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ElderCollege to offer courses at Parksville Community Centre

Adult educational programs to begin in September
The Parksville Community Centre will offer courses from Mid Island ElderCollege. (PQB News photo)

Mid Island ElderCollege will soon offer adult continuing education courses at the Parksville Community Centre.

The Parksville Community Centre Society and the college have formed a partnership that offers MIEC classrooms and an administration office to be established at the centre located on 223 Mills St. in Parksville.

PCCS president Duane Round indicated they are pleased to have adult continuing education courses to continue to be offered in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

“For the last 30 years MIEC has provided high-quality continuing education courses for students over 50 with highly qualified instructors and we are glad that this will continue “ said Round. “This partnership fits perfectly with the goals of the Parksville Community Centre to foster relationships with community groups, non-profits and organizations that benefit the community.”

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MIEC board chair Ross Peterson welcomes the opportunity provided.

“Since the loss of university support at the end of 2023, our many students and instructors have implored us to find a way to continue this valuable service to the community. This is what the board is striving to do, and this arrangement with PCCS represents a huge step in our plan to resume full programming by September 2024. Stay tuned for news of a modest resumption of courses to be held at the PCC this spring.”

The PCCS will assist ElderCollege in starting some programs immediately and in their full schedule of programming by September.

— NEWS Staff

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