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September 20, 2006
For immediate release

Community Schools Offer Exciting Lineup of Courses for Lifelong Learners


Islanders can look forward to many interesting new learning opportunities this year at community school.

Shirley Moore, provincial coordinator of the PEI Association of Community Schools, met with Department of Education staff today to provide highlights of some of the many exciting courses to be offered this fall and winter.

Each year, over 3,000 Islanders attend community school. There are 35 community schools in Prince Edward Island where over 300 courses are organized and taught by 150 volunteers. They are attended by people of all ages who love to learn, to teach and to connect with others in their communities. This will be the 41st year that community schools have operated in Prince Edward Island.

Education Minister Mildred Dover advised that the provincial government is pleased to partner with the PEI Association of Community Schools and with Islanders to offer learning opportunities throughout the Island. “The extent to which a community values learning has a great influence on the way its members get involved in learning and succeed at learning,” said Minister Dover. “For many years, community schools have led the way in advancing lifelong learning in our province. We are very pleased to continue to support their efforts this year through a grant of $36,000.”

Islanders can expect to receive a complete listing of courses in the mail within the next few weeks. For more information on community schools, contact Shirley Moore at 902 892 3445.

Media Contact: Jean Doherty
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