New school year brings new courses to ElderCollege in Courtenay – Comox Valley Record


By Michael J. Bergob

Special to The Record

If we asked Canada to describe its relationship on Facebook, the choice would probably be “it’s complicated!”

An exciting opportunity awaits you to explore Canada’s complicated relationship through an eight-week lecture series titled: The Fourth Frontier.

This series will examine topics ranging from the impact of borders on Indigenous peoples, to those with our major trading partners, how governance differs across the Canada-US border and the unique border circumstances of Point Roberts. Other topics include the impact of borders on water security and ethics, RCMP and border security, the film industry’s cross-border relationship, and the contrast between the Canadian and American health systems of the point view of the elderly.

For a little local flavor, get to know some of the best musicians in the Comox Valley. The Magic Music Box offers four sessions of interviews, performances and interactive discussions. If something more medieval is on the menu, consider Knights & Needlework and explore the making and survival of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

The Comox Valley ElderCollege offers over 50 other exciting opportunities to learn about subjects related to art, music, health, wellness, history, language, literature, math, science and technology. Classes continue to be offered online, although plans are being reviewed to offer “in-person” classes during the winter semesters.

Comox Valley ElderCollege is now entering its 21st year of offering courses to seniors despite the challenges of the pandemic and the transition to online content.

Visit for more information. Registration begins the week of September 20.

Michael J. Bergob is the Communications Co-Chair for Comox Valley ElderCollege

Adult Education Comox Valley


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