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Financial Planning ends when we retire. It's too late to do to change anything or "make retirement better", right?! Nothing can be further from the truth. In this course, we will cover how to make the most of what you have; income sources and how to layer them, retirement risks and how do we manage them. We will cover basic economics and taxation as well as estate planning.
Starting with a rock at least the size of a baseball, cut a slab, select or make a shape within it, trim the slab to near the outline of the shape, grind to the edges of the shape, sand and polish it until it shines. Some rock and mineral identification will be learned as the slab is worked. Local places to find suitable rocks and minerals will be explained.
In an informal and entertaining series, the presenter will explore the pursuits, accomplishments and lives of composers not well-known to the music-loving public. Presentations will include biographical information and many of the works by the individual composers. Each presentation should leave the listener with a fairly complete picture of the musician and the man.
Take the steps needed to create a biographical story/history of yours, or someone else's, life. Engage in some personal research, review logbooks and diaries, or interview others to gather the information you need. Include some interesting details to draw a ready in!
If you like "fussy cutting" images out of old magazines and old books and glueing them onto hand-crafted pages and producing beautiful journals out of "junk" materials - this course is for you! Your journal can be any theme or size. Art, food, travel, family, heirloom, vintage - the possibilities are endless. The presenter will walk you through the steps to create your very own junk journal.
Taking your photography skills to the next level. Including specialty shots, portraiture and studio closeups. Photo editing will also be discussed. This is a hands on course. Please bring your camera to the first class.
When someone dies, memories are lost. A photo ceases to have meaning, a story stops being told, an heirloom becomes something that is simply old. You don't have to be a genealogist in order to safeguard memories. This course will show you many ways to preserve your family's legacy as well as help you recover memories you feared were already lost. All you need is a notebook and curiosity.
In this 3-part series participants will learn about the BC coastal ferry system (specifically vessel characteristics and operation), it's history (and it's problems), and how BC Ferries operates in comparison to operators in other parts of the world.
Do you think it doesn't matter if you get hacked? Think again. Getting hacked has devastating consequences to us, our family and friends. The presenter will lead this video and workshop series on how we can take simple steps to secure our digital life so we can safely use technology to stay healthy, happy and connected. This is a non-technical course applicable to all types of phones, tablets and computers.
This course is designed for new users who want to create electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this course, students will explore the basics of electronic presentations: how to add/modify text, themes, music, graphical objects, animation and special effects to create an impressive slide show.
The presenter will show you how to use a simple stock chart to find buy and sell signals and how to use online trading platforms so you can make better informed trades in the comfort of your own home. This course will teach you how to apply Technical Analysis to make trading fun and easy and most importantly, how to use risk management to not lose money.
Sharing reflections and insights from exploring and engaging with the fascinating world of the Maori, diverse landscapes and myriad species of living things during travels in the Eastland Region of New Zealand.
Mike will talk about his experiences in bush flying, and the mechanics and physics of flying small planes.
The first class of this two-part course will focus on participants learning how to start tracing their family trees using Pedigree and Group sheets and creating trees, paper vs computer. The second class will focus on genealogy research. Topics include: where to look, using websites and library books; maps as a useful aid; and using computer programs such as Ancestry,Family Search and My Heritage productively.
You've done your DNA with a consumer testing company and you have your results. Now what? We'll walk through DNA basics, looking at Ethnicity and explaining how you are related to your matches. Then connect your results to your genealogy by finding common ancestors, and touch on a few advanced tools that come with your results. The focus will be on AncestryDNA, 23&Me, MyHeritage, FamilyTree.
In this course, the presenter will share the vivid memories of their experiences during service in the Royal Canadian Navy, particularly their time aboard Canadian submarines.
Are you interested in the Canadian Forces or have you had military service? Join Ed and Reta for casual, social discussions on Canada's military, past, present and future. Trains, balloons and drones; UN peacekeeping, and our rich military history are some topics. Our freedom has always been on the line. Important then as it is now.
A history of power generation on the Campbell River.
Join the presenter to rethink the term "bird brain". Learn about bird language and intelligence and the evidence that supports birds as among the most intelligent of non-human species. The talk is supported by videos that show complex bird behaviour that we are just beginning to understand, and the role of sexual selection in developing these intricate behaviours.
Join the presenter to learn about the many tools that open doors to birding. They will share their own experience with online tools, books, birding routines, and birding during travel in hopes that participants can enrich their own birding experiences.
This course takes an in-depth look at the Great Depression beyond the stock market crash of 1929. It examines the origins and causes of the depression, its geographical scope, its impact on business and individuals, the steps taken to mitigate its effects, and the eventual reasons it came to an end. A footnote will be a discussion on whether a depression of this magnitude could occur again.
Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has a proud history of working with volunteers to build affordable housing. Learn about Habitat's vision, purpose and homeownership model and what the organization is doing locally to address the lack of affordable housing in Campbell River and the Comox Valley. Not only will you learn more about this great organization, but you'll also hear about the many ways you can get involved.
There are a hundred great reasons to ride your bicycle (or e-bike) more often, but it can be intimidating to share the world with cars. This course will help give you the skills and knowledge to take your place on the road and ride safely and confidently.