The Lloydminster Learning Council has new digs on Highway 17 just across from Home Hardware, but on the Saskatchewan side.
The group hosted Wednesday’s Lunch and Chat at the Lloydminster Public Library to share its programs and update on the new office location.
Kim Englot, program coordinator says she has always had a passion for learning and self-education. The programs at the Learning Council cater to all age groups in three main categories.
“Our family literacy programming being 0-6 years, that’s where we focus. We have seniors’ programs, specifically our free tech tutorial. And then we also offer inter-generational pen-pal programs and other seniors’ events throughout the year. Then we also have our English language classes where we welcome newcomers into the community,” says Englot.
She adds these programs bring newcomers into Lloydminster, help them learn about Canada, and improve their English language skills. The Learning Council is always looking for volunteers to help with conversational English.
The seniors’ tech program offers 10 hours of training for any device covering things like sending pictures via email or finding your way around a new tablet.
The Learning Council is wrapping up the fall term and planning for next year.
“Coming in January, we will be starting with all of our family literacy programs. We have Books for Babies, Rhymes that Bind, and Fun with Numbers – they will all be starting in January and February. Then we have a seniors’ information fair coming up in partnership with the City of Lloydminster FCSS, on March 18. And then our English language programs will resume at the end of January,” says Englot.
The Lloydminster Learning Council’s new office is No. 2, 2801 – 50 Avenue, Lloydminster, SK. The phone number is 780-875-5763 with email: [email protected].