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Here’s Sunshine Coast ElderCollege’s fall 2022 program

Elder College's Fall 2022 program registration opens August 15.
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We are planning two free community-wide events in September open to all ages: “Welcome to Our Swiya” presented by hiwus (Chief) Calvin Craigan at the shíshálh Nation Longhouse; and the annual Clifford Smith Memorial Lecture by Dr. Rachel White, UBC, on “Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events” at Chatelech High School, sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and SD46. 

COVID precautions

We follow B.C. Government orders and guidelines and those adopted by local or Indigenous governments for public venues. Social distancing will be in effect, and we strongly encourage participants to wear masks. In-person classes – ages 55 and up – are socially distanced and all participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at the first class. If we need to transition to Zoom, you can withdraw from your course and receive a full refund.


Courses for ages 55 and up are: “Technology 101” (free), in collaboration with Sechelt Library. All other courses are $35. “Novel Study: The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Monika Karpinska; “The Geology of Thormanby Island,” Peter Hews, (additional fee of $90 for field trip); “Conversation Café,” Karen Bell; “End of Life Options,” Ellen Wiebe, Udo Schüklenk, and Juergen Dankwort; “Adventures in Travel, Japan” with Michael Healey, “Columbia” with Bette Chadwick, “Polar Bears in Churchill,” Laura Maddalozzo, “Madagascar” with Rand Rudland; “Energy Conservation and Renewable Production,” Gerry Pageau; “Adapting to Climate Change,” Michael Healey; “Love and the Bard,” Viveca Ohm; “Restorative Justice,” Nancy Denham; “Capture Memories with Your iPhone,” Jack Pope; “Understanding Your Septic System,” Dean Morin. 

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege is a non-profit society funded solely by course fees. We are all volunteers including our expert presenters, facilitators and administrators.

Registration is through the ElderCollege webpage via PayPal, either with a credit card or a PayPal account. You must pre-register. There are class size limits.

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