Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association


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

Okanagan Embrace Aging Month

This event is an extension of the 7th annual Okanagan Embrace Aging Month; a partnership between UBC’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, Interior Savings and Interior Health.

There are over 35 seminars, workshops and events for all ages, and covering a wide variety of topics, including: scam protection, fostering positive mental wellness, home-sharing, self-care for caregivers, leveraging technology, gut health, muscle performance with age, and so much more! 

Check out the full schedule of events at okanaganembraceaging.com

Special Invitation to a FREE Presentation.
Dr. Art Hister Presents a Guide to a
Long and Healthy Life.

What is the single most important thing you can do to increase your chances of living long and staying healthy? (Hint: it begins with E, and it’s not “Eat”.) Are the diet wars over? Have we finally discovered  the “best” diet? Do you really need eight glasses of water a day? Or are four double cappuccinos just as good? If you don’t drink alcohol, should you start to? And what exactly does “moderate drinking” mean? 

In Dr. Art Hister’s trademark humorous style, this authoritative keynote tells you how to eat, drink, exercise, sleep, and enjoy your way to good health and a long life. Common sense rules, as Dr. Hister presents a plethora of practical, down-to-earth information for anyone who cares about his or her health. 

Join us for what promises to be a fun and informative evening.

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm
Kelowna Community Theatre

Register Now!

We expect this event will sell out quickly. As a valued member, we’re giving you an exclusive opportunity to claim your seats now before this is promoted to the general public.



  • Monday, Mar. 2, 2020 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:30 am (lunch @ 12),Coast Capri Hotel
  • Monday, May 4, 2020 – CORTA AGM & Luncheon @ 11:30 am (lunch @ 12)

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

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Our Next CORTA Luncheon starts in:








Monday March 2nd 


Coast Capri Hotel

Socializing and starts at 11:30 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.


Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Greek Buffet


Gwen Steele: ‘Xeriscaping’


You need to email or  phone Charlene Hodgson for the Spring Luncheon: 

email: rsvp@corta.ca

phone: 250-212-1654.


Our Next CORTA Workshop starts in:








Our Next Workshop 

Fall of 2020

TOPICS: We will ask our members at our May 4th AGM for ideas.

We will then offer several workshops throughout 2020/21 school year.


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


Click on the Elections Canada logo above to get the results of the October 21st Federal Election

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.


Getting to and from Cancer Appointments

“Getting to and from cancer-related medical appointments can be hard. We’re here to help Canadians who are living with cancer access these vital appointments.”

Since 1989 our Volunteers have provided clients with free rides to and from cancer treatments nearly a million times. Through the generous financial support of BC & Yukon Freemasons, the Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program (FCCP) gives free transportation to and from primary cancer treatments throughout BC.

This amazing program, which offers daily no-charge transportation to / from Kelowna for cancer patients from across the Thompson-Okanagan, is staffed by volunteers from a range of backgrounds. It is operated in observance of Canadian Cancer Society policies and provides important, valued service to those who need it.

The primary recruiting focus is (1) for drivers who work a half-day every two weeks, and (2) for office dispatchers who work a half-day each week.  This program also maintains standby rosters and, while not overly taxing, our objectives are supported by conscientious individuals who enjoy making a difference. Drivers are provided with a vehicle, and do not use their own.

If interested in learning more or volunteering, please use the following contact information:

Kelowna Cancer Car Program

E-mail : < keldispatch@shaw.ca >

Phone : 250-712-1101 / 800-299-0188

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”