LifeLong Learning

Resurgence during these Covid Times . . .

The spring launch of HIES Life Long Learning program was completely sidelined by the arrival of Covid 19. But we are now back and looking forward to creating exciting opportunities for Hornby’s adult learners within the context of Covid protocols.  

In mid-September, a survey to garner input from members of our community will appear in The Tribune. An electronic version will be made available here. We are looking for your feedback. Your suggestions will help us develop programming relevant to your needs and wants.

We are also interested to hear from people in the community who may have a hobby, passion, talent or skill they would like to share with other members of the community.  To explore these possibilities, please connect with Martha Gerow or Joy Jeffries, through email at hiesboard@gmail.com

Presently, we are rescheduling the spring series of one-off talks with a couple of changes. Due to the Covid 19 protocols, we will be holding some talks at the Community Hall in order to ensure safe seating space with a limit of 25 participants. Small workshops, limited to less than ten participants, will be held in the Room To Grow. Pre-registration for the talks and workshops will be absolutely necessary. In order to recuperate costs associated with presentations and workshops, modest fees will apply.

Upcoming Events

November 30, 2020 @ 2pm

Introduction to Bird Watching
Are you looking to learn more about bird watching? Are you looking for a gift idea for the bird lover in the family?  HIES is delighted to say that we have been able to secure Mike Yip, Vancouver Island’s bird expert to give a presentation on an Introduction to Bird Watching. Mike is a retired teacher who became fascinated in birds 14 years ago after observing an odd-looking bird near his home in Nanoose. “He’s considered a go-to guy for amateur and expert birders because if it eats, flies or nests on the Island, Yip has likely observed and photographed it.”( TC Sept 1, 2020). Yip’s presentation will be a look at the variety of bird species that regularly call in or visit Vancouver Island. Hornby’s Natural History Centre has sponsored Mike on other occasions and HIES is pleased to be able to present him once again. Mike will bring his newest publication A Beginner’s Guide to Common Vancouver Island Birds for sale. The presentation will be at the Hall on Monday, November 30th at 2pm.  Seating will be limited. Pre-registration for attendance is necessary due to Covid protocols. 

Register at hieslifelonglearning@gmail.com with the heading of Birds or you may leave a message with your name and telephone number at 250-941-1940 (Martha Gerow).

November 16, 2020 @ 2pm  

How to use Zoom – a Tutorial  Reina La Baron will share her expertise with Zoom. Reina is very familiar with using Zoom. She will show participants how to use zoom to connect with friends and family, how to participate in a meeting, how to host a meeting and describe how to use various Zoom functions (e.g. chat, poll, share screen). Participants need to pre-register and will need access to a device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, computer) that will allow them to connect with internet. In person participants will require portable devices that can access Wi-Fi. Once you are registered you will be sent a link to join the session. We will have room for 6-8 participants in Room to Grow  who prefer to have a “hands on” approach and we will be able to accommodate  4-6 more from the comfort of their own home. As per Covid protocols, wearing a face mask will be required for in person attendees. 

Suggested donation of $5. To register please email hieslifelonglearning@gmail.com or call 250-941-1940 and leave a message with your name, telephone number. The link will be sent to you by Sunday, Nov 15 to link with the tutorial.

November 9, 2020 @ 2pm Room To Grow

Ins and Outs of Using a Cell Phone – iPhones/Androids  and what it can do . Julian Laffin will be sharing his knowledge and expertise here. You will need to have your own cell phone to participate in the workshop. Pre-registration is essential as there will be a maximum of 6 -8 people for this first offering. As per Covid protocols, wearing a face mask will be required for in person attendees. 

October  5, 2020 @ The Hall

Our first presentation will be at the Hall with Dr Susan Booth from White Cedar Grow Wise Health
She will be presenting her talk, Cannabis: Miracle Cure or Snake Oil
Preregistration is essential.
Email hiesboard@gmail.com or call 250-941-1940 before October 4, 2020.
We look forward to seeing you there.