Welcome to The Langley Retired Teachers’ Association Website


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British Columbia Retired Teacher’s Association

Langley Branch News

Sue Mackenzie

Happy New Year To All and Best Wishes For A Healthy and Happy 2019!

We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with friends and/or family. Retirement lends itself to celebrating the start of a new year in a very different way from our teaching years. Opportunities to set different goals and pursue new interests and travel destinations perhaps.

Sue Mackenzie LRTAPresident lrta.suem@gmail.com

1. Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program - Free six week workshop for adults with one or multiple chronic conditions. Self Management BC is supported by the Province of BC and is administered by the University of Victoria. Registration is required as seats are limited. To register, please call 604-940-1273 or evil selfmgmt@uvic.ca with your name and phone number.

Workshop Information: Learn information and practical strategies to help cope with day-to-day physical and emotional challenges, experienced as a result on ongoing or recurrent health issue. This is an evidence based program, proven to increase motivation and confidence to manage symptoms and make changes that lead to improved health outcomes. The 6 sessions are interactive and facilitated by pairs of trained lay leaders, many living with chronic conditions themselves. There is no cost to attend or for the excellent referent books that participants receive.

Date: 2019 / 03/ 06. - 2019 / 04 / 10
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Language: English
Region: Fraser Health
Location WC Blair Recreation Centre - 22200 Fraser Hwy. Langley V3A3T2



Tom McLean from Tom Maclean Trip Merchant and Lisa Hansen from Johnson Insurance will be presenting at our luncheon on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

A great opportunity to have any question regarding your insurance or the travel website. Get info on the Prestige Plan

 Trip Merchant Website Information - This is another BCRTA Advantage program 


he BCRTA travel website for Trip Merchant is as follows: https://bcrta.tripmerchant.ca// All members can access by using the following Password : BCRTATM18.

The above link will open this page. Add the password 



Enjoy this web site!

You might like to visit the website and have any questions that might arise ready for our next luncheon.



Information from our Newsetter Editor - Maureen Wilson

Invitation to members who would like to informally celebrate Tracy Lee- McColl’s retirement (end of January) Tracy has taught over 30 years at LSS and is looking forward to pulling the plug.
Date: Friday, March 1 @ 4:00 pm

Place: Newlands Golf and Country Club (upstairs lounge)
Contact Person for gift contribution: Sue Decambra.
Email address: 
sdecambr@shaw.ca.- please note no “a” at end of Decambr(a) in

email address

No RSVP necessary, but if you would like to contribute towards retirement gift by cash, cheque or e-transfer please contact Sue

Sad News: Many of our members may have known our colleague Karen Bowcott.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of Karen’s passing on December 29th, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. Many students and their families will remember Karen who taught elementary students in Langley School District for 35 years. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 pm at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army or charity of your choice. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary at: www.myalternatives.ca. You can read the full obituary in the Langley Advance. Our hearts go out to Karen’s family and friends.  View Karen’s Obituary click here



For a record of recent emails sent to our members  Click here 


18-11-23  News: Sue Mackenzie, President of the BCRTA Langley Branch was informed on November 19 by the office of MP Mark Warawa (Cons) that he had twice presented the branch’s Bill C-27 petition to the House of Commons:  on October 22nd and again on November 19.  The branch had submitted more than 50 names on the petition; therefore, MP  Warawa was able to rise twice on the petition issue. Read more

Live longer, volunteer

 For volunteer activities in Langley and elsewhere For information —>


Wayne Wiebe, our LRTA Secretary, is invoplved with many service organiation in Langley, one in particular is the Langley Community Services Society.  The LCS needs help with their Conversations Circles Program Read More —>


The LRTA  Executive members - Annette O’Connor and John Salmon, attend both COSCO and the Langley Chamber of Commerce. 

  • For more on Cosco click here
  • For more on the Langley Chamber of Commerce click here 
  • For more information on Senior Health and Safety click here
    • With the recent interest in opioid adiction we were fortunate to receive from COSC a series of brochures - Are you taking too many medications? Fascinating reading  click here
    • Are you concerned about the drugs you are taking?  Click here
    • Is the drug you take a possible risk? Click here


Volunteer Opportunities in Retirementfor more information


HISTORICAL - Connie Jervis and the ‘Langley Affair’

In the 1939-40 erra women took an early lead in the struggle for teachers' bargaining rights. Read about Connie Jervis and the ‘Langley Affair’   Click here


Not a member of the LRTA Branch of the BCRTA?  

Learn more about the BCRTA

Want to join?  It’s easy 

To become a member of the BCRTA and our Langley Branch click here and link to the BCRTA membership page


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