International Adult Learners’ Week, September 7-13, 2003

Listings of Alberta events

“Communities across Alberta are promoting lifelong learning during the second annual International Adult Learners’ Week, a worldwide event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This year’s theme is a world of possibilities through learning. To celebrate, communities across Alberta have organized a variety of events to encourage adults to explore learning opportunities.”

For a full listing of events taking place in Alberta, see: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/AdultLearnWeek/events.asp

Below is a list of selected events:

Athabasca
Words Work Literacy Program – (780) 675-6456
2nd annual Festival of Learning
September 27, 2003
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Athabasca University (1 University Drive, Athabasca)

Bonnyville
Bonnyville Community Learning Council – (780) 826-2150
Annual Community Awareness and Registration Night
Thursday, September 11, 2003
6 to 8:30 PM
Bonnyville Agriplex

Brooks
Global Friendship Immigration Centre – 403-362-6115
Information Table
September 9-11
Lakeside Packers

Open house
All week
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Global Friendship Immigration Centre

Volunteer recruitment
September 12-13
Friday, September 12 from 3 to 8 PM and Saturday, September 13 from 1 – 4 PM
Cassils Center Mall

Calgary
Calgary Immigrant Aid Society – (403) 265-1120
Brown Bag Lunch session highlighting the Homecare Attendant Training Program for Immigrants
Wednesday, September 10
12 to 1 PM
Mosaic Centre of the Calgary Immigrant Aid Society (#540, 910 – 7 Avenue SW)
http://www.calgaryimmigrantaid.ca/

Calgary Immigrant Aid Society – (403) 265-1120
Community Access Program (CAP) Computers Promotion
Friday, September 12
11:45 AM to 1 PM
Calgary Immigrant Aid Society (#1200, 910 – 7 Avenue SW)
http://www.calgaryimmigrantaid.ca/

Crowsnest Pass
Crowsnest Pass Adult Education Association – Crowsnest Pass Adult Literacy Program
(403)562-2853
THIS AND THAT- Recipes and Stories From Near and Far
Crowsnest Pass Adult Literacy Program
Box 103, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0

Drayton Valley
Powerhouse Community Learning – (780) 542-3373
Community Registration Night, Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild Open House
Wednesday, September 10 – 7 to 9 PM
Emmaus Lutheran Church, DV
http://www.powerhouselearning.ca

Edmonton
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
In class discussions of adult learning
All week
Various times and locations (not public events)

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers – 423-9520
Newcomers Toastmasters Club (hosted at EMCN )
September 12
12 to 1 PM

University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension – 780-492-3093
Courses in Residential Interiors start all week

University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension – 780-492-3093
Art Exhibit
September 6 – September 24, 2003
Extension Centre Gallery exhibit

Edson
Edson and District Community Learning Society
or the Edson Literacy office at (780) 723-3630
Edson and District Community Learning Society Thirtieth Anniversary Contest

Fox Creek
Fox Creek Adult Education Program and Write Start Literacy Program
(780) 622-3758

Grande Cache
Grande Cache Community Adult Learning Council
(780) 827-5544
Display at the Registration Roundup
Thursday, September 11, 2003
4 to 7 PM
Rec Centre

Lacombe
County of Lacombe Lifelong Learning Association
403-782-7955
Active Living Fair
Wednesday, September 10
4 to 7:30 PM
Lacombe Memorial Centre

Lethbridge
Lethbridge Lifelong Learning Association
30th Anniversary Celebrations
Display
Sept. 8 – 12
City Hall and the Lethbridge Public Library
Lethbridge Lifelong Learning Association
Lethbridge Lifelong Learning Fair
Sept. 20
Park Place Mall

Lloydminster
Lloydminster Learning Council Association – (780) 875-5763
Showcase Partnership with the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce and promote Business Week Kick-off Breakfast
October 21, 200
8:00 am
location TBA

Rimbey
Ponoka/Rimbey Adult Learning Council and the County of Ponoka Literacy Society
Display
Rimbey Municipal Library

Taber
Taber & District Adult Literacy Program – (403) 223-1146
Read-A-Thon
September 8- September 30
St Pats School

Vegreville
VegMin Learning Network – (780) 632-7920
Various events all week.

Vulcan
Vulcan County Adult Learning Council – (403) 485-3109
30th Anniversary Fall Course Calendar release and Registration
September 11, 2003
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/cvalearn

For more information on adult learners week, visit Alberta Learning’s web site at: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/news/2003/September/nr-IntAdultLrnWeek.asp.
Events are taking place across Alberta.

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