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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. Volunteer roles are listed below.

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


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.
A copy of the different volunteer roles is available for download or print.

Current Volunteer Leaders

Board Members (2023-2024)

President: Sue Holmes

Vice President: 

Secretary: Penny Haggarty

Treasurer: Mike Baker

Program Committee Co-Chair:  Linda McMillan

Publicity Committee Chair: Ginny Ratsoy

Director: Michael Killick 

Volunteer Committee: Board as a whole

 Program Committee (2023-2024)

Co-Chairs: Sue Huddart and Linda McMillan

  • Cathy Hall Patch
  • Ginny Ratsoy
  • Mary Jordan
  • Diane McKelvey
  • Lynda Sampson

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

We now welcome all students over the age of 18 years.