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Instructor: Kim Emsley-Leik This class is geared to people who are either new to investing or need a refresher.
Course Description: Instructor: Nina Baksh. In this class we'll spend some time with some common iPhone apps starting with Photos. We'll learn how to organize photos, do some basic editing, like cropping, and then send or share our photos. The second class will focus on entertainment apps such as Spotify, Pandora and NPR, that allows you to browse local headlines, stream radio stations and find podcasts. In the third class we'll talk about social media apps like Twitter and Instagram.
Instructor: Geri Arkell. You've done your will, planned your estate, but have you thought about your health care decisions? If you were in a major accident today, would your family know what YOUR wishes are for the end of life care? Having "the Talk" with our families and writing the plan will be the best gift you can give them. Participate in this online interactive offering. Make sure your family is informed.
Join various presenters in the Zoom room and visit Canada in a way you have not seen, then take a hop across the ocean to the sandy beaches of Spain and Portugal. Additional destinations will be added to foster your need for adventures in other lands! Coordinator: Wendy Samaroden.
Course Description: Facilitator: Wendy Samaroden. Zoom into the digital classroom to play a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit, Name that Tune, Old Time Gadgets, and more! This will be a very interactive class so be prepared to participate.
Instructor: Cpl Matthew Shearer. Cpl. Shearer will give tips, recommendations and strategies to make you safer in your home, in the community and when you travel. As well, topics will include internet security, scams and fraud directed at seniors. Bring your questions to the session.
Facilitator: Mike Naish. Reich Marshall Hermann Goering visited Colditz early in WWII. He declared the castle to be 'escape-proof'. But one of many prognostications Goering got wrong. Come and see how the presenter's uncle and a bookkeeper from Brandon, Manitoba, pulled off one of the most famous & successful World War II escapes. See how the Dutch pulled off an incredibly audacious and successful escape, did the same a few days later and only got caught when the plan was used for a fourth time. Learn about the Liberation of Colditz Castle. The escapes will be illustrated using power point with pictures, diagrams, and maps. If there is time, lesson 2 will be completed with a brief travelogue.
A lively discussion on current news stories of interest; local and provincial matters that directly affect our community and national and international issues that are hitting the headlines. Reporter and freelance writer Quentin Dodd will moderate and suggest some topics to get us started. Then we will decide on further subjects to explore and debate. Join us online to participate from the comfort of your own home. Facilitator: Quentin Dodd.
Instructor: Bob Hillier. Join Bob in the digital classroom to learn about global affairs operations, cryptoanalysis, international defense obligations, some critical infostructure in Canada, and operating in a COVID-19 environment.
Join two seasoned historians from the Campbell River Museum, Norm Lee and Steve Lackey, to explore the past, present and future of Campbell River. The class will consist of three presentations: "Memories of Rock Bay (1900-2000)", "Marine Forest Service Depot at Thurston Bay, Sonora Island (1917-1941)", and "Then and Now: A Pictoral History of BC's West Coast Forest Industry (1900-2020)".
Instructor: Shaun Koopman. In this workshop you will learn steps to prepare for, respond to, and recover from earthquakes, tsunamis, heat waves, and other disasters. You can also learn how to prepare for your pets and reduce possible damage to your property.
Instructor: Sandra Milligan. Are you a food gardener, person who loves to cook, or just curious about the beauty of our natural world? In this course we'll learn about plant anatomy and the secretes of flowers: how they produce the diverse fruits we fondly call vegetables. Did you know that fruits are the number one consumed food item on the planet? You will look at your dinner plate with newfound appreciation for the plants in our lives, and even the common pea will become a marvel.
Instructor: Mike Naish. Downsizing to a strata property has positives and negatives. Thinking of buying, or already a strata owner? This course will guide you through the things you need to know, the questions you need to ask, and where to find answers. Topics covered: owner rights and obligations under strata legislation, how to ensure you are being treated fairly, who pays for what, insurance, governance, privacy, human rights, managing during COVID and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.