Special Events and Activities

Take advantage of all the Academy offers!

The Special Events and Activities Committee plans, organizes and hosts many different events and activities to socialize and connect in-person (following COVID protocols) and virtually. These include annual events, lunches, walks, Special Interest Groups and the Coffee Chat.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG) AND COFFEE CHAT

The Academy Special Interest Groups launched in the Spring of 2021 to offer our members the opportunity to discuss various topics of interest in an informal setting. The Special Interest Groups typically meet monthly for 1-2 hours via ZOOM and presentations are not required (some groups may meet more frequently). In-person meetings may be scheduled in future at the discretion of the facilitator(s) in accordance with health protocols.

For those who are already members of any of the Special Interest Groups (including the COFFEE CHAT), you do not need to re-register.

Members can join any time. Simply click the link below for  the requested group(s), fill out the form and you’ll be added to the invitation list.

Interested in facilitating a Special Interest Group?

CLICK HERE TO SUGGEST A NEW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP 

COFFEE CHAT

Frequency: Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Starts: October 12, 2021

Delivery Method: via ZOOM

Facilitator(s): Sandra Linton and Donna Reid

Craving a little social time? Join your fellow members for an informal chat in the comfort of your home. Bring your favourite beverage and be prepared to be stimulated, informed and entertained while chatting with members new and familiar.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR COFFEE CHATS 

 

GARDENING

Frequency: Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Starts: September 21, 2021

Delivery Method: via ZOOM

Facilitator(s): Gillian Long

Join fellow ALLTO members to chat about gardening topics. Come and exchange tips and ideas for the best way to tuck your garden in for the winter, plan for spring and maintain and enjoy in summer.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN GARDENING SIG 

 

MAC USER’S GROUP

Frequency: Every two weeks on Tuesdays

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Starts: September 2021

Delivery Method: via ZOOM

Facilitator(s): Laura Tyson

Join fellow members to chat about all things Mac include Mac computers as well as iPhones and iPads. Start date and further details will be confirmed via email.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MAC USER’s GROUP SIG

 

TRAVEL

Frequency: TBA

Time: TBA

Starts: January 2022

Delivery Method: via ZOOM

Facilitator(s): Brenda Doyle

Like to travel? Join the Travel Special Interest Group to chat about travel, where you’ve been and where you’d like to go. Start date and further details will be confirmed via email.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN TRAVEL SIG

 

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Frequency: Monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Starts: Winter 2022

Delivery Method: via ZOOM

Facilitator(s): Sandra Linton

Join fellow ALLTO members to chat about what’s happening in the field of Disruptive Technologies including artificial intelligence, drones, robotics, security, and any other technology-related topics the group would like to discuss. Start date and further details will be confirmed via email.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES SIG 

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Frequency: TBA

Time: TBA

Starts: Spring 2022

Delivery Method: via ZOOM

Facilitator(s): Priscilla Platt

Join this special interest group to chat about ways to improve your health and wellness. Start date and further details will be confirmed via email.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN HEALTH AND WELLNESS SIG 

 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Held just after the Academy breaks for the December holiday season, the Holiday Luncheon gives members a chance to mingle over a drink and an enjoyable meal. New members also have the opportunity to mix with others that they have not met through their workshops. Due to health restrictions, the Holiday Luncheon will not be held in December 2021.

 

SPRING LUNCHEON

The Spring Luncheon provides members with the opportunity to get together as the Academy year wraps up. Time and date TBA.

 

VOLUNTEER RECEPTION AND LUNCHEON

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Academy, and this event celebrates their accomplishments. Time and date TBA.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Time and date TBA.

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