Final Elder College registration Jan. 29

Judy Jenkins

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Elder College members turned out in record numbers to register for classes earlier this week.

A majority of the courses offered for spring were filled to the brim Tuesday afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church and spilled over onto waiting lists, while only six of the regular courses have spots left.

Two of the four Community Service Courses have openings.

“This was the biggest sign-up we’ve ever had,” spokesman Barry Sale said.

There were 266 registrations in regular courses, and another 85 in the Community courses.

The last registration for the spring semester will be 1:30 to 2:30 Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Seniors Activity Centre. No registrations will be accepted after that date.

Registrations came from 133 renewing memberships and 51 new members, according to Membership Chair Margaret Menzies.

Spaces are available in Home Staging, More Computers—Beyond the Next Steps, Furniture Refinishing, Guitar Workshop, Beginners Spanish and Google Earth Seminar, Scams & Schemes—What Every Elder Should Know also has a few spaces left, as does the Mature Drivers Workshop.

“We’d like to thank all those who showed up for their support as well as all the volunteers and look forward to a great semester,” Sale said.

Most courses cost around $30 or less. The Community Service classes are free to everyone, even those who are under the 50-year mark, but registration is still required.


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