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The Thursday Topic: Old Post Office Lecture Series


Old Post Office, Reading Room + Café

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Laura, Old Post Office | February 1, 2019

Learning is an important part of life and something we do every single day! It's exciting to discover a new skill or learn about a new subject, as it expands our horizons. 

If that sounds like you, come and join us for The Thursday Topic at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office. We’ll explore all kinds of subjects with seasoned experts.

Bring your friends, make new ones, and exercise your mind as we discover and exchange ideas.

February 7: Tax Tips for Seniors
Are you paying too much on your taxes? Join the Canada Revenue Agency Outreach team as they explain: common types of income for seniors, the GST/HST credit, common tax credits and deductions for seniors, Canada Revenue Agency services, and scams.

February 21: Poetry Reading with Darrell Epp
Darrell Epp is the author of 3 poetry collections: Imaginary Maps, After Hours, and Sinners Dance. His poetry has appeared in over 130 magazines on 6 continents and he has conducted writers' workshops and readings in Wales, England, the US and Canada. After Hours was nominated for a City of Hamilton Literary Arts Award.

March 7: 5 Fun Things to Do with the Kids in Your Life
March break is coming, are you ready? Children’s Programmer Elora Gamsby will give you fresh ideas on how to spend some fun quality time with the children in your life.

March 21: Living Your Retirement Plan
Join financial advisor Emily Seunarine to discover your options for retirement and how they work, sources of income, and how to protect your retirement savings.

April 4: Put Yourself in the Picture
Want to travel the world or journey into space with the click of a button? Maybe you want to keep it simple and take your own family portrait or edit your vacation photos. Learn how our green screen and video editing software can be used in your everyday life.

April 18: TBD
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May 2: TBD
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May 16: Meet Author Ellin Bessner
Ellin Bessner is a veteran Canadian journalist based in Toronto. She is the author of a new book about Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women who fought in the Second World War. The book is called “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll”. For her new book, Ellin spent six years researching, and travelling, and interviewing over 300 veterans and their families, to tell the untold stories of how and why Canada’s Jewish community sent 17,000 men and women in uniform to defeat Hitler and the Axis in the Second World War. Ellin Bessner tells us who these Jewish Canadian fighters were, why they went, and what their lives were like as Jews in Canada, and in the barracks, and on the battlefield.