Lakeshore Advance, September 11, 2013
September 9th saw an enthusiastic group gathered for the annual Open House that announces the beginning of another year for Partners in Learning. Attendees learned about the Fall courses on offer and experienced an animated, and at times amusing, mini Socrates Café where the topic of discussion was “Will Prince George ever be King of Canada?” White boards were available for comments and suggestions and the Blackboard Project sponsored by the Art Centre was enjoyed by all.
“What is Partners in Learning?” you may ask We are a group of ‘mature’ people who would like to know more about all kinds of things. Our sessions of discovery are easygoing, round the table gatherings. We share our knowledge on a great variety of subjects about which most of us begin by knowing nothing. A little bit of computer browsing, book reading and questioning soon fixes that! Each member is asked to work up 20 minutes of facts and stories about their chosen subject, presenting it to the group and initiating a discussion that runs the gamut from argument to hilarity. We also plan field trips to local places of interest.
We all know how important physical exercise is for well being and a healthy life, brain exercise is just as important for sound mental health. We are not ‘intellectuals; just a group of people who have become friends through a journey of discovery and learning.
Fall topics are: ‘Megaliths and Monoliths; ‘The Entertainers; ‘The Roaring Twenties’ and ‘Socrates Cafe Five week sessions are held Mondays at Pine Dale beginning Sept. 16 from 10 to noon and 2-4 pm. If you can’t be at the Open House call 519 238-1114 or look at www.partnersinlearning.ca for information.