Fall Programming Update
LiR’s upcoming program will continue to focus on one of our important ongoing mandates, third age learning. In response to the challenges of very limited access to Selkirk’s campus and continuing social distancing requirements, most of our program this fall will be offered online, using the Zoom platform. This will allow many more members to engage with learning opportunities. Learn more...
Who We Are
Learning in Retirement (LiR) offers our 50+ community the opportunity to explore old and new interests in a relaxed and stimulating learning environment. LiR, a volunteer not-for-profit organization, works in partnership with Community Education at Selkirk College to develop and provide a diverse program of speakers, courses and other activities for its members.
LiR officially began in 2009 and by 2020 had grown to a membership of 400. During the fall, winter and spring semesters there are guest speakers, interest groups, trivia quizzes, courses and field trips.
Check out the latest LiR Journal for the latest schedule, news on past activities, and more information on LiR.
How to Participate
Besides membership, volunteering is a great way to get to develop and keep your skills sharp, while you help to keep LiR vital in the Nelson area. There are eight board committees to volunteer for: Program, Social, Communications, Membership, Finance, Archives, Safety and Audio/Visual.
To learn more, volunteer or contact the board, please email Nelson LiR at email@example.com.
Board of Directors
VICE-CHAIR: Kathy Hrabluk
SECRETARY: Sandra Tozer
TREASURER: Raj Downe
DIRECTORS: Jack Harrison, Sheila Kerr, Johanna Sandkuhl, Margaret Stegman, Carl Waterer, Jude Schmitz, Jean Carne
FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR: Raj Downe
On the Committee: Pat Gibson, Kathy Hrabluk
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR: Kathy Hrabluk
On the Committee: Raj Downe, Sheila Kerr, Jack Harrison, Margaret Stegman, Sandra Tozer
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Pat Gibson (acting)
On the Committee: Pat Gibson, Carl Waterer
SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR: Johanna Sandkuhl
On the Committee: Raj Downe
SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR: Carl Waterer
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR: Jack Harrison
ARCHIVES COMMITTEE CHAIR: Judy Deon (does not sit on the Board)
- Friday Presentations
- Multi-session Courses
- Field Trips
- Interest Groups
- Pub Quizzes