Extended Learning Opportunities (Learning For Life)


Welcome back to the Fall 2021 ELO lectures.  Unfortunately, the lectures will be Zoom-only again.  If you have poor internet connections, you might consider joining with another member who has good internet.  Again, the lectures will be free to members and your membership remains valid until we resume lectures at the legion.


Please note in the lecture schedule provided below, that there is NO LECTURE on November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.


Introductory Zoom Session: On October 7, at 10 AM, Wayne Lewis will host an introductory Zoom session.  Anyone who feels they need a refresher or an introduction may join the session.  An invitation will be sent out via email, to everyone, two days before.


Zoom Lectures:  The day before each lecture, you will be sent an invitation and link to join the meeting.  This link will be the same for all the lectures and if you save it, you can use it to join any of the lectures, should you not receive the link because the internet decided to be difficult. 


There will be over 100 of us attending, so we recommend you join about 10 minutes before the 10 AM start time.  Please do NOT join earlier than 9:50 AM as the host, Wayne Lewis, will be connecting with the lecturer and won’t be able to let you into the meeting.


During the lecture, everyone will be muted.  At any time, you may type questions in the CHAT BOX.  After the lecture, there will be a short break, and then the lecturer will return to answer questions selected by the host and passed on to the lecturer.


With such a large group, social interactions are difficult.  However, once you have Zoom on your computer, you can set up half hour sessions with your friends for free.


October 14

"Wildlife…Help is in Your Hands”.

Debra Spilar, Director, Procyon Wildlife


October 21

“Food Scarcity in Rural Ontario”

Paul Wagenaar, United Way


October 28

“Wicked Wellington - Ghosts and Ghouls of Wellington County”

Kyle Smith, Activity Programmer, Wellington County Museum and Archives


Nov 4

“A Forgotten Past? Early Black History in Historic Mississauga”

Matthew Wilkinson, Historian, Heritage Mississauga


Nov 11

No session in honour of Remembrance Day.


Nov 18

“Who are the Mennonites?”

Marlene Epp, Professor, History and Peace & Conflict, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo


Nov 25

“Health, Hype and Hope”

Dr. Joe Schwarcz. Director, McGill Office for Science & Society


Dec 2

“Meet a Queen”

David Blevins, Engineering Coordinator, Project SS Keewatin