Sunshine Coast ElderCollege

Originally part of Capilano University, Sunshine Coast ElderCollege became an independent non-profit society in October 2015. We work in  association with the Sechelt Public Library and the Gibsons & District Library.

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The Spring 2022 Session has now ended

We had a very successful program with a record 428 course registrations.

Please watch our Website, our Newsletter and Coast-Reporter in early August for the Fall 2022 program.

Registration will open on Monday August 15, 2022 at 08:00 AM

Mark your calendar for the 2022 Clifford Smith Memorial Lecture

This year’s lecture, “Climate Change and Extreme Weather  Events” will be presented by Dr. Rachel H. White, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC.

Date and Time: September 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Theatre at Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt. The lecture is free and open to all ages.

For classes taking place using the popular Zoom platform, you may want to review the steps to use Zoom as explained on our webpage Instructions for using Zoom

In these Instructions you also find a summary of steps that ElderCollege is taking to keep all of us safe and ensure a positive experience.

The Sunshine Coast ElderCollege will continue to offer and expand on the same top quality courses and highly qualified instructors that our students have been accustomed to. Anyone over 55 who wants to keep on learning can take courses at the Sunshine Coast ElderCollege.

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We feature a relaxed approach to learning!

  • Lively, fun, stimulating sessions
  • A participatory learning experience
  • Short courses
  • No quizzes or grades
  • No prerequisites
  • Generally all courses are still just $35.00 (No GST) unless indicated otherwise in the course registration information.

See our Annual Schedule

See ElderCollege Newsletters


To provide older adults with access to informal educational and learning opportunities for the purpose of enriching their lives and expanding their knowledge.

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School District 46