McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement - Montreal

My name is Sharen McDonald and I am a member of MILR - the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement in Montreal, Canada!

2. Members: We have over 800 members ranging in age from 55-95 and this year (2009-2010) we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

3. Our range of activities includes peer-learning study groups on a wide range of topics from art history to tea-ceremonies around the world, and lots more – 2 hour sessions once a week for 10 weeks each term: autumn, winter and spring, lectures, helping ESL students, outreach programs, social outings to local places of interest such as the Botanical Gardens or the EcoMuseum, luncheons and festive events designed especially for this year of celebration.

4. What I like best about my U3A: the wonderful, fascinating people I have met and the doorways opened to new studies!

5. My personal message: Smile and be happy! Listen to the river and the wind; feel the sun and the rain on your face, and share your laughter!