Volunteer Opportunities

ARTA Annual Golf Tournament

June 2018

The Highwood Golf and Country Club in High River, Alberta, is the location of the 2018 ARTA Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by the Foothills Retired Teachers’ Association on

June 21.

The event commences with lunch at 12:00 noon, followed by a Texas scramble start at 1:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The $125.00 registration fee includes eighteen holes of golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, a golf shirt, swag bag and $30,000.00 worth of prizes. The hole-in-one prize is a 2018 Toyota RAV4. Any profit from the tournament will be donated to the Alberta Retired Teachers Charitable Foundation. Go to arta.net for more information or to down-load registration forms.

Special activities led by a local artist have been planned for non-golfers as well. They can choose between a three-hour painting workshop for a $50.00 fee and a two-hour mug creation class for $40.00.  Pre-registration is required by May 1st.

ARTA Annual Golf Tournament  June 2019 Organized by ERTA

John Renfree has generously offered to work on a committee to ensure that an ERTA-sponsored golf tournament becomes a reality.

Many of you know John. But he needs some help. Several components are involved in arranging an undertaking of this magnitude beyond simply establishing a date and location. Five or six volunteers are required to assist with organizing the event.

If you are willing to volunteer your time and your skills to support this endeavour, please contact John Renfree at renfree!@telus.net or call him at 780.489.8270. You do not need to be a golfer to assist.

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Lifelong Learning Opportunities

The Edmonton Lifelong Learning Association (ELLA), working in partnership with the Faculty of Extension, offers an annual three-week spring session at the University of Alberta from April 30 to May 18. The not-for-profit organization, run by volunteers, presents relevant and challenging but affordable courses for adults fifty and older that promote mental and physical well-being.

There are no prerequisites for any of the courses, no homework and no exams. Courses range from art, music and literature to health, wellness and movement; from geology, paleontology and nano-technology to engineering, history, mathematics and physics; and includes digital photography, ethical reasoning, religious extremism, and solo travel. The ELLA website, www.my-ella.com, has course details.

Registration commences on Tuesday, March 13. Registrants are provided the option of registering for up to four courses for a set fee of $250.00. Some restrictions apply to art and fitness classes.

Register online, by telephone at 780.492.5055, in-person or by mail addressed to the ELLA office, Room L-022B Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4P6. Registrants must be ELLA members. Membership fees are $20.00 annually.

The Minerva Senior Studies Institute offers a variety of courses and presentations in the fall, winter and spring geared to mature adults aged fifty and over.

Health and wellness, music, travel, writing and special interest classes in the spring session run from April 10 to June 25 at the Alberta College Campus of MacEwan University.

Continuing education program information can be found on the School of Continuing Education website (search Minerva). To sign up for lifelong learning pursuits, go to the minerva website or call the Minerva office at 780.497.5082.

Central Lions Seniors Association

The Central Lions Seniors Association offers seniors courses in art, music, crafts, health and wellness, computers and other digital devices, and general interest topics, as well as fitness and movement programs.

The Reciprocal Program enables members of all twelve participating senior centres in Edmonton to register for a program at another centre with-out being assessed a non-member registration fee.

Registration for the spring program for members opens on March 19, 2018. The membership fee is $35.00.

Register online by going to centrallions.org, by phone by calling 311, or in-person at the Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre reception desk at 11113 113 Street or at any City of Edmonton recreation centre. Senior centres in other parts of the city offer similar programming. Check out the possibilities for learning that enhances the quality of life for seniors at a centre in your neighborhood.   

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