Question: Who is our audience?
Answer: Everyone who would like to continue learning is welcome. There are no exams or essays to write!
Question: How do I get on the email list to find out about future events?
Answer: You will be notified of upcoming series if you have registered your name and email on the TAB website by clicking the “Stay Informed” button and completing the blanks.
Question: How do I purchase tickets for the next series?
Answer: Everyone on our email list will be notified of upcoming series and the date when ticket sales open. In the past, tickets have sold out very quickly …so, do not hesitate!!!
Question: Can I purchase a ticket for a single presentation?
Answer: Tickets are generally sold for a series of 4-6 lectures. Ticket prices vary but are very affordable in the $40 range for the series. TAB also offers one or two part presentations, where a ticket for a single presentation can be purchased.
Question: How can I pay for my tickets?
Answer: Tickets are sold only online using PayPal or a credit card. Tickets are generally not sold at the door. All sales are final (See below re no refunds).
Question: How will I know if the transaction has been completed?
Answer: You will receive an email confirmation of the transaction.
Question: What if I can’t attend – can I get a refund?
Answer: No, TAB does not provide refunds. If you are not able to attend a lecture, you are encouraged to give your ticket to someone else. That person will have to identify that your ticket is being substituted.
Question: Where and when are the lectures held?
Answer: The lecture series are held at Grace United Church, at the corner of Cook and Grove Streets in Barrie. They take place on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm. There have been spring and fall series each year (click for details)
Question: Does this venue accommodate people with special needs?
Answer: The venue is accessible. Please contact Grace United Church at 705-734-0760 directly if you have any questions. The audio system also has a limited number of hearing devices that connect to hearing aids. Please ask about them when you arrive.
Question: Is there parking at Grace United Church?
Answer: There is parking on site but it is sometimes limited. You are encouraged to arrive early and follow the instructions of the volunteer parking attendants. There is no parking on Cook or Grove Streets. Carpooling is encouraged!!
Question: Can I bring food and beverages to the venue?
Answer: No food or beverages are allowed in the sanctuary where the lectures take place. There is, however, an intermission at the halfway point of the lecture where you can obtain delicious treats provided by the volunteers of Grandmothers and Grandothers, Barrie Chapter. Your donations for the refreshments go to the worthwhile work they do to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Question: Who determines the topics?
Answer: The TAB Board of Directors determines the topics and prospective presenters for each series. TAB surveys the audience following each series to provide feedback on the series and/or to suggest future topics of interest. At any time, you may suggest a topic or speaker in writing to email@example.com.
Question: What happens if I can’t get a ticket?
Rogers Community TV, with the consent of the speakers, records the presentations. You can find the link to the videos on Rogers Cable TV or by looking at the past presentations on this website. Not all presentations have been recorded.