Acrylic Painting with artist Pat Gerlach is one of dozens of courses offered at ElderCollege for the fall semester. (Submitted)

Chilliwack ElderCollege registration is right around the corner

Experience lifelong learning with a vast variety of classes at ElderCollege this fall

ElderCollege is celebrating 20 years in Chilliwack and registration for the popular school is just around the corner.

In partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, ElderCollege offers a wide variety of classes for students aged 50 and older and registration starts Sept. 3.

With a selection of more than 30 immersive courses offered throughout September, October, and November, ElderCollege’s 2019 Fall Semester has an experience to spark the inquisitive mind.

As part of the latest calendar, students will pick and choose from five program categories encompassing new and returning course favourites.

Find inner and outer wellness through Active Participation courses such as Meditation with a Twist with Myrna Pfeifer, Easy Walks with David Ortis, Learn to Curl with members of the Chilliwack Curling Club at their newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility, and Strength and Movement for Active Aging with Lisa Parr, a gentle exercise routine to improve strength, balance, mobility, and energy levels.

Add a splash of colour and bring out your inner artist with Arts and Culture’s Painting with Palette Knives and Acrylic Painting series with artist Pat Gerlach, Cardmaking and More with Inspired Zentangle with Lynn Rodgers and Connie Waldron, Paper Quilling Levels 1 and 2 with Margaret Revely, and A Theatre Experience: A Christmas Carol by the Chilliwack Players Guild. Or learn a new tune with Recorder Ensemble and Side-Notes Choir with community partner, Chilliwack Academy of Music.

Discover new skills and enjoy hands-on learning with offerings in Learn by Doing such as Thai Cooking and Middle Eastern Cooking with Red Seal Chef, Elizabeth Grimadli, Write to the Last Page with Margaret Evans, Introduction to Spanish with Edilsa Pinto, Genealogy for Everyone – The Search Goes On with Marlene Dance, and Intro to Winemaking from Grapes with Norm Estey, an overview of the fascinating steps for turning fresh B.C. grapes into great-tasting wine.

Embrace different viewpoints and refresh your thought processes through Study and Discussion’s speaker series Tapestry for Travel and Thought, Hot Topics in Criminal Justice, Healthy Aging, Healthy Fluids with former UFV President, Dr. Mark Evered, An Introduction to Animal Interactions with host and presenter for Discovery Network and popular TEDTalks speaker, Dr. Carin Bondar, and Chilliwack Heritage Tour with Heritage Chilliwack Society, a guided walking tour exploring Chilliwack’s historic downtown core.

Demystify the digital world with Digital Photography Level 2 with Ken Pugh, Let Excel do the Work for You with Colleen Gingerich, and Getting to Know Your iPad with Susan Jeary and Trudy Wurtz featured in the Technology and Photography program.

Learn, share, and connect with fellow lifelong learners this fall through Chilliwack ElderCollege.

Full course registration opens on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. People may become members and register online at chilliwackeldercollege.ca, calling 604-702-2611 or visiting the Chilliwack ElderCollege office located in room A1367 on the UFV Chilliwack Canada Education Park Campus (45190 Caen Ave.). The office is open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For full course listings and membership details, please visit chilliwackeldercollege.ca or pick-up a course calendar in-office.

READ MORE: Chilliwack ElderCollege registration goes online – Aug. 25, 2016


 

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