The Comox Valley ElderCollege is now entering its 21st year of providing course offerings to older adults. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

The Comox Valley ElderCollege is now entering its 21st year of providing course offerings to older adults. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

New school year brings new courses to ElderCollege in Courtenay

By Michael J. Bergob

Special to The Record

If Canada were asked to describe its relationships on Facebook, the choice would likely be “it’s complicated!”

An exciting opportunity awaits to explore Canada’s complicated relationships through an eight-week lecture series entitled: The Fourth Border.

This series will examine topics ranging from the impact of borders on Indigenous Peoples, to those with our major trading partners, how governance differs across the Canada-USA border, and the unique border circumstances of Point Roberts. Other topics include the impact of borders on water security and ethics, the RCMP and border security, the cross-border relationships of the movie industry, and the contrast between the Canadian and American health care systems from a senior’s perspective.

For some local flavour, get to know some of the best musicians in the Comox Valley. The Magic Music Box offers four sessions of interviews, performances, and interactive discussions. If something more medieval is on your menu, consider Knights & Needlework and explore the making and survival of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

The Comox Valley ElderCollege offers over 50 other exciting opportunities to learn about topics in art, music, health, wellness, history, language, literature, math, science and technology. Courses continue to be offered online though plans are being reviewed toward offering some ‘in person’ classes in the winter sessions.

The Comox Valley ElderCollege is now entering its 21st year of providing course offerings to older adults despite the challenges of the pandemic and the transition to online content.

Visit nic.bc.ca/CVEC for more information. Registration starts the week of Sept. 20.

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Michael J. Bergob is the co-chair of communications for Comox Valley ElderCollege

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