Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association


We held our last scheduled Zoom Meeting on 
May 26th @ 11:30 am (AGM)

Once we know the 2021/22 school year calendar we will post the information here. 

The link for Zoom meetings will be emailed in advance to all members.

CLICK HERE for previously held recorded Zoom Events

Monthly Newsletter 

Hello CORTA Members!  With the ongoing World Pandemic and its unique resulting health regulations, we are unable to offer our usual in-person workshops and meetings.  Starting January 2021 we have been emailing out  a monthly newsletter at the end of every month.  We will send out an email to all members with the newsletter attached. 

Facebook Live Connection

We have entered, what many are calling, the Zoom era. 

Zoom is an online communication software where meetings can be held or even classes can be taught.  Some of our members are already using Zoom, including the CORTA and the BCRTA for AGMs and Executive meetings etc.  Because we can no longer meet in large groups, CORTA has started to use Zoom workshops for its members.   Zoom is quite straight forward once you have the required technology.  A link to Zoom sessions will be provided to all members by email, and you then simply click that link in the email to join the Zoom session.  

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”