2021 NO BELLS Brunch

  • September 8, 2021
On September 7, FRTA members and guests gathered at Highwood Golf and Country Club for our annual NO BELLS Brunch. In spite of the pandemic, we had about 60 people…

Donation to Cancer Clinic

  • September 7, 2021
This is the presentation of $500 to the High River Community Cancer Centre by the Foothills Retired Teachers’ Association (FRTA). Pictured left to right: Wendy Kennelly, Executive Director of the…

Congratulations, Jim Brandon!

  • May 20, 2021
Jim Brandon has recently earned the title of Professor at the University of Calgary. There is an enormous amount of work required to achieve this status. Another Foothills person has…

AIMCo Walked Away from Negotiations with ATRF in November

  • February 16, 2021
The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) pulled out of negotiations with the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund (ATRF) in the weeks before the finance minister signed a ministerial order giving AIMCo…

Finance Minister Imposes Pension Management Agreement

  • January 13, 2021
Teachers and pensioners received a late, unwelcome Christmas gift from Finance Minister Travis Toews in the form of an imposed agreement on pension investment management. On December 23, 2020, Toews…

Santa’s Nice List – FRTA Christmas Contest”

  • December 15, 2020
Merry Christmas friends and colleagues. FRTA executive met on Friday and developed a contest for our members.  There are prizes and we will be supporting small businesses in Okotoks, High…

November 2020 Newsletter

  • November 28, 2020
Friends and Colleagues First, a big thank you to FRTA members for paying your 2020-2021 fees.  We have over ninety members. We have two membership draw winners.  Congratulations! Kathy W…

Hallowe’en 2020 – Blue Moon

  • November 28, 2020
Photo taken by Carol Henderson

FRTA Awards Garry Hoffart an ARTA Volunteer Award

  • November 10, 2020
FRTA is pleased and proud to present Garry with an ARTA volunteer award this year. If you have been at any ARTA meetings during the last ten years, you will…


  • October 8, 2020
  I very much appreciate the opportunity to speak to you about the Canadian Association of Retired Teachers. It may come as a surprise to some of you, but you…