Education for Adults
ElderCollege Delta thanks all the wonderful presenters and volunteers who made the Fall 2017 Program such a success!
As promised, we introduced online registration this fall and thank everyone for being a bit patient with us as we learned the new system. As well as allowing registration from any computer anywhere – even from a sunny holiday getaway – it assists our administrative staff in more efficiently registering participants and tracking our finances. In short, a good success story!
But that is only the beginning, since without all the hard work of the Program Committee chaired by Paulette Tattersall and Sally Norcott, we would not have been able to offer such a robust selection of around 30 different courses catering to such diverse interests as gardening, travel, computers, language and culture.
While this Fall session is winding down, we are not resting and have already begun planning the Spring 2018 course offerings. If you, or anyone you know might be interested in sharing your knowledge and passion in a given topic, please let us know as soon as possible.
Watch this web site, the newsletters and newspapers in January to learn about registration dates and courses. ElderCollege Delta and our new Administrator, Heidi Martin, are really looking forward to greeting our returning and new members in 2018.
We all wish everyone a very happy holiday season and Happy New Year!
Sue Lloyd, Chair
ElderCollege Delta (ECD) is a community-based, volunteer group dedicated to a mission of enhancing knowledge and lifestyles. We take a relaxed approach, providing opportunities for lifelong learning and personal growth.
As with other KinVillage Community Centre offerings, our education courses are created based upon the wide-variety of interests and needs demonstrated by our target population of adults “north of 50”.
The courses are short, stimulating and are without pressure or exams.
All of the instructors are also volunteers, experienced in their respective fields. Typical courses offered are in computers, arts (visual, literary, musical), languages, psychology, science, current affairs, social issues, gardening and much more.
Two semesters are available, running in both the spring (April-May) and fall (October-November). With a nominal $10 annual membership fee and modest individual course fees, ElderCollege learning is both affordable and varied. Prior to each semester, watch the local papers for information and the libraries for brochures for current courses being offered, and, of course, here on the KinVillage website.
Over 600 mature students have enjoyed the benefits of ECD education. We always need volunteers and space to accommodate our many diverse learning opportunities. If you can or wish to contribute, kindly contact us.
Inquiries on courses or other matters can be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 604-943-0225.
*NEW* THIS TERM IS THE OPTION OF ENROLLING AND PAYING REGISTRATION FEES ONLINE WITH VISA OR MASTERCARD EITHER AT HOME OR IN OUR OFFICE WITH VOLUNTEER HELP.
Please note that ElderCollege reserves the right to cancel courses which have low registration numbers.
You must be a member of ElderCollege Delta to take a course. Membership fees are $10 per year and may be purchased along with registration fees.
Fees are payable by cheque, cash or credit card. Our goal at ElderCollege Delta is to be self-sustaining.
A refund will be issued only if a course is cancelled or at the discretion of ElderCollege for extenuating circumstances when requested by a student. If for any reason a presenter is unable to attend we will attempt to provide a suitable substitute.
If you cannot be accommodated because a course is full, you may have your name included on a wait list. You do not have to be an ElderCollege Delta member to be on the wait list, and the registration fee is payable only after confirmation of a place in the course.
It is requested that the use of men & women’s scented products are not worn during ElderCollege courses due to individuals who have allergenic reaction upon contact with these scents.