1988, September: Women Out Of Doors (WOODS) Began
Based on the following description of WOODS found in the Pink Triangle
Community Calendar (March 1992, p.2), we place the beginning of WOODS
around September 1988.
“Women Out Of Doors in Kitchener Waterloo is an outdoor, sometimes
indoor, social recreational group for women of all ages and background.
Currently WOODS has about forty members and in total over one-hundred
women have been members in our 3-1/2 year existence. We have a
bi-monthly calendar of events that range from biking to hiking, camping,
canoeing, birding, fishing, games rights [nights?], bowling, billiards,
movie nights, skiing, group outings to restaurants, etc. We have even gone
rock climbing! Most of our events are held on weekends although some
fall during the week. All our events are listed in the Pink Triangle
Community Calendar. For further information or to join contact us at: WOODS
in KW, P.O. Box ###, Waterloo, ON, N2J 4S1.”
[source: Pink Triangle Community Calendar, March 1992 issue, p.2.]
1997, September (or earlier) - Renamed as Women Out Opening Doors Socially
The earliest occurrence of the new name of WOODS, namely, Women Out Opening Doors Socially is found in the September 1997 of Outlook Magazine.
In its previous, issue (July/August) the group was still listed under its initial name.
[source: Outlook Magazine, September 1997 issue, p.45.]