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, 250 tickets have sold out quickly in a matter of a few hours…so, do not hesitate!!!
Question: Can I purchase a ticket for a single lecture?
Answer: Tickets are generally sold for a series of 4-5 lectures except for special events. Ticket prices vary but are very affordable in the $40 range for the series.
Question: How can I pay for my tickets?
Answer: Tickets are sold only online using PayPal or a credit card. Tickets are not sold at the door and all sales are final. No refunds.
Question: How will I know if the transaction has been completed?
Answer: You will receive an email confirmation of the transaction.
Question: Can someone else use my ticket?
Answer: If you are not able to attend a lecture, you can 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 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 go to the worthwhile work of this group who support the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Question: Who determines the topics?
Answer: The TAB executive committee determines the topics and prospective presenters for each series. From time to time, the audience is surveyed 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 any member of the TAB committee.