April 04, 2011 07:01 ET

Hollyhock-Where Great Minds Meet

Canada's Lifelong Learning Centre Kicks Off 2011 Offerings

CORTES ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) -

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Forget think tanks, board rooms and meeting halls. For 29 years, under giant cedars and Douglas fir, on the shores of idyllic Cortes Island, BC, great minds have come to gather at Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Centre, to present, discuss, nurture and help make the world a better place.

Hollyhock's 2011 line up of presenters and educators typify the exceptional quality of lifelong learning pursuits the organization promotes, whether in the arts, leadership, or social change.

Hollyhock provides learning opportunities at every level of skill and experience. The 2011 roster includes Fortune 500 company leadership expert Robert Gass, award winning Canadian author Sharon Butala, maverick biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake, best-selling artist and author Nick Bantock, Canadian solo dance diva Margie Gillis, and renowned Tai Ji master and author Al Huang.

An accomplished faculty, diverse educational formats, and self-designed study keep Hollyhock on the forefront of professional development, leadership and team building. While most programs are held at the Hollyhock location on Cortes Island, the organization will again host a number of programs in Vancouver, BC this year, and collaborate closely with the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue.

"Every year our board and programming team introduces new programs and new voices to our eclectic offerings," says Greg Osoba, Hollyhock spokesperson. "Our teachers come from all over the world and are renowned in their field."

Hollyhock is an educational retreat with deep roots in progressive thought, skill building, and respect for the natural world, and is also aligned with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education.

"A Hollyhock retreat is all at once a personal journey to relax and renew, connect with other like-minded people, learn something new, and an opportunity to bring that back to one's own community and put it to work to enrich and enhance people's lives," says Osoba.

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