Annual Summer Solstice Event

Molly’s celebration of the summer solstice at Maple Grove is a tradition. Gather with friends, watch the sunset and perhaps have a round of Socrates Cafe.

Date:Sunday, June 20, 2021
7:00 PM, of there about
Location:Molly Russell
33999-5 Maple Grove, Grand Bend
Requirements:BYOC (a chair to sit on)
BYOB (your beverage of choice)
BYOF (snacks for yourself)
COVID Notes:Social distancing will be observed on Molly’s large lawn.

Climate Crisis Unpacked

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.

HSUC

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.

GBCF

“Coffee” Social – Our first Zoom get-together

… or you may want to have a cooler beverage during the meeting since it is hot and you don’t need to drive anywhere!
Event Details
Item Description
What? A Zoom meeting to reconnect PIL members
When? Monday, August 17, 10:00 to 11:00 am
Where? In the comfort of you own home
Hosts? Mike and Richard
Additional Notes An email will be sent to all members with a link to join the event.

“Twelfth Night” Party

Event Details
Item Description
What? Twelfth Night

Beer by GoodLot, Finger Food
and the famed King Cake

When? Monday January 6th, 4 to 8 pm
Where? Chez Winters – 10204 Pineview Crescent, Merrywood
Who to Contact Nancy Winters, 519-238-5419
Additional Notes “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

Kick-off Open House

Event Details
Item Description
What? Wine and Cheese social to start the new season and hear what’s on the program for 2019-20
When? Monday September 9th, 2 to 4 pm
Where? Huron Shores United Church
Who to Contact Any executive member
Additional Notes Sid Huff will speak briefly about our favourite subject: Life-Long Learning.  Plan to rejoin PIL and sign up for our great courses.

Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch

Event Details
Item Description
What? A chance for members and friends to gather socially and participate in the governance of the organization
When? Monday December 2nd at noon
Where? Southcott Pines Club House
Who to Contact Any executive member
Additional Notes Cask bar. Please bring a guest. Members only to vote on the new executive.

Annual Potluck Lunch and General Meeting, Dec. 3, 2018

Dear Friends, 
Please find attached news about our upcoming 
 
Partners In Learning Pot Luck and Annual General Meeting.
Monday December 3rd  at 12 noon
Southcott Clubhouse
 
Former members and guests are warmly welcome.
We hope to see you at this warm and cozy get-together!
Winter Newsletter: CLICK HERE
Cheers from all of us on Executive !

Realizing Reconciliation, Jan. 14 to Feb. 11

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 and Reconciliations, as well as Restorative Justice. He will also address the history of his People.