Extended Learning Opportunities (Learning For Life)


  It’s been apparent to all of us this past while that we’ve grown so much that we’re crowded at our sessions now, and while we’ve all tried to hope there was some way it was going to be resolved in a perfect way that would upset no one, that hasn’t  worked and we have to face reality. You’ve been so accommodating as we got more and more crowded but it’s time we had to take some action. As a result, and with so much regret, at our last Board meeting, we passed a resolution that  we have a one year moratorium on any new members, other than those on the preset membership list. We will keep a waiting list for people wishing to join and they can notify myself by email or letter that they wish to be on the list and this information will be kept by the Communications Team.


We decided we’d notify all present members either by email or regular mail of these changes and advertise them as much as we can so that no one will arrive at the next session not knowing about this. You have this information now and hopefully you’ll help us get the word out to anyone you speak with about ELO.


You can reach me at JackieTurbitt@bell.net or at the ELO email erinelo@hotmail.ca. My mailing address is Box 328 Hillsburgh On N0B 1Z0.


If anyone from out of Town wishes to start up a learning group closer to home, we’ll do our best to give you all the support we can. The hard part of this is that we don’t want to lose any of you, but at the present there doesn’t seem to be any other way.



Jackie Turbitt

President, ELO 


FEB 13   Getting Bumped by a Shark, Adventures of a Naturalist

   Chris Early, BSc (Zoology),MSc (Environmental Biology)

Interpretive Biologist & Education Coordinator, U.of Guelph


FEB 20  Re-defining Four Season Interest with Native Plants

Shaun Booth, Ecosystem Management Technician,

                Garden Ecologist Owner, “In Our Nature”

FEB 27   “So you think you know Stephen King? Think again” 

         Doug Cowan, Professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies, Culture

                and  Language Studies, Renison University College

MAR 5   “The History of the Smile” 

Catherine Carstairs, Professor History Department, University of Guelph

MAR 12   “From Page to Stage” 

   David Nairn, Artistic Director of Theatre Orangeville.

MAR 19  Cancelled


MAR 26  Cancelled


APR 2   Cancelled


APR 9   Cancelled