Comox Valley ElderCollege registration continues

ElderCollege courses provide opportunity for new learning and laughter. - Submitted
ElderCollege courses provide opportunity for new learning and laughter.
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By Alana Gowdy

Comox Valley ElderCollege has opened registration for its wonderful series of Winter courses. There is still opportunity to enrol in a variety of classes, including the exciting and local lecture series, Comox Valley and the Writing Experience.

This series brings eight outstanding writers who all have some connection to the Comox Valley. Lily Hoy Price opens the semester on January 28 with memories of her childhood in central British Columbia. Lily's father was the renowned photographer C.D. Hoy, whose visual record of early 20th century life made such a contribution to provincial history. The second lecture is by Richard Mackie, a name essential to any study of the history of the Comox Valley.

Further speakers include Margo McLaughlin, Marlet Ashley, and Cumberland's Kim Bannerman. Paul Horgen will talk on self publishing, while story-teller Mary Murphy will lend an Irish slant. Celebrated gardener and raconteur, Des Kennedy will round off the lectures providing insight into his path to becoming a writer.

All lectures will be in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College at 10.00 a.m. The series will be open to ElderCollege members and will provide eight well-spent Saturday mornings.

In addition to the lectures, other available courses encourage seniors to hike in Nepal, learn French, study films, both silent golden oldies and modern westerns, speak with local artists, examine local government, and learn how to knit. Such variety! And not a single test or exam in sight.

ElderCollege is here to offer laughter, friendship and new knowledge. Everyone 55+ is welcome to give it a try!

Register in person at Discovery Hall at North Island College, call 250-334-5000 x 4602, or go on line at

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