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  • February 23, 2015 5:44 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Good day!

    The TALYR Spring 2015 Speakers Event Series has been finalized and is scheduled to begin on April 13, 2015. 

    Event details are being posted to our website presently.

    Ticket series go on sale on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

    Members and non-members were be notified by email announcement mid-week.

    We look forward to hearing frorm you, about our latest roster of Speakers and Topics.


    Your TALYR Organizing Committee -  

  • September 11, 2014 11:40 AM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    We wish to express our gratitude for the tremendous support that we have received from the Membership - you have embraced our Fall Event Series wholeheartedly and so, we are 100 % sold out, as of earlier today, September 11, 2014.

    As well, our thanks extends to our founding Sponsors:


    Our new TALYR Membership website was first launched on Friday August 15, 2014. We were advertised on the York Region website as well.

    We have successfully sold 84 Individual and 33 Double/Couples Event series.

    That has put us at the 150 persons limit for our venue, Brevik Hall, in the Aurora Cultural Centre.


    Your TALYR Organizing Committee

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Results of Audience Survey 

May 2014

Your pick for future speaker topics

Social Issues
 Science 8
 Politics 9
 Medicine 10

Formation of TALYR

There have been several Third Age Learning (TAL) groups successfully providing quality and informative lectures for those who wish to acquire knowledge without having to be tested afterwards. It became important to a group of six people that a similar organization should exist in York Region. With that in mind, in order to test this assumption, posters were made, sponsors obtained, and two lectures in May 2014 were presented at the Aurora Cultural Centre in Aurora, ON. These lectures, provided by Dr. Mike Daley and Dr. Peter Russell were extremely well received as well as very well attended.

In answer to this response, the TALYR organization committee decided to follow through with a series of six (6) lectures in the fall of 2014 and potentially another 6 lectures in the spring of 2015.  We agreed to centre the topics on “Innovation “.  Whether future topics will be discussed as six different topics, or as a series of six lectures on one topic, will be decided by the committee in the future.

In that regard, a website has been established and the first opportunity to become a member of TALYR occurs on Friday, August 15, 2014.  It was decided that a membership fee will be $10.00 for the year of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. It was also decided that, to attend any future TALYR lectures, one must first become a member of TALYR.  At the same time, the first series of six (6) lectures is available as a group of six, rather than six individual lectures. The cost of the series is $50.00.

On August 15, 2014, we are providing the initial opportunity to become (1) a member of TALYR, and (2) register for the first series of six lectures in the fall of 2014.

Currently we have over 215 contacts but know that we are limited to a maximum of 150 attendees at any lecture at the Aurora Cultural Centre. It is for this reason that we are using the “First Come, First Served” approach to determine which of our contacts will be able to attend our first lecture series.  In the event that the maximum of 150 is not attained, the committee will determine if individual lectures may be purchased at the price of $10:00 per lecture.

We are very excited about the potential of this new technology for Third Age Learning in York Region.

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