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Our Vision

Kamloops Adults enjoying diverse lifelong learning.

We believe that participation in continuous learning adds to quality of life, supports good health in mind, body and spirit and provides a forum for sharing knowledge and ideas.

The rich expertise of the adult community – young and old – along with community partners is used to organize programs and instruct courses.

Volunteers are our lifeblood; as leaders, teachers, planners and organizers, they provide the skills and labour to create the program.  No one is paid to plan or lead a class. New volunteers are always welcome.

As a voluntary, non-profit, charitable society, KALS works to keep tuition costs affordable and offers a subsidy to those who need it.


A copy of our Constitution is available for download or print.
A copy of our Policy and Procedure Manual is available for download or print.


Board Members – 2020-2021

Co-Presidents: Lois Hollstedt and Ellen Faraday

Secretary: Clara Fouillard

Treasurer: George Humphrey

Program Committee Chair:  Margaret Graham 

Publicity Chair: Katherine Ray

Member at Large: Donna Daines

Member at Large: Bob Morrow

Member at Large: Heather Nelson

Member at Large: Ginny Ratsoy 


Program Committee – 2020-2021

Lois Hollstedt

Janet McChesney

Margaret Graham

Sue Huddart

Mary Jordan

Larry Ward

Kim Jensen

Sue Holmes

Ginny Ratsoy

Christine Wihak

Facts About KALS

  • KALS is a registered Canadian Charity and can provide tax receipts for donations.
  • KALS is registered under the BC Society Act.
  • The membership is over 300.
  • Finding presenters who can lead interesting classes is the largest challenge for KALS. Send us any contacts you may know on any subject you might want to know more about to
  • Volunteers run all of the classes, do all of the planning and most of the organizing to keep class fees low and accessible to all. If you can volunteer you will ensure the future of daytime learning for adults in Kamloops.  Contact us at
  • The society has a financial waiver assistance program for people in need. Application is confidential.
    Contact  or phone 250-376-1525