Our traditional Christmas Pot Luck and AGM is a go! Please plan on coming to the basement of the Huron Shores United Church on Monday, December 6 at 12 noon and bring something tasty. Get a preview of our winter and spring program.
It has been a challenging year, but your executive is determined to do what we can in spite of the COVID restrictions and offer a chance to learn and socialize in the new year.
We hope to work the November 22nd session on “Insights of a Photographer”, which was cancelled, into the program at a later date.
Socrates Café is a friendly gathering for informal discussion about the latest and most engaging news of the day. We choose a topic, by vote, and take turns offering our – often very differing – views. In summer, a BBQ lunch is added for a congenial get together. Expect a good time! Tuesday, July 20th, on Molly Russell’s lawn at 2:00 pm
33999-5 Maple Grove, Grand Bend
BYO Chair and please park below
Guests and non-members welcome!
Please observe all COVID-19 Stage 3 guidelines. (Stage 3 starts July 16th)
Contact Jean Weigand if you have any questions, 519-237-3418
Monday, August 16th, at Jackie and Jim Southcott’s, 12 noon – 2:30 pm
10121 Shoreline Drive, Grand Bend
Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. If it is rescheduled a communication will be sent to PIL members and friends, and posted here.
Host: Jean Weigand Course Type: Guest Speakers and Discussion Registration Fee: no cost Times and Content:
Nov. 16, 1:30 PM – Pat Morden presents: The Importance of Trees Nov. 23, 1:30 PM – Daniella Kricper represents the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, and Mickey Gurbin gives the Psychological Effects of the Climate Crisis Location: a Zoom meeting Notes: Event Flyer Mike Ash (indabush at hay dot net) will send out the Zoom meeting link to members and friends 2 days before. If you are not sure you are on our contact list, let him know and you will be added.
This course is running in a similar way to Realizing Reconciliation last season. It is designed to appeal to members as well as to the general public. Climate change is worse than many of us expected. Our survival is threatened and we have to respond quickly and wisely for our grandchildren’s sake. How do we decide which issues should be priorities when so many seem urgent? Which activist groups should we support? How do we organize as a community to be effective? This series brings together speakers from government, the Indigenous community, activist groups, and others to share their views on a feasible path forward. If you want to worry less and find positive solutions, please join us.
Huron Shores United Church
Partners in Learning gratefully acknowledges the support of Huron Shores United Church and the Grand Bend Community Foundation for making this special program possible.
Beer by GoodLot, Finger Food
and the famed King Cake
Monday January 6th, 4 to 8 pm
Chez Winters – 10204 Pineview Crescent, Merrywood
Who to Contact
Nancy Winters, 519-238-5419
“Twelfth Night” is a reference to the twelfth night after Christmas Day, called the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany. It was originally a Catholic holiday and therefore, like other Christian feast days, an occasion for revelry. Servants often dressed up as their masters, men as women and so forth. Therefore, COME AS YOU AREN”T
Moderator: Bob Kennedy Registration Fee: $25 Time: 5 weeks from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm starting Jan. 14 Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend Notes: This is a course that no one will want to miss! This a special course offering from Partners. No preparation required.
Words are not enough …
There is a deep hope for Canada that there can be reconciliation. We would like to believe that every Canadian could imagine a Canada in which every person will live with dignity, value, and a shared purpose. But to do that, there must be a reflection of our shared history and the harmful events that continue to haunt us.
Come and explore the progress, or lack of progress that we are making in our current undertakings with this important issue.
Jan. 14 – The program will lead off with some words from Chief Jayson Henry, of the Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, followed by Elizabeth Stevens who will talk about preserving indigenous languages.
Jan. 21 – Bill Henderson and Bonnie Reynolds will discuss native spirituality. Bill is an artist and has studied Native cultural and spiritual traditions for the past 40 years. Bonnie is engaged in spiritual healing workshops for women and youth.
Jan. 28 – Tom Patterson is a Deacon of St. James Anglican Church in Stratford and will describe his commitment to helping non-Indigenous people seek truth and reconciliation, and why it is important to build new relationships between our communities.
Feb. 4 – Jeffrey George (a.k.a. Red Dog) a well known local artist will talk about his personal journey: Living through abuse and restoring ones self-worth as a native person, overcoming challenges, facing fears and following a dream with the wisdom of his elders.
Feb. 11 – Jorden George is a Research Consultant, and a Member of the Kettle and Stony Point Community. He will speak about First Nations Treaties andReconciliations, as well as Restorative Justice. He will also address the history of his People.