The Official Newsletter of the BCRTA

Meeting the Challenges of These Times

Many things have changed over the past few months, but one thing…

Finance Update June 2020

June 30th is the fiscal year end for the BCRTA. The Finance Committee…

Golden Star Award 2020 Winners Announced

The Excellence in Public Education Committee is pleased to announce…

Pre-retirement Workshops Online

The restrictions on travel and gathering has changed the way…

Recipe for Eye Health

Hypertension and Your Eyes Hypertension is a medical condition…
BC Retired Teachers message of support for active teachers

Message of Support for Active Teachers During the Pandemic

A special message of support to active school staff from Gerry…

Dr. Roger Wong on Staying Safe for Retirees and Their Families

During the COVID-19 pandemic, media across North America have…

Quarantine Questions - an Update from BCRTA President Gerry Tiede

April 2020 COVID 19 has brought change to all our lives. As…

Intercom Security for Seniors

If you are living in an assisted living unit or an apartment…

Finance News Feb 2020

The Finance Committee has taken steps to ensure the security…
2020 retired teacher pension payments

2020 Marks Changes to Your Pension Payments

If you receive a pension from the Teachers’ Pension Plan of…
retired teachers free hearing test

Hey there - I Went for a Hearing Test!

In the last Connections I shared an article about a presentation…

Tax Tips for Retired Educators - Updated for 2019 Tax Year

Last year’s tax preparation checklist was our most frequently…

60 eh? Test Those Ears

On Dec. 3, 2019, the Well-Being Committee received an excellent…
Merry Christmas from BCRTA!

A Christmas Wish 2019

I used to dread snow days when I was a school principal. Will…

ACER-CART to Engage With New Parliament

At the suggestion of the BCRTA executive, the Western Region…
BCRTA has been serving retired educators in BC for 75 years!

BCRTA 75TH ANNIVERSARY

With the 75th anniversary of the BCRTA coming up in 2020, an…

Park N Fly Updates Rates and Codes for BCRTA Members

Park N Fly has updated their rate sheet for BCRTA Members. To…

AGM 2019 Highlights

The BCRTA held its Annual General Meeting and Conference Oct…

2019 Member Survey Highlights

A recent survey of BCRTA members showed a strong commitment of…

Health Funding Agreements 2019

A Comparison of the Health Funding Agreements Between the provinces…

Have You Had Your Shot Yet?

Just a short note to remind you to get your annual “Flu”…

Quick Facts About Long Term Care in 2019

In October 2019, the Office of the Senior’s Advocate released…

BC Pensions Outperform Benchmarks

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI),…

BCRTA Advocates to Protect Class Size and Composition

Experienced educators understand the critical importance of maintaining…

Benefits of BCRTA Membership

As a retired teacher/administrator member of the BCRTA, I have…

BCRTA Advocacy in Action at Parliament

On June 6, 2019, representatives from BCRTA joined dignitaries…

BCRTA Heritage - Housing

The early days of the Retired Teachers began in Victoria and…

June Finance Updates

June is the month that BCRTA sets our budget, and a time when…

Combining My Love for Animals and Children by Volunteering at the BC SPCA

Fifteen years ago, I retired from the VSTA. My entire career…

Pharmacare Advisory Council Reports

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare…

Early Days of the BCRTA

BC’s Retired Teachers formally began to meet about 1945, with…

National Petition a Success - C-27 Petition Update

Results Far Above Goal of 10,000 Signatures In the last issue…

Excellence in Public Education News April 2019

Golden Star Awards 2019 The committee asks presidents of branches…

Finance News March 2019

Good news! The BCTF approved our office renovation plan and informed…

Some (More) Sage Advice for Retirees and Seniors

Keep the Health You Have Keep a healthy life. Do moderate exercise…

Formerly Liaison Priorities

Executive and Board Highlights for October 2017

The Executive and BCRTA Board of Directors met on Wednesday,…

Communications Takes on New Forms

NEW SHAPE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE by Bob Taverner, Committee…

Excellence in Public Education Committee Announces Golden Star Winner

Excellence in Public Education Committee November 2017 At our…

Finance Committee to Review Procedures

Finance Committee Report The BCRTA is committed to supporting…

Heritage Committee Approves Grants

Heritage Committee Report Barb Mikulec, chair At our October…

Membership Committee Recommends Extension of Free First Year

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS CONTINUATION OF FIRST-TIME COMPLIMENTARY…

Well-being Committee Formed

BCRTA forms New Committee The inaugural meeting of the Well-being…