Celebrating our 10th Year

Welcome to the Halifax County RTO Website!


The security of our pensions is of highest importance to RTO members and all retired persons in Canada. The Government of Canada has recently announced a Consultation on enhancing retirement security with a deadline for submissions on December 21, 2018.

It is easy to participate. Click https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/116.nsf/frm-eng/LCOE-B6KKX6 and enter your name, email and region. Then you may enter a short statement of what is important to you.

Here's a few ideas that our Pension Committee is suggesting you include - in your own language. Pick one or two and make it personal.

· Pension members should not live in fear that their defined benefit pension benefits might be surrendered, leaving them with a less secure form of pension.

· A person's pension is a contractual promise, paid for personally and by their deferred wages from their employer. Contracts must be honoured.

· Pensioners should not be the most vulnerable when a company goes bankrupt. The pension plan should have first claim on the company assets or there should be a national pension insurance program to protect the pensioner.

Hit the 'Submit' button and pat yourself on the back - you've exercised your democratic right! A big participation rate would send a message that pension security is an important election issue!


RTO Events for 2018-2019

Details for each event will be emailed to RTO members. Link for After the Event reports.




Wed. Aug 29

Deep Sea Fishing             


Wed. Sept. 5

Not Back to School Coffee Party                     


Thurs. Sept 20

Introduction to Yoga    

Who:  RTO members and a Guest if desired
When:  Thursday, September 20
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Osprey Yoga, Lake Echo....exit 18

Cost: Free    For more info contact:  Judy Hamilton at
:   www.osprey-yoga.ca
Please let me know if you plan to attend, spaces are limited. judy@osprey-yoga.ca
Osprey Retreat Yoga Studio offers a peaceful environment to practise yoga under the guidance of a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher with many years of experience.


Wed. Sept 26

Halifax County RTO Book Club

Where: We will meet at Starbuck at Chapters, MicMac Mall.
When: The last Wednesday of the month, starting September 26 @ 10:00.  
The book: “Sing Me Back Home” by Jodi Picoult. (Or any of her books.)
Note: Join us, even if you have not yet read the book.


Thurs. Sept.27

Gentle Yoga  - Cancelled                    


Wed. Oct. 10

Deprescribing: The Truth About Insomnia and Sleeping Pills


Wed. Oct. 25

Gentle Yoga                      


Mon. Nov. 5

Fine Arts and Crafts Market    


Wed. Nov. 14

Why Do We Act Like Peter Pan When It Comes to Decisions About Aging In Place?


Thurs. Nov. 22

Gentle Yoga  - Cancelled                          


Wed. Nov. 28

Christmas Mandala     
Where:  Findlay Centre, Dartmouth
When:    Nov. 28, 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost:     $20.00 The fee covers the cost of the materials. (The Workshop is limited to 20 people.)
To Register Contact:    bfourgnaud@hotmail.com   
If you are interested,  please let us know as soon as possible as the instructor has to plan and purchase supplies. 


Tues. Dec. 4

Christmas Table Centre Craft - Cancelled


Thurs. Dec. 13

Christmas Luncheon at Brightwood


Wed. Jan. 16

Intro to SCANS: Lecture Samplers

Spy School? Geology affects MY life? Have you ever considered taking a non-credit course?  Have you wondered about teaching one? For some answers and sample mini lectures, join us January 16th at 10 am for the 3rd RTO Education Presentation in the Woodlawn Library Lecture Theatre.

Heather Schellinck is the curriculum coordinator for The Seniors’ College of Nova Scotia. As such she has the privilege of working with the many dedicated volunteers and instructors who have made the Senior College such a resounding success. After giving you a brief overview of our current program, Heather will introduce several of our very popular instructors: Ian McVicar and Hugh Williamson are the real-life “Spy Guys” who are teaching us about both the practical and political aspects of spying; Marcos Zentilli is our very enthusiastic geologist who uses amazing props to explain how are lives are influenced by the world around us.     Presenter Bios               


Wed. Feb. 13

Heart Health for Seniors   


Wed. Feb. 13



Wed. Mar 13

Safety for Seniors               


Wed. Mar 21

Card/Games Party             


Wed. Apr. 17

NS Resources for Seniors


Wed. May 15

Turning 65 and Your Pension, Blue Cross


Wed. May 22

Plant Sale                           


Wed. June 12

10th Birthday Celebration/AGM                



Halifax County RTO Executive


Provincial RTO Links

RTO Deals & Discounts

RTO Newsletters  (Nov. 2018)



Missing out on announcements?
Are you no longer getting emails from RTO? 
Have you changed your email address? 

         1 - Try checking your junk mail folder.
         2 - Complete the online update form.









Free Web Counter
Hit Counter