2024 Scholarship Fundraising Event Tickets are Now Available

Vicky Sunohara, who has been called the “Wayne Gretzky of Women’s Hockey”, will be sharing her insights into the opportunities and challenges of women’s hockey based on her experiences, both as a player and a coach. Vicky is acknowledged by the Hockey Hall of Fame as one of the most notable women ice hockey players of all time. Vicky is an elite athlete, three-time Olympic medalist (two Gold), trailblazer, leader, coach, teacher, mentor, wife and mother.

Vicky promotes what she considers to be Olympic values: integrity, accountability and commitment… values that have shaped her life and her career. Her love of hockey and her determination to inspire and nurture other women athletes have formed the second part of her career.

Although Vicky’s awards are too numerous to mention them all, we would like to share a few:

  • Member of the 2002 National Women’s Team which was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2023
  • Named Ontario’s female athlete of the year for 2006
  • Named University Athletics and USPORTS Coach of the Year for 3 consecutive seasons, 2019-20 through 2022-23
  • In September 2019, Vicky was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, a primary Reserve Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • Many coaching accomplishments including championship teams at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Olympic levels, coaching the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and Team Canada, respectively, since 2011 and ongoing
  • Honoured by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre with the 2023 Sakura Award.

This in-person event will be held at Dalewood Golf Club, 7465 Dale Road, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7 on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Cash bar. The program starts at 2:00 p.m. with light refreshments available after the presentation. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $75. Net proceeds go to the CFUW-Northumberland Scholarship Trust Fund. An official receipt for income tax purposes will be issued at time of purchase for the charitable portion ($50).

Special tickets available for young people (under age 19). $25. (No tax receipt)

Bring a friend, a colleague, a family member, a neighbour!

Please note that tickets are transferable but they are
non-refundable as this is a fundraiser. 

Over the past 33 years, CFUW-Northumberland has, through scholarships and bursaries, enabled many women across Northumberland County to pursue higher education. CFUW-Northumberland now awards twelve $1,000 scholarships to students attending the six Northumberland County high schools, six entrance scholarships and six apprenticeship scholarships, plus awarding two bursaries of $1,000 each to students continuing their studies at Fleming College and Trent University, respectively. With the help of our members, other individuals and businesses, we have been able to increase our support over the past several years. Thank you to all our supporters!

The Canadian Federation of University Women-Northumberland (CFUW-N) is a branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), a non-partisan, voluntary self-funded organization with over 100 clubs located in every province across Canada. You can learn more about our history by visiting the About Us page.

If you would like to contribute to our scholarship funds, you can make a tax receiptable donation at any time through our CanadaHelps site.