Sooke Region Lifelong Learning

 

Who We Are

Sooke Region Lifelong Learning is a volunteer organisation offering educational programs and workshops for older adults in the Sooke region. Based on the Elder College model, we provide stimulating and enjoyable learning environments which address the unique and diverse interests of participants. Programs are offered at SEAPARC Leisure Centre and at other locations in the community. Sooke Region Lifelong Learning functions as a working group under the auspices of the Sooke Region Communities Health Network (SRCHN).

Contact Us

Email: sookeregionlifelonglearning@gmail.com 

Registration

You can register through this web page by sending an email to sookeregionlifelonglearning@gmail.com . Your email address will be used to register you in a ZOOM program. You will receive an email with a ZOOM link for the programs(s) closer to the time that each program begins.  Please do not share your Zoom email information with others to protect the integrity of our ZOOM registration and programs.

At present, the sessions are free of charge, but if you wish to donate to support SRLL, please send a cheque to :

 

Sooke Region Lifelong Learning

c/o Sooke Region Communities Health Network

PO  Box 642

Sooke BC, VOZ 1H6

or click on the donation button below and view the drop-down offer for Sooke Region Lifelong Learning, and you will immediately receive an electronic tax receipt.

SRLL Winter 2021 Program Offerings

All programs are free of charge and are open to all adults.  Programs will be offered using the ZOOM online platform. Registration will be through sending an email to sookeregionlifelonglearning@gmail.com, where you can request to be registered in the program(s) of your choice. You will then be sent a link to the ZOOM meeting by email closer to the time of the start of your program.


Sooke Region Lifelong LearningZoom Meet and Greet for all presenters and Committee members
Tuesday Jan 5th , 2021 

1 to 2:30pm

Free/1 session

 

 

World Events
Short one hour sessions to talk about current and on-going items in Canada and around the world and how they impact our lives here in Sooke.
Hosts: Chris and Lynn Moss
Location: ZOOM
Thursday Jan 7, 14, 21, 2021

1 to 2pm

Free/ 3 sessions

 

 

Understanding Brain Injury: An “Invisible” Injury
Two introductory sessions on Brain injury presented by the Victoria Brain Injury Society. “What is brain injury? What are its effects?” These two
questions will be addressed in the first session. The second session will respond to topics suggested by the group and go into more detail on the
secondary effects of brain injury.
Presenter: Sarrah Boyer. Sarrah is a Case Manager with the Victoria Brain Injury Society. She provides one on one support with clients and
oversees the Peer Support program for VBIS
Tuesday Jan 12, 19, 2021

1 to 2:30pm

Free/2 sessions

 


Canada After Covid 

A discussion group in which participants consider the tension between returning to the “old normal” or forging a “new normal”.
Depending on participants’ interests, the discussion could range widely over such Canada-wide concerns as economics, politics, education, entertainment and culture. An investigation into the changes reflected onto the Canadian experience by the Pandemic times in which we live.
Presenter: Bob Stamp- Bob Stamp trained as a historian but spent most of his working career as an educator. He is retired from the University of Calgary and has lived in Sooke for the past five years. Despite his background in Canadian history, he now finds himself much more interested in the country’s future.
Location: ZOOM
Thursday Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18

1 to 2:30pm

Free/4 sessions

SRLL Book Club by ZOOM
A reading and discussion group. This session we will be looking at the book “A Good War” by Seth Kline. A fascinating book on combating climate change.
Presenter: David Mallett
Location: ZOOM
Tuesday Feb 2, 9, 16, 2021

1 to 2:30pm

Free/3 sessions

SHARING STORIES, BUILDING COMMUNITY                 
Sooke Talks are a great way to get people out telling their stories but for most of us, public speaking is daunting at best. Come and
learn how to share your story with others. Sooke is a diverse, interesting community that is changing rapidly. By telling our stories,
we exchange ideas of the kind of community we want to have for all. For many years, I taught non-native speakers of English to
overcome their fears and speak well in public. I want to pass on the simple techniques I taught them. Come and join us to make new
connections and learn more about other members of our Sooke community.
Presenter: Veronica Diment     Veronica has taught English as a second Language for many years. She lives in Otter Point.                                    
Location: ZOOM
Thursday March 4, 11, 2021

1 to 2:30pm

Free/2 sessions
 

Eat Well to Age Well
Jo Philips continues her popular series next year. Stay tuned for the topics to come!
Location: ZOOM
Tuesday Feb 23, March 2, 2021

1 to 2:30pm

Free/ 2 sessions

Elder Orators
A fun time to practice the skills needed to feel confident about speaking to others. We will practice some the exercises used to prepare us for
speaking. Look at the production of sound and how to control it and project it to fill a room. We may, if time permits, try some different
dialects, talk about, and try, different modulations in speech, and, do some talking and reading out loud to feel the effects of our new skills.
Presenter: Chris Moss Chris trained as an English and Drama teacher. But his real love was Theatre, and he has been involved in local theatre
productions as an actor and Director for thirty years.
Location: ZOOM
Thursday March 18, 2021 and Thursday April 1 st , 2021

1- 2:30pm

Free/2 sessions
(note the sessions are two weeks apart for this program.)


 

Introduction to Solar Power
An introductory look at the topic of solar power. Steve Unger repeats his presentation on solar energy.
Presenter: Steve Unger. Steve Unger is an engineer with Veridian solar energy Co-op and has many years of experience in this area.
Thursday March 25, 2021

1 to 2:30pm

Free/ 1 session

Sooke 2020 to 2030
Join us to discuss the future of Sooke and area, from 2020 to 2030. A series of speakers and discussions. We hope to have speakers from all parts of life in Sooke and area sharing their vision for our community over the next ten years.
Host: Chris Moss
Presenters: Various, follow our web page for specific topics and session speakers.
Tuesday March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021

1 to 2:30pm

Free/4 sessions

Our Story

Sooke Region Lifelong Learning is part of a growing North American network of volunteer organizations providing informal learning opportunities for adults. These groups exist under a variety of names: Elder Colleges, Institutes for Learning in Retirement, Lifelong Learning, etc. Our Sooke group began planning in Spring 2017, and offered some initial courses over Fall 2017/Winter 2018 under a “Sessions for Seniors” program run by the Sooke Age- Friendly Committee with a partial grant from the federal government’s New Horizons Program.

With meeting space, promotional help, registration assistance, and volunteer support from SEAPARC and from the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre, we were able to offer a full slate of programming for Fall 2018.

 
 
 
 
Fall 2019 Sooke Region Lifelong Learning
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Fall 2018 Sooke Region Lifelong Learning

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