Entries by alph@b3t

Van Dusen Volunteer Opportunities

Education – School Program Leader School Program Leaders engage K-4 students in interactive outdoor field trips at the Garden. Leaders work with small groups of children during 90-minute programs in the fall and spring, rain or shine. New leaders receive hands-on training in September and March, plus ample time to shadow experienced leaders before taking their own groups. Responsibilities: […]

Connie Jervis – A Teacher’s Courage

Look for the remarkable story of Connie Jervis and the teachers of Langley in the upcoming Fall 2018 issue of PostScript Magazine. The BCRTA Heritage committee has been involved with the creation and placement of plaques to commemorate important moments in BC’s labour history. The story of 24 year-old Connie Jervis and her fellow teachers […]

Summer is Here

Why We Shouldn’t Retire From Our Mid-year Break Do you remember that feeling as the last week of the school year approached? You could almost smell and taste the offerings of a summer break! Do you remember that feeling of exhaustion as the countdown took place to have exams finished and marked, reports cards written, […]

Seeking Mentors En Francais

Intéressé(e) à partager votre expérience avec une jeune personne enseignant en F.I. ou ‘Core French’? Vous êtes à la retraite? Francophone? Ou vous maîtrisez le français? Alors ce projet est pour vous 😊   JUMELAGE ET MENTORAT INTERGÉNÉRATIONNEL ET INTERCULTUREL Il s’agit d’abord d’avoir du plaisir à partager son expérience : Ce programme consiste à jumeler […]

Stroke More Deadly for Women: HSF Report

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recently released a troubling report about women and stroke. In its 2018 stroke report, it says: One-third more women die of stroke than men in Canada. Women are 60% less likely to regain their independence and tend to have a lower quality of life after a stroke. They’re less likely […]

Finance Updates June 2018

Growing the membership base was the number one goal of the BCRTA this year. The Finance Committee has been monitoring the areas of our budget that are affected by membership growth. It is clear that through the one year free membership, the new website, the Johnsons’ Insurance plans and our retirement workshops, we are meeting […]

Comox Valley Branch Renewed

The Comox Valley RTA Executive: (left to right) Treasurer Linda Wilkinson, Social Director Sylvia Dakin, President Devon Deputter,  Secretary Judy Berry Absent: Members at large Barb Angell, Lynn Hodge and Joan Southern A Fresh Start Sterling Campbell, a director of the BCRTA, and zone representative for the North Central Island shares some exciting news from […]

Canadian Medical Association Seniors Survey

The national body of retired teachers ACER-CART is notifying retired teachers across Canada about an online survey regarding Seniors Health Care, created by the Canadian Medical Association. This survey asks a series of simple questions in order to understand the different dynamics that represent people’s experience with seniors care. It gives you as a citizen […]

Roger Wong

PostScript Magazine is pleased to introduce Dr. Roger Wong as a contributor. Roger’s deep knowledge, teaching skills and engaging manner make him a wonderful partner in the advancement of well-being for our members and for seniors in general. Dr. Wong is Executive Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), […]