Community Learning Café grand opening slated

Community Learning Cafe open house offering information on adult education

By Diana Badke

I am an adult educator in 100 Mile House.

In our area, adult students have limited opportunities to engage in advanced education without relocating.  Many 100 Mile residents, including myself, have recently enrolled in online learning to enhance our education.

In the summer of 2011, I enrolled in my bachelor of arts in adult education at the University of the Fraser Valley.  Since then, I have completed two courses and I am anxiously awaiting the start of my next course.

I have really enjoyed this experience so far and I would encourage anyone who has ever wanted to complete their education to join us at the new community learning café.

Online learning has many advantages for learners.  Easy accessibility is a huge factor, especially in a community such as 100 Mile, where the nearest university is more than an hour’s drive from here.  Online classes create a sense of community.

Online communities develop as learners engage with others in their class.  Online learning offers a variety of approaches to learning and accommodates many different learning styles.

Our community learning café is going to be a “learning hub” where adult learners can gather and study almost any subject.  The one thing we will all have in common will be a love of learning.

On Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the G.R.O.W. centre at 272 Fifth St. (green building), our open house will feature several guest speakers from 100 Mile House who will share their experience with you.

We will have coffee and snacks and information about many different options for upgrading your education.  If you would like more information, please call me at 250-706-8542.

Diana Badke is the Roaming Literacy Advocate – 100 Mile House.