Fall Programming Update
The Learning in Retirement Board, Committees and volunteers are busy preparing for the fall semester. It has been a challenging time, but also a time of innovation and creativity for all of us. Guided by the Provincial Public Health Office and Selkirk College, LiR is focused on creating the experiences our membership look forward too.
LIR is working with instructors to design and modify courses deliveries in response to the current guidelines from the Provincial Public Health Office and Selkirk College’s Health and Safety.
LIR will provide updates to members via the weekly email notices and this webpage.
Thank you for your patience.
The deadline for the LIR Fall Registration has not yet been set.
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. The annual membership fee (valid from September 1 to August 31) is $15 plus tax. Most activities take place at the Silver King Campus and fees are set at a low-nominal charge.
Check out the latest LiR Journal for the latest schedule, news on past activities, and more information on LiR.
If you are looking for ways to stay mentally and socially active in association with your peers, consider becoming a member of Learning in Retirement. Sign up and pay for your membership through the administrative office in the Silver King Campus at 250.354.3220 or email email@example.com.
- Take-part in lively, fun and informative activities and discussions.
- Utilize peer-group learning which stimulates social interaction.
- Enjoy a "no-pressure" environment with quiz- and grade-free courses.
- Participate in invigorating learning experiences.
- Feel free to access Selkirk's library resources.
- Find the opportunities for companionship and mental stimulation.
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: 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