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

We will be adding details to events as they get closer to the date and will also be adding dates for upcoming workshops and guest speakers

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, Sept. 19, 2019 – Candidates Forum @ 7 pm, Club 17, Senior Citizens Assoc. (Richter St.)
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 – CORTA General Mtg & Luncheon @ 11:00 am (lunch @ 12), Coast Capri Hotel
  • 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 


Monday October 7th 

Coast Capri Hotel

Socializing starts at 11:00 am for those interested

Lunch at 12:00 noon

Menu and cost will be provided soon through an email

Fern G. Z. Carr – Guest  Speaker

She will remain after lunch to sign her books.

A reminder that you MUST pre-register for this luncheon using rsvp@corta.ca

Fern G. Z. Carr is a contemporary Canadian poet. A full member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers, Fern G. Z. Carr is the author of Shards of Crystal


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’


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


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

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  “BC Seniors’ Guide”


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  “BC Elders’ Guide”

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