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 


OCT 10   "The Story of Books"

   Katherine Acheson, Professor and Associate Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo.

OCT 17   "Intersection between Nutrition & Addiction: Sugar & Opiates"

Dr. Francesco Leri, Professor of Psychology, University of Guelph.

OCT 24   "The Credit Watershed, its soils, streams & wetland, and the need to                      increase its resilience as climate continues to change"

Jack G. Imhof, Director of Conservation Ecology, Retired, Trout Unlimited Canada, and Adjunct Professor, Environmental Design & Rural Development, University of Guelph.

OCT 31   "Forensics in Real Life"

Sgt. Jeff Myatt, Forensic Identification Services Wellington County OPP, North Wellington Operations Centre

NOV  7   "Nuclear Innovations for Better Medical Diagnosis and Therapy"

   Dr. John Root, Executive Director, Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

NOV 14   "Photography and the Photographic Medium"

  Susan Dobson, Associate Professor, University of Guelph.

NOV 21   "Page to Stage"

   David Nairn, Artistic Director, Theatre Orangeville.

NOV 28   "The Evolution of Journalistic Practice & Why You Should Care"

   Dr. Sonya Fatah, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, School of Journalism.

DEC  5   "From Canine Companions to Therapy Dogs: Bringing Comfort to the Vulnerable"

 Peggy Pritchard, Therapy Dog Coordinator, Hospice Wellington, Academic Librarian  (retired), University of Guelph.