Sooke Region Lifelong Learning (SRLL) has wrapped up the winter learning session and are delighted with the growing level of interest in the community of Sooke. Over 170 people registered for the ten program sessions offered in 2021. The initiative started with their first courses in the Fall of2019, and momentum is growing.
Courses offered in the past winter session covered a range of interests from “World Events” to “Understanding Brain Injury” to ”Life after COVID”. There was a book club for Seth Klein’s “A Good War” by Seth Klein. Some popular and possibly recurring sessions included Eat Well to Age Well; Elder Orators; Introduction to Solar Power; and a four-part series entitled “Sooke 2020-2030” that examined municipal matters, harmless housing, and the rights of nature. A highlight in this looking-forward session was the participation of Sooke’s mayor, Maja Tait.
SRLL has a call out for courses and sessions for Fall 2021. Do you have an area of expertise that you wish to share, in the form of a course? Is there something you would like to see in another Sooke 2020-2030 series? Your suggestions are welcome, whether you want to learn or host a session.
“Sooke is filled with knowledgeable and skilled people,” says Chris Moss, SRLL Chair. “We would love to hear from anyone who has an idea for a course. We can help you turn your knowledge into a course, so our community can benefit from your wisdom and experience. Email us, we’d love to hear from you!”
Course suggestions for Fall 2021 can be forwarded to Chris Moss at: email@example.com.
Depending on the path of the pandemic, courses may take place on Zoom with an eye on an eventual return to in-person gatherings. While Fall 2021 may be just around the corner, in pandemic terms, that is too far into the future to predict with certainty. Courses will continue in the Tues/Thursday 1 – 2:30 pm timeslot, though SRLL will consider other time options. Information will be posted in the local papers as we near the dates.
SRLL wishes to express their appreciation of the instructors and presenters, the many learners, and the organizations that promoted the SRLL sessions including the Sooke News Mirror, Sooke PocketNews, and SEAPARC. See the full list of presenters on the SRLL website, at sookeregionchn.org/sooke-region-lifelong-learning.
Lastly for those interested in supporting the volunteer efforts of the SRLL are invited to make use of our “donate” button on the website. Your generous donations will be put to the administrative costs that support this learning initiative.
Chris Moss, Chair, Sooke Region Lifelong Learning