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, Multi-Session courses and Friday sessions 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
VICE-CHAIR: Sarah Kemp
SECRETARY: Sandra Tozer
TREASURER: Raj Downe
FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR: Raj Downe
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR: Kathy Hrabluk
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Julia Bennet
SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR: Marjorie Laisnez
SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR: Carl Waterer
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Carl Waterer
ARCHIVES COMMITTEE CHAIR: Judy Deon (does not sit on Board)
AUDIO/VISUAL COMMITTEE Chair: Jude Schmitz
Member at Large: Sheila Kerr
Selkirk College Community Education Coordinator (Selkirk College Liaison): Christine Schmidt
- Friday Presentations
- Multi-session Courses
- Field Trips
- Interest Groups
- Pub Quizzes