World café

World café

Rossland's Sustainability Commission invites people with a passion for life-long learning to meet on June 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rouge.

Rossland’s Sustainability Commission invites people with a passion for life-long learning to meet on June 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rouge.

The evening is a lightly structured World Café conversation, aimed at exploring the potential to develop Rossland into a hub of learning.

Might Rossland become a satellite hub of a university? What adult learning workshops might we offer in the arts, what recreation courses and workshops could we offer? What about business and technology workshops, or courses on sustainability itself?

Imagine visitors to Rossland coming here not just to ski and bike, but to learn and connect. Imagine new teaching jobs, a new knowledge economy in Rossland.

At this stage, the commission is just beginning to formulate ideas and action plans. What courses do you think Rossland could successfully market? What expertise in Rossland is just waiting to be shared with the world? How do people need to organize ourselves to get this ball rolling?

The concept is not to be confused with the Neighbourhoods of Learning (NoL) and Independent School initiatives. This hub of learning concept may have later connections but for the moment is intended to be outside the scope of delivering K-12 curriculum.

It will be an evening of conversation and possibilities. Snacks and beverages will be served. This evening is free of charge, and open to the public (with thanks to Columbia Basin Trust for their support).

For more information, contact Terry Miller, 362-9656.