Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association (CORTA)
is a Branch Member of the
British Columbia Retired Teachers’  Association (BCRTA)

CORTA Members have requested time to socialize before our luncheon events, and for that reason we now have the luncheon facility opening at 11:00 a.m. for those who want time to mingle:)

  • Thursday,Nov. 21, 2019 Workshop on Hearing @ 10:00 am, Hollywood Rd. Education Services
  • Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:00 am (lunch @ 12), Coast Capri Hotel
  • Monday, Mar. 2, 2020 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:00 am (lunch @ 12),Coast Capri Hotel
  • Monday, May 4, 2020 – CORTA AGM & Luncheon @ 11:00 am (lunch @ 12)

When we are hosting an event that requires you to register you can now do so using rsvp@corta.ca 

Facebook Live Connection


Monday December 2nd 

Coast Capri Hotel

Socializing starts at 11:00 am for those interested

Lunch at 12:00 noon

$25.00 for members / $27.50 non members


A reminder that you MUST pre-register for this luncheon using rsvp@corta.ca Charlene Hodgson  or call/text her at 250-212-1654


Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Details coming soon…


Thursday November 21st

Hollywood Rd Education Services


Workshop starts at 10:00 am

Doug Edgar – COSCO Workshop Presenter

You DO NOT need to register for this workshop – just show up and bring any interested party with you.

He will review the anatomy of the ear, common causes of hearing loss, various remedies, and how to choose hearing aids.


Click on the Elections Canada logo above to get impartial election information.  Please also feel free to attend one or both of the forums listed above under ‘Upcoming Events 2019’

Elections Canada needs CORTA Volunteers

Did you know you can cast your vote for the federal election in Kelowna’s Landmark District?

Elections Canada has opened their Returning Office at

Landmark 4, Suite 220, 1628 Dickson Avenue. Reception number: 1-866-545-0620

Special Ballot Voting

The Returning Office offers special ballot voting for all Canadians 18 years of age and older until October 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. You can vote in the Returning Office, register to vote or update your voting registration.

The Elections Canada Returning Office – Landmark 4 is open:

Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Identification Requirements

A driver’s license is the easiest ID to use.

If you do not have this, bring two pieces of ID (both must have your name and one must have your address).

Election Poll Worker Jobs

Elections Canada is hiring over 700 poll workers. If you, or someone you know is interested in a full day’s work on Monday, October 21, 2019, have them apply at www.elections.ca/jobs .

Once you have applied online, please stop in at the office for a walk-in interview anytime Monday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is an excellent opportunity for youth aged 16 and older to work at the federal election.  They can participate in Canadian democracy while gaining paid work experience and meeting new people.

If you would like more information, please e-mail 59014_ADR-REC@elections.ca  .

Wendy Creelman, MA

Returning Officer

Kelowna-Lake Country

Elections Canada



It’s rewarding to be a Master Gardener. Many retired teachers are already Master Gardeners. This is your opportunity to deepen your gardening knowledge and to serve community. The training will challenge you. The community service will grow you into your best self. 
The Okanagan Master Gardeners present,  2019 Basic Training
Saturdays, September 7 to December 7  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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This exciting new travel program is now being offered through BCRTA.  By clicking on the logo or HERE, you can get the required information you need.

CORTA is now on Facebook – check it out and support our efforts to offer you more information that it hopefully relevant to you in your retirement!  Click HERE or on the Facebook logo to the left.

Paid Opportunity for CORTA Members

Lynne at OakLearning.ca is reaching out to our group to invite anyone who may be interested in becoming a Brain Trainer to contact her directly at 250-549-6958 or at Lynne@oaklearning.ca.  Ideally, she would like to have two individuals who are looking for a few hours of paid work each week.  She will provide prospective employees with training, observation opportunities and supervision until the person feels comfortable to deliver the program independently.  Contact Lynne to learn more or go to their website:  http://www.oaklearning.ca/


Project Literacy is proud to have a One to One Reading program where it matches volunteers with Elementary school children who are struggling with reading. It is currently searching for more volunteers, especially in West Kelowna.


 Project Literacy Kelowna

Hours would be once or twice a week for 1-3 hours, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. Current volunteers have expressed enjoyment from:

– Being a positive role model for a child
– Giving back to the community
– Being a part of the school culture

Project Literacy is hoping some of the Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association members are interested in reading with children?

Email Anna Jamkowy

Community & Family Literacy Facilitator


Photo courtesy of Canada’s Food Guide


 MEDOC travel insurance is now active when you travel inside or outside of BC.

Click on Image to open pdf copy of

  “BC Seniors’ Guide”


Click on Image to open pdf copy of

  “BC Elders’ Guide”