The First Festival of Learning at AU Central

September 25, 2002

The first Festival of Learning took place at AU Central on Sept. 14 in recognition of International Adult Learners’ Week. UNESCO has previously sponsored the event, but this is the first time the week was celebrated in Canada. More than 100 people attended the Athabasca event that featured presentations and displays highlighting the benefits of lifelong learning. AU took the lead role in planning the event, but it was a community effort that featured participation by Alberta Human Resources and Employment, Athabasca Public Library, Athabasca Training Centre, Blue Heron Athabasca, Northern Lakes College, The Learning Connection, and the Native Friendship Centre.

Photo provided courtesy of The Insider: MLA Mike Cardinal was one of the many dignitaries on hand to kick off the Festival of Learning.

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