Video Schedule 2018-19

For sale now – 
. 4 individual
Perspectives lectures ($10 each)
. the bundle of 4 Perspective lectures ($32)
. the bundle of 6 Stratford lectures ($48)   Individual lectures available later.
, the bundle of 6 Russia lectures ($48)     Individual lectures available later.
. the bundle of 6 Radio Docs lectures ($48)   Individual lectures available later.

To purchase a video, log in to your account and go to Purchase tickets/Video Passes.

To watch a video when it is viewable, log into your account, click on Video Passes and select the video.
Any handouts, slides, links provided by the lecturer are found with the video.

PERSPECTIVES                                         Viewable Sunday to Sunday
Click here for lecture descriptions.

1. Is Digital Journalism making us “Stupider”?…..Sept 9 – Sept 23
2. Treaty Making and Breaking in Canada……….Sept 16 – Sept 30
3. Inuit Art in Canada……………………………….Sept 23 – Oct 7
4. Dialects in Ontario………………………………..Sept 30 – Oct 14

Click here for course description.                              Viewable Sunday to Sunday.

1. The Art of Theatre at the Stratford Festival………….Oct 14 – Oct 28
2. Getting Scripts up on Stage………………………….. Oct 21 – Nov 4
3. Revising Shakespeare for Stratford Stages………… Oct 28 – Nov 11
4. Creating the Physical ‘World’ of a Play ………………Nov 4 – Nov 18
5. Running the Show: the Art of Stage Management… Nov 11 – Nov 25
6. Reviewing the Stratford Festival…………………….  Nov 18 – Dec 2

Click here for course description.                               Viewable Sunday to Sunday

  1. From Nicholas 11 to Lenin:
    Russia and the Revolutionary Year of 1917……Jan 13 – Jan 27
  2. Triumph and Devastation:
    The Stalinist Revolution of the 1930s…………..Jan 20 – Feb 3
  3. Horrific World War, Avoidable(?) 
    Cold War, 1939-1949………………………..……Jan 27 – Feb 10
  4. From Khrushchev to Brezhnev: 
    The Soviet Union from 1953-1985……………….Feb 3 – Feb 17
  5. The Gorbachev Revolution: From Perestroika
    to Glasnost to Stunning Collapse, 1985-1991….Feb 10 – Feb 24
  6. Russian Resurgence: Yeltsin, Putin and Life
    after Soviet Collapse, 1991-2017………………..Feb 17 – Mar 3

Click here for course description.     Viewable Sunday to Sunday

  1. Where Ideas Come From………March 31 – April 14
  2. The Documentary Idea………..April 7 – April 21
  3. Composing with Sound………..April 14 – April 28
  4. Tell Me a Story…………………April 28 – May 12
  5. The Nuts and Bolts…………….May 5 – May 19
  6. “Contrapuntal Radio: the documentaries of Glenn Gould…..May 12 – May 26

Walk-in Tickets

Walk-in tickets for single lectures are usually available. Although a course in the Church Hall is sold out, not everyone who buys a ticket for a lecture is able to attend every lecture when the time comes. Depending on the turnout, there may be tickets available for individual lectures. .… read more


Ticket Buying – Detailed Instructions

Have your credit card ready – Visa, Mastercard or Visa gift card. We use Stripe (similar to Paypal) to process your transactions.

Log In to your GTLLI account using your GTLLI username or email and your password.  Logging in tells the system who you are.

Select Purchase Tickets/Passes on the main menu. It will unlock if you are eligible to buy at the time. Read the instructions before buying.

Click on the cart icon on the main menu to make sure your cart is empty to start. If it is not empty, empty it by clicking on the X beside any item you wish to remove. CONTINUE TO SHOP.

For each course you want to attend, click on the course icon. If you already have a ticket or your choice is OUT OF STOCK, go to Purchase Tickets/Passes on the main menu to choose another. Video courses never sell out.

You will be asked who the ticket(s) is for – yourself and/or a companion. check off the appropriate box(boxes).
If you are buying for two people –  the companion ticket can only be bought for others who are eligible at that time. Enter your companion’s last name and SEARCH. When the correct name appears, to confirm your choice, select the name and ADD the companion’s name to your request. Then ADD again to put you both in your cart. If the search for the companion is not successful, try again by entering the first name only or a variation of the name (eg Barb in stead of Barbara or MacLean instead of McLean). It is possible they may not be eligible to get a ticket at that time, not have an account or already have that ticket. If you believe that is an error, use Contact Us on the main menu to resolve the problem.

ADD TO CART if you want the ticket.

CONTINUE SHOPPING if you want to buy another course/event. Purchases will appear in your cart, one by one, as you add them. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person per course.

BEFORE you PROCEED TO CHECKOUT, verify that the items in your cart are correct. You can delete any item by clicking on the X .

Continue through PROCEED TO PAY. Enter your credit card information.  MM/YY is the card expiry date. CVC is the code on the back of the card. Post code is the Canadian postal code. 

You will receive an immediate online confirmation and an email receipt for your purchase. If you do not receive the receipt, check your spam.

Personalized tickets for all your courses will be available at the Registrar’s desk at the first lecture you attend.

A Message from the Chair

Dear Lifelong Learners –
We are pleased with the response to the exceptional 2018/2019 lecture series that the Curriculum Committee has put together – once again. The value of these lectures is recognized by so many that demand for some lectures often exceeds the number of seats available. The Video bundles will remain on sale for everyone at the current price until Sept 1, when individual lectures will also be available.

This year we implemented a new website and registration system to correct problems and ensure a fair distribution of tickets. Volunteers provided phone support for those purchasing.

Your board has spent considerable time and effort exploring ways to efficiently use what capacity we have and making lectures more widely available. Seats were added in the back of the New Life Church so we could offer more tickets. Walk-ins fill empty seats unused by members. We investigated a video link to the New Life gym as well as moving to a larger venue. They did not meet our cost, timing, frequency of use and facility requirements.

Our Video Program provides professionally recorded lectures via the internet to your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone – at home or wherever you travel. It has been used by many, some of whom have hosted small discussion groups or lectures parties.

With the influx of new people to the region, the unmet demand for stimulating sessions will continue to grow. GTLLI would support the creation of a second Lifelong Learning organization in the region, which could offer more live lectures or perhaps peer-led groups that use our videos as a basis for discussion. This peer-led format is used in many other lifelong learning organizations.

For those of you who did not get the courses you wanted this year, we understand your disappointment. Walk-in tickets and the video option are both excellent ways to view/attend a lecture when you have been unable to purchase a ticket.

If you would like to support the formation of a second Lifelong Learning or have ideas, questions or feedback, contact us at or leave a message at 705 300-3251.

Have a great summer
David H. Green
Chair, GTLLI