Central Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association
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 will be introducing Zoom workshops for its members. We plan to have an introduction to Zoom in the near future, so all members will know what is required to join in a Zoom session and how to navigate once in Zoom. Zoom is quite straight forward once you have the required technology. A link to the Zoom session is provided, and you simply click that link to join the Zoom session.
Some highlights of the BCRTA’s 2020 ZOOM AGM are available here:
(just click the text below, to see each presentation)
CANCELLED OR POSTPONED FOR NOW!
Facebook Live Connection
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Our next meal gathering will likely be the ‘Hell with the Bells’ in September 2020 – we will keep you posted! Stay Safe!
POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL OF 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
A reliable source of useful and local information about the virus and BC activities is the BC Center for Disease Control. http://www.bccdc.ca/
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
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
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Phone : 250-712-1101 / 800-299-0188
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