ABOUT US

HISTORY

In 1972, over the age of 60 years, Mabel Dunham of Burnaby received her Bachelor of Education and Adult Education diploma from UBC.   Convinced other people her age would also be interested in furthering their education it became Mabel's mission to structure a self-help college.

 

In 1973, encouraged by UBC Professors Thornton and Neimi, she began by offering a course entitled "Explorations in Reading" at Edmonds House - a newly opened senior citizens centre in Burnaby. This was the beginning of a new and exciting program for people over the age of 55. The response and interest proved there is no age barrier to the desire to learn new things.

 

The Western Community Centred College for the Retired Society, known as CCCR, or Community Centred College for the Retired, was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1977.  

 

On May 1, 1977 the Federal Government granted CCCR status as a Registered Society.  With the help of a three-year New Horizons grant, two Canada Works Projects and several well respected members of the Community, CCCR was able to expand to what it is today.


 

DIRECTORS

As with our instructors, our directors volunteer their time to ensure smooth operations at CCCR

 

 

 

 

President...........................................Dave Mannings

 

Vice President...................................Helen Vegh

 

Secretary...........................................Joanne Bitting

 

Treasurer...........................................Margaret Crosby

 

Board Members................................Wendy Cormack

                                                            Allan Dunning 

                                                            NormaWellwood                                                              Teresa Switzer                                                                  Alex Smith                                                                        Helen Martin                                                                  

DONORS

CCCR is very thankful to have the financial support of generous donors for, without them we would not be able to operate.

 

Our donors include:

 

School District 41 - (weblink)


City of Burnaby - (weblink)


British Columbia Gaming Commission - (weblink)


Individuals within the community

 

 

 

We thank all of the above, as well as our volunteer instructors, for their continued support.  If you are interested in providing financial or volunteer-based support, please contact us.  


Donations to the College are tax deductible.

 

 

 

WISH LIST

The instructors at the College for the Retired are people who have expertise in an area and want to share their knowledge with others.  If you have an interest in volunteering to instruct please consider us.  One does not need to be a "professional teacher" to teach with us.  Our instructors come from all walks of life and one does not need to be "Over 50" in order to teach.

 

 

Some Course Suggestions from Our Members are listed below

 

These are current 'wish list' items.  If you know of someone who might be interested in volunteering please have them give us a call. 

 

 

 

  • More Piano Instructors

  • Scrapbooking

  • History

  • Language Instructors

  • Recorder Instructor

 

CCCR Address:
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, B.C. V5E 4M7

 

cccr@telus.net
Tel: 604-517-8732

Fax:604-517-8731
 

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