Please note: The 1:00 pm start for the Candidates Forum on Sept. 7th has changed to 7:00 pm with doors open at 6:15 pm


Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association (CORTA)
is a Branch Member of the
British Columbia Retired Teachers’  Association (BCRTA)

September 3rd at Harvest Golf Club on KLO Rd.

Coffee at 8:00 Breakfast at 8:30

CORTA is subsidizing the breakfast in order to keep it at $25 per member for yet another year.
You MUST sign up by noon on Thursday August 29th.
You can RSVP to Charlene Hodgson at or call/text her at 250-212-1654

We will be adding details to events as they get closer to the date and will also be adding dates for upcoming workshops and guest speakers

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 – To Hell with the Bells Breakfast @ 8 am (b’fast- 8:30), Harvest Golf Club
  • Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 – Candidates Forum @ 7 pm Note new time!, Mary Irwin Theatre
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 – Candidates Forum @ 7 pm, Club 17, Senior Citizens Assoc. (Richter St.)
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:30 am (lunch @ 12), Coast Capri Hotel
  • Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:30 am (lunch @ 12), Coast Capri Hotel
  • Monday, Mar. 2, 2020 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:30 am (lunch @ 12), Coast Capri Hotel
  • Monday, May 4, 2020 – CORTA AGM & Luncheon @ 11:30 am (lunch @ 12)


Click on the Elections Canada logo above to get impartial election information.  Please also feel free to attend one or both of the forums listed above under ‘Upcoming Events 2019’


It’s rewarding to be a Master Gardener. Many retired teachers are already Master Gardeners. This is your opportunity to deepen your gardening knowledge and to serve community. The training will challenge you. The community service will grow you into your best self. 
The Okanagan Master Gardeners present,  2019 Basic Training
Saturdays, September 7 to December 7  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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This exciting new travel program is now being offered through BCRTA.  By clicking on the logo or HERE, you can get the required information you need.

CORTA is now on Facebook – check it out and support our efforts to offer you more information that it hopefully relevant to you in your retirement!  Click HERE or on the Facebook logo to the left.

Excellent Volunteer Opportunity

The Kelowna 2019 55+ BC Games are taking place September 10 – 14, 2019.  The 55+ BC Games is an annual multi sport event produced by the BC Seniors Games Society for 55+ population of BC to participate in the 20 to 29 individual Sports.

If you would like to volunteer, go to the following website to register:

Denise Trowsdale will speak to these 55+ Games at our March 4 Luncheon

Paid Opportunity for CORTA Members

Lynne at is reaching out to our group to invite anyone who may be interested in becoming a Brain Trainer to contact her directly at 250-549-6958 or at  Ideally, she would like to have two individuals who are looking for a few hours of paid work each week.  She will provide prospective employees with training, observation opportunities and supervision until the person feels comfortable to deliver the program independently.  Contact Lynne to learn more or go to their website:


Project Literacy is proud to have a One to One Reading program where it matches volunteers with Elementary school children who are struggling with reading. It is currently searching for more volunteers, especially in West Kelowna.


 Project Literacy Kelowna

Hours would be once or twice a week for 1-3 hours, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. Current volunteers have expressed enjoyment from:

– Being a positive role model for a child
– Giving back to the community
– Being a part of the school culture

Project Literacy is hoping some of the Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association members are interested in reading with children?

Email Anna Jamkowy

Community & Family Literacy Facilitator


Photo courtesy of Canada’s Food Guide


 MEDOC travel insurance is now active when you travel inside or outside of BC.

Click on Image to open pdf copy of

  “BC Seniors’ Guide”


Click on Image to open pdf copy of

  “BC Elders’ Guide”

Contact Your Member of Parliament about Bill C-27
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