Hornby Island Educational Society

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Talk at Hornby Hall “Vancouver Island Birds” with Mike Yip

On November 4th, at 2pm at the Hornby Hall, Mike Yip will talk about local bird life and introduce his most recently published birding guide. Check out our other Fall sessions on the LifeLong Learning page

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Zoom Talk “Universe and our Skies” with Fraser Cain

On October 17th, at 2pm, Fraser Cain will talk about what we can see above us on a clear fall night. Check out our other Fall sessions on the LifeLong Learning page

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Zoom Talk “Cedar Coast Field Station” with Simon Nessman

On October 3rd, Simon Nessman will talk about the Cedar Coast Field Station in Clayoquot Sound, BC – a remote, off-grid facility dedicated to ecological research and education. Check out our other Fall sessions on the LifeLong Learning page

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Employment Opportunities

Current job openings include Community School Program Coordinator and the Literary Outreach Coordinator. Closing date for applications for each is open until position is filled.

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Zoom Talk “Narrative and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” with Meredith McEvoy

On May 13th, Meredith McEvoy will discuss facing challenges differently, understanding the role of counselling, and tools for your own mental health tool kit.

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Bruce Fairbairn Memorial Bursary

The Hornby Island Educational Society and the Hornby Island Community Fund Society are pleased to continue their partnership in the stewardship of the Bruce Fairbairn Memorial Bursary.  This award was established in the memory of Bruce Fairbairn in 1999, honoring…

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Zoom Talk: “Journey Into Medieval Japan” with Christina Laffin

On April 18th, Hornby Island School alumnus, Christina Laffin will talk about her book Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women, to share the life of a prolific writer and contentious woman known as Abutsu. Her talk will retrace the steps of a Medieval Japanese Noblewoman. 

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Literacy Outreach Assistance for Adults

HIES LLL is also offering Literacy Outreach support to the community on Friday’s at Room to Grow from 1 – 3pm by appointment.  We are pleased to announce that adult educator, Wendy Burton, will provide free support for any adult looking for support in translating and completing…

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Zooming in on 2021!

Life Long Learning kicked off the new year with a wonderful first. The virtual garden tour of Vancouver’s Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden zoom presentation by Hayne Wai and Bob Wilmott was well attended and received great positive feedback. On the…

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Basics of Seed: Zoom Talk with Arzeena Hamir

Join us for Basics of Seed Starting February 21@ 2pm via ZOOM

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