual General Meeting
When: June 18, 2013 at 11: 30 AM
Where: Arbutus Club
Vancouver, BC

Annual General Meeting June 18, 2013 Please join us for lunch at the Arbutus Club; to be followed by the Annual General Meeting. Place: The Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, BC Time: 11:30 AM Fill out the reservation form at the end of the May 2013 Drift and submit it with your check for $35 to Wanda Pickell by June 1, 2013
May 2013 Lunch get-together
When: May 21, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Where: Lonsdale Quay
North Vancouver
Walk around the new Maritime Museum area near Lonsdale Quay (see May 2013 Drift). Lunch at the International Food Hall. Time: Meet at 9:15 AM at Waterfront station near the seabus Terminal. 10:00 AM everyone meets at the water fountain at Lonsdale Quay. (see May Drift for more details) 12:00 lunch at the International Food Hall About 1:30 pm dessert at Menchies Frozen yogurt. Cost: No cost, individual bills for food. Please email Wanda Pickell by Sunday, May 19
April 2013 Lunch Meeting
When: April 16, 2013 at 10 AM
Where: Teck Headframe
550 Burrard Street
Vancouver , BC

Meet at Teck Reception Area at 10 AM Talk at the Headframe by Noni Langdale on Food Styling Lunch to follow at at 12 Noon at new Cactus Club, Vancouver Convention Centre Please RSVP to Dawn Russell by April 14
March 2013 Lunch Meeting
When: March 19, 2013 at 10 AM
Where: Teck Headframe
550 Burrard Street
Tuesday, March 19, at 10:00 am, is a 'Workshop/Presentation' An Overview of the MineralsEd Program and Materials by MineralsEd on their educational programs and included will be some of their Classroom Rock Workshops. Guest speakers will be Sheila Stenzel, Director of MineralsEd, and Ann Brace, MineralsEd, Partner-Teacher We will be introduced to the teacher-industry partnership program run by MineralsEd Details to follow
February 2013 Lunch
When: February 19, 2013 at 11 AM
Where: Downtown Commodore Bowling Lanes
838 Granvile Street
5 PIN BOWLING at Commodore Lanes and Billiards,then lunch directly across the street at ShuRaku Sake Bar + Bistro, a Japanese restaurant Dress: casual and comfortable Time: Meet at 11:00am, to organize shoes Where: 838 Granville Street, Vancouver Cost: Roughly $14 for bowling, lunch extra Please RSVP to Diana Higgins
January 2013 Evening Meeting
When: January 15, 2013
Where: Kings Landing 420 Beach Crescent

Tuesday, January 15, 2013:
Renowned Olympians and Cook Book authors Diane and Dr. Doug Clement will be speaking to us about balancing our lives through Food, Fun & Fitness.
LOCATION:   King’s Landing, 420 Beach Crescent, Vancouver (see Dec. Drift for more details)
TIME:   Meet at 6 PM on Tuesday, January 15 to share appetizers (potluck) and socialize
              7 PM talk by Diane & Doug Clement
              8:30 PM desserts, tea and coffee 
COST:   NO COST - just bring an appetizer to share or a finger food dessert
November 2012 Lunch Meeting
When: November 20, 2012 at 11AM for Brunch
Where: Cindy's Cafe and West Vancouver Memorial Library

Location/Time: 11 AM
meet at Cindy’s Café   1850 Marine Dr., West Vancouver for a Mimosa Brunch (see Nov. Drift for more information)
12:50 PM meet at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. In the Welsh Hall (lower level)  1950 Marine Drive
Event: The talk by Penny Le Couteur  Ph D and author of “Napoleon’s Buttons” will begin at 1 pm and last approx. 75 minutes.  She will talk about synthetic chemicals and whether they are dangerous & toxic to the world. 
Monthly lunch meeting
When: October 16, 2012 at 9:45 at NEW Main Entrance
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver, BC

Entrance prices are $16.00 Seniors, $21.00 Adults – we have 15 coupons for $2 off that we can pass to the first 15 people and then there will be $1.00 off tickets that can be used after this.
LUNCH: At 12:30pm, we will meet at the Prospect Point Café over looking the Lions Gate Bridge. Cost: A la Carte
GVMWA Annual Coffee Morning
When: September 18, 2012 at 10 AM - 12 Noon
Where: Grand Room Kings Landing, 420 Beach Crescent

