19-01-12. Information on Workshops for Seniors and a BCRTA Advantage Program

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.

Day: Wednesdays
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

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At our FEBRUARY LUNCHEON

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 



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



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

Tom will be presenting at our luncheon on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 along with

Lisa Hansen and Mark from Johnson Insurance Group.

Great opportunity to have any question regarding your insurance or the travel website.


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Maureen Wilson

Information from our Newsetter Editor - Maureen Wilson

3. 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

4. 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. 

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