Acadia Lifelong Learning Celebrates Creativity

Discovering your creativity is a joy at any age, but finding it in later life brings a particular delight and maybe even a few laughs.

The Acadia Lifelong Learning Centre will celebrate UNESCO’s International Adult Learners’ Week with a special event for people aged 50+ on Wednesday, April 6, at the Fountain Learning Commons, Acadia University, beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Creativity.” The evening will offer relaxed fun and a chance to try new creative pursuits or brush up old skills. There will also be special performances by the New Horizons Band and the Wolfville Chorus.

Participants can take part in two mini-workshops from among a selection on offer.  Choices include dancing, Gaelic for beginners, sketching, playing a band instrument, memoir writing, decorative lettering, photography, making jewellery, singing, acting, and yoga.

In addition to the workshops, the evening offers demonstrations and displays of wine and beer making, cake decorating, woodturning, rug hooking, and floral arranging.

Admission is $2, and all adults aged 50 and over are welcome. Parking on campus is free after 6 p.m. at any of the metered or parking-pass spaces.

Come, have fun and open new doors to your creativity.



The Acadia Lifelong Learning Centre was created in 2000 as a way of sharing intellectual resources of Acadia University with the Annapolis Valley’s growing population of senior adults. Under the umbrella of Open Acadia, ALL offers a variety of courses and events for adults aged 50 and over. Through ALL programs, participants revisit old talents, discover new skills, make social connections, and learn from a number of engaging local experts.

International Adult Learners’ Week in Canada will be held April 2–9, 2011. The week celebrates adult learners across the country and the joy of learning throughout life. Around the world, adult learning and literacy festivals and events share a common purpose – they are advocacy tools for raising the profile of adult learners and lifelong learning; they mobilize individuals to take advantage of the multitude of learning opportunities open to them; and they serve as a reminder that adult learning can be a powerful instrument for change.


The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, together with its partners, identified International Adult Learners’ Week as a priority project that would foster joint action by a broad network and would raise the profile of adult learning throughout Canada. International Adult Learners’ Week has been celebrated in Canada since 2002.  

For photo or more information, contact:

Rachel Cooper, Acadia Lifelong Learning Advisory Board Chair
(902) 582 3251;;

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