Join us for our Annual Coffee Morning
Cost $5.00 members
Guests free
Walk/Bike Ride Stanley Park
When: June 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Where: Stanley Park/Fish house restaurant
Walk or Bike ride around Stanley Park followed by lunch at the Fish House Restaurant. See the May Drift for full details about this event.
For Bike Ride meet near Mill Marine Bistro and if you are walking meet parking lot of Fish House Restaurant.
April 2012 - Merry Widow Matinee
April 12, 2012, THURSDAY 2 PM
Matinee Performance of the Merry Widow with UBC Opera Ensemble and the Vancouver Symphony, Part of the Tea and Trumpets series.
Tickets are $32 each, available on first come basis, spouses and guests welcome.
Lunch will be arranged at a later date
March 20, 2012

Museum of Anthropology, UBC Campus
Museum Opens at 10 AM
Cost: Group rate (10+) is $14.50 for adult, and $12.25 for senior.
Parking is available across the street in the Rose Garden Parking lot.

February 2012 Lunch Meeting

February 21, 2012
Tour of Vancouver Convention Centre, (1055 Canada Place )with lunch at Bellaggio Cafe. Meet under the Globe for the free Tour at 10 AM (lasts about about 1 hour). It will be followed by lunch at 11:45 at the Bellaggio Cafe (Street level Convention Centre) menu will be  a La Carte

January 2012 Lunch Meeting
When: January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Where: Teck Head-frame

January 17, 2012 Lunch Meeting at Teck Head-frame
Suite 3300 - 550 Burrard Street
Meeting wil begin at 10:30 AM, Guest Speaker: Angela Huck MBA, Presentation with focus on Retirement Income Planning
Cost: $10 per person for Lunch
Parking is difficult - do try to car pool or use public transit
Pot Luck Lunch Where: Grand Room Kings Landing

Pot Luck Lunch - bring a dish of your choice to feed 4 to 6
Grand Room Kings Landing
420 Beach Crescent
11:30 AM to 1: 30 PM
Come by Canada Line (short 2 block walk from Yaletown- Roundhouse station) or Carpool
For further information call Tricia: 604 842 4732
Christmas Dinner / Dance Where: Four Seasons Vancouver

Christmas Dinner / Dance and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Friday November 25, 2011
Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cocktails at 6 PM, Dinner to follow
Tickets $100
Call Wanda: 604 699 0355 for further details

January 2011 Lunch Meeting
Date:  Tuesday, January 18th meeting at 10:30 AM
Location:  Head Frame room at TECK Resources Ltd.  Suite 3300 -  550 Burrard Street
 Take the elevator to the 33rd floor and check in with receptionist.
Cost:  $10 per person which includes sandwiches, coffee/tea
Program:   Barbara Caelles and Courtney Mitchell will be our guest speakers talking on Women’s contribution to the Mining Industry.  (see the January 2011   Drift for more details)
Parking:  There is limited parking and it’s expensive so car pooling or public transit is recommended.
Please let us know if you can attend by Thursday, January 13th.  Guests are most welcome.
May 2010 Events
WOMEN IN MINING: Past, Present, Future 
Panel Discussion at CIM Conference
When: Tuesday, May 11 Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Where: Ballroom A of the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Cost:  $50 (including the reception) for Non-Conference participants. Please register online at:

Two of our GVMWA members are taking part: Barbara Caelles is the keynote speaker, and Courtney Mitchell is one of the panellists.

Women in Mining Forum Reception
 Following the Forum from 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Cost: $25

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
A Visit to Bowen Island: Special openings have been arranged for us to visit the local art galleries, jewelry designer and jazz singer studio plus other interesting stores to visit at your leisure.
New Canada Line Yaletown station @ Mainland and Davie just a half a block from the restaurant.
Aoril 2010
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Event: Tour of Van Dusen Gardens 10:15 AM
Lunch: Shaughnessy Restaurant after the tour