The Official Newsletter of the BCRTA

Pat Brady 1937-2020

Patrick (Pat) T. Brady, CD, B. Ed President, BCRTA 2000 –…

Retirement Planning Online Workshops

The important decisions that will determine your retirement lifestyle should…

Old Favourites, New Favourites

Old favourites are reassuring, safe, and reliable but maybe just…
Frequently Asked Questions

Why Did I Become a Member of BCRTA?

For all of my thirty-four years of teaching, I was a member of…

ACER-CART West: Highlights Fall 2020

The October meeting of the Western Region of ACER-CART took place…

Finance Update November 2020

Travel and gathering restrictions resulted in a decision to hold…

ACER-CART Launches Renewed Website

Canada's national retiree organization for educators is the Canadian…

Pension Report Highlights November 2020

10-year Annualized Return Remains Well Above Target The 2019…

Excellence in Public Education November 2020

At its meeting on October 27, 2020 the Excellence in Public…

Q & A with Dr. Steve Morgan

Conference moderator Arnie Lambert facilitated a question and…

Keynote 2020: Isobel Mackenzie Seniors Advocate of BC

Presentation and Q & A from BCRTA's 2020 Conference,…

Keynote 2020: Dr. Roger Wong

This presentation and Q & A were part of BCRTA's 2020…

Success for Online 2020 Conference and AGM

BCRTA Online Conference and AGM Well-received On October 2…

2020 Branch Membership Awards

As part of BCRTA's Oct 2 Conference day, Membership Committee…

Wilson Heads 2020-2021 BCRTA Board

Grace Wilson Named President The 75th Meeting of the BCRTA saw…

Johnson Insurance Update 2020

Johnson Representative Lisa Hansen shares an update on insurance…

Clough Awarded Life Membership

Past President Joins Exclusive Group  

Golden Star Awards BCRTA Conference 2020

Excellence in Public Education Committee Chair Caroline Malm…

PostScript Excellence Awards - BCRTA Conference 2020

On October 2, BCRTA celebrated contributors to PostScript Magazine…

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…