LifeLong Learning

How is it the summer and fall flew by and it is already Winter? The climate and weather changes have been the talk of the year and continue to create new challenges for everyone everywhere around the world and of course here on Hornby. Life Long Learning continues to grow and expand programming from early childhood literacy through to adult literacy: Raise a Reader, Literacy Story Walks, Adult Literacy Outreach Programme and our adult Fall/Winter LLL zoom talk series.

Our Fall lecture Series focused on taking care of putting the garden to bed compliments of Arzeena Hamir, learning about the fungi around our forests from Juliet Pendray , how to fire proof our properties against the changing climate, thanks to Fire Chief Doug Chinnery  and how growing up on Hornby helped to shape the career of Charo Neville as an art curator.

Our Winter Lecture Series will start up in mid January and continue through until end of March. Please check out the poster below and watch for information in the Tribune or via email.

The work of our Literacy Outreach Coordinator, Jennivieve McRae-King has continued to bring more opportunities to the community. The Story Walks over the summer months were an extra treat. We hope to have those up again starting in this winter and into the spring. In addition to the Story Walks, HIES and HITS are working together on an Intergenerational Theatre Project.  Many thanks are extended to Island Health for the grant funding of this project.  We would like to thank Decoda Literacy Solutions BC for their continued support in providing funds for the Literacy Outreach Coordinator position and for our Raise A Reader program. 

Raise a Reader Story Time continues with a different theme each month for pre-school students to participate with stories, crafts and song. Please see the Raise a Reader page for more information. Registrations for the remaining sessions are open. Register at

DON’T FORGET: HIES LLL is also offering Literacy Outreach support to the community on Fridays by appointment.  Adult educator, Wendy Burton will provide free support for any adult looking for help translating and completing government forms, resumes, applications, etc. Please call to make an appointment send an email to or

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