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Message from TALK Chair

Registration for TALK courses is now underway and the sessions are beginning to fill up.  If you have any concerns about how a Zoom webinar will work on your computer, be sure to register for the free webinar practice sessions on September 15 at 1pm or September 16 at 10am.

What’s new? TALK CHAT sessions are two free Zoom meetings that are designed to bring you back in touch with your TALK friends. We will have a few conversation starters, but other than that, the session belongs to you.  Registration is required.

For you, the advantage of TALK’s online courses is that you can access them from anywhere in the world.  For us, the advantage is that we can now reach out to all those who have previously been unable to attend TALK due to mobility issues, family responsibilities, or lack of transportation. If you have friends who are shut in for any reason, tell them TALK can bring an array of high-quality courses right to their living rooms.    

 Finally, we’re pleased to let you know that we’re starting to develop a Marketing Committee that will include our membership. If you like talking to people, writing, or have a flair for social media, keep an eye out for our announcement about the new Marketing Committee.

As always, thank you for your support.

Dr Robin Heath, Chair

What is TALK?

TALK is a participatory learning experience with no quizzes, grades or prerequisites. The learning process is lively, full of discussion, controversy, humour, insight and wisdom. In addition to participating in courses, you can become a TALK volunteer. To find out the perks of becoming a volunteer check out our "Become a Volunteer" page. 

How do I join?

Anyone over 50 years of age can join! All you need is a membership (annual cost of $10.00) and you can register for TALK's courses. To find out more about our upcoming courses, check out our "Courses and Registration" page. 

What kind of courses can I take?

TALK prides itself on providing a variety of course options from Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture or even courses that include taking you on tours off campus such as to the CityTV Headquarters in Vancouver!

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TALK Course Venues

Fall 2020 TALK courses will be offered online.

TALK courses are offered on the campuses of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Click on the links below for the location of Kwantlen's four campuses, as well as information on transit and parking.

TALK By-laws, and Policies and Procedures

By clicking on the headings TALK By-Laws or Policies & Procedures below, you will be taken to a link with the PDF versions of those documents.

TALK By-Lawsand Policies and Procedures

PDF icon Policies and Procedures Revised Jan 23 2020.pdf

Related Websites

TALK maintains a collegial relationship with a number of sister organizations.

If you happen to live in the Abbotsford/Chilliwack/Mission area, you might want to look into the programs and courses of the Lifetime Learning Centre. Here is a link to their home page

http://www.lifetimelearningcentre.org/

Chilliwack Elder College always has a wide variety of courses. You can check them out here

http://chilliwackeldercollege.ca/

For residents of Delta, a spring and fall semester of 30+ courses are offered by Elder College Delta, which is a member-based organization with a member Council that meets monthly in Delta.  Visit their website at

https://eldercollegedelta.wildapricot.org/